U.S. Troops Attend Photojournalism Graduation Ceremony in Farah City

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Roderick Cooper, right, conducts a pre-mission briefing before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a graduation ceremony in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2013. Cooper is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, which attended the graduation ceremony for a two-week photojournalism course for Afghan journalists. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. troops and civilians rally before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a graduation ceremony in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Mario Chavez makes final preparations in the gunner's turret before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a graduation ceremony in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2013. Chavez is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Michael Landers, left, provides security during a graduation ceremony in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2013. Landers is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Mohammed Joma Paikar, acting Farah director of information and culture, addresses guests during a photojournalism course graduation ceremony in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • An Afghan student journalist addresses her classmates during a graduation ceremony for their photojournalism class in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Sal Somoza, center, maintains security during a graduation ceremony in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2013. Somoza, a platoon sergeant, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Humayoon Zahin, left, staff member at the Farah Directorate of Information and Culture and photojournalism course organizer, laughs as Leiluma Sediqui, right, Farah provincial director of women's affairs, and Shala Abubakar, center, a member of Farah's provincial council, exchange graduation certificates after they both complete a photojournalism course in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup