U.S. Troops Provide Security During Meeting in Farah City

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Thaddeus Hendershot, center foreground, conducts a pre-mission briefing on Forward Operating Base Farah before departing for a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2013. Hendershot is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. The team's civilian and military representatives visited a newly constructed Family Guidance Center to discuss gender issues, conduct a site survey and monitor programming. Voice of Women, a nongovernmental organization run by Afghans, operates the center. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. tropps clear a stairwell before a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert Wolfe provides rooftop security during a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2013. Wolfe, a platoon leader, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Thaddeus Hendershot provides rooftop security during a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2013. Hendershot is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Greg Garland and Beth Brownson, left, justice advisors with the U.S. State Department, and Ray Sudweeks, center right, U.S. State Department representative with Provincial Reconstruction Team  Farah, meet with leaders of Voice of Women, an Afghan-led nongovernmental organization, in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. David White provides security during a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2013. White is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Sal Somoza, left, and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert Wolfe provide security during a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2013. Somoza, a platoon sergeant and Wolfe, a platoon leader, are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Matthew Gragg provides security during a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2013. Gragg is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Afghan children play in the rain and hail during an afternoon thunderstorm outside the site of a meeting with members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • An Afghan boy tries to dump hail stones from his hand into the hand of U.S. Army Sgt. Thaddeus Hendershot during an afternoon thunderstorm outside a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2013. Hendershot is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup