U.S., Australian, Afghan Forces Provide Security in Spin Boldak

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. soldiers prepare fighting positions to support coalition forces during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 4, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Chase S. Burnett speaks with Afghan children during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 4, 2013. Burnett is a platoon leader assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers provide security at an intersection during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 4, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Spc. Justin W. Messe provides security for Afghan army engineers during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 4, 2013. Messe is a combat medic assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Sgt. David J. Reilly scans his area while providing security for Afghan army engineers during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 4, 2013. Reilly is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers and an OH-58D Kiowa helicopter provide security for Afghan army engineers during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 4, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jeremy Archuleta checks his communications gear during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 5, 2013. Archuleta, a joint terminal attack controller, is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Justin R. Pereira, kneeling, and his military working dog, Laika Five, provide security during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 5, 2013. Pereira and Laika Five are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • A U.S. soldier provides security while an Afghan border policeman checks a villager entering a shura during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 5, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • From left, U.S. Army Spc. Daniel S. Kennedy, U.S. Army Sgt. David J. Reilly, Australian army Cpl. Andrew Guyer, and an Afghan soldier provide security for leaders during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 5, 2013. Kennedy, Reilly and Guyer are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Spc. Daniel S. Kennedy shows an Afghan border policeman his weapon during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 5, 2013. Kennedy is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers provide security for Afghan national security forces and International Security Assistance Force leaders as they visit troops during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 6, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers provide security for Afghan national security forces and International Security Assistance Force leaders as they visit troops during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 6, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers and Albanian special operations forces leave the Afghan army equipment staging area during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 6, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers and Albanian special operations forces travel through a village to meet with Afghan border police during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 6, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mangnan Tan, left, treats an Afghan child during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 6, 2013. Tan, a combat medic, is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann