U.S. Soldiers Attend a Meeting in Nangarhar Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Stephen Shrader, center, attends a meeting in Hesarak village in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 17, 2013.  Shrader is commander of the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. The village elders discussed the effects of having coalition forces in Hesarak. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Tomas Means returns from a patrol through Hesarak village in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 17, 2013. Means is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • Afghan soldiers return from a patrol through Hesarak village in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 17, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • U.S. and Afghan soldiers prepare to be transported back to Forward Operating Base Connolly by an Afghan air force Mi-17 helicopter outside of Hesarak village in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 17, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • U.S. soldiers secure a landing zone for an Afghan air force Mi-17 helicopter outside of Hesarak village in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 17, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • Afghan soldiers load into the back of a Mi-17 helicopter outside of Hesarak village in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 17, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • A U.S. soldier directs Afghan soldiers loading into the back of a Afghan air force Mi-17 helicopter outside of Hesarak village in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 17, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • Afghan soldiers load into the back of a Mi-17 helicopter outside of Hesarak village in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 17, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • A U.S. soldier directs Afghan soldiers loading into the back of a Mi-17 helicopter outside of Hesarak village in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 17, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • U.S. soldiers take a defensive position during a resupply operation outside of Hesarak village in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 16, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao