U.S. Soldiers Prepare for Road Mission in Parwan Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spc. Sione Loketi inspects the gunner's weapons system to prepare for upcoming missions on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, Dec. 22, 2013. Loketi is a gunner assigned to the 51st Transportation Company, 77th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. Before soldiers move out on a convoy escort mission, they prepare for five days to ensure their vehicles, weapons and the soldiers themselves are ready. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jose A. Antepara inspects his soldiers' gear to prepare for upcoming missions to support Task Force Lifeliner on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, Dec. 22, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
  • U.S. soldiers gather in a team huddle after prepping their mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle before moving out on missions on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, Dec. 22, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
  • An AH-64 Apache helicopter flies overhead as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jose A. Antepara guides a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle before conducting missions on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, Dec. 22, 2013. Antepara is a truck commander assigned to the 51st Transportation Company, 77th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jose A. Antepara guides a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle before conducting missions on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, Afghanistan, Dec. 22, 2013. Antepara is a truck commander assigned to the 51st Transportation Company, 77th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario