KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Pfc. Ryan L. Carson of Richmond, Va., a member of the Company Intelligence Support Team with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, and an Afghan National Police officer search the nearby hillside just prior to a more than three-hour firefight at the Shege East ANP checkpoint Sept. 18.
An estimated two dozen insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms at the post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province.
International Security Assistance Forces and ANP responded in kind with small arms, heavy machine gun and mortar fire.
Neither ISAF nor ANP personnel were injured during the attack.
(Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
U.S. soldiers patrol the Khogyani district of the Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, in support of Afghan elections after encountering small-arms fire, Sept. 18, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to Company C, 161st Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Spc. David A. Jackson
Afghan residents bring ballot boxes from polling centers after parliamentary elections to an Afghan air force helicopter for transport to the main collection center in Ghazni, Afghanistan, Sept. 18, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Romain Beaulinette
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Michael Lawrence (right), 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, examines election security from a high position in Taji, Iraq, March 7, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Venessa Hernandez
U.S. Army soldiers cross a canal during a patrol while providing security for polling stations 300 meters away on election day near Baghdad, March 7, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Becky Bort
A U.S. Army soldier guards a window of a building in Baghdad, March 7, 2010. He is assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Brigade, which was securing a patrol base near a voting poll during Iraqi election day. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Advin Illa-Medina
U.S. Army Spc. Jameson Gurley, 49th Military Police Brigade, tests his laser sight prior to an election patrol in Baghdad in support of Iraqi Security Forces, March 7, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Edward Siguenza.
Voters heading to polling sites fill the streets of Memouna, Iraq, March 7, 2010. They were observed by officials in UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremy Campbell.
Election posters cover a building under construction in Babil Province Feb. 15. Election site security is a top concern for U.S. and Iraqi forces, who have been training together to ensure the sites are safe for the Iraqi citizens during the March 7 national elections. Photo: Spc. Samuel Soza, USDS Public Affairs.
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Sgt. First Class Josh Watson, 2nd Infantry Division, checks out a produce stand in Falahaut, Iraq, Feb. 12, 2010, while assessing election poll site security in the area. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vanessa Hernandez.
Coalition forces patrol the streets of Khost city in Khost province, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2009. The patrols were intended to promote security and began before the recent national elections. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Freire
Afghan presidential election workers count and organize election ballots at a local school in Helmand province's Nawa district, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2009. The school was used as a polling site for national presidential elections, and U.S. and Afghan forces provided security. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. William Greeson
KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A U.S. Army UH-58 Kiowa helicopter flies above Afghanistan’s Kunar province, providing aerial security during Afghanistan’s second national elections, Aug. 20. Afghan National Security Forces were responsible for security of polling locations during the elections, while International Security Assistance Force service members stood by to provide secondary security, if needed. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Afghans wait in line to vote as Afghan police provide security shortly after a polling site opens in the Khas Kunar district in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2009. Afghans in the area participated in the nation’s second national election as they came to vote for their country’s president. Photo courtesy of Afghan National Army
Villagers watch as Afghan police unload election materials from an Afghan National Army Air Corps Mi-17 in the remote village of Azra, Afghanistan, Aug. 17, 2009. During a two-day period, U.S. Air Force mentors from the 438th Air Expeditionary Advisor Group and Afghan pilots delivered ballots, polling kits, tables and chairs to remote Afghan locations to support the elections. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Dow
KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army 1st Lt. Alex Armstrong, a platoon leader with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, and his interpreter discuss the status of development projects with Qudadaah, a village elder on Aug. 5, in Qala, Afghanistan. The visit to Qala was part of Operation Mountain Warrior Fox, which included a visit to several villages in the Chapa Dara district of Kunar province. Afghan National Army soldiers on the mission were conducting preparation for upcoming elections scheduled for Aug. 20. Armstrong, a native of Hicksville, Ohio, is deployed with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Carson, Colo. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Allison, 55th Signal Company)