TF Warrior Provides Security In Wardak

WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Soldiers Spc. Jamus Grandstrom of Reading, Pa., (right) and Spc. Daniel Collazo of Newport News, Va., both assigned to 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, wire communications equipment from a sandbag bunker in the Daymirdad District Center, Wardak Province Jan. 9. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Sean P. Casey, 982nd Combat Camera)

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Sandbag Buddies

U.S. Army Spcs. Jamus Grandstrom and Daniel Collazo sit on sandbags in the Daymirdad district of Wardak province, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2011. Grandstrom and Collazo are assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Brigade Special Troops Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sean P. Casey

Route-Clearance Soldiers Help To Keep Afghan Roads Safe, Build Relationships

WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment’s Task Force Slugger, check a roadside field for possible improvised explosive devices during a route-reconnaissance mission in Maiden Shahr and Nerkh districts of Wardak Province Nov. 18. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Glass.)

Provisional Reconstruction Teams In Afghanistan

NATO and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan visit Provisional Reconstruction Teams in the Afghan provinces of Konduz, Balkh, Faryhab, and Wardak. Through PRTs, ISAF supports reconstruction and development in Afghanistan, securing areas in which reconstruction work is conducted by other national and international actors. Currently, there are 26 PRTs operating through Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Joshua Treadwell) (Released)

Returning Fire

U.S. Army soldiers return fire while engaging enemy combatants in the Chak district, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Donald Watkins

Mountain Troopers

U.S. Army paratroopers provide security halfway up a mountain as they move toward an objective in Jaghatu district, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Theodore Schmidt.

Wardak Platoon Radio Communication

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Nick Eidemiller communicates by radio with the rest of his platoon while his interpreter stands patiently next to him during a mission in Jaghato District, Wardak Province, Afghanistan, 8 July, 2010. 1st Lt. Eidemiller is assigned to 1st Platoon, Able Company, 1-503rd Infantry Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt Russell Gilchrest/Released)

NATO Overcoming Obstacles To Build Afghan Security Forces

U.S. Army Soldiers and Afghan national police officers walk down a path while on their way into the village of Sequala in the Jalrez District of Wardak province in Afghanistan, May 11, 2010. This combined forces patrol is going to communicate with and help maintain good relations with the locals. The U.S. Soldiers are assigned to the 401st Military Police Company. Photo credit Sgt Russell Gilchrest.

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Loading Up

U.S. Army soldiers and Afghan National Security Forces move to load onto a CH-47 Chinook helicopter for an air assault mission on Combat Outpost Sayed Abad, Wardak province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne. U.S. Army photo by Jon Rosa

Village Questions

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Kevin Sweet, left, speaks with an Afghan man in the village of IbrahimKhel, Nerkh district, Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 27, 2010. Sweet, assigned to Company L, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, and Afghan soldiers traveled to this village to try to gather more information regarding an improvised explosive device found in a nearby road. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Russell Gilchrest.

Sequala Walk

U.S. Army soldiers and Afghan national police officers walk down a path while on their way into the village of Sequala, Jalrez District, Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2010. This combined forces patrol is going to communicate with and help maintain good relations with the locals. The U.S. soldiers are assigned to the 1st Platoon, 401st Military Police Company. U.S. Army photo by Sgt Russell Gilchrest

Convoy Cover

U.S. Army soldiers provide security as a convoy passes through a valley in southern Wardak province, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. De'Yonte Mosley

Key Leader Engagement

U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Platoon, A Company, 1-503rd Infantry Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, and the Afghanistan national army conduct a key leader engagement near Makhtum, Chak District, Wardak province, Afghanistan, March 10. Soldiers from the 173rd ABCT and the ANA 6th Kandak Headquarters Platoon conducted a Battle Space Hand-off from Team Logar in order to explain the purpose of the night raid and protect local Nationals from counter-attacks. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jeff Hall) Courtesy Photo: Joint Combat Camera Afghanistan

Snow Patrol

U.S. Army soldiers walk down a steep, snowy, slope as part of a foot patrol in Sayed Abad district, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Feb. 19, 2010. Foot patrols are often used to talk to and check on the welfare of Afghan residents. The soldiers are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Russell Gilchrest

Village Check

A U.S. Army soldier patrols with Afghan soldiers to check on conditions in the village of Yawez in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2010. The partnership between U.S. and Afghan soldiers is proving to be a valuable tool in bringing security to the area. The U.S. soldiers are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Russell Gilchrest

Defensive Position

A member of the joint international security force in Afghanistan eyes suspicious movement using the scope on his weapon in Wardak province, Afghanistan Nov. 19, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Friberg

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Rotor Wash

Members of international security forces in Afghanistan brace against rotor wash from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as it descends to a hot landing zone to load a suspected militant in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Friberg