War on Terrorism

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pictures from the Front Lines

Prison Tour

Afghan Lt. Col. Abdul Qayoum Azami, Farah City prison warden, center, leads members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah on a tour of the prison in Farah province, Afghanistan, April 24, 2012. The team visited the prison to observe and provide recommendations to improve conditions.

River Route

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Daniel Grant departs Patrol Base Virginia, an Afghan National Civil Order Police position in Kajaki, Afghanistan, April 14, 2012, as his squad begins a foot patrol. Grant, a rifleman, is assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. The Marines recently transitioned security authority for the area to Afghan forces.


U.S. Army Spc. Timothy Shout uses his weapon's scope to scan the nearby ridge following an engagement with anti-Afghan forces on Forward Operating Base Wright in Afghanistan's Kunar province, April 19, 2012. Shout is assigned to the Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar security forces. The unit took small-arms fire during a routine patrol and suppressed the enemy with the assistance from Afghan troops.

Fist Bump Buddies

A U.S. Army paratrooper teaches Afghan boys how to do the "fist bump" in southern Ghazni province, Afghanistan, April 22, 2012. The soldier is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, and is part of a patrol securing Highway 1, the country's main highway between Kabul and Kandahar.

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