An Afghan villager offers food to U.S. Army Capt. Robert Gacke and several of his troops during a meeting with village elders in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, May 4, 2012. Gacke, a company commander, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's Company C, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Army Spc. Terry Proud pulls security during a mission in Farah City in Afghanistan's Farah province, May 12, 2012. Proud is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, whose members met with Farah City citizens to gather information and opinions about the living conditions there.
U.S. Army Pfc. Kristina Batty dons a headscarf to meet with female Afghan villagers in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, May 5, 2012. Batty, a medic for a female engagement team, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team.