Sgt. Robert Huff and Cpl. Patrick O’Rourke with a Military Police Platoon rescue an Afghan child from encroaching flood waters in the Nari Shahi village in the Beshood District of eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on July 28. The flooding was caused when more than 6 inches of rain enveloped the area in a few hours. The platoon was returning from a patrol in the district and stopped to help the villagers when they realized the dangers of the situation.
Discussion with village elder U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers speak with a village elder during a Convoy Reconnaissance Patrol at Badamak, in the Uruzgan province of Afghanistan, May 23, 2011. The purpose of the patrol is to build relationships and trust with local citizens and assess safety, security, and insurgent threats in the area. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Simon Lee
#DVIDSHUB ...... 1-12 Inf. develops relationships through joint patrols and celebrating Afghan culture “When you come out to these villages, you can’t assume that they’re just going to give you information about the area. You have to talk to them, you have to sincerely ask about their families, really get to know them,” said 2nd Lt. Trevor Hanson, a Houston native who serves as a platoon leader with Charlie Company, 1-12 Inf. Read more: http://dvidshub.net/r/sspm23
A Marine with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) provides security during a joint patrol with Afghan National Army Special Forces soldiers in Watan village, Helmand Province April 3, 2012.
U.S. Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, assigned to Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conduct a security patrol in the abandoned village of Now Zad, in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, April 6, 2009. The residents have left their homes in fear of their lives from the strong insurgent presence. The 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, is the ground combat element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Afghanistan.