ANA, U.S. Soldiers conduct combined patrol in Khost

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Written by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Otero Sunday, 20 December 2009 20:22

KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Spc. Cesar Lara and an Afghan National Army soldier speak with local children during a security assessment in the Shembawot Village of Khost province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14. U.S. and Afghan National Army soldiers performed a security assessment during a combined patrol of the area. Lara serves as a forward observer with 2nd Platoon, Troop B, 1st Brigade, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, out of Fort Richardson, AK. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Otero, Khost PRT Public Affairs) KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army soldiers with the 203rd Corps, maintain perimeter security during a security evaluation in Shembawot Village in Khost province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14. ANA and U.S. Army Soldiers performed a combined patrol to assess area security. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Otero, Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs) KHOST PROVENCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Derek Townsend calculates area targets that can be reached with 60mm mortar fire around Shembawot Village in Khost province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14. U.S. Soldiers evaluated area security during a combined patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers. Townsend serves as a mortar man with 2nd Platoon, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, out of Fort Richardson, AK. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Otero, Khost PRT Public Affairs) KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - An Afghan National Army soldier with the 203rd Corps, maintains perimeter security during a security assessment in Shembawot Village in Khost province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14. The ANA, along with U.S. Army Soldiers, performed a combined patrol to gauge area security. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Otero, Khost PRT Public Affairs) KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Pvt. Cory Slatten, left, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Derek Townsend, right, calculate area targets that can be reached with 60mm mortar fire around Shembawot Village in Khost province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14. In a combined patrol, U.S. and Afghan National Army soldiers assessed the security of the area. Slatten and Townsend both serve as mortar men with 2nd Platoon, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, out of Fort Richardson, AK. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Otero, Khost PRT Public Affairs) KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Afghan children gather to look at soldiers in Shembawot Village of eastern Afghanistan’s Khost province, Dec. 14. Afghan National Army and U.S. Army Soldiers performed a combined patrol to assess area security. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Otero, Khost PRT Public Affairs)