We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for November 22, 2012

US Army Capt. Jacob Estrada, right, the security force commander for Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Farah, and Spc. Devont Perkins, a PRT Farah security team member, patrol a local shopping area during a key leader engagement in Farah City, on November 20, 2012. PRT Farah’s mission is to train, advise and assist Afghan government leaders at the municipal, district and provincial levels in Farah Province, Afghanistan. Their civil military team is comprised of members of the US Navy, US Army, the US Department of State and the Agency for International Development (USAID). US Navy photo by HMC Josh Ives.

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