We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 5, 2013


NANGAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shelby Johnson scans the horizon Nov. 18, 2013, during a dismounted patrol from Forward Operating Base Torkham to an Afghan Border Police checkpoint near the village of Goloco. Johnson serves as a squad leader with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, @4th Brigade 10th Mountain “Patriots”. The mission’s purpose was to establish partnerships with the ABP officers at the checkpoint. This partnership will enhance security for Afghans and Coalition Forces operating in the area. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Provost, Task Force Patriot PAO.

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