December 20, 2006
By David Vergun
Soldiers climb the hilly terrain near Landikheyl, Afghanistan, in search of suspected weapons caches.
Command Sgt. Maj. Eugene Spencer (left), uses a pick to dig inside a cave suspected of containing a cache, as Sgt. Michael Schobey shovels away the loose dirt.
Capt. Bradley Miller crawls inside the cave, where weapons are discovered.
Command Sgt. Maj. Eugene Spencer (left) and Sgt. 1st Class Sean Butle climb down the mountain after finding the cache.
Afghan Gen. Mulwana and villagers from Landikheyl watch as a U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal team destroy the weapons.
CH-47 Chinook helicopters prepare to pick up the Soldiers and Airmen.