• KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Spc. Joshua S. Ninis, a Cannon Crewmember with the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), observes as a soldier from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, looks through the sight of a 60mm mortar system, at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Spc. Joshua S. Ninis, a Cannon Crewmember with the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), observes as a soldier from the Afghan National Army's 4th...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Spc. Joshua S. Ninis, a Cannon Crewmember with the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), observes as a soldier from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, looks through the sight of a 60mm mortar system, at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Spc. Joshua S. Ninis, a Cannon Crewmember with the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), observes as a soldier from the Afghan National Army's 4th...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Sgt. Allen L. Davids and Sgt. Michael A. Sims, both Indirect Fire Infantryman with 1st Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, check the sight on a 60mm Mortar system, during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Sgt. Allen L. Davids and Sgt. Michael A. Sims, both Indirect Fire Infantryman with 1st Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, check the sight on a 60mm Mortar system, during...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Sgt. Allen L. Davids and Sgt. Michael A. Sims, both Indirect Fire Infantryman with 1st Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), use hand signals to assist in adjusting the aiming poles used with a 60mm Mortar system, during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Sgt. Allen L. Davids and Sgt. Michael A. Sims, both Indirect Fire Infantryman with 1st Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), use hand signals to assist in...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Sgt. Allen L. Davids and Sgt. Michael A. Sims, both Indirect Fire Infantryman with 1st Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), use hand signals to assist in adjusting the aiming poles used with a 60mm Mortar system, during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Sgt. Allen L. Davids and Sgt. Michael A. Sims, both Indirect Fire Infantryman with 1st Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), use hand signals to assist in...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Sgt. Allen L. Davids, a Indirect Fire Infantryman with 1st Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shows Soldiers from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, the proper way to set up a 60mm Mortar system during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Sgt. Allen L. Davids, a Indirect Fire Infantryman with 1st Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shows Soldiers from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - An Afghan National Army Soldier with the 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, tightens the fuse for a D30 Howitzer 105mm round, during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - An Afghan National Army Soldier with the 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, tightens the fuse for a D30 Howitzer 105mm round, during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " An Afghan National Army Soldier with the 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, tightens the fuse for a D30 Howitzer 105mm round, during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " An Afghan National Army Soldier with the 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, tightens the fuse for a D30 Howitzer 105mm round, during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Soldiers from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, inspect D30 Howitzer 105mm rounds during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Soldiers from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, inspect D30 Howitzer 105mm rounds during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " An Afghan National Army Soldier with the 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, tightens the fuse for a D30 Howitzer 105mm round, during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " An Afghan National Army Soldier with the 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, tightens the fuse for a D30 Howitzer 105mm round, during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " An Afghan National Army Soldier with the 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, hand-tightens the fuse for a D30 Howitzer 105mm round, during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " An Afghan National Army Soldier with the 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, hand-tightens the fuse for a D30 Howitzer 105mm round, during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " An Afghan National Army Soldier shows other ANA Soldiers with the 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, the fuse for a D30 Howitzer 105mm round, during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " An Afghan National Army Soldier shows other ANA Soldiers with the 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, the fuse for a D30 Howitzer 105mm round, during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Soldiers from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, plot coordinates during a classroom exercise at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Soldiers from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, plot coordinates during a classroom exercise at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Soldiers from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, plot coordinates during a classroom exercise at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Soldiers from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, plot coordinates during a classroom exercise at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Sgt. Justin D. Holt, a Cannon Crewmember with the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks coordinate plotted by Soldiers from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Sgt. Justin D. Holt, a Cannon Crewmember with the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks coordinate plotted by Soldiers from the Afghan...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Spc. Joshua S. Ninis, a Cannon Crewmember with the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks the sight of a 60mm mortar system as soldiers from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, watch at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Spc. Joshua S. Ninis, a Cannon Crewmember with the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks the sight of a 60mm mortar system as soldiers from...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Sgt. Allen L. Davids, a Indirect Fire Infantryman with 1st Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), explains to Soldiers from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, the proper way to set up a 60mm Mortar system during training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Sgt. Allen L. Davids, a Indirect Fire Infantryman with 1st Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), explains to Soldiers from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Spc. Joshua S. Ninis, a Cannon Crewmember with the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), observes as a soldier from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, looks through the sight of a 60mm mortar system, at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Spc. Joshua S. Ninis, a Cannon Crewmember with the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), observes as a soldier from the Afghan National Army's 4th...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Spc. Joshua S. Ninis, a Cannon Crewmember with the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), observes as a soldier from the Afghan National Army's 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, looks through the sight of a 60mm mortar system, at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    ANA train with U.S. at Afghan Fires Center of Excellence

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Spc. Joshua S. Ninis, a Cannon Crewmember with the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), observes as a soldier from the Afghan National Army's 4th...

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, help train Afghan National Army soldiers at the Afghan Fires Center of Excellence and Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013.

Learning new weapons systems like the 60mm mortar and the D30 122mm Howitzer, gives the soldiers of the ANA one more advantage in defending their country, as well as showing their eagerness to do so.

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