• KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Justin A. Clymer, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), uses his ACOG optic to scan the horizon during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Justin A. Clymer, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), uses his ACOG optic to scan the horizon during a...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Soldiers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), take a knee and pull security on a hilltop during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Soldiers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), take a knee and pull security on a hilltop during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Kenton D. Smith, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), takes a knee and scans his surroundings during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Kenton D. Smith, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), takes a knee and scans his surroundings during a...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " While searching for potential IEDs, Soldiers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepare to cross a river during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " While searching for potential IEDs, Soldiers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepare to cross a river during a route clearance patrol...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Justin A. Clymer, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pauses to scan his surroundings during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Justin A. Clymer, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pauses to scan his surroundings during a route...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Justin A. Clymer, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pauses to scan his surroundings during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Justin A. Clymer, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pauses to scan his surroundings during a route...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Dismounted Soldiers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sweep an area outside of a village for IEDs during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Dismounted Soldiers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sweep an area outside of a village for IEDs during a route clearance patrol in...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Standing on an outcropping of rock, Sgt. Kenton D. Smith, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks the progress of vehicles during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Standing on an outcropping of rock, Sgt. Kenton D. Smith, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks the progress of...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Soldiers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), scan the outskirts of a village for potential IEDs, during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Soldiers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), scan the outskirts of a village for potential IEDs, during a route clearance patrol in Khowst...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Kenton D. Smith, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), engages in conversation with Afghan children during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Kenton D. Smith, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), engages in conversation with Afghan children during a...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " While searching for potential IEDs, Soldiers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), cross a river during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " While searching for potential IEDs, Soldiers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), cross a river during a route clearance patrol in Khowst...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kyle R. Petko, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), uses his ACOG optic to scan the horizon during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kyle R. Petko, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), uses his ACOG optic to scan the horizon during a...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Kenton D. Smith, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), takes a knee and scans a mountain top during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Kenton D. Smith, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), takes a knee and scans a mountain top during a route...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Kenton D. Smith and Sgt. Justin A. Clymer, both combat engineers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), take a knee and pull security during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Kenton D. Smith and Sgt. Justin A. Clymer, both combat engineers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), take a knee and pull...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Justin A. Clymer, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), traverses a mountainside during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Justin A. Clymer, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), traverses a mountainside during a route clearance...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kyle R. Petko, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), traverses a ridge line during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kyle R. Petko, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), traverses a ridge line during a route clearance...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kyle R. Petko, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), uses his ACOG optic to scan the horizon during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kyle R. Petko, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), uses his ACOG optic to scan the horizon during a...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Spc. Shane T. Coates, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), maintains a watchful eye as he mans a M240B machine gun during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Spc. Shane T. Coates, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), maintains a watchful eye as he mans a M240B machine...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Johnson, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), inspect the serviceability of a "Goldie" command wire detector, prior to conducting a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Johnson, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), inspect the serviceability of a "Goldie"...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kyle R. Petko and Sgt. Justin A. Clymer, both combat engineers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), take a knee and re-hydrate during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kyle R. Petko and Sgt. Justin A. Clymer, both combat engineers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), take a knee and...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " A Soldier with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepares an Mk 19 for operation, prior to conducting a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " A Soldier with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepares an Mk 19 for operation, prior to conducting a route clearance patrol in Khowst...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " A Soldier with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), inspect the serviceability of their equipment prior to conducting a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " A Soldier with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), inspect the serviceability of their equipment prior to conducting a route clearance patrol in...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Johnson, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks the battery life on a VMC-1 Gizmo metal detector, prior to conducting a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Johnson, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks the battery life on a VMC-1 Gizmo...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " A Soldier with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), inspect the serviceability of their equipment prior to conducting a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " A Soldier with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), inspect the serviceability of their equipment prior to conducting a route clearance patrol in...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Spc. Patrick Stephenson, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), loads a M240B, Combat Remotely Operated Weapon system, prior to conducting a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Spc. Patrick Stephenson, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), loads a M240B, Combat Remotely Operated Weapon...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan "Soldiers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), return to their vehicles after conducting a sweep for IEDs, of an area outside of a village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan "Soldiers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), return to their vehicles after conducting a sweep for IEDs, of an area outside of a village in...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Kenton D. Smith, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), uses a "Goldie" command wire detector during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Sgt. Kenton D. Smith, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), uses a "Goldie" command wire detector during a route...

  • KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kyle R. Petko, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), uses a VMC-1 Gizmo metal detector to scan tfor potential IEDs during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    Currahees engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kyle R. Petko, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), uses a VMC-1 Gizmo metal detector to scan tfor...

Soldiers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14, 2013.

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