An Afghan villager helps expand Forward Operating Base Bostick in Konar Province, Afghanistan.
An Afghan villager carefully places a brick while constructing a wall at Forward Operating Base Bostick in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing base expansions across the country. Earlier in the year, President Barrack Obama called for additional combat and combat support troops in Afghanistan to provide increased security and humanitarian missions in the countries eastern and southern regions.
The Department of Defense hires Afghan companies for base construction in order help stimulate of country's emerging economy. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Moeller, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)