May 9, 2007
By Spc. Daniel Love
, Spc. Keith Henning
American and British Soldiers make a security halt during a combat patrol in Sangin District.
A plume of smoke rises from the artillery strike on a Taliban position.
British Soldiers fire an M-777 155 mm howitzer at identified Taliban fighting positions near Sangin City.
Special Forces Soldiers arrive for the day's mission in a Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle at a staging area on an undisclosed forward operating base as two CH47 Chinook helicopters fly overhead.
A Special Forces Soldier (identity disguised), mans a machine gun during 96-vehicle, 172-kilometer convoy from Kandahar Army Air Field to the Sangin District Center.
A Special Forces medic treats another Soldier who received shrapnel wounds from a rocket-propelled grenade explosion while battling Taliban fighters. The Soldier was able to continue fighting minutes later.
Special Forces Soldiers engage Taliban extremists.
Not all of the work is fighting. A 1st Kandak, 209th Afghan National Army Corps Soldier greets two children who came to a scheduled medical civil assistance program relief mission at Sangin City. Afghan and coalition forces treated more than 500 adults...
A Special Operations physical therapist examines an Afghan child's wrist during a medical relief mission in Sangin City.
A paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division keeps a lookout over a main avenue of approach in the Sangin City District Center.
Soldiers patrol Sangin City.
A Special Forces sergeant issues guidance to a squad of Soldiers assigned to the 1st Kandak, 209th Afghan National Army Corps.
British Soldiers patrol Helmand Province.
A Special Forces company commander meets with village elders and 1st Kandak, 209th Afghan National Army Corps counterparts to discuss military operations in Helmand Province.