August 6, 2007
Soldiers take a break after a long climb.
A CH-47 Chinook helicopter swoops in to pick up the Soldiers.
A CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew enjoys the view as they head to pick up the Soldiers.
Soldiers peer into the valley, looking for suspicious activity as they enjoy the view.
The patrol reaches what seems like the top of the world.
Soldiers lean into the climb.
Soldiers keep their footings as they walk on the uneven surface.
Capt. Christopher Demure checks his terrain card and checklist as 1st Lt. John Morris maintains communications with his men.
Staff Sgt. Carlos Garcia pulls security for fellow Soldiers.
The Soldiers make a security halt.
Rocks litter the Martian-like landscape.
A CH-47 Chinook helicopter extracts Soldiers at the end of their mission.