• An Afghan child observes U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, and members of a human terrain analysis team having a conversation with his father, near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 14, 2011. The platoon has a reputation for building good relationships with Afghan communities and understands the culture of the people, said Dr. Will Dulaney, human-terrain scientist for the Regional Command-South Human Terrain Analysis Team, International Security Assistance Force. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Edward A. Garibay, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

    2SCR Soldiers talk to the community

    An Afghan child observes U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, and members of a human terrain analysis team having a conversation with his father, near Kandahar Airfield...

  • An afghan child offers a flower to U.S. Army Sgt. John M. Davis, a team leader for 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, during a patrol near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 14, 2011. Davis, a Pocatello, Idaho, native, has a working proficiency of Pashto, one of the main languages in Afghanistan, and often speaks with children during patrols. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Edward A. Garibay, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

    2SCR Soldier makes friends with Afghan child

    An afghan child offers a flower to U.S. Army Sgt. John M. Davis, a team leader for 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, during a patrol near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 14, 2011. Davis...

  • Afghan children gather near U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Dustin L. Carroll, platoon sergeant for 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, while he sits in a Stryker Fire Support Vehicle near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 14, 2011. Afghans refer to Carroll, a Forest City, N.C., native, as "The Crazy Commander" because of his outgoing personality and friendly nature. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Edward A. Garibay, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

    2SCR Soldier interacts with Afghan children

    Afghan children gather near U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Dustin L. Carroll, platoon sergeant for 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, while he sits in a Stryker Fire Support Vehicle near Kandahar...

  • U.S. Army Spc. Luis Vertentes, cavalry scout for 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, leaps across a ravine during a patrol near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 14, 2011. Vertentes, a Fall River, Mass., native, did not make the jump, but his comrades caught him and helped him safely to the other side. This photo has been edited to protect the identity of certain individuals. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Edward A. Garibay, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)"

    2SCR Soldier leaps across ravine

    U.S. Army Spc. Luis Vertentes, cavalry scout for 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, leaps across a ravine during a patrol near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 14, 2011. Vertentes, a Fall...

  • U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, and members of a human terrain analysis team patrol near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, at dawn, April 14, 2011. The platoon patrols the area near KAF so they can deny insurgents freedom of movement to set up indirect fire attacks. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Edward A. Garibay, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

    2SCR Soldiers patrol at sunrise

    U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, and members of a human terrain analysis team patrol near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, at dawn, April 14, 2011. The platoon patrols...

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