• Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting of military, civilian and Afghan officials in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, Abbot's day-to-day missions involve escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province.

    Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting...

    Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting of military, civilian and Afghan officials in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, Abbot's day-to-day missions involve escorting...

  • A 1st Infantry Division Soldier assigned to the headquarters battalion's security platoon prepares his vehicle for a mission June 11 on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

    A 1st Infantry Division Soldier assigned to the...

    A 1st Infantry Division Soldier assigned to the headquarters battalion's security platoon prepares his vehicle for a mission June 11 on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Spc. Glen Abbot, right, and Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou patrol a road in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, these Soldiers are charged with escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province.

    Spc. Glen Abbot, right, and Staff Sgt...

    Spc. Glen Abbot, right, and Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou patrol a road in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, these Soldiers are charged with escorting military and government...

  • Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting of military, civilian and Afghan officials in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, Abbot's day-to-day missions involve escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province.

    Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting...

    Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting of military, civilian and Afghan officials in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, Abbot's day-to-day missions involve escorting...

  • Spc. Joseph Wezner, a medic with the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, stands guard during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a water pumping station in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11.

    Spc. Joseph Wezner, a medic with the 1st...

    Spc. Joseph Wezner, a medic with the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, stands guard during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a water pumping station in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11.

  • Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou pulls security during a mission in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11

    Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou pulls security...

    Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou pulls security during a mission in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11

  • Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, left, and Spc. Glen Abbot patrol a road in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, these Soldiers are charged with escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province.

    Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, left, and Spc...

    Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, left, and Spc. Glen Abbot patrol a road in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, these Soldiers are charged with escorting military and government...

  • Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting of military, civilian and Afghan officials in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, Abbot's day-to-day missions involve escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province.

    Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting...

    Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting of military, civilian and Afghan officials in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, Abbot's day-to-day missions involve escorting...

  • Lt. Col. James Davis, commander of the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion and Task Force Defender, leads a platoon of Soldiers and civilians down a highway in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11.

    Lt. Col. James Davis, commander of the 1st...

    Lt. Col. James Davis, commander of the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion and Task Force Defender, leads a platoon of Soldiers and civilians down a highway in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11.

  • Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, platoon sergeant of the 1st Infantry Division's "Mercenary" security platoon, walks down a road in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11.

    Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, platoon sergeant...

    Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, platoon sergeant of the 1st Infantry Division's "Mercenary" security platoon, walks down a road in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11.

  • Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, platoon sergeant of the 1st Infantry Division's "Mercenary" security platoon, walks down a highway in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11.

    Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, platoon sergeant...

    Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, platoon sergeant of the 1st Infantry Division's "Mercenary" security platoon, walks down a highway in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11.

  • A 1st Infantry Division Soldier assigned to the headquarters battalion's security platoon prepares his vehicle for a mission June 11 on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

    A 1st Infantry Division Soldier assigned to the...

    A 1st Infantry Division Soldier assigned to the headquarters battalion's security platoon prepares his vehicle for a mission June 11 on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • A 1st Infantry Division Soldier mans the turret of an armoured vehicle during a mission in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11.

    A 1st Infantry Division Soldier mans the turret...

    A 1st Infantry Division Soldier mans the turret of an armoured vehicle during a mission in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11.

  • A Fort Riley, Kan., Soldier serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion looks out the front window of an armoured vehicle during a convoy from Bagram Airfield to a forward operating base in Parwan Province, June 11.

    A Fort Riley, Kan., Soldier serving in...

    A Fort Riley, Kan., Soldier serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion looks out the front window of an armoured vehicle during a convoy from Bagram Airfield to a forward operating base in Parwan Province, June 11.

  • Afghan men look on as Spc. Charles Cothren stands guard during a mission in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province. Cothren is deployed from Fort Riley, Kan., with the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion.

    Afghan men look on as Spc. Charles Cothren...

    Afghan men look on as Spc. Charles Cothren stands guard during a mission in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province. Cothren is deployed from Fort Riley, Kan., with the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion.

  • Spc. Charles Cothren keeps his eyes on the road during a mission in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Cothren is assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion.

    Spc. Charles Cothren keeps his eyes on the road...

    Spc. Charles Cothren keeps his eyes on the road during a mission in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Cothren is assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion.

  • Spc. Charles Cothren scans his surroundings during a mission in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11. Cothren is assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion.

    Spc. Charles Cothren scans his surroundings...

    Spc. Charles Cothren scans his surroundings during a mission in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11. Cothren is assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion.

  • Spc. Charles Cothren brings up the rear during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a food production center in Parwan Province, Afghanistan. Cothren is assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, and escorts the battalion commander to meetings with local Afghans.

    Spc. Charles Cothren brings up the rear during...

    Spc. Charles Cothren brings up the rear during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a food production center in Parwan Province, Afghanistan. Cothren is assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, and escorts the battalion commander to...

  • Lt. Col. James Davis, commander of the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion and Task Force Defender, leads a platoon of Soldiers down a highway in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11.

    Lt. Col. James Davis, commander of the 1st...

    Lt. Col. James Davis, commander of the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion and Task Force Defender, leads a platoon of Soldiers down a highway in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11.

  • Spc. Charles Cothren, 1st Infantry Division, stands guard as Soldiers return to an Afghan compound following a mission in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11.

    Spc. Charles Cothren, 1st Infantry Division...

    Spc. Charles Cothren, 1st Infantry Division, stands guard as Soldiers return to an Afghan compound following a mission in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11.

Page last updated Wed June 13th, 2012 at 17:52