• PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - An Afghan National Army soldier with the 1st Kandak, 1st Coy, prepares his mortar position before Afghan National Security Forces and U.S. Soldiers with Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a joint mission in rural portions of Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012. ANSF conducted all clearing and questioning operations, while the Rakkasans of Company D, 1-187, assisted in facilitating aerial support while supplying additional ground forces. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - An Afghan National Army soldier with the 1st Kandak, 1st Coy, prepares his mortar position before Afghan National Security Forces and U.S. Soldiers with Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan "  Spc. Wickham, an infantryman and 240B gunner and another Soldier assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pull rear security while on a short halt during an Afghan National Security Forces-led mission in rural areas of Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012. ANSF conducted all clearing and questioning operations while the Rakkasans of Company D, 1-187, assisted in facilitating aerial support while supplying additional ground forces. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Spc. Wickham, an infantryman and 240B gunner and another Soldier assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pull rear...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Spc. Glaspey, an infantryman  assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducts a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces-led mission in rural portions of Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012. ANSF conducted all clearing and questioning operations while the Rakkasans of Company D, 1-187, assisted in facilitating aerial support while supplying additional ground forces. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Spc. Glaspey, an infantryman assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducts a foot patrol during an Afghan National...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers  assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a foot patrol while an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter provides aerial support during an Afghan National Security Forces-led mission in Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012. ANSF conducted all clearing and questioning operations while the Rakkasans of Company D, 1-187, assisted in facilitating aerial support while supplying additional ground forces. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a foot patrol while an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter provides aerial...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Sgt. 1st Class David Beck, an infantry platoon sergeant  assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), looks inside a doorway as his platoon conducts a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces-led mission in rural areas of Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012. ANSF conducted all clearing and questioning operations while the Rakkasans of Company D, 1-187, assisted in facilitating aerial support while supplying additional ground forces. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Sgt. 1st Class David Beck, an infantry platoon sergeant assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), looks inside a doorway as...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Staff Sgt. Thomas Davis, an infantry squad leader  assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), looks back on one of his infantry teams during a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces-led mission in rural areas of Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012. ANSF conducted all clearing and questioning operations while the Rakkasans of Company D, 1-187, assisted in facilitating aerial support while supplying additional ground forces. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Staff Sgt. Thomas Davis, an infantry squad leader assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), looks back on one of his...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers  assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces-led mission in rural portions of Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012. ANSF conducted all clearing and questioning operations while the Rakkasans of Company D, 1-187, assisted in facilitating aerial support while supplying additional ground forces. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces-led...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a foot patrol while an UH-57 Kiowa helicopter provides aerial support during an Afghan National Security Forces-led mission in Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012.The operation aimed at disrupting a suspected insurgent safe haven within the district. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a foot patrol while an UH-57 Kiowa helicopter provides aerial...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers  assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces-led mission in Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012.The operation aimed at disrupting an suspected insurgent safe haven within the district. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces-led...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers  assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces led mission in Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012.The operation aimed at disrupting an suspected insurgent safe haven within the district. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces led...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers  assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces-led mission in Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012.The operation aimed at disrupting an suspected insurgent safe haven within the district. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces-led...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Spc. Nigel Rose, an infantryman and 240B gunner assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducts a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces-led mission in Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012.The operation was aimed at disrupting a suspected insurgent safe haven within the district. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Spc. Nigel Rose, an infantryman and 240B gunner assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducts a foot patrol during an...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Pfc. Jesse German, an infantryman assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducts a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces-led mission in Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012.The operation was aimed at disrupting a suspected insurgent safe haven within the district. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Pfc. Jesse German, an infantryman assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducts a foot patrol during an Afghan National...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Members of the Afghan National Security Forces navigate a field during an anti-insurgency operation with Soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in rural portions of Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012. ANSF conducted all clearing and questioning operations while the Rakkasans of Company D, 1-187, assisted in facilitating aerial support while supplying additional ground forces. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Members of the Afghan National Security Forces navigate a field during an anti-insurgency operation with Soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Pfc. Jesse German, an infantryman assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducts a foot patrol while Afghan National Security Forces are positioned in the distance during an ANSF-led mission in Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012.The operation was aimed at disrupting a suspected insurgent safe haven within the district. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Pfc. Jesse German, an infantryman assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducts a foot patrol while Afghan National...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers with the 1st Kandak, 1st Coy, Afghan National Army prepare for a joint mission with other Afghan National Security Forces and U.S. Soldiers with Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in rural portions of Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012. ANSF conducted all clearing and questioning operations, while the Rakkasans of Company D, 1-187, assisted in facilitating aerial support while supplying additional ground forces. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers with the 1st Kandak, 1st Coy, Afghan National Army prepare for a joint mission with other Afghan National Security Forces and U.S. Soldiers with Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade...

  • PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers  assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces-led mission in rural portions of Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2012. ANSF conducted all clearing and questioning operations while the Rakkasans of Company D, 1-187, assisted in facilitating aerial support while supplying additional ground forces. During the mission, the ANSF detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

    ANSF, Rakkasans combat insurgency in rural Paktya

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a foot patrol during an Afghan National Security Forces-led...

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Dec. 10, 2012) -- Soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), teamed up with 1st Kandak, 1st Coy, Afghan National Army, Zormat Afghan Uniformed Police and Afghan National Civil Order Police, on a two-day mission to disrupt and clear insurgent activity in the Zormat District, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012.

During the ANSF-led mission, several suspected insurgents were detained for questioning and more than 80 lbs of home-made explosive material was destroyed. The operation was aimed at destabilizing an alleged safe-haven for anti government activity within the district.

ANSF conducted all clearing and questioning operations while the Rakkasans of Company D, 1-187, assisted in facilitating aerial support while supplying additional ground forces.

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