Photo Credit: Spc. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Pfc. Johnathan R. Villarreal, an automatic rifleman with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, scans the area below from the security of a fighting position that he and his squad built at Combat Outpost Thomas above the Marawarah District in Afghanistan, July 7. The Soldiers continuously work to improve their fighting positions while ever mindful of the extreme weather conditions that surpass 100 degrees daily. Coalition forces pushed insurgents out of the district only days earlier and are setting up permanent outposts to prevent insurgents from returning to the area.