Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jason Epperson (425th ABCT PAO)
A group of Afghan children gather around Spc. Gadiel Ortega, a cannon crewmember from Escondido, Calif., with A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Spartan Steel, during security combat patrols in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 25. TF Spartan Steel is part of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, based on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom XII-XIII.