Route Clearing in Afghanistan

By www.Army.milMay 29, 2007

The Soldiers pause at an Afghan National Police checkpoint en route to their destination.
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Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel, the task force deputy commander of operations, looks at an unmanned aerial vehicle that will be used on the route-clearing mission. Staff Sgt. Jonathan Wolford discusses how the UAV will be employed for forward reconnaissance.
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2nd Lt. John Deal, a platoon leader, explains mission details using a sand table, as Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel and fellow Soldiers look on.
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Route-clearing vehicles make their way through the terrain, which gets progressively more rugged. The Husky vehicle at the front clears the route of potential IEDs.
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Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Platoon "Roughnecks," the unit responsible for the route-clearing mission, pause for a photo.
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