Securing an objective to establish new FOB in Tangi Valley, Afghanistan

By SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentJanuary 5, 2011

TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Two Afghan National Army soldiers from the 4th Kandak, 4th Brigade, 205th Corps, rest after hiking three miles through rugged terrain. ANA and Australian forces pushed their way through the valley to set up security for the construction of a new forward operating base Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)
1 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Two Afghan National Army soldiers from the 4th Kandak, 4th Brigade, 205th Corps, rest after hiking three miles through rugged terrain. ANA and Australian forces pushed their way through the valley to set up security for the construction of a new forward operating base Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.) (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army and Australian soldiers observe the area ahead and prepare to move forward. The ANA and Australian Army's Afghan mentoring team worked closely to move safely over open terrain in an operation to take and hold control in the Tangi Valley Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)"
2 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army and Australian soldiers observe the area ahead and prepare to move forward. The ANA and Australian Army's Afghan mentoring team worked closely to move safely over open terrain in an operation to take and hold control in the Tangi Valley Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)" (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - An Afghan farmer from the Tangi Valley herds sheep yards away from Afghan National Army and Australian soldiers from the Afghan mentoring team Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)"
3 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - An Afghan farmer from the Tangi Valley herds sheep yards away from Afghan National Army and Australian soldiers from the Afghan mentoring team Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)" (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - An Afghan farmer from the Tangi Valley herds sheep yards away from Afghan National Army and Australian soldiers from the Afghan mentoring team Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)"
4 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - An Afghan farmer from the Tangi Valley herds sheep yards away from Afghan National Army and Australian soldiers from the Afghan mentoring team Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)" (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - An Australian Light Armored Vehicle angles itself into a defensive position to provide security for ground troops. Afghan National Army and Australian soldiers took control of the hill while the armored vehicles cleared the road leading to the hill, the future site for a new forward operating base in the Tangi Valley, Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)"
5 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - An Australian Light Armored Vehicle angles itself into a defensive position to provide security for ground troops. Afghan National Army and Australian soldiers took control of the hill while the armored vehicles cleared the road leading to the hill, the future site for a new forward operating base in the Tangi Valley, Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)" (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - An Australian Light Armored Vehicle angles itself into a defensive position to provide security for ground troops. Afghan National Army and Australian soldiers took control of the hill while the armored vehicles cleared the road leading to the hill, the future site for a new forward operating base in the Tangi Valley, Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)"
6 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - An Australian Light Armored Vehicle angles itself into a defensive position to provide security for ground troops. Afghan National Army and Australian soldiers took control of the hill while the armored vehicles cleared the road leading to the hill, the future site for a new forward operating base in the Tangi Valley, Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)" (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army Humvee angles itself into a defensive position to provide security for ground troops. ANA and Australian soldiers took control of a hill while the armored vehicles cleared the road leading to the future site for a new forward operating base in the Tangi Valley, Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)"
7 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army Humvee angles itself into a defensive position to provide security for ground troops. ANA and Australian soldiers took control of a hill while the armored vehicles cleared the road leading to the future site for a new forward operating base in the Tangi Valley, Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)" (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Col. Said Matine, 4th Kandak, 4th Brigade, 205th Corps, commander, shows Afghan National Army soldiers where to set up defensive positions to provide protection for dismounted troops at the future site for a new forward operating base in the Tangi Valley Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)"
8 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Col. Said Matine, 4th Kandak, 4th Brigade, 205th Corps, commander, shows Afghan National Army soldiers where to set up defensive positions to provide protection for dismounted troops at the future site for a new forward operating base in the Tangi Valley Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)" (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army soldiers from the 4th Kandak, 4th Brigade, 205th Corps, provide security as they plan their next move. ANA soldiers and Australian soldiers maneuver their way through a village in the Tangi Valley in order to set up a foothold at the future site of a new forward operating base Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)"
9 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army soldiers from the 4th Kandak, 4th Brigade, 205th Corps, provide security as they plan their next move. ANA soldiers and Australian soldiers maneuver their way through a village in the Tangi Valley in order to set up a foothold at the future site of a new forward operating base Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)" (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - An Australian soldier observes Tangi Valley from a wall as the Afghan National Army and Australian Forces maneuver their way through the village to set up security for the construction of a new forward operating base Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)"
10 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - An Australian soldier observes Tangi Valley from a wall as the Afghan National Army and Australian Forces maneuver their way through the village to set up security for the construction of a new forward operating base Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)" (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Australian Pvt. Bradley Retzki rushes to cover as he passes through an open and unprotected area. Afghan National Army soldiers and Australian soldiers maneuver their way through a village in the Tangi Valley in order to set up a foothold at the future site of a new forward operating base Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)"
11 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Australian Pvt. Bradley Retzki rushes to cover as he passes through an open and unprotected area. Afghan National Army soldiers and Australian soldiers maneuver their way through a village in the Tangi Valley in order to set up a foothold at the future site of a new forward operating base Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)" (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army soldiers from the 4th Kandak, 4th Brigade, 205th Corps, and Australian soldiers provide security as the patrol plans its next move. ANA soldiers and Australian soldiers maneuver their way through a village in the Tangi Valley in order to set up a foothold at the future site of a new forward operating base Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)"
12 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army soldiers from the 4th Kandak, 4th Brigade, 205th Corps, and Australian soldiers provide security as the patrol plans its next move. ANA soldiers and Australian soldiers maneuver their way through a village in the Tangi Valley in order to set up a foothold at the future site of a new forward operating base Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)" (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army and Australian Forces gather sand bags to fortify their position at the future site or a new forward operating base in the Tangi Valley Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)"
13 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army and Australian Forces gather sand bags to fortify their position at the future site or a new forward operating base in the Tangi Valley Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)" (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - An Afghan National Army soldier from 4th Kandak, 4th Brigade, 205th Corps, bends the antenna from his radio to keep it under control as he runs. ANA soldiers maintained consistent communication with units participating in the operation to take and hold control in the Tangi Valley Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)"
14 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan - An Afghan National Army soldier from 4th Kandak, 4th Brigade, 205th Corps, bends the antenna from his radio to keep it under control as he runs. ANA soldiers maintained consistent communication with units participating in the operation to take and hold control in the Tangi Valley Dec. 28, 2010. (Photo by Spc. Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)" (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Thomas, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL