Special Forces, Afghan Police patrol western Kandahar

By Pfc. Devon PopielarczykApril 6, 2011

A U.S. servicemember assigned to Special Operations Task Force - South provides security overwatch during a routine patrol in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 1, 2011. The SOTF-South team conducts regular patrols to bolster security and disrupt insurgent activity. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released).
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. servicemember assigned to Special Operations Task Force - South provides security overwatch during a routine patrol in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 1, 2011. The SOTF-South team conducts regular patrols to bolster security and disrupt insurgent activity. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released). (Photo Credit: Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk) VIEW ORIGINAL
A U.S. servicemember attached to Special Operations Task Force - South hands out pens to Afghan children as the SOTF-South team visits local elders during a routine patrol in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 1, 2011. The SOTF-South team patrols the region to bolster security and disrupt insurgent activity. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released).
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. servicemember attached to Special Operations Task Force - South hands out pens to Afghan children as the SOTF-South team visits local elders during a routine patrol in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 1, 2011. The SOTF-South team patrols the region to bolster security and disrupt insurgent activity. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released). (Photo Credit: Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk) VIEW ORIGINAL
A U.S. servicemember with Special Operations Task Force - South interacts with an Afghan boy during a routine patrol, March 27, 2011, Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The SOTF - South team in the area conducts regular patrols in order to bolster security, in addition to meeting with area villagers to assess development projects. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released).
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. servicemember with Special Operations Task Force - South interacts with an Afghan boy during a routine patrol, March 27, 2011, Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The SOTF - South team in the area conducts regular patrols in order to bolster security, in addition to meeting with area villagers to assess development projects. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released). (Photo Credit: Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk) VIEW ORIGINAL
A U.S. Air Force Combat Controller, assigned to Special Operations Task Force - South, writes down enemy grid coordinates in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 28, 2011. After gaining positive identification of insurgents, members of the Afghan National Army Special Forces - partnered with the SOTF-South team - assaulted the enemy position and killed four insurgents. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released).
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Air Force Combat Controller, assigned to Special Operations Task Force - South, writes down enemy grid coordinates in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 28, 2011. After gaining positive identification of insurgents, members of the Afghan National Army Special Forces - partnered with the SOTF-South team - assaulted the enemy position and killed four insurgents. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released). (Photo Credit: Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk) VIEW ORIGINAL
A U.S. Special Forces Soldier, assigned to Special Operations Task Force - South in southern Afghanistan, provides security overwatch during an assault on an insurgent position late in the evening in Kandahar province\'s Maiwand district, March 28, 2011. After gaining positive identification of insurgents, members of the Afghan National Army Special Forces - partnered with the SOTF-South team - assaulted the enemy position and killed four insurgents. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released).
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Special Forces Soldier, assigned to Special Operations Task Force - South in southern Afghanistan, provides security overwatch during an assault on an insurgent position late in the evening in Kandahar province\'s Maiwand district, March 28, 2011. After gaining positive identification of insurgents, members of the Afghan National Army Special Forces - partnered with the SOTF-South team - assaulted the enemy position and killed four insurgents. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released). (Photo Credit: Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk) VIEW ORIGINAL
A U.S. servicemember with Special Operations Task Force - South provides security overwatch during a routine patrol Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 1, 2011. The SOTF - South team conducts regular patrols in order to bolster security and disrupt insurgent activity. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released).
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. servicemember with Special Operations Task Force - South provides security overwatch during a routine patrol Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 1, 2011. The SOTF - South team conducts regular patrols in order to bolster security and disrupt insurgent activity. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released). (Photo Credit: Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk) VIEW ORIGINAL
A U.S. servicemember assigned to Special Operations Task Force - South looks through his binoculars for suspicious activity while on patrol in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 1, 2011. The SOTF-South team conducts regular patrols to bolster security and disrupt insurgent activity. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released).
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. servicemember assigned to Special Operations Task Force - South looks through his binoculars for suspicious activity while on patrol in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 1, 2011. The SOTF-South team conducts regular patrols to bolster security and disrupt insurgent activity. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released). (Photo Credit: Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk) VIEW ORIGINAL
A member of the Afghan National Police provides security overwatch during a routine security patrol Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 1, 2011. Supported by Special Operations Task Force - South Soldiers, members of ANP patrol the area to bolster security and disrupt insurgent activity. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released).
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A member of the Afghan National Police provides security overwatch during a routine security patrol Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 1, 2011. Supported by Special Operations Task Force - South Soldiers, members of ANP patrol the area to bolster security and disrupt insurgent activity. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk)(Released). (Photo Credit: Pfc. Devon Popielarczyk) VIEW ORIGINAL