Big Red One troops specialize in security, facilitate missions in Parwan

By Sgt. Roland Hale, RC-East Public AffairsJune 13, 2012

Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting of military, civilian and Afghan officials in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, Abbot's day-to-day missions involve escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province.
1 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting of military, civilian and Afghan officials in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, Abbot's day-to-day missions involve escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
A 1st Infantry Division Soldier assigned to the headquarters battalion's security platoon prepares his vehicle for a mission June 11 on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
2 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A 1st Infantry Division Soldier assigned to the headquarters battalion's security platoon prepares his vehicle for a mission June 11 on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Glen Abbot, right, and Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou patrol a road in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, these Soldiers are charged with escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province.
3 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Glen Abbot, right, and Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou patrol a road in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, these Soldiers are charged with escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting of military, civilian and Afghan officials in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, Abbot's day-to-day missions involve escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province.
4 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting of military, civilian and Afghan officials in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, Abbot's day-to-day missions involve escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Joseph Wezner, a medic with the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, stands guard during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a water pumping station in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11.
5 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Joseph Wezner, a medic with the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, stands guard during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a water pumping station in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou pulls security during a mission in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11
6 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou pulls security during a mission in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11 (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, left, and Spc. Glen Abbot patrol a road in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, these Soldiers are charged with escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province.
7 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, left, and Spc. Glen Abbot patrol a road in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, these Soldiers are charged with escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting of military, civilian and Afghan officials in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, Abbot's day-to-day missions involve escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province.
8 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Glen Abbot stands guard during a meeting of military, civilian and Afghan officials in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, Abbot's day-to-day missions involve escorting military and government officials on governance and development missions in the province. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Col. James Davis, commander of the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion and Task Force Defender, leads a platoon of Soldiers and civilians down a highway in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11.
9 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. James Davis, commander of the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion and Task Force Defender, leads a platoon of Soldiers and civilians down a highway in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, platoon sergeant of the 1st Infantry Division's "Mercenary" security platoon, walks down a road in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11.
10 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, platoon sergeant of the 1st Infantry Division's "Mercenary" security platoon, walks down a road in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, platoon sergeant of the 1st Infantry Division's "Mercenary" security platoon, walks down a highway in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11.
11 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Francisco Ballou, platoon sergeant of the 1st Infantry Division's "Mercenary" security platoon, walks down a highway in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
A 1st Infantry Division Soldier assigned to the headquarters battalion's security platoon prepares his vehicle for a mission June 11 on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
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A 1st Infantry Division Soldier mans the turret of an armoured vehicle during a mission in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11.
13 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A 1st Infantry Division Soldier mans the turret of an armoured vehicle during a mission in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Fort Riley, Kan., Soldier serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion looks out the front window of an armoured vehicle during a convoy from Bagram Airfield to a forward operating base in Parwan Province, June 11.
14 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Fort Riley, Kan., Soldier serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion looks out the front window of an armoured vehicle during a convoy from Bagram Airfield to a forward operating base in Parwan Province, June 11. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan men look on as Spc. Charles Cothren stands guard during a mission in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province. Cothren is deployed from Fort Riley, Kan., with the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion.
15 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan men look on as Spc. Charles Cothren stands guard during a mission in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province. Cothren is deployed from Fort Riley, Kan., with the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Charles Cothren keeps his eyes on the road during a mission in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Cothren is assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion.
16 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Charles Cothren keeps his eyes on the road during a mission in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. Cothren is assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Charles Cothren scans his surroundings during a mission in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11. Cothren is assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion.
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Spc. Charles Cothren brings up the rear during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a food production center in Parwan Province, Afghanistan. Cothren is assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, and escorts the battalion commander to meetings with local Afghans.
18 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Charles Cothren brings up the rear during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a food production center in Parwan Province, Afghanistan. Cothren is assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion, and escorts the battalion commander to meetings with local Afghans. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Col. James Davis, commander of the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion and Task Force Defender, leads a platoon of Soldiers down a highway in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11.
19 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. James Davis, commander of the 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion and Task Force Defender, leads a platoon of Soldiers down a highway in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan Province, June 11. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Charles Cothren, 1st Infantry Division, stands guard as Soldiers return to an Afghan compound following a mission in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11.
20 / 20 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Charles Cothren, 1st Infantry Division, stands guard as Soldiers return to an Afghan compound following a mission in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 11. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Roland Hale, RCEast Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL