Road assessment

U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Joshua White, a Security Force member of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, pulls security during a road assessment mission in Farah province, Afghanistan May 9. SECFOR is made up of National Guard infantrymen out of Alaska who are responsible for ensuring the safety of everyone assigned to FOB Farah. PRT Farah is a unit of soldiers, sailors and airmen working with various government and non-government agencies tasked with facilitating governance and stability in the region by working hand in hand with local officials and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The goal of the PRT is to promote the Afghan government and their ability to resolve local issues and provide security to the people. The GIRoA and PRT are dedicated to finding long term, sustainable solutions to the instability in the region and shift the population’s dependence from foreign aid to the local and national government. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lovelady) (Released)

 

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Taken on May 9, 2012