U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Mark Velasco, a security
U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Mark Velasco, a security force member of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, inspects the turret of a tactical vehicle at Forward Operating Base Farah, Farah province, Afghanistan, on Sept. 12. 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.