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Left to right, U.S Army Spc. Corey Rundquist, a military

Left to right, U.S Army Spc. Corey Rundquist, a military

Left to right, U.S Army Spc. Corey Rundquist, a military policeman from Peoria, Ariz.; U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Bachman, a squad leader from Detriot; and U.S. Army Sgt. Casey Troxel, a team leader from Guffey... More

Hajji Abdul Sattar Mangal, the deputy provincial governor

Hajji Abdul Sattar Mangal, the deputy provincial governor

Hajji Abdul Sattar Mangal, the deputy provincial governor for Helmand province, speaks to the graduating class of Afghan Uniformed Police officers at the Joint Security Academy Southwest, Camp Leatherneck, Afgh... More

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Raul R. Silva interacts with Afghan children during a security patrol.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Raul R. Silva interacts with Afghan childr...

SANGIN, Afghanistan (Nov. 07, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Raul R. Silva, assigned to Police Advisor Team 1 of Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, interacts with Afghan ch... More

Afghan returns home to defend country

Afghan returns home to defend country

Mohamed, from Nimroz province, is a recruit in the Afghan Uniform Police at the Joint Security Academy Southwest, here. Mohamed decided to become a police officer because he cares about Afghanistan. He was able... More

Afghan National Police stand beside two of their instructors

Afghan National Police stand beside two of their instructors

Afghan National Police stand beside two of their instructors during a classroom break at the Joint Security Academy Southwest here, Dec. 22. During the first couple of weeks, the ministry of interior instructor... More

Mohammad Wizir signs for the hero payment by stamping

Mohammad Wizir signs for the hero payment by stamping

Mohammad Wizir signs for the hero payment by stamping his thumbprint on the form. Wizir’s son died while protecting the Sayed Karam District subgovernor. Coalition forces are authorized to give hero payments to... More

National Army soldiers question a detainee after discovering

National Army soldiers question a detainee after discovering

National Army soldiers question a detainee after discovering an AK47 found wrapped in plastic and hidden in animal waste beneath a tire in the courtyard of his qalat Jan. 17. The Afghan Uniformed Police discove... More

Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine

Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine

Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment pass locals of Khalaj Bazaar, Garmsir District, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on "Bazaar Friday," Feb. 25. On Fridays, Khalaj Bazaar draws an avera... More

Largest AUP graduation increases security presence in Helmand

Largest AUP graduation increases security presence in Helmand

A class of 222 Afghan Uniformed Police officers graduated the basic training course at the Joint Security Academy Southwest here, March 14. This was the largest group ever to graduate from JSAS.

Soldiers with A Battery, 1st Battalion, 84th Field

Soldiers with A Battery, 1st Battalion, 84th Field

Soldiers with A Battery, 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team take a lunch break with Afghan Uniformed Policemen during a joint patrol in the borderlands of Qeysar an... More

Graduates of the basic patrolman course place their

Graduates of the basic patrolman course place their

Graduates of the basic patrolman course place their hands on the Quran and a rifle during their oath following the graduation ceremony April 7, 2011, at the police training center in Qalat, Zabul province, Afghanistan.

Helmand Provincial Governor Gulab Mangal congratulates

Helmand Provincial Governor Gulab Mangal congratulates

Helmand Provincial Governor Gulab Mangal congratulates an Afghan Uniformed Police student after a graduation ceremony at Joint Security Academy Southwest aboard Camp Leatherneck, April 7. Students had to go thr... More

The 205th Corps Afghan National Army Band plays its

The 205th Corps Afghan National Army Band plays its

The 205th Corps Afghan National Army Band plays its theme before a graduation ceremony April 14, 2011 at the Regional Training Center-Kandahar in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

An Afghan National Army soldier pulls security for

An Afghan National Army soldier pulls security for

An Afghan National Army soldier pulls security for a traffic control point in Zormat District, Paktya province, Afghanistan, manned by 3rd Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, Task Force ... More

Afghan uniformed police officers from Paktika province

Afghan uniformed police officers from Paktika province

Afghan uniformed police officers from Paktika province salute during the playing of the national anthem of the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan during the AUP’s advanced training graduation cer... More

A graduate of the Afghan uniformed police's basic patrolman

A graduate of the Afghan uniformed police's basic patrolman

A graduate of the Afghan uniformed police's basic patrolman course receives a certificate June 2, 2011, in Training Sustainment Site Costall, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. One hundred and ninety-nine students... More

AUP, ANA learn counter IED methods

AUP, ANA learn counter IED methods

Sgt. Said Amir, a squad leader for the Afghan National Army, performs a mine detection exercise during a counter improvised explosive device course on Camp Bastion, June 6. The class was led by Marines from Joi... More

The color guard prepares for a parade before the Afghan

The color guard prepares for a parade before the Afghan

The color guard prepares for a parade before the Afghan Uniformed Police's Basic Patrolman course graduation, June 9, at the Regional Training Center-Kandahar, Afghanistan. 309 students completed the course.

ANP disassembles AK-47

ANP disassembles AK-47

An Afghan uniformed policeman demonstrates disassembling an AK-47 on Jun. 11, 2011, at the Regional Training Center-Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Mohammad Husani, an Afghan Uniformed Police trainee,

Mohammad Husani, an Afghan Uniformed Police trainee,

Mohammad Husani, an Afghan Uniformed Police trainee, gives instructions to a member of his squad during a Combat Town field exercise at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, June 13. Husani is a squad leader for ... More

An Afghan national army soldier loads a rocket-propelled

An Afghan national army soldier loads a rocket-propelled

An Afghan national army soldier loads a rocket-propelled grenade for an Afghan Uniformed Policeman during a live-fire operational training shoot at Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest, Camp Leatherneck, Helmand... More

Maj. Gen. Mullah Khil, the commanding general of the

Maj. Gen. Mullah Khil, the commanding general of the

Maj. Gen. Mullah Khil, the commanding general of the Afghan Uniform Police, shakes hands with and congratulates students after the AUP course graduation at the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest at Camp Leathe... More

Afghan National Security Forces members attend the

Afghan National Security Forces members attend the

Afghan National Security Forces members attend the basic explosive reduction hazard course prior to partnering alongside coalition forces in the field of operations. Trainees review their study guide prior to a... More

Cpl. Matthew R. Pope (left), the operations noncommissioned

Cpl. Matthew R. Pope (left), the operations noncommissioned

Cpl. Matthew R. Pope (left), the operations noncommissioned officer for Provincial Police Advisor Team, 2nd Marine Division, Maj. John D. Cowart (center) the executive officer of the PPAT, 2nd Marine Div., and ... More

An Afghan uniformed policeman watches U.S. Army Sgt.

An Afghan uniformed policeman watches U.S. Army Sgt.

An Afghan uniformed policeman watches U.S. Army Sgt. Mark R. Sheafer, an all-wheeled vehicle mechanic from Newtown Square, Pa., assigned to Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Raider, 3rd Br... More

An Afghan boy, who fell a few days ago, is held by

An Afghan boy, who fell a few days ago, is held by

An Afghan boy, who fell a few days ago, is held by his father as U.S. Army Pfc. Jonathan V. Bachtel, a forward observer from Burleson, Texas, assigned to Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force ... More

In order to protect his identity, an Afghan Uniformed

In order to protect his identity, an Afghan Uniformed

In order to protect his identity, an Afghan Uniformed Police officer wears a scarf while searching homes in Kot District, Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, July 19. While the AUP searched for weapons and... More

NAWA DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Pvt.

NAWA DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Pvt.

NAWA DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Pvt. Mahmad Dawod Qalamyar, a patrolman with the Afghan Uniformed Police, reads a Pashto-English dictionary aloud during an evening break. He, along with hundreds ... More

U.S. Army Pfc. Matthew Titman, an Endicott, N.Y., native,

U.S. Army Pfc. Matthew Titman, an Endicott, N.Y., native,

U.S. Army Pfc. Matthew Titman, an Endicott, N.Y., native, congratulates his Afghan uniformed police partner after completing a successful foot patrol of the Sharana District Center bazaar. Aug 6. Titman serves ... More

Pfc. Matthew Titman, an Endicott, N.Y., native,

Pfc. Matthew Titman, an Endicott, N.Y., native,

Pfc. Matthew Titman, an Endicott, N.Y., native, congratulates his Afghan Uniformed Police partner after completing a successful foot patrol of the Sharana District Center bazaar. Titman serves as an infantryman... More

Sgt. Christopher Charleston, Troop D, 5th Cavalry Regiment,

Sgt. Christopher Charleston, Troop D, 5th Cavalry Regiment,

Sgt. Christopher Charleston, Troop D, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, attached to 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, return... More

Soldiers with Troop D, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 170th

Soldiers with Troop D, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 170th

Soldiers with Troop D, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, attached to 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, partner with Afghan Uniformed Pol... More

First Lt. Lee Robinson, an officer with Company A,

First Lt. Lee Robinson, an officer with Company A,

First Lt. Lee Robinson, an officer with Company A, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, helps plan security with his partnered Afghan Uniformed Police of Police S... More

Afghan National Army soldiers and Afghan Uniformed

Afghan National Army soldiers and Afghan Uniformed

Afghan National Army soldiers and Afghan Uniformed Police joined Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, recently at a feast held by local leader Mohammad Razul. “Nothing could give a ... More

Spc. Xanthin Luptak, a combat engineer with 2nd Battalion,

Spc. Xanthin Luptak, a combat engineer with 2nd Battalion,

Spc. Xanthin Luptak, a combat engineer with 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, teaches an Afghan Uniformed Police officer how to deactivate an improvised explo... More

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan - A team of Afghan Uniformed

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan - A team of Afghan Uniformed

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan - A team of Afghan Uniformed Police practice rapid forced entry and maneuvering within a hostile and confined space at the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest, Camp Leatherneck, He... More

Afghan Uniformed Police practice forced entry and

Afghan Uniformed Police practice forced entry and

Afghan Uniformed Police practice forced entry and maneuvering at the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest, Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Aug. 23. The shoot house exercise is one part of the Provincial Resp... More

Young Afghan girls wait patiently with their families

Young Afghan girls wait patiently with their families

Young Afghan girls wait patiently with their families in hope of receiving food at a humanitarian assistance food drop sponsored by AUP soldiers from Police Sub Station 4 and soldiers from the 58th Military Pol... More

Sergeant Jeremy Lake, a training NCO with Company L,

Sergeant Jeremy Lake, a training NCO with Company L,

Sergeant Jeremy Lake, a training NCO with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment’s Police Embedded Training Team, ensures that the Marine with PETT understand the fundamentals or rocket propelled grenade... More

A child in District 2 displays an Afghan Uniformed

A child in District 2 displays an Afghan Uniformed

A child in District 2 displays an Afghan Uniformed Police leaflet, Sept. 6. Leaflets and stickers were given to children by the AUP as part of an outreach program. The stickers and leaflets depict the police of... More

Brigadier General Mohammed Hakim Angar, provincial

Brigadier General Mohammed Hakim Angar, provincial

Brigadier General Mohammed Hakim Angar, provincial chief of police and acting provincial governor, left, salutes as he arrives at the graduation ceremony for more than 220 Afghan Uniformed Police students here,... More

Sgt. Elton Lambert, a squad leader in Headquarters

Sgt. Elton Lambert, a squad leader in Headquarters

Sgt. Elton Lambert, a squad leader in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and his Afghan police partners deliver school books to ... More

An Afghan Uniformed Police officer leads a dismounted

An Afghan Uniformed Police officer leads a dismounted

An Afghan Uniformed Police officer leads a dismounted patrol with soldiers from 58th Military Police Company, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, through the str... More

Afghan Uniformed Police fire their AK-47 rifles while

Afghan Uniformed Police fire their AK-47 rifles while

Afghan Uniformed Police fire their AK-47 rifles while on a range held at Camp Nathan Smith, Sept. 18. Soldiers with the 58th Military Police Company attached to 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade ... More

Masood, a literacy teacher, answers a question from

Masood, a literacy teacher, answers a question from

Masood, a literacy teacher, answers a question from one of his students during class at the Arghandab’s Operational Coordination Center-District, Sept. 19. The class being taught is the equivalent of first grad... More

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Gary Volesky, 1st Cavalry Division

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Gary Volesky, 1st Cavalry Division

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Gary Volesky, 1st Cavalry Division Deputy commanding general, walks with Armanshah, chief of police, Naka District, Afghan Uniformed Police, through the small village of Derka near Combat O... More

Joint US-Afghan mission to isolated village reflects positive change

Joint US-Afghan mission to isolated village reflects positive change

Spc. Todd Ingraham of Tampa, Fl., Company B, Task Force 2-28, 172nd Infantry Brigade, pulls guard while Sgt. Larry Procick collects biometric information from a local man in the small village of Derka, near Com... More

Afghan National Army soldiers interact with soldiers

Afghan National Army soldiers interact with soldiers

Afghan National Army soldiers interact with soldiers from 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, before a security shura Sept. 20. The security shuras or meetings ar... More

A soldier with Company A, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor

A soldier with Company A, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor

A soldier with Company A, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, guards his position Sept. 21. Company A soldiers frequently secure the perimeter of small villages w... More

An Afghan Uniformed Police class leader listens to

An Afghan Uniformed Police class leader listens to

An Afghan Uniformed Police class leader listens to the commencement address during a graduation ceremony at the Lashkar Gah AUP training facility, Helmand province, Sept. 28. The Lashkar Gah training facility ... More

First meeting, Afghanistan

First meeting, Afghanistan

Afghan National Security Forces have their first combined meeting in the new Pusht Rod District Operations Coordination Center, Sept. 29. The attendees of the meeting included personnel from National Directorat... More

Afghan Uniformed Police and soldiers from 58th Military

Afghan Uniformed Police and soldiers from 58th Military

Afghan Uniformed Police and soldiers from 58th Military Police Company, attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, walk through the community around Police Sub Station 16, Sept. 30. Their missi... More

An Afghan National Army platoon leader (center) prepares

An Afghan National Army platoon leader (center) prepares

An Afghan National Army platoon leader (center) prepares his soldiers to step off for Operation Shamshir in Kherwar district, Logar province, Afghanistan, Oct. 17, 2011. Operation Shamshir was a joint effort co... More

Afghan Police Sub Station commanders in Kandahar City

Afghan Police Sub Station commanders in Kandahar City

Afghan Police Sub Station commanders in Kandahar City met with their Coalition Forces partners at Camp Nathan Smith, Oct. 17, to discuss security and operations throughout the city. During the meeting, informat... More

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Salim Ehsas, commander of 404th

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Salim Ehsas, commander of 404th

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Salim Ehsas, commander of 404th Afghan Uniformed Police, discusses the future partnership with soldiers from the newly arrived Afghan National Army at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, Oct. ... More

Reno, Nev., native Lance Cpl. Daniel Wilson, a fireteam

Reno, Nev., native Lance Cpl. Daniel Wilson, a fireteam

Reno, Nev., native Lance Cpl. Daniel Wilson, a fireteam leader with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, patrols through a cornfield in Nawa district, Helmand province. Some of the Marines from... More

An Afghan Uniformed Police patrolman and Marines from

An Afghan Uniformed Police patrolman and Marines from

An Afghan Uniformed Police patrolman and Marines from Task Force Leatherneck patrol through a creek adjacent to the Helmand River in Helmand province. Patrols sometimes must ford through water during operations... More

Nawa Afghan Uniformed Police conduct independent operation

Nawa Afghan Uniformed Police conduct independent operation

The Nawa District Headquarters Precinct Afghan Uniformed Police pose for a group photo minutes after successfully conducting their first major independent operation here, Oct. 29. The operation, a raid on a sus... More

Soldiers with Forward Support Company G, 3rd Battalion,

Soldiers with Forward Support Company G, 3rd Battalion,

Soldiers with Forward Support Company G, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Afghan National Army soldiers carry a wounded ANA soldier to a waiting ... More

Stockton, Calif., native Lance Cpl. Joseph D. Ramirez,

Stockton, Calif., native Lance Cpl. Joseph D. Ramirez,

Stockton, Calif., native Lance Cpl. Joseph D. Ramirez, a rifleman with 3rd Platoon, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, patrols through a field. The 19-year-old is a graduate of Manteca High School... More

Afghan Uniformed Police patrolmen stand outside of

Afghan Uniformed Police patrolmen stand outside of

Afghan Uniformed Police patrolmen stand outside of a shura, or meeting, for residents of nearby towns. Marines with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, have been working closely with the AUP in anticipation of ... More

Sgt. John Cox, a geospatial engineer with Headquarters

Sgt. John Cox, a geospatial engineer with Headquarters

Sgt. John Cox, a geospatial engineer with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, reads information for the interpreter to translate to Dari at the Operation Coordin... More

Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,

Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,

Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, put up concertina wire to improve the force protection around t... More

Afghan Uniformed Police officers study their maps during

Afghan Uniformed Police officers study their maps during

Afghan Uniformed Police officers study their maps during a map reading class Nov. 27. The class was taught by military police officers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2... More

Sgt. Jesus Nivar, right, a Marine Corps Martial Arts

Sgt. Jesus Nivar, right, a Marine Corps Martial Arts

Sgt. Jesus Nivar, right, a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructor trainer demonstrates a leg sweep on Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Cochran, also a program instructor. The Marines were teaching two members of Washir... More

An Afghan Uniformed Police officer watches as U.S.

An Afghan Uniformed Police officer watches as U.S.

An Afghan Uniformed Police officer watches as U.S. soldiers serving with C Troop, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, talk with local Afghans whi... More

Coalition forces attend an Afghan Uniformed Police

Coalition forces attend an Afghan Uniformed Police

Coalition forces attend an Afghan Uniformed Police recruit course graduation ceremony at the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest in June. Additional courses are provided for advanced training for AUP members, t... More

Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Alter, a corpsman with

Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Alter, a corpsman with

Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Alter, a corpsman with a Police Advisory Team, holds a basic Pashto language guide during a Combat Lifesaver Course he assisted with Dec. 1 aboard Forward Operating Base Jackson,... More

Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company,

Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company,

Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, tie down HESCO barriers that had been loaded onto a backhoe Dec. 14. Once prope... More

Afghan National Army soldiers post security along a

Afghan National Army soldiers post security along a

Afghan National Army soldiers post security along a barrier wall as Afghan National Security Force and International Security Assistance Force leaders celebrate the opening of a temporary new Operational Coordi... More

Corporal Brandy Bates, a member of Female Engagement

Corporal Brandy Bates, a member of Female Engagement

Corporal Brandy Bates, a member of Female Engagement Team 8, and a native of Ann Arbor, Mich., plays with a group of children on the sidelines of a soccer match played by Marines, interpreters and Afghan Nation... More

Staff Sgt. Joshua Murray, a squad leader with 1st Platoon,

Staff Sgt. Joshua Murray, a squad leader with 1st Platoon,

Staff Sgt. Joshua Murray, a squad leader with 1st Platoon, Troop A, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, collects images and information from a citizen in Subdist... More

Cpl. Josh Williams, a supply clerk currently assigned

Cpl. Josh Williams, a supply clerk currently assigned

Cpl. Josh Williams, a supply clerk currently assigned to an Afghan police mentoring team, and a native of Farrell, Pa., provides security alongside Afghan policemen in Zaranj, Nimroz province, Dec. 30.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew McCoy, Medicine Park, Okla.,

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew McCoy, Medicine Park, Okla.,

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew McCoy, Medicine Park, Okla., native and a platoon leader in Company B, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, executes a picture perfect fist-bump w... More

Grenada, Miss., native Lance Cpl. Jordan Nail, an

Grenada, Miss., native Lance Cpl. Jordan Nail, an

Grenada, Miss., native Lance Cpl. Jordan Nail, an infantryman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, holds security during a patrol through a bazaar on the opening day of Operation Double Check J... More

(From Left) Lance Cpl. Jacob S. Brehm, Staff Sgt. Peter

(From Left) Lance Cpl. Jacob S. Brehm, Staff Sgt. Peter

(From Left) Lance Cpl. Jacob S. Brehm, Staff Sgt. Peter S. Ramos, Lance Cpl. Brandyn E. Council, and Cpl. Michael S. Ussery serve with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Reigment. Brehm, Council and Ussery... More

A Marine with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine

A Marine with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine

A Marine with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, looks at a distant ridgeline through his Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight. The Marines and Afghan Uniformed Police were engaged by insurgent figh... More

A bulldozer creates a berm during the opening week

A bulldozer creates a berm during the opening week

A bulldozer creates a berm during the opening week of Operation Double Check. The berm surrounds an elevated post constructed by Marines with 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, to help A... More

Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine

Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine

Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, use sticks and tarps to build a shelter during the second day of Operation Double Check, a battalion-level offensive to rid Mouslmani and other area... More

Corporal Michael S. Ussery, a Rochelle, Ga., native

Corporal Michael S. Ussery, a Rochelle, Ga., native

Corporal Michael S. Ussery, a Rochelle, Ga., native and a rifleman with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, is currently on his second combat tour to Afghanistan. The team leader with 3rd Platoon ... More

Marines with Echo Company, Afghan Uniformed Police

Marines with Echo Company, Afghan Uniformed Police

Marines with Echo Company, Afghan Uniformed Police patrolmen, and interpreters gathered around a fire became a common sight and a daily occurrence during Operation Double Check. The Marines and their Afghan cou... More

Corporal George W. Casey (right), a 29-year-old squad

Corporal George W. Casey (right), a 29-year-old squad

Corporal George W. Casey (right), a 29-year-old squad leader with 3rd Platoon, counts off Marines from his platoon to gain accountability as they prepare for a recent night extract. Casey led his squad while c... More

Lt. Col. Ajadmal Ahmadzay, the commander of Police

Lt. Col. Ajadmal Ahmadzay, the commander of Police

Lt. Col. Ajadmal Ahmadzay, the commander of Police Substation 4, takes a photo Feb. 2 at Police Substation 4 with his female mentors. From left to right are 1st Lt. Danelle Gamble, platoon leader for the 58th M... More

Retired Col. Danny McKnight, who was the battalion

Retired Col. Danny McKnight, who was the battalion

Retired Col. Danny McKnight, who was the battalion commander of Task Force Ranger when they were deployed to Somalia in 1993 and whose unit is the basis for the movie “Black Hawk Down,” thanks Staff Sgt. Stepha... More

A member of the Afghan Local Police identifies himself

A member of the Afghan Local Police identifies himself

A member of the Afghan Local Police identifies himself and presents his weapon to receive his monthly wages from members of the Afghan Uniformed Police in Zabul province, Afghanistan, Feb. 7. The Afghan Uniform... More

Afghan Uniformed Police 303rd Regional Northern Zone

Afghan Uniformed Police 303rd Regional Northern Zone

Afghan Uniformed Police 303rd Regional Northern Zone Commander Lt. Gen. Baba Jan speaks to members of the press after officially opening a new police radio station here, Feb. 15. The citizens of Balkh province ... More

Emanuel Zamai, a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police

Emanuel Zamai, a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police

Emanuel Zamai, a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police in the city of Gardez, gets a fire started for U.S. Army scouts from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, Task Fo... More

Soldiers from the Scout Platoon, Headquarters and

Soldiers from the Scout Platoon, Headquarters and

Soldiers from the Scout Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Spartan observe while members of the local Afghan Uniformed Police conduct a vehicle se... More

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Clayton Smith, from Oxford, Maine,

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Clayton Smith, from Oxford, Maine,

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Clayton Smith, from Oxford, Maine, Scout Platoon Leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Spartan, looks on as an Afghan Uniform Police... More

While AJ Khan Agha, a civilian interpreter for 1st

While AJ Khan Agha, a civilian interpreter for 1st

While AJ Khan Agha, a civilian interpreter for 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, speaks to a class of Afghan Uniformed Police, Capt. Richard Lopez, the stabili... More

Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police and Afghan Border

Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police and Afghan Border

Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police and Afghan Border Police observe a demonstration in a preventative maintenance, checks and services class conducted by the maintenance platoon from Headquarters and Headqu... More

Mohammad Dawood, the Afghan Uniformed Police executive

Mohammad Dawood, the Afghan Uniformed Police executive

Mohammad Dawood, the Afghan Uniformed Police executive officer at the Pinjadoo precinct, speaks during a shura with local elders here, Feb. 16. During these weekly shuras, Afghan and Marine leadership discuss t... More

Afghanistan Second Sergeant Khangul, a noncommissioned

Afghanistan Second Sergeant Khangul, a noncommissioned

Afghanistan Second Sergeant Khangul, a noncommissioned officer with the Afghan Uniformed Police in Kajaki, and 2nd Sgt. Abdul Hari, the assistant training officer with the AUP in Kajaki, listen to patrolling ti... More

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason G. Smith, the Police

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason G. Smith, the Police

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason G. Smith, the Police Advisory Team 1 officer-in-charge with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, shakes hands with Afghan Uniformed Police 2nd Sgt. Khangul, a noncommissioned office... More

Three Afghan National Army soldiers take a break while

Three Afghan National Army soldiers take a break while

Three Afghan National Army soldiers take a break while conducting a traffic check point with U.S. soldiers from 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Task Force B... More

A local Afghan boy salutes U.S. soldiers within an

A local Afghan boy salutes U.S. soldiers within an

A local Afghan boy salutes U.S. soldiers within an Afghan Border Police compound, Nazyan district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, March 15, 2012. The purpose of the mission was to gain familiarization of the ... More

Distinguished guests participate in the opening ceremonies

Distinguished guests participate in the opening ceremonies

Distinguished guests participate in the opening ceremonies at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Blue Mosque, to kick off 1391 Nowruz, celebrating the new year, March 20, 2012. Nowruz or “New Day” marks the start of the... More

U.S. Marine Sgt. Eriek Gutierrez, a squad leader serving

U.S. Marine Sgt. Eriek Gutierrez, a squad leader serving

U.S. Marine Sgt. Eriek Gutierrez, a squad leader serving with 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, led an evening resupply patrol to another squad of Marines near a small vill... More

Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police patrol to Wali

Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police patrol to Wali

Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police patrol to Wali Jan, a small village in Khan Neshin district, March 24, 2012. The AUP patrol leader, Bismullah Khaliq, said his men always show respect and courtesy to loca... More

U.S. Marines and sailors serving with Delta Company,

U.S. Marines and sailors serving with Delta Company,

U.S. Marines and sailors serving with Delta Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, sort through mail and care packages during a late-night delivery here March 25, 2012. Mail isn’t delivered daily ... More

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