U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shelby Johnson, squad leader, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, observes the area around Forward Operating Base Torkham while wearing the new Capability Set 13 communications suite.
Rio Grande City, Texas native U.S. Army Spc. Orfelio Escamilla, an infantryman assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Storm, scans the village below as another platoon secures it with Afghan National Security Forces in Kharwar District, Afghanistan, Jan. 11. Soldiers of Company D and ANSF recovered two caches and detained four people during the two-day operation
A Chinese soldier of the 90th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division in a trench mans an American-made M1 81 millimeter caliber mortar during the Battle of Bhamo of the Burma Campaign. The battalion had been heavily bombarded by the Japanese for over a week, but didn’t lose their resolve. The Chinese were able to oust the Japanese from Bhamo on 14 December 1944, placing the Chinese soldiers in Burma only fifty air miles from their fellow Chinese soldiers in Yunnan. Bhamo, Kachin State, Burma (Myanmar). 8 December 1944.
U.S. Army soldiers with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, from Forward Operating Base Torkham, conduct a dismounted patrol from one of their observation points to an Afghan Border Police checkpoint, Nov. 18, 2013. The checkpoint is located a couple kilometers from the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. The purpose of the patrol was to speak with the Afghan Border Police officers at the checkpoint and gain a better understanding of Afghan security operations close to FOB Torkham. 2nd Battalion is a part of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Eric Provost, Task Force Patriot PAO)