provincial reconstruction team

Pvt. Nicholas Kalinsky from Nemesis Troop 4-2 Calvary stands local security near armored convoy vehicles as members of Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Farah conduct a Key Leader Engagement at Abu Nassar Farahi High School. PRT Farah’s Mission is to train, advise and assist Afghan government leaders at the municipal, district and provincial levels in Farah province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Chad A. Dulac/ Released)

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U.S. Army Spc. Matt Cullen, security force team member for Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, maintains security and checks communications during a meeting with the Farah provincial chief justice in Farah City, May 4. The PRT met with Farah’s chief justice in order to advise and assist with local reconstruction efforts following an April 3 terrorist attack in Farah City. PRT Farah’s mission is to train, advise and assist Afghan government leaders at the municipal, district and provincial levels in Farah province, Afghanistan. Their civil military team is comprised of members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of State and the Agency for International Development (USAID). (U.S. Navy photo by HMC Josh Ives/released)

Command Sgt. Maj. Donald Catalon of Provincial Reconstruction Team Uruzgan (PRT-U) fires a smoke grenade from the Grenade Launcher Attachment (GLA) on a Steyr rifle during training on October 3, 2013, at Multi-National Base-Tarin Kot, Afghanistan. PRT-U was invited to participate in some weapons training with their security platoon, the Other Government Agency (OGA) Platoon. The team trained with the GLA as well as the 84 mm Carl Gustav Recoil-less Rifle.

Sgt. 1st Class Manuel Delarosa, Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul, Shinkai Detachment, finds a pair of shoes for a young girl while helping Afghan National Security Forces distribute winter supplies in Safidar village, Afghanistan, Feb. 1. ( Air Force photo Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Nicholas Cerreto (right), a security force member of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, helps a fellow soldier prepare for a mission to Farah City at Forward Operating Base Farah, Farah province, Afghanistan, Aug. 29. 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.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. James Bates, a security force squad leader with Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, pulls security at a landing zone as his team loads a tactical vehicle into the cargo bay of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Pur Chaman district, Farah province, Afghanistan on Sept. 26. The mission marks the first time coalition forces have been to the Pur Chaman district in over a year. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Jonathan Lovelady)