First Day of School by The U.S. Army on Flickr.

Spc. Brad Falde, a cavalry scout with 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, welcomes a student to his first day of school Sept. 18. The boy walked at least 3 miles to reach the new school near the Shah Wali Kot district center. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Michael Newman, 5th Sqdn., 1st Cav. Reg.

An U.S. Army Special Forces soldier scans the valley with his optics during a reconnaissance patrol with Afghan National Army commandos of the 4th Special Operations Kandak, to deny insurgent freedom of movement in eastern Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 18, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara Wakai/Released)