U.S. special forces on patrol in Afghanistan. Note: All pics taken last Friday.

Afghan National Police and coalition force members conduct a security patrol in order to deny enemy freedom of movement in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member maintains security during an Afghan led security patrol with Afghan National Police to deny enemy freedom of movement in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member maintains security during an Afghan led security patrol with Afghan National Police to deny enemy freedom of movement in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member maintains security during an Afghan led security patrol with Afghan National Police to deny enemy freedom of movement in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member talks with a villager during an Afghan led security patrol with Afghan National Police to deny enemy freedom of movement in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member maintains security during an Afghan led security patrol with Afghan National Police to deny enemy freedom of movement in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member talks with villagers during an Afghan led security patrol with Afghan National Police to deny enemy freedom of movement in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

Coalition force members engage insurgents during an Aghan led security patrol with Afghan National Police in order to deny enemy freedom of movement in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member maintains security after a controlled detonation during a security patrol led by Afghan National Police to deny enemy freedom of movement in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2012.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member maintains security during a security patrol led by Afghan National Police to deny enemy freedom of movement in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member maintains security during an Afghan led security patrol with Afghan National Police to deny enemy freedom of movement in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)