America’s finest making us proud. Note: All pics taken between Nov 30 – Dec 16.

U.S. Army Pfc. Jacob Adams, left, and Spc. Artem Boyev, both infantrymen assigned to Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, provide overwatch security as fellow Soldiers search for signs of insurgent activity in the mountains near Combat Outpost Bowri Tana in Khost province, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2012. The Soldiers conducted a security patrol in search of the site where a rocket was fired during a recent attack on their outpost. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington/Released)

Sgt. Nathan Fleshman, an infantryman assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), helps Pvt. Stephen Munoz, also an infantryman with Company C, investigate a small cave for weapons and insurgent activity near Combat Outpost Bowri Tana, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

st Airborne Division point out areas of interest during a patrol in search of signs of insurgent activity in the mountains near Combat Outpost Bowri Tana in Khost province, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington/Released)

Pvt. Stephen Munoz, an infantryman assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provides overwatch security as his fellow infantrymen search for signs of insurgent activity in the mountains near Combat Outpost Bowri Tana, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Fleshman, an infantryman assigned to Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, looks into an advanced optic to assist him in identifying potential enemy movement on a nearby mountainside while fellow Soldiers search for signs of insurgent activity near Combat Outpost Bowri Tana in Khost province, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington/Released)

1st Lt. Jerry Hodge, an infantry officer assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), peers into the valley below for signs of insurgent activity near Combat Outpost Bowri Tana, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Duane O’Keefe, an infantry platoon sergeant assigned to Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, looks into a valley for signs of insurgent activity near Combat Outpost Bowri Tana in Khost province, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2012. (Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington/Released)

A coalition force member maintains security during a short patrol with Afghan Local Police in a village in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan Local Police in the village. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member maintains security during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012. The coalition forces conducting the presence patrol are deployed to train and mentor Afghan National Security Forces in their area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

Coalition force members receive high fives from children in a village in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan Local Police in the village.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)