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A soldier with 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), kneels behind a wall with his Afghan National Army counterpart during a combined foot patrol, Jan.29 in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan. The soldier, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is currently serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth, 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs Office) Public Domain

A soldier with 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), reacts to enemy gun shots during a combined foot patrol with the Afghan National Army, Jan.29 in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan.

A soldier with 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), watches over an element of a combined foot patrol with the Afghan National Army, Jan.29 in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan.

A soldier with 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), looks for the source of enemy gun shots after a short firefight during a combined foot patrol with the Afghan National Army, Jan.29 in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan.

A soldier with 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), leads a foot patrol using a Mine Hound to detect any improvised explosive devices on their path, Jan.29 in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan.

A Soldier with 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), helps a fellow soldier onto the rooftop of an old, destroyed building to provide protective over watch for another element of their patrol, Jan.29 in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan – Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., provide security and interact with local children during a leaders’ shura in the village of Baki Tanna, Spin Boldak District, Afghanistan Jan. 30.