Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, hand out water to local children during a patrol of the village of Kace Satar, Afghanistan, Nov. 11.
U.S. Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct a joint foot patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers in Shajoy Bazaar, Zabul province, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2009.
Lt. Col. John E. McDonough, the commanding officer of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, walks with Lt. Col. Gul Aqa Amiry, the Garmsir Afghan border police commander, in Garmsir, Afghanistan, following a security shura at the Garmsir district governor's compound Nov. 19, 2009. Leaders from the Afghan national security force, along with McDonough, met with Gov. Abdullah Jan to discuss security issues and concerns throughout Garmsir.
Soldiers from Company F, 425th Infantry (Airborne), Long Range Surveillance, Michigan National Guard and commandos from the 3rd Iraqi Army based in Al Kisuk, Iraq, await extraction just outside of Biyaj, Iraq, Nov. 7.
U.S. Army Spc. James Kirker, a medic from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, provides medical care to an elderly woman during a dismounted patrol in the Shah Woli Kot District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 15, 2009.