Images: Meet and greet [Image 1 of 8]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Crail
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Boom, 172nd Infantry Brigade, greets an Afghan boy while on a foot patrol to inspect construction progress of Afghan Local Police checkpoints in the Marzak Basin. Marzak has historically been a stronghold for the insurgency over the past decade until Company A, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, Task Force 3-66th, took advantage of the winter months to establish a local police force and secure the village from foreign fighters.