Images: Operation Champion: Paratroopers Search for Militants [Image 3 of 3]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith
U.S. Army paratroopers from Troop B, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, carry vital supplies to help sustain them through muddy streams flowing from the mountains of West Paktika, Afghanistan, Sept. 2, during a three day dismounted patrol in support of Operation Champion Spear. Operation Champion Spear is a combine operation encompassing Afghan national security forces and International Security Assistance Forces within the western half of Paktika targeting specific individuals and locations to better secure the area for the innocent civilians of the area.