Images: Operation Champion Spear: Paratroopers Search for Militants [Image 2 of 3]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean Bailey, a paratrooper assigned to Troop B, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, indicates the direction in which his Soldiers must travel while on patrol in the mountains near Sar Hawza, Paktika province, 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 to better secure the area for the innocent civilians of the area.