Images: Operation Champion Spear: Paratroopers Search for Militants [Image 1 of 3]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith
U.S. Army Sgt. Miguel Rodriguez from San Antonio, Texas, and paratrooper with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, scans the terrain from a hilltop through the scope of his M4 rifle in the mountains near the village of Sar Hawza in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 5, during the last day of 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.