Images: Building Together [Image 2 of 2]
Photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester
Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team member Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Lang performs a soil samples field gradation particulate test which explains if there are excessive organics for concrete. Lang, a native of Walcott, Iowa, is the quality assurance representative for the PRT. He is a vital member of a team of roughly 100 military personnel and interagency partners throughout Paktika province whose mission is to help legitimize the government of Afghanistan through development, governance and agricultural initiatives. Lang is deployed from Amphibious Construction Battalion One, Coronado, Calif., where he is the communications chief.