Staff Sgt. Marcial Arias, from Menifee, Calif., prepares to dismount from the hood of his vehicle during a short halt in route to the objective. Despite heavy snow and freezing temperatures, elements of Task Force 3-66, 172nd Infantry Brigade and their Afghan National Security Forces drove cross country through snow drifts as deep as four feet to reach a remote village in search of insurgent caches.
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