Images: PRT Farah in Farah province [Image 24 of 24]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lovelady
U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Christopher Chappel (left) and Spc. Robert McPhail, security force soldiers for Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, prepare their gear for an upcoming mission to Farah City, Farah province, Afghanistan, Sept. 18. PRT Farah is a unit of soldiers, sailors and airmen working with various government and non-government agencies tasked with facilitating governance and stability in the region by working hand in hand with local officials and the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The goal of the PRT is to promote the Afghan government and their ability to resolve local issues and provide security to the people. The GIRoA and PRT are dedicated to finding long term, sustainable solutions to the instability in the region and shift the population's dependence from foreign aid to the local and national government.