U.S. Army 1st Lt. Benjamin Riley (right) and a Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul interpreter (center) meet a villager during a patrol to the Arghandab River, Afghanistan, on July 19, 2011. Riley is a civil affairs officer assigned to the team’s security force and is deployed from the Massachusetts National Guard. The team’s mission is to conduct civil-military operations in Zabul province to extend the reach and legitimacy of the Afghan government.
DoD photo by Senior Airman Grovert Fuentes-Contreras, U.S. Air Force. (Released)