The butter bar doesn’t look too greasy anymore.
[Top, middle] U.S. soldiers with Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment , 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, react to direct fire during a dismounted patrol in Salar, Wardak province, Afghanistan. [Bottom left] U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Keahi Holder attempts to breach a door in the compound, and [bottom right] U.S. Army 2nd Lt. William Haig delivers a situation report.
The unit was conducting operations along Highway One, which is one of the primary trade routes in Afghanistan and is targeted by extremists and criminals as a means of disrupting the populace and collecting money to fund terrorist activities.
(Photos by Spc. Alexander Naylor, 30 AUG 2013.)