A Ranger from 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, operates in the darkness of Afghanistan, Feb. 8, 2014, during their combat deployment to Afghanistan. Since October 2001, Rangers of the 75th Ranger Regiment have been deployed to combat in the Global War on Terror for more than 4,500 consecutive days.
(U.S. Army photo, long exposure in low light conditions, by Spc. Stephen S. Cline)
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jeffery Wiltsey, a native of Anchorage, Ala., stands vigilant in the gunner’s turret atop a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle during a convoy en route to Forward Operating Base Naghlu High, May 1, 2013.
MRAP gunners are the eyes-and-ears for personnel inside the fortified vehicles and provide information to the truck commander. Wiltsey serves as personnel officer assigned to Security Force Assistance Advisory Team 15, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Andrade, Task Force Long Knife Public Affairs)