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On foot and on guard through Zhari district

Sgt. Alex Hatfield with 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment test fires a mounted 50-caliber machine gun from a Stryker before leaving Forward Operating Base Pasab to conduct a partnered patrol with Afghan police in the local area north of the FOB in the Zhari southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Oct. 21, 2013.

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By JOSHUA L. DEMOTTS | STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 19, 2013

Soldiers with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment deployed to Forward Operating Base Pasab in southern Afghanistan’s Zhari district partnered with Afghan police to conduct a foot patrol through some of the farmland to the north of FOB Pasab in order to survey the locals about the security in the area, population and the upcoming elections.

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An Afghan policeman smokes hashish during a partnered patrol with 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment just north of Forward Operating Base Pasab located in southern Aghanistan's Zhari district on Oct. 21, 2013.
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