Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq: Korengal Valley: 1afghan1000006725

American soldiers with the 173rd battle company, on a battalian-wide mission in the korengal valley, Afghanistan.Through night-vision goggles: JTAC Kevin Caroon, 28, 'sparkles' a target for the AC130 pilots above as he helps control close air support fire from above Yakachina village while on a mission with Battle company in the Korengal Valley.  JTACs are Airforce-trained specialists in direct contact with the bomber pilots to call in airstrikes on certain targets while weighing and monitoring collateral damage potential. Captain Dan Kearney, the JTACs, and certain intelligence and communication specialists work as a team from afar but with a bird's eye view to help infantry troops on the ground. October 2007.
Korengal Valley, Afghanistan

American soldiers with the 173rd battle company, on a battalian-wide mission in the korengal valley, Afghanistan. 

Through night-vision goggles: JTAC Kevin Caroon, 28, 'sparkles' a target for the AC130 pilots above as he helps control close air support fire from above Yakachina village while on a mission with Battle company in the Korengal Valley. JTACs are Airforce-trained specialists in direct contact with the bomber pilots to call in airstrikes on certain targets while weighing and monitoring collateral damage potential. Captain Dan Kearney, the JTACs, and certain intelligence and communication specialists work as a team from afar but with a bird's eye view to help infantry troops on the ground. October 2007.