U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Matthew Meggs checks his compass to be sure of his unit’s direction of travel during an air-assault mission in the Khost province of Afghanistan on July 28, 2009. Meggs is from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. DoD photo by Spc. Christopher Nicholas, U.S. Army.