Sharana was my old stomping ground, and a place that I know all too well. I recognize the background in the picture below and know exactly where it is.
U.S. Army Soldiers secure a street in Sharana, Afghanistan, during a mission with the provincial reconstruction team from Paktika, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2009. The Soldiers are assigned to the Arizona National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dallas Edwards)