Scanning the Area

U.S. Army Sgt. Jacob Blanco scans the area during an operation to clear insurgents in southern Howz-e-Madad, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2011. Blanco is with Charger Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. (DoD photo by Cpl. Robert Thaler, U.S Army/Released)

U.S. Army Sgt. Jacob Blanco scans the area during an operation to clear insurgents in southern Howz-e-Madad, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2011. Blanco is with Charger Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. (DoD photo by Cpl. Robert Thaler, U.S Army/Released)