A paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team provides overwatch security to fellow paratroopers and Afghan National Security Forces after a firefight May 17, 2012, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. The agricultural areas surrounding Combat Outpost Giro are a haven for insurgent activities. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
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May 17, 2012, 6:27:38 PM
Awesome photo. From the sunlight to the rain clouds in the background. You can just smell the freshness in the air from a post rain. Underscoring the tension the soldier must feel in keeping his buddies safe.