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A moment of Gunner Zen



 A coalition special operations forces service member adjusts the fuse of a 60mm mortar during a fire fight in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 7. A force of more than 100 Afghan National Army commandos and coalition special operations forces searched an Afghan village for weapons caches and known anti-Afghanistan forces. Commando-led missions provide national security by encouraging local villagers to look to government forces for support rather than insurgents. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Clayton Weis

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That's weird. That looks like the old BDU top. OK, SF probably explains that. 
 
Remember - it says "Coalition" - he could be from a NATO army or another force that is operating in the region.  Doesn't have to be US.
 
I did a little searching on his 'watch' - looks to be a Garmin Foretrex 401:
The Foretrex 401 is a slim wrist-mounted GPS navigator perfect for outdoor activities that require the use of both hands. Foretrex 401 combines a high-sensitivity waterproof GPS receiver, electronic compass and barometric altimeter into a lightweight device ideal for hikers, skiers and campers. To share data easily, you can connect Foretrex to your computer with USB or just send data wirelessly to another device.

He definitely seems to be engaged in an activity that requires the use of both hands.
 
Did you blur out the sensitive material or did DoD?
   
I'm surprised they didn't erase the tattos.
 
As to what he's adjusting, as they used to say in the Pennzoil ads, "Sound your Z!"