Pfc. Brandon Binsfield, an anti-tank missileman with
Pfc. Brandon Binsfield, an anti-tank missileman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, speaks with an Afghan role-player and an interpreter while providing security in a mock Afghan village during counterinsurgency training at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Aug. 2, 2011. Over two weeks, 3/3's line companies rotated from classes to two-day training evolutions at Schofield's military operations in urban terrain facility, working through scenarios by practicing patrolling, working vehicle control points and interacting with Afghan role-players. Moving further into their pre-deployment training program, the battalion is preparing for the Mojave Viper exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., at the end of August. The month long training event will be their final evaluation before deploying to Afghanistan's Helmand province in support of Operation Enduring Freedom this fall. Binsfield is from Duxbury, Mass.