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An Anti-Taliban Forces (ATF) fighter wraps a bandolier of ammunition for his 7.62mm PK Kalashinkov machine gun around his body as ATF personnel help secure a compound in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

An Anti-Taliban Forces (ATF) fighter wraps a bandolier of ammunition f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Helmand Province Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Johnny Bivera, USN Release Sta... More

Wrapped in a cloth to reduce dust going in his mouth, an unnamed US Army (USA) Soldier stretches his legs when his convoy stopped for a brief rest on the road from Gereshk to Laskar Gah, Afghanistan (AFG). The convoy of military and civilian vehicles is spread over several miles of open desert during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Wrapped in a cloth to reduce dust going in his mouth, an unnamed US Ar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Helmand State: Helmand Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SSG Drew Lockwood, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

U.S. Army Sergeant 1ST Class Tom Rees (right) from the 1ST Information Operations (IO) 10th Mountain and Sergeant 1ST Class (left) from Bravo Co.7158 Aviation 244 Regiment arrange the leaflet boxes as they get ready to execute the drop at Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Apr. 1, 2006. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

U.S. Army Sergeant 1ST Class Tom Rees (right) from the 1ST Information...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

U.S. Army Sergeant 1ST Class Tom Rees from the 1ST Information Operations (IO) 10th Mountain gets ready to carry out a leaflet box to be dropped at Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Apr. 1, 2006. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

U.S. Army Sergeant 1ST Class Tom Rees from the 1ST Information Operati...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

U.S. Army Sergeant 1ST Class Tom Rees (left) from the 1ST Information Operations (IO) 10th Mountain and Sergeant 1ST Class Len Tidey (right) Aviation 244 Regiment releases a box of leaflets on a drop at Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Apr. 1, 2006. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

U.S. Army Sergeant 1ST Class Tom Rees (left) from the 1ST Information ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

U.S. Army Sergeant 1ST Class Len Tidey (center at the door) from Bravo Co.7158 Aviation 244 Regiment watches over the closing ramp minutes before the take off. The crew prepares to drop Afghan National Army soldiers at Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Apr. 1, 2006. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

U.S. Army Sergeant 1ST Class Len Tidey (center at the door) from Bravo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

U.S. Army Sergeant 1ST Class Len Tidey (right) from Bravo Co.7158 Aviation 244 Regiment falls back as Sergeant 1ST Class Tom Rees (left) from the 1ST Information Operations (IO) 10th Mountain releases another leaflet box at a drop at Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Apr. 1, 2006. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

U.S. Army Sergeant 1ST Class Len Tidey (right) from Bravo Co.7158 Avia...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

From left to right, U.S. Army 1LT. Betty Pena, Sergeant 1ST Class Len Tidey, Sergeant Andrew Guerrero from Bravo Co.7158 Aviation 244 Regiment together with STAFF Sergeant Jeff McFarland and Sergeant 1ST Class Tom Rees from the 1ST Information Operations (IO) 10th Mountain talk about the different villages and aLT.itudes of the leaflet drop at Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Apr. 1, 2006. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

From left to right, U.S. Army 1LT. Betty Pena, Sergeant 1ST Class Len ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

U.S. Army Sergeant 1ST Class Tom Rees (left) from the 1ST Information Operations (IO) 10th Mountain and Sergeant 1ST Class from Bravo Co.7158 Aviation 244 Regiment released a box of leaflets at a drop at Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Apr. 1, 2006. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

U.S. Army Sergeant 1ST Class Tom Rees (left) from the 1ST Information ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

US Army (USA) Reserve (USAR) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Len Tidey (left), Bravo Company (B Co), 7-158th Aviation Battalion (BN), 244th (Theater) Aviation Brigade, watches as SFC Tom Rees (right), 1ST Information Operations (IO), 10th Mountain Infantry Division (ID), releases boxes of leaflets in an aerial drop from a USA CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter over Helmand Province, Afghanistan (AFG), during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Reserve (USAR) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Len Tidey (lef...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Helmand Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Leslie Angulo, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Di... More

U.S. Army LT. COL. David Sias (center to the left) ex-commander of Lashkar Gah Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) from 321st Civil Affairs Brigade and British Army COL Charlie Knaggs (center right) new PRT Commander stands at the podium to address audience during the transfer of authority (TOA) at Helmand Province, Afghanistan, May 1 2006. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

U.S. Army LT. COL. David Sias (center to the left) ex-commander of Las...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

U.S. Army LT. COL. David Sias (behind microphone) ex-commander of the Lashkar Gah Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) forward a message of support for the new command taking over the Lashkar Gah PRT during a transfer of authority ceremony (TOA) at Helmand Province, Afghanistan, May 1 2006. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

U.S. Army LT. COL. David Sias (behind microphone) ex-commander of the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

U.S. Army LT. COL. David Sias, center, ex-commander of the Lashkar Gah Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) and British army COL. Charlie Knaggs, right, new PRT commander, salute the British flag as it being rise during a transfer of authority ceremony in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, May 1, 2006. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

U.S. Army LT. COL. David Sias, center, ex-commander of the Lashkar Gah...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

U.S. Army SGT. John Dillon from the 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion helps U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Den Gomez fold the American flag as U.S. Forces withdraw from Lashkar Gah Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) during a transfer of authority ceremony (TOA) at Helmand Province, Afghanistan, May 1, 2006. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. John Dillon from the 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion help...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

A British army soldier from the 21st Air Artillery Defense Battery prepares to raise the British flag during a transfer of authority ceremony in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, May 1 2006. U.S. Army Soldiers are transferring Lashkar Gah Provincial Reconstruction Team to the British army soldiers.  (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

A British army soldier from the 21st Air Artillery Defense Battery pre...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

From left to right, U.S. Army SGT. John Dillon, U.S. Air Force TECH SGT. Derreck Bartley, U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Den Gomez and U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Earl Foreman hand over the American Flag to LT. COL David Sias (second from the left) ex-commander of the Lashkar Gah Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) during a transfer of authority ceremony (TOA) at Helmand Province, Afghanistan, May 1 2006. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

From left to right, U.S. Army SGT. John Dillon, U.S. Air Force TECH SG...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

Mohammed Mohadeen, Afghan National Police CHIEF of STAFF for Helmand Province, prepares to address the audience during a transfer of authority ceremony in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, May 1, 2006. U.S. Army Soldiers are transferring Lashkar Gah Provincial Reconstruction Team to the British army soldiers. DoD photo by SPC. Leslie Angulo, U.S. Army. (Released)

Mohammed Mohadeen, Afghan National Police CHIEF of STAFF for Helmand P...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

U.S. Army SGT. Brian Raley (left) from the 345th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (MPAD) checks the recording settings of his video camera as an interpreter (center) stands by to translate, during an interview at Lashkar Gah Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) as they attend the transfer of authority ceremony (TOA) at Helmand Province, Afghanistan, May 1, 2006. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Brian Raley (left) from the 345th Mobile Public Affairs...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

MEB-A, Afghanistan

MEB-A, Afghanistan

Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James T. Conway, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Carlton W. Kent, speak to Marines and sailors of Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan (MEB-A) during a... More

Directed District Development Eight Week Basic Police Program of Instruction graduation

Directed District Development Eight Week Basic Police Program of Instr...

An Afghan policeman proudly shows off his graduation certificate after completing the Directed District Development Eight Week Basic Police Program of Instruction at the Afghan Uniform Police (AUP) Academy aboa... More

Gen. James Amos visit to Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan

Gen. James Amos visit to Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan

Gen. James Amos, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, displays a bag of toys donated to Afghan children he intends to distribute during his visit to the Marines and sailors of Marine Expeditionary Brigade-... More

Navy Lt. Raul Cantu, a native of Lynden, Wash., and

Navy Lt. Raul Cantu, a native of Lynden, Wash., and

Navy Lt. Raul Cantu, a native of Lynden, Wash., and the joint terminal attack controller for Fire Control Team 8, Supporting Arms Liaison Team “Delta,” 1st Air-Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, in his Fullerton, C... More

Afghan children listen as the Marjah district education

Afghan children listen as the Marjah district education

Afghan children listen as the Marjah district education director, Nazar Khan Taukalyar, reveals plans for a new school in the Koreh Chareh bazaar area during a school ground-breaking ceremony in Marjah, Afghani... More

An Afghan boy is comforted and cleaned while his mother

An Afghan boy is comforted and cleaned while his mother

An Afghan boy is comforted and cleaned while his mother is seen at the Forward Operating Base Price clinic, Helmand province, Afghanistan. The Danish nurses comforted the boy at the clinic in a team effort by D... More

Cpl. Kofi Agyeman, disbursing pay master, 1st Marine

Cpl. Kofi Agyeman, disbursing pay master, 1st Marine

Cpl. Kofi Agyeman, disbursing pay master, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) stares out of a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements after the dust settles while on a convoy through the rugged terrain of Helmand... More

An Afghan man stands on the top of his vehicle while

An Afghan man stands on the top of his vehicle while

An Afghan man stands on the top of his vehicle while on a convoy halt Oct. 8, 2010 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. U.S. Marines with Combat Logistic Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) (not sho... More

U.S. Marine First Lt. Taylor Williams, platoon commander

U.S. Marine First Lt. Taylor Williams, platoon commander

U.S. Marine First Lt. Taylor Williams, platoon commander for Weapons Platoon, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, speaks with local shopkeepers about renovations to the nearby bazaar in Marjah, Oct... More

Afghanistan National Army Special Forces and United

Afghanistan National Army Special Forces and United

Afghanistan National Army Special Forces and United States Special Forces soldiers scans the local desert for any persons of suspicion while conducting their Key Leader Engagement in Hyderbad, Helmand province,... More

The 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) color guard

The 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) color guard

The 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) color guard present the colors during the 235th Marine Corps birthday ceremony on Nov. 10 on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan. U.S. Marines with the 1st M... More

U.S. Marines with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st

U.S. Marines with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st

U.S. Marines with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) meet country music singer Ayla Brown and her band on Nov. 14 on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan. U.S. Marin... More

A U.S. Marine with Landing Support Company, Helicopter

A U.S. Marine with Landing Support Company, Helicopter

A U.S. Marine with Landing Support Company, Helicopter Support Team, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) prepare cargo to attach to a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter deployed wit... More

Members of the Outback Steakhouse crew are brought

Members of the Outback Steakhouse crew are brought

Members of the Outback Steakhouse crew are brought on stage during the Ayla Brown concert in front of a crowd of U.S. Marines, soldiers and sailors at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 15, d... More

Ayla Brown and her band perform in front of a crowd

Ayla Brown and her band perform in front of a crowd

Ayla Brown and her band perform in front of a crowd of U.S. Marines, soldiers and sailors at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 15. Brown used the concert to say thanks to all the troops who ... More

A young Afghan boy watches as Staff Sgt. Julio Z. Castro,

A young Afghan boy watches as Staff Sgt. Julio Z. Castro,

A young Afghan boy watches as Staff Sgt. Julio Z. Castro, heavy equipment chief and project foreman, Engineer Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) monitors road repairs ne... More

Marines with Engineer Company, Combat Logistics Battalion

Marines with Engineer Company, Combat Logistics Battalion

Marines with Engineer Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) saturate the road with water and lay gravel during road improvements near Patrol Base Amir, Afghanistan, Nov. 28... More

Lance Cpl. Gabe T. Green, 19, combat engineer,  Engineer

Lance Cpl. Gabe T. Green, 19, combat engineer, Engineer

Lance Cpl. Gabe T. Green, 19, combat engineer, Engineer Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), watches as dirt fills a barrier on Patrol Base Amir, Afghanistan, Nov. 30. ... More

First Lt. Matthew T. Barnes, platoon commander, 3rd

First Lt. Matthew T. Barnes, platoon commander, 3rd

First Lt. Matthew T. Barnes, platoon commander, 3rd Platoon, Motor Transport Company B, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), aids a wrecker operator while recovering a Mine Resist... More

An Afghan girl watches while a combat logistics patrol

An Afghan girl watches while a combat logistics patrol

An Afghan girl watches while a combat logistics patrol rolls by as she helps her brother herd sheep in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 18. The convoy from 3rd Platoon, Motor Transport Company B, Combat Logi... More

Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos

Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos

Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos addresses a crowd of Marines and sailors at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Dec. 23. Amos expressed his admiration to the service members for their accomplishm... More

Marines with Bravo Company, Combat Logistics Battalion

Marines with Bravo Company, Combat Logistics Battalion

Marines with Bravo Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), along with Marines with 3rd Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Forward), travel thro... More

U.S. Marines (not shown) with 1st Marine Division,

U.S. Marines (not shown) with 1st Marine Division,

U.S. Marines (not shown) with 1st Marine Division, 1st Tank Battalion, Delta Company, perform routine maintenance checks on an M1A1 Abrams Tank while in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 2. Delta Company will... More

A UH-60 Black Hawk performs a test flight aboard forward

A UH-60 Black Hawk performs a test flight aboard forward

A UH-60 Black Hawk performs a test flight aboard forward operating base Edinburgh, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 3. UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters are used to transports wounded troops from the battlefie... More

Tents are seen here in the northern Helmand province,

Tents are seen here in the northern Helmand province,

Tents are seen here in the northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 3. Tents are used in everyday life for billeting, mess halls, gyms and medical facilities.

Irish Guards advisors note Afghan army progress in Helmand province

Irish Guards advisors note Afghan army progress in Helmand province

Afghan National Army soldiers with 3rd Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 215th Afghan National Army Corps and their coalition advisors with 1st Battalion, Irish Guards Brigade Advisory Group move on patrol during Operation ... More

Brig.r George Norton, Regional Command Southwest deputy

Brig.r George Norton, Regional Command Southwest deputy

Brig.r George Norton, Regional Command Southwest deputy commander, walks through the Mushtark Bazaar in Zaranj district, Afghanistan Feb. 22. Norton paid a visit to Zaranj district to meet with Abdul Karim Bara... More

Coalition forces conducted a large-scale counter insurgent

Coalition forces conducted a large-scale counter insurgent

Coalition forces conducted a large-scale counter insurgent operation in Regional Command (Southwest) Feb. 27, which involved U.K. and U.S. forces carrying out an aerial assault, with support from the Afghan Nat... More

A postal clerk with Headquarters and Service Company,

A postal clerk with Headquarters and Service Company,

A postal clerk with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Fwd) moves a pallet with mail to be delivered to Marines operating in Camp Dywer Feb. 27, 2011, aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.

U.S. Navy Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion

U.S. Navy Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion

U.S. Navy Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Detachment Payne, work on construction projects at Forward Operating Base Payne, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 1. During their four months in... More

Brig. Gen. Michael G. Dana and Sgt. Maj. William T.

Brig. Gen. Michael G. Dana and Sgt. Maj. William T.

Brig. Gen. Michael G. Dana and Sgt. Maj. William T. Stables, commanding general and sergeant major of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), uncase the 2nd Marine Logistics Group colors during the Transfer o... More

Largest AUP graduation increases security presence in Helmand

Largest AUP graduation increases security presence in Helmand

A class of 222 Afghan Uniformed Police officers graduated the basic training course at the Joint Security Academy Southwest here, March 14. This was the largest group ever to graduate from JSAS.

Seaman Apprentice Richard Burski, a corpsman with 2nd

Seaman Apprentice Richard Burski, a corpsman with 2nd

Seaman Apprentice Richard Burski, a corpsman with 2nd Maintenance Battalion Surgical Company, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), asks a question during a class at Forward Operating Base Delaram, Afghanistan,... More

Coalition forces with 8th Engineer Support Battalion,

Coalition forces with 8th Engineer Support Battalion,

Coalition forces with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) are currently building three different sizes of Culvert Denial Systems to inhibit insurgents from placing Improvised Ex... More

Helmand Provincial Governor Gulab Mangal congratulates

Helmand Provincial Governor Gulab Mangal congratulates

Helmand Provincial Governor Gulab Mangal congratulates an Afghan Uniformed Police student after a graduation ceremony at Joint Security Academy Southwest aboard Camp Leatherneck, April 7. Students had to go thr... More

MARJAH, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

MARJAH, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

MARJAH, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Corporal Mark Hickok, a 23-year-old combat engineer from North Olmstead, Ohio, patrols through a field during a clearing mission April 9. Marines wit... More

PATROL BASE WOLFPACK, Helmand province, Islamic Republic

PATROL BASE WOLFPACK, Helmand province, Islamic Republic

PATROL BASE WOLFPACK, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan -- Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion roll out on a mission recently. Marines with 2nd LAR Battalion used similar veh... More

Afghan soldiers with the 215th Corps Logistics Battalion

Afghan soldiers with the 215th Corps Logistics Battalion

Afghan soldiers with the 215th Corps Logistics Battalion provide security during a final field exercise designed to test the unit’s capabilities. The 215th CLB will deploy to Helmand province as the first gener... More

Interview: Afghan Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Mumtaz Karimi

Interview: Afghan Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Mumtaz Karimi

After the 215th Corps Logistics Battalion’s graduation in Kabul, the battalion commander, Lt. Col. Mumtaz Karimi, was available to answer questions through an interpreter. The 215th Corps Logistics Battalion wi... More

JAHAZI, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

JAHAZI, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

JAHAZI, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Marines and sailors with 3rd Platoon, Company L, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, hurry to build a patrol base in the unsecured area of Jahazi, April 22. T... More

Capt. Ramon Pattugalan (left), the joint terminal attack

Capt. Ramon Pattugalan (left), the joint terminal attack

Capt. Ramon Pattugalan (left), the joint terminal attack controller for Fire Control Team 6, Supporting Arms Liaison Team Chuck, 2nd-Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, receives a letter of appreciation from Lt.... More

The Afghan National Army soldiers, who graduated from

The Afghan National Army soldiers, who graduated from

The Afghan National Army soldiers, who graduated from Squad Leader Course aboard Forward Operating Base Marjah, May 25, were awarded squad leader patches and certificates of completion. The new graduates are sc... More

A little bit of shade

A little bit of shade

COMBAT OUTPOST CASTLE, Helmand province, Afghanistan -- A young girl hides from the sun as she watches U.S. Marines from 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion patrol the area of Khan Neshin, Afghanistan, M... More

World War II to Afghanistan: Rocket scientist, third generation Marine serves in Helmand province

World War II to Afghanistan: Rocket scientist, third generation Marine...

First Lt. William J. Fredericks, an artillery officer currently deployed to Afghanistan with Kilo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, prepares to head out on a foot patrol in Helmand province. Frederi... More

Lance Cpl. Charles Jenkins, an engineer with Combat

Lance Cpl. Charles Jenkins, an engineer with Combat

Lance Cpl. Charles Jenkins, an engineer with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), Regional Command Southwest, stands in a post on the perimeter of Camp Leatherneck, June 4. Jenkin... More

The deputy commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary

The deputy commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary

The deputy commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, Maj. Gen. Melvin G. Spiese, presents a trophy to Bonnie Small of Marco Forster Middle School for their outstanding contribution to the Spirit of Am... More

NAWA DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan – A patrolman

NAWA DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan – A patrolman

NAWA DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan – A patrolman with the Afghan Uniform Police stands guard outside a refurbished precinct. He is one of several AUP patrolmen who eat, sleep, and work alongside Marin... More

Able Seaman Heidi Telford converses with an Afghan

Able Seaman Heidi Telford converses with an Afghan

Able Seaman Heidi Telford converses with an Afghan soldier at the southern side of the Nahr-e-Bughra Canal near Checkpoint Salaang, Helmand province, June 11. Telford, a native of Plymouth, U.K., is a member of... More

The newly constructed logistics support bridge crossing

The newly constructed logistics support bridge crossing

The newly constructed logistics support bridge crossing the Nahr-e-Bughra Canal near the border of Nahr-e-Saraj and Nad ‘Ali was completed on June 12. Over the course of six days, 25 engineers with 39 Armored E... More

A Tractor Rubber-Tired Articulated Steering Multipurpose

A Tractor Rubber-Tired Articulated Steering Multipurpose

A Tractor Rubber-Tired Articulated Steering Multipurpose vehicle, or TRAM, off loads drainage pipes from a trailer June 11, 2011, aboard Forward Operating Base Geronimo, Afghanistan. Marines with 7th Engineer ... More

Members of the Afghan National Security Forces stand

Members of the Afghan National Security Forces stand

Members of the Afghan National Security Forces stand at attention during the Afghan National Anthem while being saluted by an official party at a Generator Mechanic Course graduation at the Joint Sustainment Ac... More

Tom Foss, a veteran night club comedian, performs his

Tom Foss, a veteran night club comedian, performs his

Tom Foss, a veteran night club comedian, performs his stand-up comedy warm-up routine prior to introducing the Ladies of Comedy to the audience. Jodi Miller, Christina Pazsitsky and Sarah Tiana headlined the Mo... More

Maj. Gen. Mullah Khil, the commanding general of the

Maj. Gen. Mullah Khil, the commanding general of the

Maj. Gen. Mullah Khil, the commanding general of the Afghan Uniform Police, shakes hands with and congratulates students after the AUP course graduation at the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest at Camp Leathe... More

The more than 80 dog tags displayed at the top of the

The more than 80 dog tags displayed at the top of the

The more than 80 dog tags displayed at the top of the wall display inside the new Wounded Warrior berthing area are from servicemen and women who have been part of Wounded Warrior since II Marine Expeditionary ... More

Afghan National Army soldiers drive onto Highway 601

Afghan National Army soldiers drive onto Highway 601

Afghan National Army soldiers drive onto Highway 601 northeast of Lashkar Gah during Operation Qala Sharqay, June 19. The highway is vital to Lashkar Gah’s economy because it connects the city to the rest of Af... More

Petty Officer 2nd Class James Swanson, a corpsman with

Petty Officer 2nd Class James Swanson, a corpsman with

Petty Officer 2nd Class James Swanson, a corpsman with Border Advisor Team 1 from El Paso, Texas, does an inventory of an Afghan Border Police medical kit at Bost Airfield in Helmand province, June 19. "We make... More

Afghan National Security Forces members attend the

Afghan National Security Forces members attend the

Afghan National Security Forces members attend the basic explosive reduction hazard course prior to partnering alongside coalition forces in the field of operations. Trainees review their study guide prior to a... More

An Afghan National Army soldier guides an equipment

An Afghan National Army soldier guides an equipment

An Afghan National Army soldier guides an equipment operator as they work into the evening during Operation Qala Sharqay located northeast of Lashkar Gah, Helmand province. During the operation ANA soldiers wor... More

First Lt. Patrick Abell (left), 1st Company mentor

First Lt. Patrick Abell (left), 1st Company mentor

First Lt. Patrick Abell (left), 1st Company mentor for Border Advisor Team 1, and a native of Akron, Ohio, confers with Haji Samad, a company commander with the Afghan Border Police, at Bost Airfield, June 19. ... More

Gulab Mangal, provincial governor, addresses the Helmand

Gulab Mangal, provincial governor, addresses the Helmand

Gulab Mangal, provincial governor, addresses the Helmand Agricultural Forum at the provincial government compound in Lashkar Gah, June 21. The forum was held for Helmand-based agricultural co-ops, logistics an... More

Coalition and Afghan National Army players collide

Coalition and Afghan National Army players collide

Coalition and Afghan National Army players collide during a soccer match held at Camp Shorabak, Helmand province, June 21. “This game is just a bit of fun between the two teams from the Regional Military Traini... More

Cpl. Matthew R. Pope (left), the operations noncommissioned

Cpl. Matthew R. Pope (left), the operations noncommissioned

Cpl. Matthew R. Pope (left), the operations noncommissioned officer for Provincial Police Advisor Team, 2nd Marine Division, Maj. John D. Cowart (center) the executive officer of the PPAT, 2nd Marine Div., and ... More

Capt. Elizabeth Hagner, the officer in charge of the

Capt. Elizabeth Hagner, the officer in charge of the

Capt. Elizabeth Hagner, the officer in charge of the Female Engagement Team, Regional Command Southwest, who is deployed to Helmand province, Afghanistan, volunteers her time to participate in the Relay for Lif... More

Staff Sgt. Muhammad Zamir, the honor graduate for the

Staff Sgt. Muhammad Zamir, the honor graduate for the

Staff Sgt. Muhammad Zamir, the honor graduate for the Combat Marksmanship Training course at the Joint Academy Sustainment Academy Southwest at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, displays the coin he received ... More

Afghan National Army Sgt. Sarajadin, an instructor

Afghan National Army Sgt. Sarajadin, an instructor

Afghan National Army Sgt. Sarajadin, an instructor at Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest, gives a demonstration during the Joint Non-commissioned Officer Course aboard Camp Bastion, Helmand province, June 30. ... More

Technical Sgt. Johnny Gomez, of St. Mary County, Md.,

Technical Sgt. Johnny Gomez, of St. Mary County, Md.,

Technical Sgt. Johnny Gomez, of St. Mary County, Md., was born and raised in Medellin, Columbia, before he moved to Boca Raton, Fla., in 1982. Gomez is currently deployed to Helmand province, Afghanistan, as an... More

On July 18, in the district of Nawah, rice, beans,

On July 18, in the district of Nawah, rice, beans,

On July 18, in the district of Nawah, rice, beans, and tea were provided by the 215 Maiwand Corps that totaled over 15,000 pounds of food and was divided amongst 467 families.

Cpl. Adrian J. Silva, a medic with A Company, The

Cpl. Adrian J. Silva, a medic with A Company, The

Cpl. Adrian J. Silva, a medic with A Company, The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, scans the edge of a field for insurgents before entering a compound in Nahr-e-Saraj District, Helman... More

Sgt. Sean P. Castaneda, an imagery analyst with 2nd

Sgt. Sean P. Castaneda, an imagery analyst with 2nd

Sgt. Sean P. Castaneda, an imagery analyst with 2nd Intelligence Battalion, Regional Command Southwest, and a native of Cheyenne, Wyo., volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan two weeks after recording his first a... More

Two Marines raise and salute the U.S. flag during the

Two Marines raise and salute the U.S. flag during the

Two Marines raise and salute the U.S. flag during the opening ceremony commemorating the 4th of July, at Camp Leatherneck. The day’s festivities included a concert, sports, games and an outdoor barbecue for the troops.

Sgt. Matthew P. Boyle, an instructor at Joint Sustainment

Sgt. Matthew P. Boyle, an instructor at Joint Sustainment

Sgt. Matthew P. Boyle, an instructor at Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest and a Seguin, Texas native, poses for a photo at JSAS aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, July 6. Boyle had an opportunity to o... More

Afghan National Army graduates of the Combat Medical

Afghan National Army graduates of the Combat Medical

Afghan National Army graduates of the Combat Medical Course stand at attention alongside their coalition mentors, invited dignitaries and guests during their graduation ceremony at the Joint Sustainment Academy... More

Marine Roberto Saunders keeps an eye out for enemy

Marine Roberto Saunders keeps an eye out for enemy

Marine Roberto Saunders keeps an eye out for enemy activity as Marines with J Company, 42 Commando, rest during Operation Zamrod Pak 10, July 7, in Nad’Ali District, Helmand province. During the operation, J C... More

Royal Air Force Sgt. Karen Swallow, an operator with

Royal Air Force Sgt. Karen Swallow, an operator with

Royal Air Force Sgt. Karen Swallow, an operator with Military Stabilization Support Team Gibraltar, arranges to pay a local Afghan for the use of his property by Royal Marines with J Company, 42 Commando, in a ... More

Point man leads way for J Company, 42 Commando in Helmand province

Point man leads way for J Company, 42 Commando in Helmand province

Lance Cpl. Martin Simmons, a point man for J Company, 42 Commando, and a native of Lincoln City, U.K., waits for an air extraction after completing a route clearance mission in Nad’Ali District, Helmand provinc... More

Various switches and gauges on the control panel at

Various switches and gauges on the control panel at

Various switches and gauges on the control panel at the Kajaki dam. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Afghanistan Engineer District-South and Afghan engineers recently completed installation of a primary switch... More

Marines with Motor Transport Platoon, Task Force Belleau

Marines with Motor Transport Platoon, Task Force Belleau

Marines with Motor Transport Platoon, Task Force Belleau Wood, prepare to free a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle stuck in the desert sands of Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 11. The platoon serves a... More

Marines with Company C, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine

Marines with Company C, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine

Marines with Company C, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, talk with a local village elder outside Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, July 13. Many Marines with Company C, affectionately known as "Carlos," ... More

Lance Cpl. Ashley Sallee and Lance Cpl. Kimberly Gastelum

Lance Cpl. Ashley Sallee and Lance Cpl. Kimberly Gastelum

Lance Cpl. Ashley Sallee and Lance Cpl. Kimberly Gastelum pose in front of the II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group’s supply compound at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, July 13. The identical tw... More

Afghan National Security Force graduating class of

Afghan National Security Force graduating class of

Afghan National Security Force graduating class of twenty-four students stand during a graduation ceremony for completing the Explosive Hazard Reduction Course at Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest aboard Camp... More

Sgt. Juanita Towns, of Female Engagement Team 13 in

Sgt. Juanita Towns, of Female Engagement Team 13 in

Sgt. Juanita Towns, of Female Engagement Team 13 in Sangin, Helmand province, sits down for a short break during a nine-hour patrol with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, and Afghan Nation... More

An Afghan National Policeman stands in formation before

An Afghan National Policeman stands in formation before

An Afghan National Policeman stands in formation before conducting a major clearance operation in the rural area outside of Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, along Highway 601. The ANP led the operation.

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