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Insurgent soldiers in camp, Guanabacoa, Cuba

Insurgent soldiers in camp, Guanabacoa, Cuba

Stereo copyrighted by B.W. Kilburn. No. 12924. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Camps, military; Cuba Hist. War w/ Spain.

Captured Insurgent smooth bore, Zapote

Captured Insurgent smooth bore, Zapote

Big gun near the Zapote River, Luzon, Philippines. No. 260.

Night Raid

Night Raid

A U.S. Army Soldier attached to 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division photographs a suspected insurgent during a night raid in Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 13, 2007.

An Iraqi army soldier attached to the 2nd Iraqi Army

An Iraqi army soldier attached to the 2nd Iraqi Army

An Iraqi army soldier attached to the 2nd Iraqi Army Division, provides security during a patrol in Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 17, 2007. The 2nd Iraqi Army Division is tasked with large scale operations to rid the city ... More

Patrol

Patrol

Iraqi army Brig. Gen. Moutaa Habeeb Jassim, commander of the 2nd Iraqi Army Division, patrols with Col. Christopher R. Mitchell, attached to the 2nd Division Military Transition Team, in Mosul, Iraq, on Dec. 1... More

Iraqi army soldiers from the 2nd Iraqi Army Division

Iraqi army soldiers from the 2nd Iraqi Army Division

Iraqi army soldiers from the 2nd Iraqi Army Division direct their attention to some incoming small arms fire in Mosul, Iraq, Dec. 16, 2007. The 2nd Iraqi Army Division is tasked with large scale operations to r... More

Iraqi police special weapons and tactics members find

Iraqi police special weapons and tactics members find

Iraqi police special weapons and tactics members find a variety of weapons including mortars, rockets and explosives in an extremist's house in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, Jan. 4.

Fayetteville, N.C., native Col. John H. Hort, commander,

Fayetteville, N.C., native Col. John H. Hort, commander,

Fayetteville, N.C., native Col. John H. Hort, commander, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, awards an Army Commendation Medal to New York City native Staff Sgt. Reggie Martinez, section sergeant, 3... More

Iraqi army general, Riyadh and Ninewa province governor

Iraqi army general, Riyadh and Ninewa province governor

Iraqi army general, Riyadh and Ninewa province governor Kashmulla, hold a press conference to discuss matters of security to the public in Mosul, Iraq, on Jan. 24, 2008. The press conference is the result of a ... More

U.S. Army Soldiers attached to 1st Battalion, Infantry

U.S. Army Soldiers attached to 1st Battalion, Infantry

U.S. Army Soldiers attached to 1st Battalion, Infantry Regiment, clear a neighborhood of any insurgent activity and possible weapon caches. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Greg Pierot)

Marines and IPs Conduct Patrol of Anah

Marines and IPs Conduct Patrol of Anah

Marines of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, conduct a security patrol at night to deter insurgent activity in Anah, Iraq on Feb. 3, 2008. Regimental Combat Team 5 is d... More

A farmer stoops in a field outside his Eastern Afghanistan

A farmer stoops in a field outside his Eastern Afghanistan

A farmer stoops in a field outside his Eastern Afghanistan village. By providing food, shelter, education and a future to generations of Afghans, the coalition can remove hunger and oppression and feed the futu... More

aMarines from Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion,

aMarines from Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion,

aMarines from Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and Afghan farmers conduct a re-supply during Operation Big Wave in Khanagawr, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2010. Local farmers assisted the Mari... More

Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, 3rd

Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, 3rd

Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), hammer down matting while constructing a forward arming and refueling point under the cover of darkness in support of Operation... More

Cpl. David LeonCartagena, a supply warehouseman with

Cpl. David LeonCartagena, a supply warehouseman with

Cpl. David LeonCartagena, a supply warehouseman with Consolidated Material Support Center, Headquarters Battalion, provides instructions to his team in the minutes before entering the final module of the Mobile... More

Remember to 'remember them' on Memorial Day, always

Remember to 'remember them' on Memorial Day, always

Remember to "remember them" on Memorial Day and always is a graphic depicting Sgt. Jeff Sheppard engaging insurgents in Afghanistan. Sheppard was wounded in the engagement and has since separated from active du... More

Iraqi special operations forces snipers blend into

Iraqi special operations forces snipers blend into

Iraqi special operations forces snipers blend into their surroundings as they take aim during Exercise Lion’s Leap, April 26. The exercise held near Baghdad was just one part of a multi-phase demonstration desi... More

PATROL BASE FIRES, Helmand province, Islamic Republic

PATROL BASE FIRES, Helmand province, Islamic Republic

PATROL BASE FIRES, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Marines with 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and their Afghan National Army counterparts maneuver out of a clea... More

Willimasport, Ind., native Sgt. Thomas Marshall is

Willimasport, Ind., native Sgt. Thomas Marshall is

Willimasport, Ind., native Sgt. Thomas Marshall is a light armored vehicle mechanic with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division (Forward). He followed in his parents’ footsteps to becom... More

PATROL BASE KAKAR, Helmand province, Afghanistan -

PATROL BASE KAKAR, Helmand province, Afghanistan -

PATROL BASE KAKAR, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Lance Cpl. Paul Gammon, an assaultman team leader with 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, sights in on insurgents during an attack on Patrol B... More

COMBAT OUTPOST SHIR GHAZAY, Helmand province, Afghanistan

COMBAT OUTPOST SHIR GHAZAY, Helmand province, Afghanistan

COMBAT OUTPOST SHIR GHAZAY, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Lance Cpl. Ronald Curaba, a Coram, Long Island, N.Y. native and team leader with 81mm Mortar Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, posts securi... More

TREK NAWA, Helmand province, Afghanistan — An Afghan

TREK NAWA, Helmand province, Afghanistan — An Afghan

TREK NAWA, Helmand province, Afghanistan — An Afghan National Army soldier opens a container of diesel fuel to dump it on a pile of dried brush. The ANA soldiers who participated in Operation Crack Back burned... More

Lt. Bryan K. Wilson photographs Petty Officer 2nd Class

Lt. Bryan K. Wilson photographs Petty Officer 2nd Class

Lt. Bryan K. Wilson photographs Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon D. Morgan, builder, simulating an insurgent, and a table of evidence as part of an Intermediate Search Tactical Site Exploitation course as Petty ... More

U.S. Forces Afghanistan Deputy Commander-Support, Maj.

U.S. Forces Afghanistan Deputy Commander-Support, Maj.

U.S. Forces Afghanistan Deputy Commander-Support, Maj. Gen. Timothy McHale, gives encouragement to service members maintaining security and returning fire during an attack, Sept. 13, that lasted into the early ... More

The sun rises over the village of Do'ab, Panjwa'i district,

The sun rises over the village of Do'ab, Panjwa'i district,

The sun rises over the village of Do'ab, Panjwa'i district, Oct.19. Do'ab has been full of insurgent activity and is the last area the Taliban have had the freedom to move throughout. Because of this, Afghan Na... More

Lance Cpl. Isaiah Schult, a 20-year-old Indianapolis

Lance Cpl. Isaiah Schult, a 20-year-old Indianapolis

Lance Cpl. Isaiah Schult, a 20-year-old Indianapolis native and improvised explosive device dog handler with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, jokes with Afghan children outside a local residence. The unit jo... More

Lance Cpl. Joshua Smejkal (left) and Corporal Matthew

Lance Cpl. Joshua Smejkal (left) and Corporal Matthew

Lance Cpl. Joshua Smejkal (left) and Corporal Matthew Chen (right), reconnaissance Marines with 3rd Platoon, Company C, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, have seen the challenges of battle firsthand and use lessons... More

Corporal Matthew Chen (left) and Lance Cpl. Joshua

Corporal Matthew Chen (left) and Lance Cpl. Joshua

Corporal Matthew Chen (left) and Lance Cpl. Joshua Smejkal (right), reconnaissance Marines with 3rd Platoon, Company C, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, have seen the challenges of battle firsthand and use lessons... More

(From Left) Lance Cpl. Jacob S. Brehm, Staff Sgt. Peter

(From Left) Lance Cpl. Jacob S. Brehm, Staff Sgt. Peter

(From Left) Lance Cpl. Jacob S. Brehm, Staff Sgt. Peter S. Ramos, Lance Cpl. Brandyn E. Council, and Cpl. Michael S. Ussery serve with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Reigment. Brehm, Council and Ussery... More

A Marine with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine

A Marine with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine

A Marine with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, looks at a distant ridgeline through his Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight. The Marines and Afghan Uniformed Police were engaged by insurgent figh... More

Corporal Michael S. Ussery, a Rochelle, Ga., native

Corporal Michael S. Ussery, a Rochelle, Ga., native

Corporal Michael S. Ussery, a Rochelle, Ga., native and a rifleman with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, is currently on his second combat tour to Afghanistan. The team leader with 3rd Platoon ... More

Marines with Echo Company, Afghan Uniformed Police

Marines with Echo Company, Afghan Uniformed Police

Marines with Echo Company, Afghan Uniformed Police patrolmen, and interpreters gathered around a fire became a common sight and a daily occurrence during Operation Double Check. The Marines and their Afghan cou... More

Corporal George W. Casey (right), a 29-year-old squad

Corporal George W. Casey (right), a 29-year-old squad

Corporal George W. Casey (right), a 29-year-old squad leader with 3rd Platoon, counts off Marines from his platoon to gain accountability as they prepare for a recent night extract. Casey led his squad while c... More

Lance Cpl. Jeremy Correa, infantryman, Golf Company,

Lance Cpl. Jeremy Correa, infantryman, Golf Company,

Lance Cpl. Jeremy Correa, infantryman, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, interacts with Afghan children while on a patrol through Musa Qa’leh District, Afghanistan, April 23, 2012. Correa, from ... More

Zafar 2, the joint operation between Afghan security

Zafar 2, the joint operation between Afghan security

Zafar 2, the joint operation between Afghan security forces and ISAF forces is coming to its end in Farah province. It was focused in Khak-e-Safayd district, from the May 3 to the May 12. Farah province is in t... More

Staff Sgt. John Wildman, a platoon sergeant with 2nd

Staff Sgt. John Wildman, a platoon sergeant with 2nd

Staff Sgt. John Wildman, a platoon sergeant with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, scans the horizon during a security halt in support of Operation Jaws, May 28, 2012. Wildman’s platoon engaged insurgent in the town ... More

An All-American Dustoff crew unloads a patient wounded

An All-American Dustoff crew unloads a patient wounded

An All-American Dustoff crew unloads a patient wounded in the insurgent attack on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, June 1. The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade medevac crews were airborne just minutes ... More

Three Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment,

Three Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment,

Three Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, search for possible enemy combatants during Operation Jaws, in Zamindawar, an area known as an insurgent stronghold, May 26, 2012. The Marines cleared the ... More

The July 4 Valkyrie medevac rescue crew. (From left

The July 4 Valkyrie medevac rescue crew. (From left

The July 4 Valkyrie medevac rescue crew. (From left to right) U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Lee Jones, of Roxboro, N.C.; U.S. Army Capt. Joshua Aronson, of Austin, Texas; U.S. Army Spc. Terry Mills, of Bran... More

General John Allen, commander of the International

General John Allen, commander of the International

General John Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, pays his final respects to Lt. Col. Christopher Raible during a memorial ceremony, Sept. 19. During the ceremony, Marines paid tribu... More

‘RPG’ shoots down Santa?

‘RPG’ shoots down Santa?

An F-15E Strike Eagle rushes to assist Santa Claus, and serve as his wingman as he delivers presents around the world. Flying a ‘sleigh’ powered by two Pratt and Whitney engines and capable of flying at speeds ... More

Coalition security force members review manifest before

Coalition security force members review manifest before

Coalition security force members review manifest before an operation in Sabari district, Khost province, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2013. The operation led to the arrest of a Haqqani facilitator that supplied insurge... More

Afghan security force member scans his sector during

Afghan security force member scans his sector during

Afghan security force member scans his sector during an operation in Pul-e 'Alam district, Logar province, Feb. 6, 2013. The operation resulted in the arrest of a Haqqani facilitator that was responsible for th... More

An Afghan coalition security force member searches

An Afghan coalition security force member searches

An Afghan coalition security force member searches a home during an operation in Sabari district, Khost province, Feb 8, 2013. The operation led to the arrest of a Haqqani leader that was responsible for conduc... More

An Afghan and coalition security force await departure

An Afghan and coalition security force await departure

An Afghan and coalition security force await departure for a mission in Zurmat dstrict, Paktiya province, Feb. 9, 2013. The mission resulted in the arrest of a Taliban leader that executed improvised explosive ... More

An Afghan and coalition security force wait to depart

An Afghan and coalition security force wait to depart

An Afghan and coalition security force wait to depart to an operation in Andar district, Ghazni province, Feb. 11, 2013. The operation led to the arrest of a Taliban leader that was a direct attack leader with ... More

An Afghan coalition security force member provide security

An Afghan coalition security force member provide security

An Afghan coalition security force member provide security during an operation in Khost district, Khost province, Feb 15, 2013. The operation led to the arrest of a high-profile attack facilitator that was asso... More

Afghan and coalition security force members maneuver

Afghan and coalition security force members maneuver

Afghan and coalition security force members maneuver through Pul-e Alam district during an operation in Logar province, Feb. 27, 2013. The operation led to the arrest of a Haqqani high-profile attack facilitato... More

A coalition security force member stays vigilant during

A coalition security force member stays vigilant during

A coalition security force member stays vigilant during an operation in Pul-e 'Alam district, Logar province, March 14, 2013. The operation led to the arrest of a Taliban leader that was heavily involved in ins... More

An Afghan and coalition security force scans the night

An Afghan and coalition security force scans the night

An Afghan and coalition security force scans the night during an operation in Pul-e 'Alam district, Logar province, April 2, 2013. The operation resulted in the detainment of a Taliban leader and several other ... More

Generation at War, Afghanistan

Generation at War, Afghanistan

GySgt. Chris Taylor witnessed the reality of war while serving in Husaybah, Iraq in 2004. Today, Taylor remembers the lessons he learned as a young Marine and teaches them to his Marines at 2nd Radio Battalion.... More

Sarobi district Clearing Operation

Sarobi district Clearing Operation

Afghan National Army commandos scan for insurgent movement in Sarobi district, Kabul province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Commandos are an elite group of soldiers highly trained in counter-insurgency and speci... More

Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Able Company, 1st Battalion,

Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Able Company, 1st Battalion,

Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Able Company, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, deployed to Combat Outpost Hutal, head out on a night-time patrol shortly before dusk, July 1. ... More

CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters fly across the Yuma

CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters fly across the Yuma

CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters fly across the Yuma Desert before picking up Marines for a high value individual raid exercise here, Oct. 8, 2013. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regimen... More

Corporal Keegan Snell, an assaultman section leader

Corporal Keegan Snell, an assaultman section leader

Corporal Keegan Snell, an assaultman section leader with Animal Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and a native of Sierra Vista, Ariz., buries a training mine before a raid training exercise here, Oct... More

A Marine serving with India Company, 3rd Battalion,

A Marine serving with India Company, 3rd Battalion,

A Marine serving with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, carries his M240B machine gun during unknown distance live-fire training here, Nov. 24, 2013. The Marines familiarized themselves with th... More

An Afghan National Army Special Forces soldier climbs

An Afghan National Army Special Forces soldier climbs

An Afghan National Army Special Forces soldier climbs toward an over watch position to look for insurgent movements inside a village in the An Afghan National Army Special Forces soldier climbs toward an over w... More

Weapons Company Marines conduct security patrol in Afghanistan

Weapons Company Marines conduct security patrol in Afghanistan

An infantry Marine with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, holds security aboard a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle during a patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 20, 2014. Mari... More

Col. Robert Whittle Jr., commander, 2nd Brigade Combat

Col. Robert Whittle Jr., commander, 2nd Brigade Combat

Col. Robert Whittle Jr., commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team 'Black Jack,' 1st Cavalry Division, speaks with Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment 'Mustangs,' during an awards presentation on Cooper ... More

Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Melendez, corpsman,

Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Melendez, corpsman,

Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Melendez, corpsman, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, rests next to his gear before a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 4, 2014. Melendez, a nativ... More

A Marine with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine

A Marine with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine

A Marine with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, provides security during an operation in Helmand province, Sept. 9, 2014. During the 72-hour operation, Marines and Afghan National Army soldiers... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle Midgley, a machine gunner

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle Midgley, a machine gunner

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle Midgley, a machine gunner assigned to 3d Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, applies grease to the inside of his M240L machine gun prior to a patrol, aboard Ca... More

A soldier with the Canadian Royal 22nd Regiment calls

A soldier with the Canadian Royal 22nd Regiment calls

A soldier with the Canadian Royal 22nd Regiment calls for a radio check in a simulated, early-morning raid during the annual multinational exercise Bold Alligator, Nov. 7, 2014, on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeun... More

JOLON, Calif. -- Sgt. 1st Class James Wardle, an Opposing

JOLON, Calif. -- Sgt. 1st Class James Wardle, an Opposing

JOLON, Calif. -- Sgt. 1st Class James Wardle, an Opposing Forces casualty and combat engineer with the 570th Sapper Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., ... More

U.S. Army Soldiers attached to the 2nd Division Military

U.S. Army Soldiers attached to the 2nd Division Military

U.S. Army Soldiers attached to the 2nd Division Military Transition Team and Iraqi army soldiers attached to the 2nd Iraqi Army Division, find stolen military uniforms and masks as part of a larger weapons cach... More

Iraqi army Brig. Gen. Moutaa Habeeb Jassim, commander

Iraqi army Brig. Gen. Moutaa Habeeb Jassim, commander

Iraqi army Brig. Gen. Moutaa Habeeb Jassim, commander of the 2nd Iraqi Army Division, talks with his soldiers on a radio during a patrol in Mosul, Iraq, Dec. 16, 2007. The 2nd Iraqi Army Division is tasked wit... More

An Iraqi police special weapons and tactics member

An Iraqi police special weapons and tactics member

An Iraqi police special weapons and tactics member organizes the assortment of weapons found in a cache at an extremist's safe house in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, Jan. 4. Mortars, rocket propelled grenades, improvised e... More

Iraqi army general, Riyadh and Ninewa province governor

Iraqi army general, Riyadh and Ninewa province governor

Iraqi army general, Riyadh and Ninewa province governor Kashmulla, hold a press conference to discuss matters of security to the public in Mosul, Iraq, on Jan. 24, 2008. The press conference is the result of a ... More

U.S. Army Soldiers attached to 1st Battalion, Infantry

U.S. Army Soldiers attached to 1st Battalion, Infantry

U.S. Army Soldiers attached to 1st Battalion, Infantry Regiment, clear a neighborhood of any insurgent activity and possible weapon caches. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Greg Pierot)

Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyrel Greenough, a corpsman

Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyrel Greenough, a corpsman

Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyrel Greenough, a corpsman with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, watches the helicopter that will take him and the rest of the men participating in Operation Bi... More

Illumination flares raise as lightning and ordinance

Illumination flares raise as lightning and ordinance

Illumination flares raise as lightning and ordinance crash down on Barham Chah, a critical logistics hub for insurgent forces in Afghanistan, which was raided by Taskforce Highlander Oct. 29-30. The taskforce c... More

Marines with Consolidated Material Support Center,

Marines with Consolidated Material Support Center,

Marines with Consolidated Material Support Center, Headquarters Battalion, watch a video about improvised explosive device components and how they are hidden within an insurgent’s residence during training cond... More

Iraqi special operations forces soldiers prepare for

Iraqi special operations forces soldiers prepare for

Iraqi special operations forces soldiers prepare for maneuvers during Exercise Lion’s Leap, April 26. The exercise held near Baghdad was just one part of a multi-phase demonstration designed to showcase how wel... More

PATROL BASE FIRES, Helmand province, Islamic Republic

PATROL BASE FIRES, Helmand province, Islamic Republic

PATROL BASE FIRES, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - An Afghan National soldier exits a compound after searching it during Operation Maneuver One in the Village of Ghughori Baba within Sangin,... More

Sgt. Thomas Marshall, a light armored vehicle mechanic

Sgt. Thomas Marshall, a light armored vehicle mechanic

Sgt. Thomas Marshall, a light armored vehicle mechanic and Williamsport, Ind., native with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division (Forward), was meritoriously promoted to sergeant in un... More

CAMP HANSON, Helmand province, Afghanistan -- Macon,

CAMP HANSON, Helmand province, Afghanistan -- Macon,

CAMP HANSON, Helmand province, Afghanistan -- Macon, Ga., native Sgt. Stephen M. Smith, the armory maintenance chief for 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, is a left leg, below-the-knee amputee. He survived a... More

PATROL BASE KAKAR, Helmand province, Afghanistan -

PATROL BASE KAKAR, Helmand province, Afghanistan -

PATROL BASE KAKAR, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Staff Sgt. Joshua Mast, the platoon sergeant for 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, fires the M240B machine gun from the turret during an atta... More

COMBAT OUTPOST SHIR GHAZAY, Helmand province, Afghanistan

COMBAT OUTPOST SHIR GHAZAY, Helmand province, Afghanistan

COMBAT OUTPOST SHIR GHAZAY, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Lance Cpl. Ronald Curaba, 20, a Coram, Long Island, N.Y. native and team leader with 81mm Mortar Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, surveys ... More

Afghan National Army Sgt. Sadiq Yar ties an Afghanistan

Afghan National Army Sgt. Sadiq Yar ties an Afghanistan

Afghan National Army Sgt. Sadiq Yar ties an Afghanistan flag high on an electrical pole. The local insurgents in the area took offense to the symbol of nationalism and began to fire while the flag was going up.

TREK NAWA, Helmand province, Afghanistan — A Marine

TREK NAWA, Helmand province, Afghanistan — A Marine

TREK NAWA, Helmand province, Afghanistan — A Marine with Bravo Company climbs over a wall of a secured compound in Trek Nawa. The company with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, conducted Operation Crack Back... More

Seabees listen to a course instructor debrief a building

Seabees listen to a course instructor debrief a building

Seabees listen to a course instructor debrief a building search as part of an Intermediate Search Tactical Site Exploitation course. The sailors are assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 and 20th S... More

U.S. Forces Afghanistan service members maintain security

U.S. Forces Afghanistan service members maintain security

U.S. Forces Afghanistan service members maintain security and return fire during an attack, Sept. 13, that lasted into the early morning hours. Insurgents attacked the International Security Assistance Force Af... More

Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Gul Ahmad (third from

Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Gul Ahmad (third from

Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Gul Ahmad (third from left), the kandak commander of 1st Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps; and Mercer Island, Wash., native Lt. Col. Tyler Zagurski (center), the commanding officer... More

The sun rises over the village of Do'ab, Panjwa'i district,

The sun rises over the village of Do'ab, Panjwa'i district,

The sun rises over the village of Do'ab, Panjwa'i district, Oct. 19. Do'ab has been full of insurgent activity and is the last area the Taliban have had the freedom to move throughout. Because of this, Afghan N... More

A compound in Do'ab, used as a checkpoint in the village,

A compound in Do'ab, used as a checkpoint in the village,

A compound in Do'ab, used as a checkpoint in the village, shows the destruction caused by insurgent activity in the area. However, the Afghan National Army now mans this checkpoint, as well as various other che... More

Lance Cpl. Joshua Smejkal (left) and Corporal Matthew

Lance Cpl. Joshua Smejkal (left) and Corporal Matthew

Lance Cpl. Joshua Smejkal (left) and Corporal Matthew Chen (right), reconnaissance Marines with 3rd Platoon, Company C, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, have seen the challenges of battle firsthand and use lessons... More

Corporal Matthew Chen (left) and Lance Cpl. Joshua

Corporal Matthew Chen (left) and Lance Cpl. Joshua

Corporal Matthew Chen (left) and Lance Cpl. Joshua Smejkal (right), reconnaissance Marines with 3rd Platoon, Company C, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, have seen the challenges of battle firsthand and use lessons... More

(From Left) Lance Cpl. Jacob S. Brehm, Staff Sgt. Peter

(From Left) Lance Cpl. Jacob S. Brehm, Staff Sgt. Peter

(From Left) Lance Cpl. Jacob S. Brehm, Staff Sgt. Peter S. Ramos, Lance Cpl. Brandyn E. Council, and Cpl. Michael S. Ussery serve with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. Brehm, Council and Ussery... More

Captain George J. Flynn III, a Woodbridge, Va., native

Captain George J. Flynn III, a Woodbridge, Va., native

Captain George J. Flynn III, a Woodbridge, Va., native and the commanding officer for Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, speaks into his field radio operator’s handset. Lance Cpl. Nichalos A. Tuc... More

A Marine with 3rd Platoon catches up on his rest after

A Marine with 3rd Platoon catches up on his rest after

A Marine with 3rd Platoon catches up on his rest after a patrol. The platoon members belong to Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, and are participating in Operation Double Check, an operation to ... More

Corporal Michael S. Ussery, a Rochelle, Ga., native

Corporal Michael S. Ussery, a Rochelle, Ga., native

Corporal Michael S. Ussery, a Rochelle, Ga., native and a rifleman with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, is currently on his second combat tour to Afghanistan. The team leader with 3rd Platoon... More

Marines in the foreground use articles of clothing

Marines in the foreground use articles of clothing

Marines in the foreground use articles of clothing to cover their faces to get some much-needed rest after a night of patrolling. Marines and sailors in the background prepare for an upcoming patrol, while othe... More

Lance Cpl. Geoffrey West, infantryman, Golf Company,

Lance Cpl. Geoffrey West, infantryman, Golf Company,

Lance Cpl. Geoffrey West, infantryman, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, patrols through Musa Qa’leh District, Afghanistan, April 23, 2012. West, from Los Angeles, was part of a patrol to disrup... More

Zafar 2, the joint operation between Afghan security

Zafar 2, the joint operation between Afghan security

Zafar 2, the joint operation between Afghan security forces and ISAF forces is coming to its end in Farah province. It was focused in Khak-e-Safayd district, from May 3 to May 12. Farah province is in the south... More

Staff Sgt. John Wildman, a platoon sergeant with 2nd

Staff Sgt. John Wildman, a platoon sergeant with 2nd

Staff Sgt. John Wildman, a platoon sergeant with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, takes cover during a firefight, during Operation Jaws, May 28, 2012. The Marines of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, cleared a kno... More

An All-American Dustoff crew unloads a patient wounded

An All-American Dustoff crew unloads a patient wounded

An All-American Dustoff crew unloads a patient wounded in the insurgent attack on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, June 1. The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade medevac crews were airborne just minutes a... More

Petty Officer 3rd Class Norberto Zamora, a corpsman

Petty Officer 3rd Class Norberto Zamora, a corpsman

Petty Officer 3rd Class Norberto Zamora, a corpsman with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, takes a knee during a security halt, during Operation Jaws, May 27, 2012. The Marines and sailors with the battalion ... More

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Rogers, of Galveston,

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Rogers, of Galveston,

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Rogers, of Galveston, Texas, prepares to descend a hoist from a UH-60A Black Hawk medevac helicopter July 4, near Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

Marines kneel down beside the battlefield cross to

Marines kneel down beside the battlefield cross to

Marines kneel down beside the battlefield cross to pay their final respects to Sgt. Bradley Atwell during a memorial ceremony, Sept. 20. During the ceremony, Marines paid tribute to Atwell, an aircraft electric... More

Coalition security force members review manifest before

Coalition security force members review manifest before

Coalition security force members review manifest before an operation in Sabari district, Khost province, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2013. The operation led to the arrest of a Haqqani facilitator that supplied insurge... More

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