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US Army (USA) Sergeant (SGT) Hernandez (middle), a Medic from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF), displays the contents of his medical kit to his Portuguese counterpart from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) near Kabul, Afghanistan (AFG), in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Sergeant (SGT) Hernandez (middle), a Medic from the Comb...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: SPC Joshua Balog, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) receive their insructions prior to conducting a joint exercise with their International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) counterparts near Kabul, Afghanistan on Sept. 10, 2005.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Joshua Balog) (Released)

Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EDURING FREEDOM Base: Bagram Airfield State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF76 Scene Came... more

Portugese soldiers from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)  discuss their next move.  Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) conducted an exercise with their ISAF counterparts near Kabul, Afghanistan on Sept. 10, 2005.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Joshua Balog) (Released)

Portugese soldiers from the International Security Assistance Force (I...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EDURING FREEDOM Base: Bagram Airfield State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF76 Scene Came... more

Portugese soldiers from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)  practice boarding a CH-47 Chinook helicopter.  Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) conducted an exercise with their ISAF counterparts near Kabul, Afghanistan on Sept. 10, 2005.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Joshua Balog) (Released)

Portugese soldiers from the International Security Assistance Force (I...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EDURING FREEDOM Base: Bagram Airfield State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF76 Scene Came... more

US Army (USA) Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) armed with a FNMI 5.56 mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), travel aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The mission is an exercise with their International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) counterparts, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: SPC Joshua Balog, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A U.S. Army flight crew member from Task Force Sabre waits for take-off aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter.  CJTF76 QRF conducted an exercise with their International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) counterparts near Kabul, Afghanistan on Sept. 10, 2005.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Joshua Balog) (Released)

A U.S. Army flight crew member from Task Force Sabre waits for take-of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Bagram Airfield State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF76 Scene Cam... more

A US Army (USA) flight crew member from Task Force Saber mans a doorway aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The CJTF76 QRF conducted an exercise with their International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) counterparts near Kabul, Afghanistan (AFG), in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A US Army (USA) flight crew member from Task Force Saber mans a doorwa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: SPC Joshua Balog, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands at the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) compound .  Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) conducted an exercise with their ISAF counterparts near Kabul, Afghanistan on Sept. 10, 2005.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Joshua Balog) (Released)

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands at the International Security Assista...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EDURING FREEDOM Base: Bagram Airfield State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF76 Scene Came... more

U.S. Army CAPT. Edward Delatejera of the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) discusses plans with his Portugese counterpart from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).  CJTF76 QRF conducted an exercise with their ISAF counterparts near Kabul, Afghanistan on Sept. 10, 2005.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Joshua Balog) (Released)

U.S. Army CAPT. Edward Delatejera of the Combined Joint Task Force 76 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Bagram Airfield State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF76 Scene Cam... more

Portugese soldiers from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)  practice boarding a CH-47 Chinook helicopter.  Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) conducted an exercise with their ISAF counterparts near Kabul, Afghanistan on Sept. 10, 2005.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Joshua Balog) (Released)

Portugese soldiers from the International Security Assistance Force (I...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EDURING FREEDOM Base: Bagram Airfield State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF76 Scene Came... more

Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) board a US Army (USA) CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The mission is an exercise with their International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) counterparts, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Bagram Airfield State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: SPC Joshua Balog, USA Rele... more

US Army (USA) Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) compare weapons, like this FNMI 5.56 mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), with their Portuguese counterparts in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), near Kabul, Afghanistan (AFG), in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: SPC Joshua Balog, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

US Army (USA) Soldiers armed with an FNMI 5.56 mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) and in full desert gear, from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) are down on one knee after landing in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Their mission is part of an exercise in conjuction with their International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) counterparts, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Soldiers armed with an FNMI 5.56 mm M249 Squad Automatic...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: SPC Joshua Balog, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A US Army (USA) Soldier armed with an FNMI 5.56 mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) and in full desert gear, from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) takes aim. His mission is part of an exercise in conjuction with their International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) counterparts, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A US Army (USA) Soldier armed with an FNMI 5.56 mm M249 Squad Automati...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: SPC Joshua Balog, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Edward Delatejera (right) of the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) meets with Portuguese Soldiers from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) standing near a UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter in the background. Their mission is part of an exercise in conjuction with their International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) counterparts, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Edward Delatejera (right) of the Combined ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: SPC Joshua Balog, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

Prior to conducting a joint exercise near Kabul, Afghanistan (AFG), US Army (USA) Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) coordinate communications through a field phone, with their Portuguese counterparts assigned to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Prior to conducting a joint exercise near Kabul, Afghanistan (AFG), US...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: SPC Joshua Balog, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Charlton Pratt of Task Force Sabre gives Portugese soldiers from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)  a basic introduction to the CH-47 Chinook helicopter.  Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) conducted an exercise with their ISAF counterparts near Kabul, Afghanistan on Sept. 10, 2005.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Joshua Balog) (Released)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Charlton Pratt of Task Force Sabre gives Portuges...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Bagram Airfield State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF76 Scene Cam... more

US Army (USA) Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) carry their gear and rucksacks as they tread through and board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The CJTF76 QRF conducted an exercise with their International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) counterparts near Kabul, Afghanistan (AFG), in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF76) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: SPC Joshua Balog, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A view of the some of the participants during a NATO convention at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 6, 2005. The purpose of the convention is to review the historic National Assembly Elections, the role ISAF (International Security Asisitance Forces) play in helping to bring about success and receive briefings on exceptional funding to support Deployed Operating Bases. (U.S. Army PHOTO by PFC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

A view of the some of the participants during a NATO convention at Kan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Army Air Field Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Rele... more

Italian Army LT.Gen Mauro Del Vecchio (center) pays close attention to the opening remarks of LT.Gen Eikenberry during a NATO convention at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 6, 2005. The purpose of the convention is to review the historic National Assembly Elections, the role ISAF (International Security Asisitance Forces) play in helping to bring about success and receive briefings on exceptional funding to support Deployed Operating Bases. (U.S. Army PHOTO by PFC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

Italian Army LT.Gen Mauro Del Vecchio (center) pays close attention to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Army Air Field Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Rele... more

A view of the participants of the NATO convention at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 6, 2005. The purpose of the convention is to review the historic National Assembly Elections, the role ISAF (International Security Asisitance Forces) play in helping to bring about success and receive briefings on exceptional funding to support Deployed Operating Bases. (U.S. Army PHOTO by PFC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

A view of the participants of the NATO convention at Kandahar Airfield...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Army Air Field Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Rele... more

Nic Robertson from CNN interviews Marine Gen. James Jones (Supreme Allies Commander of Europe) SACEUR during a visit to Kandahar Airfield during a NATO convention in Afghanistan, Oct. 6, 2005. The purpose of the convention is to review the historic National Assembly Elections, the role ISAF (International Security Asisitance Forces) play in helping to bring about success and receive briefings on exceptional funding to support Deployed Operating Bases. (U.S. Army PHOTO by PFC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

Nic Robertson from CNN interviews Marine Gen. James Jones (Supreme All...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Army Air Field Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Rele... more

A view of the different ambassadors participating in a NATO convention at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 6, 2005. The purpose of the convention is to review the historic National Assembly Elections, the role ISAF (International Security Asisitance Forces) play in helping to bring about success and receive briefings on exceptional funding to support Deployed Operating Bases. (U.S. Army PHOTO by PFC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

A view of the different ambassadors participating in a NATO convention...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Army Air Field Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Rele... more

US Army (USA) Lieutenant General (LGEN) Karl Eikenberry, Commanding General (CG), Combined Forces Command Afghanistan (CFC-A), addresses NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) member country ambassadors about the National Afghanistan Assembly elections and the role that the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) played in bringing about success in Afghanistan at the NATO Conference held in Kabul, Kabul Province, Afghanistan (AFG), during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Lieutenant General (LGEN) Karl Eikenberry, Commanding Ge...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kabul Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... more

Polish Brigadier General Lukowski salutes Lt. Cmdr. Robert Clarady, from Snyder, Texas, after awarding him the NATO medal at an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command awards ceremony.

Polish Brigadier General Lukowski salutes Lt. Cmdr. Robert Clarady, fr...

KABUL, Afghanistan (Nov. 29, 2009) Polish Brigadier General Lukowski salutes Lt. Cmdr. Robert Clarady, from Snyder, Texas, after awarding him the NATO medal at an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) ... more

Lt. Cmdr. James Winfrey uses the Ouija board to demonstrate flight deck activity.

Lt. Cmdr. James Winfrey uses the Ouija board to demonstrate flight dec...

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jun. 17, 2010) Lt. Cmdr. James Winfrey, aircraft handling officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), uses the Ouija board to demonstrate flight... more

SECNAV greets a U.S. Marine Corps Gen.

SECNAV greets a U.S. Marine Corps Gen.

KABUL, Afghanistan (Dec. 17, 2011) The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus greets U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of International Security Assistance Force/U.S. Forces Afghan... more

Yeoman 1st Class Enesiya Harris asks the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus a question during an all-hands call at the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Headquarters.

Yeoman 1st Class Enesiya Harris asks the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV...

KABUL, Afghanistan (Nov. 19, 2013) Yeoman 1st Class Enesiya Harris asks the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus a question during an all-hands call at the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Hea... more

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus  and Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford make their way to an all-hands call at ISAF headquarters.

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus and Commander, International...

KABUL, Afghanistan (Nov. 19, 2013) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus and Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford make their way to an all-hands call at ISAF ... more

Crossing the Finish Line

Crossing the Finish Line

Marines with Regional Command (Southwest) (RC(SW)) exit a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter aboard Kandahar Airfield (KAF), Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. The Marines transitioned to KAF following the end of RC(SW) oper... more

Flight of the Retrograde

Flight of the Retrograde

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter flies in to pick up a generator during a helicopter support team mission at Observation Post (OP) Athens, Kajaki district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 3, 2013. The HST... more

Tusken Chopper

Tusken Chopper

A UH-1 Huey lands at Forward Operating Base Shukvani before a sandstorm in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 15, 2013. The Huey was flying in support or 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. ..(U.S. Marine Corp... more

Tank Cavalcade

Tank Cavalcade

An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank assigned to Delta Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, patrols during an operation near the village of Saban, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 10, 2013. The operation was a joint miss... more

Marine's Best Friend

Marine's Best Friend

Lance Cpl. Joseph Nunez from Burbank, Calif., interacts with Viky, a U.S. Marine Corps improvised explosive device detection dog, after searching a compound while conducting counter-insurgency operations in Hel... more

Follow Me

Follow Me

Lance Cpl. Joseph Nunez from Burbank, Calif., and Viky, an improvised explosive device detection dog, both attached to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, search a compound for hidden threats durin... more

Hold Your Breath

Hold Your Breath

U.S. Marines assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9 and Georgian Army soldiers assigned to the 33rd Light Infantry Battalion make their way to the extraction point during Operation Northern Lion II in Helmand prov... more

Into the Great Unknown

Into the Great Unknown

Capt. Bob J. Sise, left, from Wrightsville Beach, N.C. and assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9 conducts a dismounted patrol with Georgian Army soldiers assigned to the 33rd Light Infantry Battalion during Opera... more

Operation Nightmare

Operation Nightmare

Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines (2/8), Regimental Combat Team 7, and Afghan National Security Forces provide security during Operation Nightmare in Nowzad, Afghanistan, June 6, 2013. Operat... more

In His Sights

In His Sights

A Marine with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Georgian Liaison Team-8, Regimental Combat Team 7, provides security during a partnered base security presence patrol outside Forward Operating Base Shir Gha... more

Patrol Pause

Patrol Pause

Capt. Paul Gates, commanding officer of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, pauses during a dismounted patrol with Afghan National Civil Order Policemen (ANCOP) during Operation California in K... more

All For One

All For One

Machine gunners with Echo company, 2nd Battalion 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 7, walk to a training site on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2013. The Marines and sailors of Echo... more

Steady Sniper

Steady Sniper

1st Lt. Nathan M. Brown, with Regimental Combat Team 7, engages a target at a live fire range on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, March 23, 2013. Brown deployed to Afghanistan in support of Oper... more

Security

Security

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. William Brink a rifleman with Echo company, 2nd Battalion 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 7 (RCT) 7, provides security for his teammates during a combat operation in Helmand pro... more

Locked On

Locked On

Sgt. Eric Doerrer, an anti-tank missileman with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, locks on to an enemy position with an FGM-148 Javelin as he prepare to fire the weapon from a fire s... more

Pistol, Pistol

Pistol, Pistol

U.S. Marines assigned to Mobile Strike Force Team, II Marine Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, conduct live-fire training on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 2, 2013. Mari... more

Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm

U.S. Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 make preparations in support of Operation Dynamic Partnership on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 9, 2013. Operation Dynamic Partnership wa... more

Mud on the Tires

Mud on the Tires

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Chester Sherman, a motorman from Petersburg, Va., and assigned to Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (Echo 2/7), reties his boots after changing out of his wet utility... more

Thunder Storm

Thunder Storm

Marines, conducting actions in support of Operation Dynamic Partnership, work through a rain storm in Shurakay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 14, 2013. Dynamic Partnership was a collaborative operation th... more

Welding Warrior

Welding Warrior

Lance Cpl. Josue M. Zamora, a metal worker with Engineer Support Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, cuts sheets of metal in the main staging area for units supporting Operation Dynamic Partnership in Shura... more

Combat Preflight

Combat Preflight

Marines assigned to Marine Light Helicopter Attack Squadron (HMLA) 169 conduct preflight preparations on Camp Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 3, 2013. HMLA-169 is deployed to Afghanistan in support... more

Marine Overwatch

Marine Overwatch

Lance Cpl. Cassidy Zacharyasz provides overwatch for International Security Assistance Forces as they conduct a district transition assessment visit with Nawa District officials at the Nawa District Government... more

More Ammo!

More Ammo!

U.S. Marines with Romeo Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 7, receive their ammunition at a live fire range on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Jan. 22, 2013. The Marin... more

Traveling Doc

Traveling Doc

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Reginald L. Cole, assigned to Police Advisory Team 5 (PAT-5), 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, conducts a dismounted patrol while leaving Afghan Uniforme... more

Window Seating

Window Seating

Lance Cpl. Bradley L. Coy, a machine gunner assigned to combined anti-armor team, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (Fox 2/7), conducts live fire training near Combat Outpost Now Zad, Helmand prov... more

The Same Breed

The Same Breed

“Old breed? New breed? There's not a damn bit of difference so long as it's the Marine breed.” — Lt. Gen. “Chesty” Puller..The uniforms may change, the battlegrounds may change, but Marineswill always be Americ... more

Howitzer Haul

Howitzer Haul

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), externally lifts M777 howitzers over Helmand province, A... more

Mountains Majesty

Mountains Majesty

Lance Cpl. Edgar Jimenezrojas, a military policeman assigned to Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) Advisory Team, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, remains vigilant while conducting a dismounted patro... more

Rest for the Weary

Rest for the Weary

A Marine assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7), takes a nap in the Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) center on Forward Operating Base Now Zad, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 1... more

Ready to Roll Out

Ready to Roll Out

A Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7), inspects his vehicle on Forward Operating Base Now Zad, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, 2012. The Marines of 2/7 are currently deploy... more

Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel

Lance Cpl. Steven A. Wagner, a military policeman assigned to Police Advisory Team 4, serves as a guardian angel while his fellow Marines meet with Afghan Uniformed Police in Kajaki district, Helmand province, ... more

Close Air Support

Close Air Support

Capt. Jonathan Lewenthal and Capt. Eric Scheibe, AV-8B Harrier pilots with Marine Attack Squadron 231, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), fly over southern Helmand province, Afghanist... more

The Same Breed

The Same Breed

“Old breed? New breed? There's not a damn bit of difference so long asit's the Marine breed.” — Lt. Gen. “Chesty” Puller..The uniforms may change, the battlegrounds may change, but Marineswill always be America... more

Starting Line-up

Starting Line-up

Marines with Engineer Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2 (Reinforced), Combat Logistics Regiment 15, overlook a work site on Patrol Base Eredvi, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 23, 2012. CLB-2 engineers... more

Traveling Doc

Traveling Doc

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Reginald L. Cole, assigned to Police Advisory Team 5 (PAT-5), 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, conducts a dismounted patrol while leaving Afghan Uniforme... more

Window Seating

Window Seating

Lance Cpl. Bradley L. Coy, a machine gunner assigned to combined anti-armor team, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (Fox 2/7), conducts live fire training near Combat Outpost Now Zad, Helmand prov... more

Howitzer Haul

Howitzer Haul

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), externally lifts M777 howitzers over Helmand province, A... more

Mountains Majesty

Mountains Majesty

Lance Cpl. Edgar Jimenezrojas, a military policeman assigned to Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) Advisory Team, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, remains vigilant while conducting a dismounted patro... more

Rest for the Weary

Rest for the Weary

A Marine assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7), takes a nap in the Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) center on Forward Operating Base Now Zad, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 1... more

Ready to Roll Out

Ready to Roll Out

A Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7), inspects his vehicle on Forward Operating Base Now Zad, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, 2012. The Marines of 2/7 are currently deploy... more

Close Air Support

Close Air Support

Capt. Jonathan Lewenthal and Capt. Eric Scheibe, AV-8B Harrier pilots with Marine Attack Squadron 231, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), fly over southern Helmand province, Afghanist... more

Starting Line-up

Starting Line-up

Marines with Engineer Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2 (Reinforced), Combat Logistics Regiment 15, overlook a work site on Patrol Base Eredvi, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 23, 2012. CLB-2 engineers... more

Risky Cuts

Risky Cuts

Cpl. Zachary Cline gets a haircut from Lance Cpl. Jerhson Hernandez on Forward Operating Base Sabit Qadam, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 21, 2012. Cline and Hernandez, both riflemen assigned to Headquarte... more

Flyover

Flyover

An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), takes off from Forward Operating Base Jackson, Afghanistan, Nov. 7, 2012. VMM-161 moved troops and cargo to ... more

Stars & Stripes & Sunshine

Stars & Stripes & Sunshine

A Marine CH-53E Super Stallion crew chief assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), makes his way to the ramp while flying over Helman... more

Out on the Farm

Out on the Farm

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 373, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), observe a tractor, rubber-tired, articulated steering, multi-purpose (TRAM) at Camp Basti... more

Marine Corps Morning

Marine Corps Morning

A U.S. Navy volunteer hands off refreshments to competitors at mile marker six during the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Forward on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2012. The 26.2-mil... more

Just Chillin'

Just Chillin'

Cpl. Gary Martz, Regimental Combat Team 7 (RCT-7), rests in a transient tent on Manas Air Base, Chuy province, Kyrgyzstan, Oct. 13, 2012. RCT-7 staged a few days on Manas Air Base before continuing on to their ... more

Birds Eye View

Birds Eye View

A Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter and an AH-1W Cobra attack helicopter with Marine Light Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 469, Marine Aircraft Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), conduct operati... more

Night Flight

Night Flight

Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) wait for a flight next to a UH-1Y Venom helicopter in Camp Dwyer, Helmand province, ... more

Friendly Five

Friendly Five

Cpl. Patrick McCall, a rifleman with the 2nd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, receives a high-five from an Afghan boy during a security patrol in ... more

Osprey Stack

Osprey Stack

You voted and this week's Corps Top Shot comes from Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo...Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys with Marine Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forwar... more

Fire Team

Fire Team

Marines with 3rd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, conduct a security patrol out of Forward Operating Base Shamsher, Helmand province, Afghanistan,... more

Last Shot Last Kill

Last Shot Last Kill

Cpl. Kyle M. Taylor, a crew chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 362, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), scans for enemy activity while manning a .50-caliber machine gun during the final flight of... more

We Have You Covered

We Have You Covered

U.S. Marines with Golf Battery, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment (2/10) set up security and await an Explosive Ordinance Disposal team during a patrol through local Afghan settlements in Habbib Abad, Afghani... more

Guarding Garmsir

Guarding Garmsir

U.S. Marine Sgt. Thomas Settle, 29, Jump Platoon sergeant for Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and a native of Culpeper, Va., posts security at the entrance of the district ... more

Securing Together

Securing Together

GARMSIR DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghainstan - Afghan National Police member Abdul Nabi provides security under the watchful eye of U.S. Marine 2nd Lt. Brenton Mastro, 24, the Guard Force Platoon commander f... more

Building Bridges

Building Bridges

MARJAH DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan – U.S. Marine Cpl. Eric McMullen, a combat engineer with Alpha Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 1 and 21-year-old native of Lake Tahoe, Calif., guides a bulldoz... more

Rollin' Down the Strip

Rollin' Down the Strip

MANAS AIR BASE, Kyrgyzstan — Marines and sailors with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, sit aboard an Air Force C-17 transport aircraft on the flight line here, before depart... more

Marines keeps watch

Marines keeps watch

A security detail keeps overwatch during a Relief In Place (RIP) ceremony at the Base Defense Operations Center (BDOC), Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, to commemorate the Transition Of Authority (TOA) from 1/23r... more

Medal of Honor Recipient Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer tours Ground Zero, Sept. 20

Medal of Honor Recipient Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer tours Ground Zero, S...

NEW YORK -- Sgt. Dakota Meyer, the first living Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions since Vietnam, signs a beam at the top of the Freedom Tower, Sept. 21. Meyer spoke at a ceremony at the Nati... more

Medal of Honor Recipient Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer tours Ground Zero, Sept. 20

Medal of Honor Recipient Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer tours Ground Zero, S...

NEW YORK -- Sgt. Dakota Meyer, the first living Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions since Vietnam, signs a construction worker's hard hat while touring the National September 11 Memorial & Muse... more

Marines speak to locals in Aghanistan

Marines speak to locals in Aghanistan

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Erik Rasmussen (right), a squad leader with Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Regimental Combat Team 8, speaks to a local Afghan through an interprete... more