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Marines with Task Force Southwest fire PK general-purpose

Marines with Task Force Southwest fire PK general-purpose

Marines with Task Force Southwest fire PK general-purpose machine guns during foreign weapons familiarization training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 17, 2016. Approximately 300 Marines are assigned to Task Force ... More

A Marine with Task Force Southwest and a Soldier with

A Marine with Task Force Southwest and a Soldier with

A Marine with Task Force Southwest and a Soldier with the 82nd Airborne discuss the course of fire during a joint mortar shoot aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 24, 2017. The range was conducted to refresh and ex... More

A Marine with Task Force Southwest conducts target

A Marine with Task Force Southwest conducts target

A Marine with Task Force Southwest conducts target acquisition drills with an M9 service pistol during a force protection range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 1, 2017. The Marines are scheduled to deploy as part o... More

Marines with Task Force Southwest eat a meal with Afghani

Marines with Task Force Southwest eat a meal with Afghani

Marines with Task Force Southwest eat a meal with Afghani role players during a rapport-building exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 2, 2016. Approximately 30 Marines with the unit worked to enhance their comm... More

Marines with Task Force Southwest advise a notional

Marines with Task Force Southwest advise a notional

Marines with Task Force Southwest advise a notional friendly force during insider threat training at the Infantry Immersion Trainer in Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 3, 2017. These scenarios challenged their advisor ... More

Shaun Sorensen, right, a small unmanned aerial systems

Shaun Sorensen, right, a small unmanned aerial systems

Shaun Sorensen, right, a small unmanned aerial systems instructor with Training and Logistics Support Activity, instructs a Marine with Task Force Southwest on proper controls for the Instant Eye SUAS at Camp L... More

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks to Marines assigned to Task Force Southwest at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 13, 2017. “I’ve got complete and total confidence in everybody in this room,” ... More

A Marine with Task Force Southwest fires rubber ammunition

A Marine with Task Force Southwest fires rubber ammunition

A Marine with Task Force Southwest fires rubber ammunition from the M203A grenade launcher during nonlethal weapons training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2017. More than 30 Marines with the unit’s security e... More

A Marine with Task Force Southwest conducts a meeting

A Marine with Task Force Southwest conducts a meeting

A Marine with Task Force Southwest conducts a meeting with an Afghan role player to discuss a time and place for a key leader engagement during the final mission rehearsal at forward operating base Bravo, Camp ... More

A Marine with Task Force Southwest speaks to Afghan

A Marine with Task Force Southwest speaks to Afghan

A Marine with Task Force Southwest speaks to Afghan role players during a full mission rehearsal at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 28, 2017. During the week-long exercise, Marines with the unit enhanced their advisor... More

A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest, left, and

A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest, left, and

A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest, left, and a U.S. Soldier with Task Force Forge, right, walk to an advisor mission at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, April, 26th, 2017. The Marine advisors shadowed the Task... More

U.S. Sailors with Task Force Southwest and soldiers

U.S. Sailors with Task Force Southwest and soldiers

U.S. Sailors with Task Force Southwest and soldiers with the Afghan National Army 215th Corps stand as the Afghan National Anthem plays during a Helmand Regional Military Training Center graduation ceremony at ... More

Task Force Southwest assumes Helmand advisory mission

Task Force Southwest assumes Helmand advisory mission

Brig. Gen. Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai, the commanding general of the Afghan National Army 215th Corps, speaks during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Shorab, Afghanistan, April 29, 2017. The U.S. Army unit ... More

A colour guard consisting of a U.S. Marine with Task

A colour guard consisting of a U.S. Marine with Task

A colour guard consisting of a U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest, soldiers with Task Force Forge, and an Afghan National Army soldier with the 215th Corps, stand in formation prior to a Transfer of Authorit... More

An Afghan National Army soldier with the 215th Corps

An Afghan National Army soldier with the 215th Corps

An Afghan National Army soldier with the 215th Corps speaks to U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 3, 2017. A group of approximately 15 Marines with the unit are preparing ... More

Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, center, commanding general

Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, center, commanding general

Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, center, commanding general of Task Force Southwest, met with the Provincial governor and key leaders from Afghan National Defense and Security Forces at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, May ... More

Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps

Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps

Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps prepare to tie demolition charges to a trunk line at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 10, 2017. More than 20 soldiers completed a demolition range as part of an... More

Col. Abrahiem Asim, right, the chief of staff of the

Col. Abrahiem Asim, right, the chief of staff of the

Col. Abrahiem Asim, right, the chief of staff of the 505th Zone Afghan National Police, speaks during a meeting with the sub-district police chiefs of Lashkar Gah and advisors from Task Force Southwest at Bost ... More

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest holds

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest holds

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest holds a training meeting with his Afghan National Police counterparts at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, May 15, 2017, where they discussed classes that the advisors ... More

Marines with Task Force Southwest speak to Afghan National

Marines with Task Force Southwest speak to Afghan National

Marines with Task Force Southwest speak to Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps during a key leader engagement at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 7, 2017. Approximately 15 Marine advisors, as well... More

Afghan National Army Brig. Gen. Abdul Hadi Khalil,

Afghan National Army Brig. Gen. Abdul Hadi Khalil,

Afghan National Army Brig. Gen. Abdul Hadi Khalil, center-left, the deputy commanding general of the 215th Corps, salutes ANA soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade during an opening ceremony for an operatio... More

Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps

Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps

Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps and U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest gather for an introductory meeting at Camp Nolay, Afghanistan, May 21, 2017. Marine advisors addressed force sustain... More

Set in: U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest increase position security

Set in: U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest increase position secur...

U.S. Marine mortarmen with Task Force Southwest set in a 120mm mortar to increase the security at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan May 22, 2017. The Marines fired two illumination rounds, which are non-explosive roun... More

Col. David Gibbs, right, commanding officer of team

Col. David Gibbs, right, commanding officer of team

Col. David Gibbs, right, commanding officer of team police, Task Force Southwest greets The Honorable Dominic Jermey, left, the British Ambassador to Afghanistan and Maj. Gen. Martin Smith, center, the lead adv... More

Brig. Gen. Chakansori, left, Brig. Gen. Ahmadzai, center,

Brig. Gen. Chakansori, left, Brig. Gen. Ahmadzai, center,

Brig. Gen. Chakansori, left, Brig. Gen. Ahmadzai, center, and U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, right, gather with the Helmand provincial governor during a shura at Camp Nolay near the Sangin district of Hel... More

Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps

Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps

Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps carry a fallen Afghan soldier onto a C-130 at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 28, 2017, in the holy month of Ramadan. U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest st... More

U.S. Navy medical advisor, right, and U.S. Marine advisor,

U.S. Navy medical advisor, right, and U.S. Marine advisor,

U.S. Navy medical advisor, right, and U.S. Marine advisor, second from right, both with Task Force Southwest, speak with wounded warriors of the Afghan National Army 215th Corps at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, M... More

A U.S. Marine infantryman with Task Force Southwest

A U.S. Marine infantryman with Task Force Southwest

A U.S. Marine infantryman with Task Force Southwest scans the area during the arrival of General Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 2, 2017. The general visited B... More

Army Gen. Joseph Votel, right, the commanding general

Army Gen. Joseph Votel, right, the commanding general

Army Gen. Joseph Votel, right, the commanding general of U.S. Central Command, greets Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, left, the commanding general of Task Force Southwest, at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, June 2, ... More

An Afghan National Army soldier with 2nd Kandak, 4th

An Afghan National Army soldier with 2nd Kandak, 4th

An Afghan National Army soldier with 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps fires an M16A2 rifle during a battlesight zero range at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, June 4, 2017. More than 600 soldiers with the unit a... More

A U.S. Army nurse anesthetist with 2nd Forward Surgical

A U.S. Army nurse anesthetist with 2nd Forward Surgical

A U.S. Army nurse anesthetist with 2nd Forward Surgical Team, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan shows an Afghan National Army nurse anesthetist with the 215th Corps airway intubation equipment at Camp Shorab, Afghanistan... More

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest, right,

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest, right,

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest, right, watches as an engineer with the 505th Zone National Police uncovers a notional improvised explosive devise utilizing the Talon at Bost Airfield, Afghanist... More

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest demonstrates

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest demonstrates

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest demonstrates proper mortar-tube cleaning to Afghan National Army soldiers with 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps prior to a live-fire range at Camp Shorabak, A... More

A CH-47 Chinook delivers a sling-loaded M-777 Howitzer

A CH-47 Chinook delivers a sling-loaded M-777 Howitzer

A CH-47 Chinook delivers a sling-loaded M-777 Howitzer to Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 10, 2017. The howitzer will be manned by U.S. Soldiers with Task Force Iron, and are here to provide accurate fires cap... More

Afghan National Army soldiers with 2nd Brigade, 4th

Afghan National Army soldiers with 2nd Brigade, 4th

Afghan National Army soldiers with 2nd Brigade, 4th Kandak, 215th Corps conduct simulated room clearing procedures at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, June 12, 2017. This training aided them in a real-life operation... More

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest, left,

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest, left,

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest, left, helps an engineer with the 505th Zone National Police put on their EOD9 bomb suit at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 13, 2017. During the class, the advis... More

Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps

Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps

Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps monitor intelligence assets during an offensive operation at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, June 13, 2017. The soldiers, with assistance from U.S. Marines assigne... More

Task Force Southwest supports ANDSF Maiwand Three operations

Task Force Southwest supports ANDSF Maiwand Three operations

U.S. Marine and Navy Sailor advisors with Task Force Southwest and Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps monitor offensive operations with intelligence assets at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, June 14... More

Key leaders from Task Force Southwest and Afghan National

Key leaders from Task Force Southwest and Afghan National

Key leaders from Task Force Southwest and Afghan National Defense and Security Forces meet to discuss operations being conducted in Marjah and Nad Ali during a security shura at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June... More

Lt. Gen. William Beydler, left, the commanding general

Lt. Gen. William Beydler, left, the commanding general

Lt. Gen. William Beydler, left, the commanding general of Marine Corps Forces Central Command, and Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, right, the commanding general of Task Force Southwest, shake hands at Bastion Airfield... More

Afghan National Army soldiers with 2nd Kandak, 4th

Afghan National Army soldiers with 2nd Kandak, 4th

Afghan National Army soldiers with 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps conduct a simulated squad attack at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, June 19, 2017. The unit completed an eight-week operational readiness cycl... More

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks to Marines and Sailors with Task Force Southwest at Camp Shorab Afghanistan, June 20, 2017. Neller discussed current events throughout the Marine Corp... More

U.S. Marines with team police, Task Force Southwest,

U.S. Marines with team police, Task Force Southwest,

U.S. Marines with team police, Task Force Southwest, chow down on some local food at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 21, 2017. A local village elder brought fresh watermelon, bread and cooked three goats to se... More

A Marine with Task Force Southwest refers an M64A1

A Marine with Task Force Southwest refers an M64A1

A Marine with Task Force Southwest refers an M64A1 sight and realigns aiming posts in preparation for a 120mm mortar registration mission at Camp Shorab, Afghanistan, June 23, 2017. Several Marines with the Tas... More

A Marine with Task Force Southwest prepares to fire

A Marine with Task Force Southwest prepares to fire

A Marine with Task Force Southwest prepares to fire an M240B machine gun as another Marine checks for impacts at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan June 25, 2017. Approximately 30 Marines with the unit’s security force... More

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael Mercado, right, the Task Force

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael Mercado, right, the Task Force

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael Mercado, right, the Task Force Southwest surgeon and medical advisor, examines a gunshot wound on an Afghan National Army soldier at the 215th Corps Hospital at Camp Shorabak, Afghanista... More

Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, left, the commanding general

Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, left, the commanding general

Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, left, the commanding general of Task Force Southwest, greets Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Bastion Airfield, Afghanistan, June 28, 2017. Dunf... More

Key leaders from the Afghan National Security and Defense

Key leaders from the Afghan National Security and Defense

Key leaders from the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces and Task Force Southwest held a key leader engagement at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 29, 2017. During the KLE, they discussed cooperation an... More

A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest shows Afghan

A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest shows Afghan

A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest shows Afghan National Army soldiers with Engineer Kandak, 215th Corps controls and capabilities of the TALON-MK2 on an operational control unit at Camp Shorabak, Afghanis... More

U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest speak

U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest speak

U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest speak with one of their Afghan counterparts with the Zone 505th National Police, who is in charge of maintenance around the base at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, Jun... More

Brig. Gen Roger Turner, second from left, the commanding

Brig. Gen Roger Turner, second from left, the commanding

Brig. Gen Roger Turner, second from left, the commanding general of Task Force Southwest, and Col. David Gibbs, right, the commanding officer for team police, Task Force Southwest, greet their Afghan National D... More

U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest advises Afghan National Defense and Security Forces during operational planning and delivering the operation order for Operation Maiwand 4 at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan.

U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest advises Afghan National ...

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Jul. 12, 2017) U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest advises Afghan National Defense and Security Forces during operational planning and delivering the operation order for Oper... More

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest speaks

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest speaks

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest speaks with female police officers from the Helmand Provincial Police Headquarters at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, July 13, 2017 to learn more about their daily li... More

A counter improvised explosive device instructor teaches

A counter improvised explosive device instructor teaches

A counter improvised explosive device instructor teaches proper route clearance procedures using a terrain model to Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, July 13, 2017. S... More

Afghan National Army Brig. Gen. Ahmadzai, left, the

Afghan National Army Brig. Gen. Ahmadzai, left, the

Afghan National Army Brig. Gen. Ahmadzai, left, the commanding general of 215th Corps, speaks with U.S. Marine Col. Matthew Grosz, right, the senior ANA advisor assigned to Task Force Southwest, at Camp Shorser... More

U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest advises

U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest advises

U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest advises Afghan National Defense and Security Forces during operational planning and delivering the operation order for Operation Maiwand Four at Bost Airfield, Afgh... More

Afghan National Defense and Security Force partners

Afghan National Defense and Security Force partners

Afghan National Defense and Security Force partners take a map reading test at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, July 16, 2017. U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest conducted a three-week map reading class ... More

General Daud Ghulam Tarakhel, the commanding general

General Daud Ghulam Tarakhel, the commanding general

General Daud Ghulam Tarakhel, the commanding general of the 505th Zone National Police, pays a visit to the young boy who was injured during a Taliban rocket attack just outside of Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, J... More

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest performs

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest performs

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest performs a burpee during a circuit course at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, July 21, 2017. The circuit course was held to commemorate the 15 Marines and one Sailor w... More

An Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Province

An Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Province

An Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Province Regional Military Training Center speaks with a U.S. Marine advisor assigned to Task Force Southwest during a gear inventory at Camp Shorabak, Afghanist... More

U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest speak

U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest speak

U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest speak with the checkpoint guards about vehicle searches at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, July 31, 2017. The advisors went to each security checkpoint around Bost to ... More

U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest move

U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest move

U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest move along the airfield to survey the land for an explosive demolition pit at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2017. A properly placed explosive demolition pit ... More

An Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopter lands at Camp

An Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopter lands at Camp

An Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopter lands at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2017. On July 24, two Mi-17s completed a casualty evacuation in the Nawa district of Helmand province in support of Operation Ma... More

A U.S. Marine explosive ordnance disposal advisor with

A U.S. Marine explosive ordnance disposal advisor with

A U.S. Marine explosive ordnance disposal advisor with Task Force Southwest sets a time fuse burn in order to establish safe separation distances for detonation at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 9, 2017. Seve... More

U.S. Navy Sailor Lt. Laura Cargill, right, the lead

U.S. Navy Sailor Lt. Laura Cargill, right, the lead

U.S. Navy Sailor Lt. Laura Cargill, right, the lead medical planner of Task Force Southwest, instructs Afghan National Army soldiers with 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps how to properly call for a casualty... More

Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Alhaj Wafa,

Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Alhaj Wafa,

Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Alhaj Wafa, left, the Sergeant Major of 215th Corps, U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Darrell L. Carver, center, the Sergeant Major of Task Force Southwest, and U.S. Army Command Sgt... More

An Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Regional

An Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Regional

An Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center uncases an 82mm mortar during a live-fire range at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 17, 2017. U.S. Marine advisors with Task Fo... More

U.S. Marine Maj. Sean Kaiser, a communications advisor

U.S. Marine Maj. Sean Kaiser, a communications advisor

U.S. Marine Maj. Sean Kaiser, a communications advisor with Task Force Southwest, helps track troop movements with Afghan National Army soldiers from 215th Corps during Operation Maiwand Five near Nawa, Afghani... More

An Afghan National Police officer names each part of

An Afghan National Police officer names each part of

An Afghan National Police officer names each part of an M16A2 assault rifle during an M16 class at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2017. The Afghan National Police recently received new M16A2s, replacing t... More

Afghan National Army Brig. Gen. Wali Mohammed Ahmadzai,

Afghan National Army Brig. Gen. Wali Mohammed Ahmadzai,

Afghan National Army Brig. Gen. Wali Mohammed Ahmadzai, the commander of 215th Corps, and Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, the commanding general of Task Force Southwest, discuss plans and tactics to secure and clear t... More

Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps discuss

Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps discuss

Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps discuss tactics for ongoing clearing procedures during Operation Maiwand Five at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2017. U.S. advisors with Task Force Southwest... More

Afghan Air Force pilots prepare to fly an Mi-17 during

Afghan Air Force pilots prepare to fly an Mi-17 during

Afghan Air Force pilots prepare to fly an Mi-17 during casualty evacuation training at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2017. Afghan National Army soldiers with 7th Special Operations Kandak, 215th Corps ex... More

A counter improvised explosive device instructor teaches

A counter improvised explosive device instructor teaches

A counter improvised explosive device instructor teaches Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps proper minesweeping procedures at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 29, 2017. Approximately 70 engineer sol... More

Col. David Gibbs, center, commanding officer for team

Col. David Gibbs, center, commanding officer for team

Col. David Gibbs, center, commanding officer for team police, Task Force Southwest, and Master Sgt. Victor Rosa, right, senior enlisted advisor for team police, greet U.S. Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, left, the... More

Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Matoll, the executive

Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Matoll, the executive

Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Matoll, the executive officer of the Helmand Regional Military Training Center, speaks during a graduation ceremony at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 30, 2017. Approximately 60 A... More

U.S. Marine Col. David Gibbs, center, commanding officer

U.S. Marine Col. David Gibbs, center, commanding officer

U.S. Marine Col. David Gibbs, center, commanding officer of team police, Task Force Southwest, embarks onto a CH-47 Chinook that is destined for a key leader engagement at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2... More

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest throws

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest throws

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest throws a smoke canister to mark a resupply drop zone at Bastion Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 10, 2017. An Afghan Air Force C-208 conducted airdrop training with a... More

Afghan National Army soldiers with 7th Special Operations

Afghan National Army soldiers with 7th Special Operations

Afghan National Army soldiers with 7th Special Operations Kandak, 215th Corps provide medical care to a notionally wounded soldier during night casualty evacuation training at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Sept. ... More

Wais Ahmad Barmak, the Minister of Interior for Afghanistan,

Wais Ahmad Barmak, the Minister of Interior for Afghanistan,

Wais Ahmad Barmak, the Minister of Interior for Afghanistan, and British Army Maj. Gen. Charles Herbert, the Resolute Support senior advisor to the MOI, disembark off a UH-60 Blackhawk for a key leader engageme... More

Brig. Gen. Daud Ghulam Tarakhel, center, the commanding

Brig. Gen. Daud Ghulam Tarakhel, center, the commanding

Brig. Gen. Daud Ghulam Tarakhel, center, the commanding general of the 505th Zone National Police, addresses the policemen at the 1st Operational Kandak during a Task Force Southwest-led train, advise, and assi... More

Afghan National Army engineer soldiers with 215th Corps

Afghan National Army engineer soldiers with 215th Corps

Afghan National Army engineer soldiers with 215th Corps inspect a Caterpillar 120M Motor Grader prior to levelling a road at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Sept. 18, 2017. More than 20 soldiers assigned to various... More

A U.S. Navy advisor and lead medical planner for Task

A U.S. Navy advisor and lead medical planner for Task

A U.S. Navy advisor and lead medical planner for Task Force Southwest, speaks with Afghan National Army care provider at the 3rd Brigade Military Hospital near Gereshk, Afghanistan, Sept. 23, 2017. The advisor ... More

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest meets

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest meets

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest meets with the bank manager at 1st Brigade, near New Garm Ser, Afghanistan, Sept. 23, 2017. The advisor met with the manager to learn about bank operations, the p... More

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest discusses

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest discusses

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest discusses offensive strategy with key governmental leaders from the Gereshk, Afghanistan area during Operation Maiwand Six, Sept. 29, 2017. Multiple advisors with... More

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest and

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest and

A U.S. Marine advisor with Task Force Southwest and Afghan National Defense and Security Force policemen work through an issue at the Operational Coordination Center – Regional at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, Oc... More

An Afghan National Army instructor with the Helmand

An Afghan National Army instructor with the Helmand

An Afghan National Army instructor with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center instructs soldiers with 6th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps on the nomenclature of a M24 sniper rifle at Camp Shorabak, Afg... More

U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, left, the commanding

U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, left, the commanding

U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, left, the commanding general of Task Force Southwest, greets Ambassador Hugo Llorens, right, the Special Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, at Bastion Airfield,... More

Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Kandak, 1st

Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Kandak, 1st

Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps conduct a mock patrol during infantry tactics training at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Oct. 15, 2017. Afghan instructors at the Helmand Reg... More

U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, left, the commanding

U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, left, the commanding

U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, left, the commanding general of Task Force Southwest, and Afghan National Defense and Security Force key leaders meet to discuss Operation Maiwand Seven at Bost Airfield, Af... More

Afghan National Army soldiers with Artillery Brigade,

Afghan National Army soldiers with Artillery Brigade,

Afghan National Army soldiers with Artillery Brigade, 215th Corps plot grids during a map reading class as part of an artillery course at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2017. More than 20 soldiers with th... More

Col. Matthew Reid, left, the deputy commander of Task

Col. Matthew Reid, left, the deputy commander of Task

Col. Matthew Reid, left, the deputy commander of Task Force Southwest, greets Lt. Gen. William Beydler, right, the commanding general of Marine Corps Forces Central Command, at Bastion Airfield, Afghanistan, Oc... More

A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest provides security

A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest provides security

A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest provides security while advisors conduct their train, advise and assist mission at the 1st Operational Kandak near Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 24, 2017. The advisors... More

Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Kandak, 1st

Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Kandak, 1st

Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps battle sight zero M249 light machine guns at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Oct. 24, 2017. Soldiers with the unit’s Heavy Weapons Tolai execu... More

An Afghan National Army soldier with 215th Corps sweeps

An Afghan National Army soldier with 215th Corps sweeps

An Afghan National Army soldier with 215th Corps sweeps for notional improvised explosive devices during a route clearance course at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Oct. 29, 2017. Approximately 40 engineer soldiers... More

Brig. Gen. Daud Ghulam Tarakhel, right, the commanding

Brig. Gen. Daud Ghulam Tarakhel, right, the commanding

Brig. Gen. Daud Ghulam Tarakhel, right, the commanding general of the 505th Zone National Police, speaks with one of the workers at the terminal at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, July 9, 2017. For the past 60 days... More

Afghan National Policemen unload confiscated drugs

Afghan National Policemen unload confiscated drugs

Afghan National Policemen unload confiscated drugs onto a pile of wood and tires during a controlled drug burn at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 2, 2017. The ANP arrived with approximately three tons of confi... More

Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Kandak, 1st

Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Kandak, 1st

Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps rush toward a notional enemy position during a platoon attack exercise at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2017. More than 350 soldiers... More

An Afghan National Army soldier with 6th Kandak, 1st

An Afghan National Army soldier with 6th Kandak, 1st

An Afghan National Army soldier with 6th Kandak, 1st Brigade 215th Corps prepares to fire an M24 sniper rifle during a battle sight zero range at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2017. Approximately 15 sold... More

Rockets launch from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket

Rockets launch from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket

Rockets launch from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System toward a Taliban position in Marjah, Afghanistan during Operation Maiwand Eight, Nov. 9, 2017. Approximately 25 Marines with Task Force Southwest oper... More

Brig. Gen. Daud Ghulam Tarakhel, center, the commanding

Brig. Gen. Daud Ghulam Tarakhel, center, the commanding

Brig. Gen. Daud Ghulam Tarakhel, center, the commanding general of the 505th Zone National Police, greets U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest and advisors with Resolute Support at the Regional Traini... More

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