U.S. Marines Build Bridges in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines unfasten a multipurpose tractor from an expansion bridge near Patrol Base Atull in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2011. The Marines are assigned to the 7th and 9th engineer support battalions, 2nd Marine Logistics Group Forward. They placed the nonstandard bridge for troop mobilization to suport International Security Assistance Force operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica S. Gonzalez
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Elliot Stamschror measures the distance across a creek near Patrol Base Atull in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2011. Stamschror is assigned to the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group Forward. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica S. Gonzalez
  • U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Carl Zador interacts with Afghan children near Patrol Base Atull in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2011. Zabor is assigned to the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group Forward. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica S. Gonzalez
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andrew Gill steadies an expansion bridge at the build site near Patrol Base Atull in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2011. Gill is assigned to the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group Forward. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica S. Gonzalez
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Carlos Torres levels the ground at the build site of a nonstandard bridge near Patrol Base Atull in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2011. Torres is assigned to the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group Forward. 
 U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica S. Gonzalez
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Todd Collins interacts with Afghan children near Patrol Base Atull in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2011. Collins is assigned to the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group Forward. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica S. Gonzalez
  • U.S. Marines Corps Sgt. Elliot Stamschror, left, and Lance Cpl. Patrick Ryan, right, sweep for improvised explosive devices at the build site of a nonstandard bridge near Patrol Base Fires in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2011. Stamschror and Ryan are assigned to the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group Forward. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica S. Gonzalez
  • U.S. Marines Corps Pfc. Zachary Hadley, left, lifts the base of a nonstandard bridge near Patrol Base Fires in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2011. Hadley is assigned to the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group Forward. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica S. Gonzalez
  • U.S. Marines Corps 1st Lt. Matthew Paluta, right, checks the level of two bases to a nonstandard bridge near Patrol Base Fires in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2011. Paluta is assigned to the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group Forward. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica S. Gonzalez
  • U.S. Marines level the ground at the build site of a nonstandard bridge near Patrol Base Fires in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2011. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica S. Gonzalez
  • U.S. Marines check the spacing of I-beams for a nonstandard bridge near Patrol Base Fires in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2011. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica S. Gonzalez
  • U.S. Marines place the wood deck of a nonstandard bridge near Patrol Base Fires in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2011. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica S. Gonzalez