U.S. Troops, Afghan Soldiers Conduct Operation New Hope, Receive Fire

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers run to a compound to take cover while receiving enemy fire during Operation New Hope in Kajaki, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. The Marines are assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7. During the three-day operation, Afghan forces cleared weapons caches, improvised explosive devices and enemy fighting positions from the area. Marine advisors accompanied the Afghan forces, providing call for fires and tactical input when needed. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia
  • Afghan soldiers patrol over the frost-covered ground after receiving enemy fire during Operation New Hope in Kajaki, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia
  • Afghan soldiers take cover behind a wall while receiving enemy fire during Operation New Hope in Kajaki, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jovan Delafuente provides security while halted behind a compound during Operation New Hope in Kajaki, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. Delafuente, a corpsman, is assigned to Security Force Assistance Advisor Team, Regimental Combat Team 7. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia
  • An Afghan army captain coordinates with his soldiers to prepare them for the day's tasks during Operation New Hope in Kajaki, Afghanistan, Jan. 17, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia
  • U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers inspect a possible improvised explosive device during Operation New Hope in Kajaki, Afghanistan, Jan. 17, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia
  • An Afghan boy smiles as U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers briefly stop in a compound during Operation New Hope in Kajaki, Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia
  • U.S. Marine Corps Captain Mastin Robeson stands next to Route 611 to prepare for a convoy during Operation New Hope in Kajaki, Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2013. Robeson, a team leader, is assigned to Security Force Assistance Advisor Team, Regimental Combat Team 7. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia