U.S. Marine Special Operations, Coalition Forces Help Build Checkpoint in Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. Marine Special Operations Team member helps an Afghan policeman set up a barrier during construction of a checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. Local police support counterinsurgency efforts and help improve security, governance and development in rural areas with limited Afghan national security forces. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • An Afghan boy rides his donkey to the build site for an Afghan local police checkpoint in  Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • An Afghan local policeman carries sandbags during construction of a new checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A U.S. Marine Special Operations Team member assists with the construction of an Afghan local police checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • An Afghan boy carries a sandbag during construction of a new Afghan local police checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A U.S. Marine Special Operations Team member helps an Afghan boy tie off a sandbag during construction of an Afghan local police checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A U.S. Marine Special Operations Team member provides security during the construction of an Afghan local police checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • An Afghan police commander directs a coalition force member during a construction project for a new checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • An Afghan national army special forces commander, left, introduces a local police commander, right, to village elders during a shura, or meeting, to discuss the construction of a new checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • An Afghan national army special forces medic takes a break from assisting with construction of a local police checkpoint to give a sheep medicine in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A U.S. Marine Special Operations Team member scans the area while providing security during the construction of a local police checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Afghan local policemen even out barriers during construction of a checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Marine Special Operations Team members provide security during construction of a local police checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A U.S. Marine Special Operations Team member uses a bulldozer to level off the build site for a local police checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A U.S. Marine Special Operations Team member provides security during construction of a local police checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A U.S. Marine Special Operations Team member provides security during construction of a local police checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Marine Special Operations Team members provide security during construction of a local police checkpoint in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau