Coalition and Afghan Forces Provide Security for District Govenor in Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A coalition force member provides security during a patrol with Afghan special forces to escort a district governor to a school in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 15, 2013. Afghan forces have been taking the lead in operations to bring security and stability to the Afghan people. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Villagers listen as a coalition force member speaks with the district governor during a patrol with Afghan forces to escort the district governor to a school in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 15, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A U.S. Marine Special Operations Team member provides security during a patrol with Afghan forces to escort a district governor to a school in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 15, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Wilbur, a military working dog, and a U.S. Marine special operations team member provide security near a school during a patrol with Afghan forces to escort a district governor to a school in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 15, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A coalition force member speaks with the district governor during a patrol with Afghan forces to escort the district governor to a school in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 15, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A U.S. Marine special operations team member provides security during a patrol with Afghan forces to escort a district governor to a school in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 15, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Afghan children pose for a photo while their teachers give coalition force members, Afghan soldiers and a district governor a tour of their school in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 15, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A coalition force member provides security during a patrol with Afghan forces to escort a district governor to a school in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 15, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Wilbur, a military working dog, and a U.S. Marine special operations team member tries on his handler's helmet after a patrol with Afghan forces to escort a district governor to a school in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 15, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Afghans continue shopping as coalition forces and Afghan forces drive through a bazaar after escorting a district governor to a school in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 15, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau