U.S. Marines, Sailors, Georgian Soldiers Conduct Operation Northern Lion in Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines share a moment of levity before conducting Operation Northern Lion on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. The Marines are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. Northern Lion was a Georgian-led operation to deter insurgents, establish a security presence and gather human intelligence. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Brian K. Landrum receives personnel accountability before conducting Operation Northern Lion on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Landrum is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • A U.S. Marine waits in his tactical vehicle before moving out to conduct Operation Northern Lion on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • Georgian army vehicles prepare to conduct Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marines and sailors move to link up with Georgian soldiers while conducting Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • A Georgian soldier conducts a dismounted patrol during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • Georgian soldiers search a compound during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • Georgian soldiers speak with an Afghan villager during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • Georgian soldiers conduct a dismounted patrol during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • A Georgian soldier exits a compound during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers conduct a dismounted patrol during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Bob J. Sise, right, provides security while conducting a dismounted patrol during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Sise is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • Georgian soldiers speak with an Afghan villager during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Bob J. Sise, right, fingerprints an Afghan man using a secure electronic enrollment kit during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Sise is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Bob J. Sise, left, scans a man's retinas using a secure electronic enrollment kit during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Sise is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • Georgian soldiers conduct a dismounted patrol during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • A Georgian soldier helps another soldier while conducting a dismounted patrol during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers conduct a dismounted patrol during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stephen Desmond, right, relays his positions to his leadership team by radio while conducting Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Desmond is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Bob J. Sise scans the area using the optic lens on his weapon while waiting for return transportation after a dismounted patrol during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Sise is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena