U.S. Marines, Afghan Soldiers Conduct Operation in Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers board a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2013. The Marines are assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. The helicopter crews, assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, provided aerial support for the Marines and Afghan soldiers during an interdiction operation. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Marcus S. McCollum provides aerial security with a GAU-21 .50-caliber machine gun inside a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2013. McCollum, a crew chief, is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers sit inside a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Marcus S. McCollum provides aerial security with a GAU-21 .50-caliber machine gun inside a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2013. McCollum, a crew chief, is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers exit a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. James L. Hayes III provides aerial security with a GAU-21 .50-caliber machine gun inside a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2013. Hayes III, an administrative chief, is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters fly over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Andrew J. Fitzgerald provides aerial security with a GAU-21 .50-caliber machine gun inside a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2013. Fitzgerald, a crew chief, is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia