U.S. Marines, Afghan Forces, British Soldiers Conduct Operations in Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines, Afghan forces and British soldiers enter a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. The Marines are assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, and the helicopter crew is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marines, Afghan forces and British soldiers exit a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter at Qal'ah-ye Badam in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marines, Afghan forces and British soldiers begin their patrol after exiting a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter at Qal'ah-ye Badam in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan P. Wells provides aerial security over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. Wells, a crew chief, is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marines, Afghan forces and British soldiers walk toward a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter at Qal'ah-ye Badam in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marines, their military working dog, Afghan forces and British soldiers walk toward a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter after completing their mission in Qal'ah-ye Badam in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Cody M. Pierce, right, drinks water inside a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. Pierce, a squad leader, is assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • A military working dog rests inside a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter after completing a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marines, Afghan forces and British soldiers exit a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia