U.S. Marines Conduct Multiple Missions in Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines speak to members of the Afghanistan forces on Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 6, 2013. The Marines, assigned to  India Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and Afghan forces gathered to discuss security issues around Shir Ghazay. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James Mast
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christian Moore sets up an M2 .50-caliber machine gun during a range in the Kajaki district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 6, 2013. Moore, a machine gunner, is assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James Mast
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpls. Roosevelt Pierre, left, and Christian Moore inspect 7.62-caliber rounds before a machine gun shoot in the Kajaki district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 6, 2013. Pierre and Moore, machine gunners, are assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. The range exercise enabled the Marines to train with the weapons. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sean Searfus
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stephen Johnson, left, instructs U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christian Moore on his targets during a machine gun shoot in the Kajaki district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 6, 2013. Johnson and Moore, machine gunners, are assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sean Searfus
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Joshua Dewalt shoots an M2 .50-caliber machine gun at a range in the Kajaki district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 6, 2013. Dewalt, a platoon commander, is assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sean Searfus
  • U.S. Marines drag concertina wire while conducting perimeter maintenance on Forward Operating Base Shukvani in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 8, 2013. The Marines are assigned to the 1st Marine Division's 1st Combat Engineer Battalion. The Marines performed the maintenance to improve area security. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John Clary
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathon Carr repositions concertina wire for perimeter maintenance on Forward Operating Base Shukvani in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 8, 2013. Carr, a combat engineer, is assigned to the 1st Marine Division's 1st Combat Engineer Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John Clary
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Luis Dominguez patrols in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 9, 2013. Dominguez, a rifleman, is assigned to India Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. The Marines patrolled to deter enemy freedom of movement and improve force protection. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James Mast
  • U.S. Marines and Afghanistan forces speak with an Afghan villager about issues around the area in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 9, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James Mast