U.S. Marines Teach Afghan Police About Improvised Explosive Devices

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Benjamin T. Fischer, center, shows an example of an improvised explosive device to Afghan police trainees on Forward Operating Base Musa Qa'leh in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 4, 2012. Fischer, an explosives ordnance disposal specialist, is assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 15, Regimental Combat Team 6. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Raul Gonzalez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Benjamin T. Fischer, left, observes as Nahim, center, an experienced Afghan policeman, helps teach a class on improvised explosive devices to Afghan police trainees on Forward Operating Base Musa Qa'leh in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 4, 2012. Fischer, an explosives ordnance disposal specialist, is assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 15, Regimental Combat Team 6. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Raul Gonzalez Jr.
  • An Afghan police trainee identifies an improvised explosive device during a training scenario with U.S. Marines on Forward Operating Base Musa Qa'leh in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 4, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Raul Gonzalez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Benjamin T. Fischer, left, shows an example of a pressure plate used to detonate an improvised explosive device to Afghan police trainees on Forward Operating Base Musa Qa'leh in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 4, 2012. Fischer, an explosives ordnance disposal specialist, is assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 15, Regimental Combat Team 6. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Raul Gonzalez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Benjamin T. Fischer, left, shows an example of an improvised explosive device to Afghan police trainees on Forward Operating Base Musa Qa'leh in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 4, 2012. Fischer, an explosives ordnance disposal specialist, is assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 15, Regimental Combat Team 6. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Raul Gonzalez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Benjamin T. Fischer, second from right, observes as an Afghan police trainee explains how he identified an improvised explosive device during a training scenario on Forward Operating Base Musa Qa'leh in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 4, 2012. Fischer, an explosives ordnance disposal specialist, is assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 15, Regimental Combat Team 6. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Raul Gonzalez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Benjamin T. Fischer, center, points out an improvised explosive device identifier to Afghan police trainees on Forward Operating Base Musa Qa'leh in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 4, 2012. Fischer, an explosives ordnance disposal specialist, is assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 15, Regimental Combat Team 6. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Raul Gonzalez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Kyle J. Egland instructs how communication works to Afghan  police trainees at the Musa Qa'leh District Center in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 4, 2012. Egland, a communications officer, is assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 15, Regimental Combat Team 6. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Raul Gonzalez Jr.