Marines Perform Recovery Vehicle Maintenance in Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Cannella starts to prepare a tank track while conducting maintenance on an M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle at Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013. Cannella is a tank mechanic assigned to Delta Company, 1st Tank Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marines conduct routine maintenance on an M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle at Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013. The Marines are assigned to Delta Company, 1st Tank Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpls. Andrew Norton, left, Ricky Bates, center, and Clayton Simon replace a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle engine on Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013. Norton, Bates and Simon are motor transportation mechanics assigned to Combat Logistics Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 2. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpls. Joshua Carnegie, left, and Anthony Andress move a piece of tire track while conducting maintenance on a M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle on Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpls. Wilmer Rivas, left, and Joshua Carnegie, right, work together to prepare a tank track while conducting maintenance on a M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle on  Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Anthony Andress, left, and Sgt. Christopher Cannella, right, conduct routine maintenance on a M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle on  Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpls. Wilmer Rivas, left, and Joshua Carnegie, right, confer with each other while conducting maintenance on a M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle on Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Anthony Andress, left, and Sgt. Christopher Cannella, right, conduct routine maintenance on a M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle on Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpls. Andrew Norton, left, Ricky Bates, center, and Clayton Simon, right, replace a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle engine on Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpls. Samuel Bagwell, left, and Martin Cahill, right, refuel their M1A1 Abrams tank on  Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpls. Samuel Bagwell, left, and Martin Cahill, right, refuel their M1A1 Abrams tank on  Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Martin Cahill, right, ground guides Lance Cpl. Samuel Bagwell as he backs a M1A1 Abrams tank on  Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Joshua Carnegie waits to move a M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle on Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Cannella, left, and Cpl. Wilmer Rivas, right, prepare a tank track while conducting maintenance on a M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle on Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marines unload weapons and gear after returning from a mounted patrol on Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marines finish conducting routine maintenance on a M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle on Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena