U.S. Marines, Sailors, Georgian Soldiers Continue Operation Northern Lion in Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. Marine executes pre-convoy inspections before conducting Operation Northern Lion on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. The Marine is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. Northern Lion was a Georgian-led operation to deter insurgents, establish a security presence and gather human intelligence. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marines and sailors conduct pre-convoy inspections before conducting Operation Northern Lion on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. James Jones prepares to conduct Operation Northern Lion on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Jones is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stephen T. Desmond, right, talks with a Georgian soldier on a patrol break during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Desmond is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • Georgian soldiers use a metal detector while clearing a compound during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stephen T. Desmond uses the optic lens on his weapon to scan his sector during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Desmond is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • A Georgian soldier talks with Afghan children during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Arnold H. Cabral takes a break on a security patrol during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Cabral is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marines and sailors conduct a security patrol during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stephen T. Desmond scans the area during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Desmond is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stephen T. Desmond clears a compound during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Desmond is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stephen T. Desmond, left, and Georgian soldiers talk with Afghan villagers during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Desmond is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • Afghan children watch as U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers conduct Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stephen T. Desmond clears a compound during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Desmond is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class William Neason, left, and U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stephen T. Desmond, right, patrol through the ruins of a 200-year-old castle during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Neason, a hospital corpsman, and Desmond are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class William Neason, left, and U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stephen T. Desmond, right, patrol through the ruins of a 200-year-old castle during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Neason, a hospital corpsman, and Desmond are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stephen T. Desmond clears the ruins of a 200-year-old castle during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Desmond is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe