U.S. Marines Maintain Vehicles on Combat Outpost in Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines use an M88A2 Hercules armored recovery vehicle to reinstall the engine into an M1A1 Abrams tank on Combat Outpost Shir Gazay in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 4, 2012. The Marines are mechanics assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Tank Battalion. The mechanics can rapidly replace a malfunctioning engine to ensure continued mission readiness. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Martin
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joe Shilen operates an M88A2 Hercules armored recovery vehicle to lift the engine into an M1A1 Abrams tank on Combat Outpost Shir Gazay in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 4, 2012. Shilen, a mechanic, is assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Tank Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Martin
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joe Shilen operates an M88A2 Hercules armored recovery vehicle to lift the engine into an M1A1 Abrams tank on Combat Outpost Shir Gazay in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 4, 2012. Shilen, a mechanic, is assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Tank Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Martin
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joe Shilen operates a M88A2 Hercules armored recovery vehicle while fellow Marines direct a engine to be to reinstalled into an M1A1 Abrams tank on Combat Outpost Shir Gazay in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 4, 2012. Shilen, a mechanic, is assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Tank Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Martin
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Lucas Walsh connects a hydraulic hose while reinstalling the engine into an M1A1 Abrams tank on Combat Outpost Shir Gazay, in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 4, 2012. Walsh, a mechanic, is assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Tank Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Martin
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brandon Ford, left, and U.S. Marine Cpl. Seth Harrison connects a hydraulic hose while reinstalling the engine into an M1A1 Abrams tank on Combat Outpost Shir Gazay in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 4, 2012. Ford and Harrison are mechanics assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Tank Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Martin
  • U.S. Marines use an M88A2 Hercules Armored recovery vehicle to reinstall the engine into an M1A1 Abrams tank on Combat Outpost Shir Gazay in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 4, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Martin