U.S. Marines, Afghan Soldiers Partner on Patrol in Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Clinton Rivas patrols through southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 27, 2012. Rivas, a rifleman, is assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7. The Marines teamed with Afghan soldiers and visited a local police station. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ben Edwards leaps over an irrigation ditch during a partnered patrol with Afghan soldiers in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 27, 2012. Edwards, a squad leader, is assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo
  • Afghan army Staff Sgt. Samandar Khan, left, provides security along with U.S. Marines during a partnered patrol in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 27, 2012. Khan said he has learned much from the Marines and enjoys working with them on operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Caleb Hackbarth walks through thick mud during a partnered patrol with Afghan soldiers in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 27, 2012. Hackbarth, a rifleman, is assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Limuel Richards, left, meets with Afghan army Staff Sgt. Samandar Khan during a partnered patrol with Afghan soldiers in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 27, 2012. Richards, a team leader, is assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ben Edwards, right, meets with local police officer 3rd Lt. Shah Mohammad during a partnered patrol with Afghan soldiers in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 27, 2012. Edwards, a squad leader, is assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ben Edwards, right, meets with local police while on a partnered patrol with Afghan soldiers in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 27, 2012. Edwards, a squad leader, is assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ben Edwards, left, says goodbye to Afghan army Staff Sgt. Samandar Khan, squad leader, after a partnered patrol with Afghan soldiers in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 27, 2012. Edwards, a squad leader, is assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo