U.S. Marines and Afghan Police Patrol in Kajaki District, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Corey Babbitt does preventative maintenance on an M240B machine gun to prepare for a joint operation with Afghan civil police on Forward Operating Base Zeebruge in the Kajaki district in Afghanistan's Helmand province,  April 27, 2013. Babbitt, a machine gunner, is assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. Marines perform preventative maintenance and operational checks before every operation. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Cody Powell checks an FGM-148 Javelin missile system to prepare for a joint operation with Afghan civil police on Forward Operating Base Zeebruge in the Kajaki district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 27, 2013. Powell, a machine gunner, is assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph
  • U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Paul Gates pauses during a patrol with Afghan civil police during Operation California in the Kajaki district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 28, 2013. Gates is the commanding officer of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. Afghan police led the joint operation to clear enemy presence from the village of Loy Mandah. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph
  • U.S. Marines provide fire support for Afghan civil police during Operation California in the Kajaki district in Afghaistan's Helmand province, April 28, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph
  • Afghan civil police provide overwatch during Operation California in the Kajaki district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 28, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Corey Babbitt provides fire support for Afghan civil police during Operation California in the Kajaki district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 28, 2013. Babbitt. a machine gunner, is assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Franklin Susanaperalta uses his weapon's optic lens to scan the area for possible threats as Afghan civil police patrol during Operation California in the Kajaki district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 28, 2013. Susanaperalta, a machine gunner, is assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Burick, center, speaks with U.S. Marines and Afghan civil police as they patrol during Operation California in the Kajaki district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 28, 2013. Burick is assigned to the 232nd Security Force Assistance Advisor Team. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph
  • U.S. Marines and Afghan civil police gather to celebrate the conclusion of Operation California in the Kajaki district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 28, 2013. 
 U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph