U.S. Marines Conduct an Armor Patrol in Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • An M-1A1 Abrams main battle tank scans nearby compounds for potential threats during an operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 7, 2013. The Marines, assigned to Delta Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, conducted the joint operation with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 2nd Tank Battalion, and the Afghan national army’s 3rd Mobile Strike Force Kandak. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph
  • Afghan soldiers maneuver their vehicle into firing position during an operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 9, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph
  • M-1A1 Abrams main battle tanks conduct a bounding overwatch to maneuver into position during an operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 10, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph
  • An M-1A1 Abrams main battle tank maneuvers during an operation near Saban village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 10, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph
  • M-1A1 Abrams main battle tanks conduct a bounding overwatch to maneuver into position during an operation near Saban village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 10, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph
  • An M-1A1 Abrams main battle tank maneuvers during an operation near Saban village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 10, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph