U.S. Marines Patrol in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines Corps Cpl. David Calle, left, Cpl. Kevin Midgley, center, and 1st Lt. Patrick Ford, right, observe surrounding compounds during a security patrol in Nad Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2014. Patrols are conducted to disrupt enemy operations against the Bastion-Leatherneck Complex. Ford is the platoon commander, Midgley is a machine gunner and Calle is a vehicle commander assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bo Baker hands out candy to local children during a security patrol in Nad Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2014. Baker is a rifleman assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Robert Pullen walks a security patrol in Nad Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Travis Adkins observes the surrounding area near a possible enemy firing position during a security patrol in Nad Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Samuel Nabholz adjusts his microphone as he communicates with air support during a security patrol in Nad Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Travis Adkins searches for improvised explosive device materials during a security patrol in Nad Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2014. Adkins is a section leader assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
  • A full moon shines over U.S. Marines as they inspect mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles at the end of a security patrol on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.