Retrograde Operation on Patrol Base Boldak

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. Marine operates a vehicle during a retrograde operation on Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 14, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Regional Command Southwest. The operation was designed to retrograde the majority of excess gear and equipment, including air-conditioning units and containers for living quarters. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody Haas
  • U.S. Marines assist a vehicle operator preparing to lift and move a container during a retrograde operation on Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 14, 2014.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody Haas
  • U.S. Marines tighten chains on flat bed trucks during a retrograde operation on Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 14, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody Haas
  • U.S. Marines motion to the operator of a multipurpose vehicle during a retrograde operation on Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 14, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody Haas
  • A U.S. Marine operates a vehicle during a retrograde operation on Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 14, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody Haas
  • U.S. Marine guides the operator of a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle during a retrograde operation on Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 14, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody Haas
  • U.S. Marines assits a vehicle operator preparing to lift and move a container during a retrograde operation on Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 14, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody Haas
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Andrea Robb, left, and U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Anthony Santos 
organize supplies for retrograding back to the United States on Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 18, 2014. Rodd, a theater provided equipment clerk, and Santos, a supply administrative clerk, are assigned to Marine Expeditionary Brigade. U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody Haas