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Marines observe and watch the training of Afghan soldiers at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. Photos by Marine Corps Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
A U.S. Marine observes an Afghan soldier firing an M4 carbine at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. The Marine is assigned to Task Force Southwest. The Afghan soldier is assigned to the Helmand Regional Military Training Center. In preparation for the Task Force’s first operational readiness cycle, approximately 15 Marine advisors practiced marksmanship principles and proper range protocol with Afghan trainers. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
A U.S. Marine observes an Afghan soldier firing an M4 carbine at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. The Marine is assigned to Task Force Southwest. The Afghan soldier is assigned to the Helmand Regional Military Training Center. In preparation for the Task Force’s first operational readiness cycle, approximately ...More
U.S. Marines observe and watch for impacts as Afghan soldiers fire M4 carbines at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
U.S. Marines observe and watch for impacts as Afghan soldiers fire M4 carbines at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
A U.S. Marine, right, watches for impact on targets as an Afghan soldier fires an M4 carbine at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
A U.S. Marine, right, watches for impact on targets as an Afghan soldier fires an M4 carbine at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
U.S. Marines provide security and observe Afghan National Army troops receiving instruction on combat casualty care at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. The Afghan soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
U.S. Marines provide security and observe Afghan National Army troops receiving instruction on combat casualty care at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. The Afghan soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
An Afghan soldier demonstrates the proper application of a tourniquet to a mock casualty at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
An Afghan soldier demonstrates the proper application of a tourniquet to a mock casualty at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
Afghan soldiers practice applying tourniquets to mock casualties at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. U.S. Marine advisors assigned to Task Force Southwest provided training and mentorship to the Afghan trainers. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
Afghan soldiers practice applying tourniquets to mock casualties at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. U.S. Marine advisors assigned to Task Force Southwest provided training and mentorship to the Afghan trainers. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
A U.S. Marine observes an Afghan soldier firing an M4 carbine at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. The Marine is assigned to Task Force Southwest. The Afghan soldier is assigned to the Helmand Regional Military Training Center. In preparation for the Task Force’s first operational readiness cycle, approximately 15 Marine advisors practiced marksmanship principles and proper range protocol with Afghan trainers. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
U.S. Marines observe and watch for impacts as Afghan soldiers fire M4 carbines at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
A U.S. Marine, right, watches for impact on targets as an Afghan soldier fires an M4 carbine at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
U.S. Marines provide security and observe Afghan National Army troops receiving instruction on combat casualty care at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. The Afghan soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
An Afghan soldier demonstrates the proper application of a tourniquet to a mock casualty at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins
Afghan soldiers practice applying tourniquets to mock casualties at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. U.S. Marine advisors assigned to Task Force Southwest provided training and mentorship to the Afghan trainers. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins