Images: Clean Sweep [Image 32 of 35]
Photo by Cpl. Paul Peterson
A combat engineer provides security during a clearing operation conducted by Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 19, 2013. The company established temporary patrol bases and conducted dismounted patrols over the course of three days to build relations with local residents and counter any insurgent presence in the area.