Images: Route recon missions keep enemy guessing [Image 6 of 6]
Photo by Lance Cpl. Khoa Pelczar
Capt. Tyrone A. Barrion (left), company commander for Bulk Fuel Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), talks to other engineers about a possible route for missions in the future during a route reconnaissance mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 31. A route recon mission sets up the foundation for future personnel to work with, said Barrion, 26, from San Diego, Calif. Not knowing the details of a route before conducting a mission could result in a delay of mission accomplishment.