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Route Recon Missions Keep Enemy Guessing

Capt. Tyrone A. Barrion, company commander for Bulk Fuel Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), takes photos of the landscape of a possible route for future missions during a route reconnaissance mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 1. ‘The most important thing for us is to be able to have options during a mission,’ said Barrion, 26, from San Diego. ‘The more options we have of which route to take, the more work the enemy has to do to hit us, which provides us a safer and faster passage to resupply our friendly units.’



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This work, Route Recon Missions Keep Enemy Guessing [Image 5 of 7], by Cpl Khoa Pelczar, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.01.2010

Date Posted:09.11.2010 02:22

Photo ID:317188

VIRIN:100901-M-#####-001

Resolution:4080x2720

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Location:AF

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  • Capt. Tyrone A. Barrion, company commander for Bulk Fuel Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), takes photos of the landscape of a possible route for future missions during a route reconnaissance mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 1. ‘The most important thing for us is to be able to have options during a mission,’ said Barrion, 26, from San Diego, Calif. ‘The more options we have of which route to take, the more work the enemy has to do to hit us, which provides us a safer and faster passage to resupply our friendly units.’
  • Capt. Tyrone A. Barrion (left), company commander for Bulk Fuel Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), and Sgt. Steven C. Kettelhut, radio supervisor with 9th ESB, 1st MLG (FWD), dismount to check out a dried river bed, also known as a wadi, during a route reconnaissance mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 1. Route recon missions are conducted to provide more options for future resupply missions and keep the enemy guessing.
  • Capt. Tyrone A. Barrion, left, company commander for Bulk Fuel Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), looks on as 1st Sgt. Keith W. Coombs, company first sergeant for Support Company, 9th ESB, 1st MLG (FWD), uses his optics to check out the terrain on the horizon during a route reconnaissance mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 1.  (Marine photo/Lance Cpl. Khoa N. 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.

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