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Religious shura in Garmsir promotes peace and stability

Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan, the commanding general of Regional Command Southwest, listens to an interpreter during a religious shura at the Garmsir district center, Helmand province, Dec. 28. The purpose of the shura was to engage with local religious leaders in the district of Garmsir and work with them toward peace and stability.



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This work, Religious shura in Garmsir promotes peace and stability [Image 1 of 13], by Sgt Bryan Nygaard, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.28.2011

Date Posted:01.02.2012 07:07

Photo ID:505423

VIRIN:111228-M-PH073-183

Resolution:3744x5616

Size:12.61 MB

Location:HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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“You’re making your own carve of Marine Corps history while you’re here in Afghanistan,” said Toolan while addressing the Marines of 1/3. “You are doing a great job out here and I know that when your sister battalion, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, comes to replace you, Garmsir will be a better place than when you arrived.”

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“You’re making your own carve of Marine Corps history while you’re here in Afghanistan,” said Toolan while addressing the Marines of 1/3. “You are doing a great job out here and I know that when your sister battalion, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, comes to replace you, Garmsir will be a better place than when you arrived.”

The battalion supports Regimental Combat Team 1, under 2nd Marine Division (Forward), which serves as the ground combat element in Helmand. The mission of the division is to partner with Afghan National Security Forces to conduct counterinsurgency operations to secure the Afghan people, defeat insurgent forces, and enable ANSF to assume security responsibilities in the region. Ultimately, the partnered forces promote the expansion of stability, development and legitimate governance.
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“You’re making your own carve of Marine Corps history while you’re here in Afghanistan,” said Toolan while addressing the Marines of 1/3. “You are doing a great job out here and I know that when your sister battalion, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, comes to replace you, Garmsir will be a better place than when you arrived.”

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