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Under the Stars

Marines sleep under the stars at Combat Outpost Passerlay in southern Helmand Province Feb. 9. The Marines are part of the Brigade Advisor Team for 1st Brigade, 215 Corps. The Marines were mentoring the Afghan National Army during a two-day clearing operation through Trek Nawa. (Photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough)



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This work, Under the Stars [Image 12 of 14], by Sgt Bobby Yarbrough, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.09.2013

Date Posted:02.14.2013 03:00

Photo ID:865831

VIRIN:130209-M-DE426-004

Resolution:5616x3018

Size:3.77 MB

Location:TREK NAWA, AFGHANISTAN, AF

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  • Elements of three Kandaks belonging to theAfghanistan National Army's 1st Brigade of the 215th Maiwand Corps
conducted clearing operations in the Trek Nawa area of Helmand province
Nov. 18 through 24.  The clearing operation highlights the 215th Corps'
ability to deploy Kandaks as part of an operation and sustain them
logistically for a week.  The Brigade coordinated layered security
operations with other elements of the Afghan security forces through a
command operations coordination center established in the Trek Nawa area as part of this clearing operation.  The Kandaks scheme of maneuver and
'calls for fire' were coordinated through the COCC.  Back at 1st brigade headquarters located in Garm Ser District, soldiers plotted the grid
coordinates of the Kandak's movements towards Trek Nawa on the first day of the operation.   Pictured above, an Afghanistan soldier explains the Kandak's scheme of maneuver to U.S. Marine Major Christopher
Bourbeau,36, of Worcester Mass.  Bourbeau (far right), is the security
force assistance advisor team executive officer in charge for 1st
Brigade of the 215th Corps ANA.
  • A local Afghan boy watches U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 4th Tank Battalion, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion and Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers with 1st Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps (1/1/215) in Trek Nawa, Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 28, 2012. Marines supported 1/1/215 during Operation Ibtikar 1 Echo.
  • Local Afghan children watch U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 4th Tank Battalion, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion (CEB) and Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers with 1st Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps (1/1/215) in Trek Nawa, Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 28, 2012. 1st CEB supported 1/1/215 during Operation Ibtikar 1 Echo.
  • Afghan National Army 1st Lt. Asrar Hussain, an officer with 1st Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps, stands with 1st Lt. Stephen Huff, platoon commander, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6, during a briefing, Aug. 15, 2012. Huff developed a friendship with Hussain and the other Afghan soldiers while working in Trek Nawa, a known insurgent stronghold between the Marjah and Nawa districts.

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The Time of Transition: ANA coordinates, leads operation through Trek Nawa

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