Camera Icon

Images: RCT-7 waves farewell to Afghanistan, returns home to hugs, kisses [Image 2 of 2]

Photo by Cpl. Timothy LenzoSmall RSS IconSubscriptions Icon

RCT-7 waves farewell to Afghanistan, returns home to hugs, kisses

Sergeant Carlos Sanchez, engineer chief, Regimental Combat Team 7, and a native of Little Falls, N.J., embraces his wife Mercedes for the first time in nearly a year aboard Camp Margarita here, Aug. 7. The first main body of RCT-7 personnel returned to family and friends after being deployed approximately 10 months. The servicemembers worked with Afghan forces while deployed to Southwest Afghanistan.



Web Views
45
Downloads
4

Podcast Hits
0



Public Domain Mark
This work, RCT-7 waves farewell to Afghanistan, returns home to hugs, kisses [Image 2 of 2], by Sgt Timothy Lenzo, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.08.2013

Date Posted:08.08.2013 22:04

Photo ID:991680

VIRIN:130807-M-PC317-001

Resolution:5223x3482

Size:8.38 MB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Gallery Images

More Like This

  • Afghan children wait to return to school with new supplies that were donated to them by 1st Lt. Christopher Spencer, a logistics operations and motor transportation officer with Regimental Combat Team 2, in Delaram, Afghanistan, Jan 31. Spencer worked with his family and schools in America to get the supplies.
  • A Marine color guard stands before the Regimental Combat Team 2 crest during a ceremony celebrating the Marine Corps’ 235th birthday. The Marines of RCT-2, based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., have been deployed to Nimruz province, Afghanistan since February of 2010.
  • The Regimental Combat Team 6, Marine of the day is Sgt. Joshua Mann, 26, assistant radio chief, Regimental Combat Team 6, from Montgomery, Ala. Mann says he joined the Marine Corps because he wanted a change. No one in his family had served in the military at the time. He has a younger brother who served four years in the Marine Corps after he joined. He joined the Marine Corps in 2004 and has been deployed twice to Iraq and is currently on his first deployment to Afghanistan. Between his second deployment and his third he was a Marine Combat Instructor at the School of Infantry-East. “I’ve had a good time in the Marines,” Mann said. “There have been some changes in the Marines since I came in. It’s definitely evolving. Some changes I like, others, I wish would have stayed the same, but it’s definitely evolving for the better.” He says he also enjoys his military occupational specialty, radio operator. “My favorite part is just watching everything when it’s running smoothly,” he said. If we’re doing our job well, Marines can communicate with anyone all over this country.” Mann says he also enjoys meeting new people while in the Marine Corps. “It’s awesome that different people from different walks of life come together to accomplish the same mission,” he said. His goals in the Marine Corps include getting promoted to the rank of staff sergeant this year and then one day going to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island to become a drill instructor. “I did MCT, now I want to go be a drill instructor,” he added with a soft smile. Mann is Married to Cpl. Stephanie Mann, a Marine with 2nd Supply Battalion aboard Marine Corps Bases Camp Lejeune, N.C. They have a two-year-old daughter named Kaydence Kylel Mann. According to Mann he met his wife because he went to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort to visit his brother who was dating a good friend of his wife. “I just want to tell my wife to stay positive and that we already have one month down with the deployment and a few left,” he said.
  • Sgt. Maj. George Young, sergeant major of Regimental Combat Team 2, cuts the cake during the regiment’s celebration of the 235th birthday of the Marine Corps. The Marines of RCT-2, based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., have been deployed to Nimruz province, Afghanistan since February 2010.

Options

  • Army
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • National Guard

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

SELECT A HOLIDAY:

VIDEO ON DEMAND

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flickr