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1/7 disrupts Taliban insurgents to assist retrograde operations 1/7 disrupts Taliban insurgents to assist retrograde...
Sergeant Warren Sparks, squad leader, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, prepares his gear before loading onto a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter for...
New ANA Base Opened in Helmand New ANA Base Opened in Helmand
Mr. Naeem Baloch, center, governor of Helmand province, stands with Afghan National Army (ANA) Maj. Gen Sayed Malouk, commander of the 215th Corps, and Brig. Gen....
Greetings Greetings
An illustration of U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Patrick Ford, a platoon commander with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, greeting children during a security...
IED Detection Dog Illustration IED Detection Dog Illustration
An illustration of a U.S. Marine Corps military working dog, Crank, with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, relaxing after a long day of searching...
Marines, sailors with Bravo Company conduct security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan Marines, sailors with Bravo Company conduct security...
Corporal Kevin Midgley, a machine gunner with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, looks for suspicious activity during a security patrol in Helmand...
ANA soldiers graduate first Afghan operated instructor training course aboard Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan ANA soldiers graduate first Afghan operated instructor...
An Afghan National Army soldier with the 215th Corps holds a certificate of completion during a graduation ceremony aboard Camp Shorabak, Helmand province,...


Recent Video

Lt. Dan Band Shout Out Lt. Dan Band Shout Out
Brig. Gen. Daniel Yoo, commander of Regional Command (Southwest) and Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan, and Sgt. Maj. Doug Berry Jr., sergeant major of...
Here Is Your War: ANA Opens New Trauma Center In Helmand Here Is Your War: ANA Opens New Trauma Center In Helmand
The Afghan National Army's 215th Corps opened the Camp Shorabak Trauma Center on the ANA base in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2014. Includes sound bites...
HMH-366 Quick Reaction Force Night Fire HMH-366 Quick Reaction Force Night Fire
U.S. Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron-366 Quick Reaction Force participate in a live fire range conducted during regular and low light conditions with...
1/2 Charlie Company Deconstructs P.B. Boldak 1/2 Charlie Company Deconstructs P.B. Boldak
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, conduct retrograde operations aboard Patrol Base Boldak, Helmand province, Afghanistan, from 14...
A Mortarman's Journal A Mortarman's Journal
Lance Cpl. Jordan Pettid, a mortarman with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, explains life as a mortarman in the Marine Corps in Helmand province, Afghanistan....
HMLA-467: The Last HMLA of Operation Enduring Freedom HMLA-467: The Last HMLA of Operation Enduring Freedom
Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 is on their first combat deployment as a squadron and is the last HMLA serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom....


Recent News Stories

Marines, sailors with Bravo Company conduct security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan Marines, sailors with Bravo Company conduct security...
Enemy insurgents continue to operate in Helmand province, Afghanistan. To mitigate this threat, infantry units conduct security patrols to build relationships with...
ANA soldiers graduate first Afghan operated instructor training course aboard Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan ANA soldiers graduate first Afghan operated instructor...
Soldiers with the Afghan National Army graduated from a six-week instructor training course at the Regional Corps Battle School aboard Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan,...
Supply Marines with Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan retrograde excess gear aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Supply Marines with Marine Expeditionary Brigade -...
As Marines prepare to shift full security responsibility in Helmand province to Afghan National Security Forces by the end of 2014, they are also concentrating on...
ANA opens new trauma center, brings improved medical capabilities to Helmand province ANA opens new trauma center, brings improved medical...
The Afghan National Army’s Surgeon General Maj. Gen. Mussa Wardak visited Camp Shorabak to celebrate the opening of the Afghan Army’s newest medical facility,...
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 conduct retrograde operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 conduct...
As the U.S. footprint throughout Afghanistan begins to shrink, the extra gear and equipment needs to be retrograded back to the States by a unit capable of moving...
New Jersey Marine accounts for millions during Afghanistan drawdown New Jersey Marine accounts for millions during...
Making sense of a military’s budget in a war zone is no easy task. Corporal Jesus O. Maldonado, 30, a native of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and financial management...


Recent Audio

Col. Peter Baumgarten
Col. Peter Baumgarten talks to a reporter from Leatherneck Magazine about his time in Afghanistan and preparing to leave Afghanistan.
Col. Peter Baumgarten
Col. Peter Baumgarten talks to a Stars and Stripes about current operations in Afghanistan.
Col. Peter Baumgarten
Col. Peter Baumgarten talks to a Marine Corps Times reporter about the current operations in Afghanistan.
Lance Cpl. Johnpaul Sanchez
Lance Cpl. Johnpaul Sanchez talks to a Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter about his deployment in Afghanistan.
Lance Corporal Daniel Buzalsky
Lance Corporal Daniel Buzalsky from Vancouver, WA talks to a reporter from The Columbian about his work in Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Roberto Ramirez
Staff Sgt. Roberto Ramirez talks to a Northbrook Tower about his family, joining the military and serving overseas.


Recent Publications

Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan Family Newsletter - 08.21.2014
Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan Family Newsletter - 08.21.2014
Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan Family Newsletter.
RC Southwest Round-up - 08.19.2014
RC Southwest Round-up - 08.19.2014
Regional Command (Southwest)'s biweekly news update.
RC Southwest Round-up - 08.05.2014
RC Southwest Round-up - 08.05.2014
Regional Command (Southwest)'s biweekly news update.
RC Southwest Round-up - 07.22.2014
RC Southwest Round-up - 07.22.2014
Regional Command (Southwest)'s biweekly news update.
RC Southwest Round-up - 07.08.2014
RC Southwest Round-up - 07.08.2014
Regional Command (Southwest)'s biweekly news update.
RC Southwest Round-up - 06.25.2014
RC Southwest Round-up - 06.25.2014
Regional Command (Southwest)'s biweekly news update.