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Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 conduct retrograde operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 conduct...
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Regional Command (Southwest), ensure chains attached to tactical gear are secure during a retrograde operation aboard...
Camp Shorabak Hospital Opening Camp Shorabak Hospital Opening
Maj. Gen. Sayed Malouk, commanding general of the Afghan National Army (ANA) 215th Corps, and Maj. Gen. MussaWardat, Afghan Ministry of Defense Surgeon General,attend...
Marines with Weapons Company conduct security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan Marines with Weapons Company conduct security patrol in...
A Marine with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, provides security during an operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2014. The Weapons...
Hawaii Marine instills ‘Ohana’ family spirit during Afghanistan deployment Hawaii Marine instills ‘Ohana’ family spirit during...
Sergeant Victor Farinas, 20, a native of Aiea, Hawaii, and watch noncommissioned officer with 1st Marine Regiment, poses for a photo outside the headquarters of...
First in, last out: Sailor serves with Marine units making history in Afghanistan First in, last out: Sailor serves with Marine units...
Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Spaulding, the senior medical department representative with Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan, stands by the Regional...
1st Marine Regiment cases colors, ends mission in Afghanistan 1st Marine Regiment cases colors, ends mission in...
Colonel Peter B. Baumgarten, commanding officer, 1st Marine Regiment, poses for a photo aboard the headquarters of Regional Command (Southwest), Aug. 19, 2014....


Recent Video

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...
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....
2nd Combat Engineer Battalion honors fallen heroes 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion honors fallen heroes
A memorial service was held in honor of Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant and Cpl. Adam J. Wolff aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 8,...
1/2 Dog Handlers Training Day 1/2 Dog Handlers Training Day
U.S. Marine Sgt. Matthew Outine, a military working dog handler with Weapons Company, and Lance Cpl. Chanse Moore, a military working dog handler with Bravo Company,...
On Point On Point
Corporal Jonathan Cortes, a machine gunner with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, explains life as a machine gunner in the Marine Corps aboard Camp Leatherneck,...


Recent News Stories

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...
Minnesota Marine is a heavy lifter during Helmand drawdown Minnesota Marine is a heavy lifter during Helmand drawdown
During the final year of operations in Helmand province, U.S. forces with Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan, Regional Command (Southwest), are hard at...
Hawaii Marine instills ‘Ohana’ family spirit during Afghanistan deployment Hawaii Marine instills ‘Ohana’ family spirit during...
For 20 year-old Marine Sgt. Victor Farinas “Ohana,” or family, is everything. The Aiea, Hawaii, native deployed to Helmand province, Afghanistan during...
First in, last out: Sailor serves with Marine units making history in Afghanistan First in, last out: Sailor serves with Marine units...
A day that many remember and few will ever forget – the day four planes were hijacked and America was attacked. It was a day that would change the lives of...
ISAF medical advisors laud Afghan National Security...
The Taliban announced the start of the 2014 fighting season May 12, 2014, and their campaign sought to disrupt the transfer of power during the presidential elections...


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.