Images: Marines mentor, allow ANA to take lead during mock raid [Image 3 of 12]
Photo by Cpl. Corey Dabney
Lance Cpl. Jared Edwards (right), a team leader, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, talks to a role-player acting as an Afghan National Army soldier while conducting a mock raid during the Integrated Training Exercise here, Aug. 12, 2013. Edwards, 21, a native of Arvada, Colo., speaks Pashtu, which enables him to communicate with the role-players. The Marines assume a supporting role while deployed to Afghanistan by letting the ANA and the Afghan National Police lead in combat operations. The ITX is a training exercise held to prepare Marines prior to their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.
Date Posted:08.28.2013 13:22
Location:MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA, US
Hometown:ARVADA, CO, US