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    Cordon and search mission [Image 1 of 7]

    Cordon and search mission

    Lance Cpl. Jerry Haines remains vigilant while providing security for a team of female Marines engaging Afghan women during a cordon and search mission, Feb. 9, in Farah province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Afghanistan employed a group of female Marines trained to interact with the Afghan female population. Due to cultural sensitivities male Marines are not permitted contact with Afghan females. Haines is a machine gunner with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment (Reinforced), the ground combat element of SPMAGTF-A. SPMAGTF-A's mission is to conduct counterinsurgency operations, with a focus on training and mentoring the Afghan national police.

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    Date Taken: 02.09.2009
    Date Posted: 03.10.2009 20:41
    Photo ID: 156448
    VIRIN: 090310-M-#####-003
    Resolution: 2552x1842
    Size: 574.82 KB
    Location: FARAH PROVINCE, AF 

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