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    Evolution of war: A year in Helmand with 2nd Marine Division (Forward) [Image 2 of 7]

    Evolution of war: A year in Helmand with 2nd Marine Division (Forward)

    COMBAT OUTPOST SHIR GHAZAY, AFGHANISTAN

    08.06.2011

    Photo by Cpl. Marco Mancha 

    II Marine Expeditionary Force   

    M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks sit parked under an Afghan sunset. Tankers with Alpha Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, regularly perform overwatch missions for their fellow Marines and other coalition forces. An overwatch mission consists of providing security for ground forces working to improve roads, construct needed facilities or any other development projects to build a better future for Afghanistan. A single overwatch mission can last an entire day with the main gun turret and driver’s compartments reaching temperatures well above 100 degrees in the summer months.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 08.06.2011
    Date Posted: 02.05.2012 08:23
    Photo ID: 519253
    VIRIN: 110806-M-PE262-001
    Resolution: 5502x3630
    Size: 6.98 MB
    Location: COMBAT OUTPOST SHIR GHAZAY, AF

    Web Views: 110
    Downloads: 37

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