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    Regional Command Southwest      

    Leatherneck/Bastion, AF  

    Recent Images

    2nd Radio Battalion completes swim qualification

    2nd Radio Battalion completes swim qualification

    03.16.2015 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1170324/michael-dye">Cpl. Michael Dye</a>
    Marines with 2nd Radio Battalion swim across the pool in order to maintain readiness and renew their swim qualifications aboard Marine Corps Base...
    Marines complete operations in Afghanistan, depart Helmand province

    Marines complete operations in Afghanistan, depart...

    10.27.2014 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1084308/john-jackson">Staff Sgt. John Jackson</a>
    Marines and sailors with Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan load onto a KC-130 aircraft on the Camp Bastion flightline, Oct. 27, 2014....
    RC(SW) departs Helmand province

    RC(SW) departs Helmand province

    10.27.2014 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1102339/benjamin-barr">Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin Barr</a>
    British forces with Regional Command (Southwest) (RC(SW)) board a KC-130 Hercules aircraft to depart the Bastion-Leatherneck Complex in Helmand...
    RC(SW) Arrives at Kandahar Airfield

    RC(SW) Arrives at Kandahar Airfield

    10.27.2014 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1102046/dustin-d-march">Sgt. Dustin D. March</a>
    U.S. Marines with Regional Command (Southwest) (RC(SW)) exit a KC-130 Hercules aircraft aboard Kandahar Airfield (KAF), Afghanistan, October 27,...
    Regional Command Southwest ends mission in Helmand, Afghanistan

    Regional Command Southwest ends mission in Helmand,...

    10.26.2014 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1102046/dustin-d-march">Sgt. Dustin D. March</a>
    Coalition forces stand at the position of attention as the color guard marches into position during the Regional Command (Southwest) (RC(SW)) end...
    1st Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment bids farewell to Helmand province

    1st Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment bids farewell to...

    10.26.2014 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1136089/john-martinez">Cpl. John Martinez</a>
    U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Bradley Weston (Center), 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment battalion commander, as well as other coalition force members,...
    Sailors celebrate Navy’s 239th Birthday in Afghanistan

    Sailors celebrate Navy’s 239th Birthday in Afghanistan

    10.13.2014 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1102046/dustin-d-march">Sgt. Dustin D. March</a>
    Navy Capt. James Cole, the Regional Command (Southwest) command surgeon and senior Naval officer in Helmand province, reads Chief of Naval...
    3rd Platoon Bravo Company Security Patrol

    3rd Platoon Bravo Company Security Patrol

    10.07.2014 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1102046/dustin-d-march">Sgt. Dustin D. March</a>
    U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel Keeler (left), a team leader, and Lance Cpl. Justin Countrymen (right), a dog handler, with 3d Platoon, Bravo...

    Recent Videos

    U.S. Marines Depart Helmand province

    U.S. Marines Depart Helmand province

    10.27.2014 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1102339/benjamin-barr">Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin Barr</a>
    The final wave of U. S. Marines with Regional Command (Southwest) (RC(SW)) departs the Bastion-Leatherneck Complex in Helmand province,...
    End of Operations Ceremony

    End of Operations Ceremony

    10.26.2014 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1124375/james-pauly">Sgt. James Pauly</a>
    U.S. service member and U.K. service members with the Regional Command (Southwest) (RC(SW)) and Afghan National Army (ANA) Soldiers with the 215th...
    End of Operations Ceremony

    End of Operations Ceremony

    10.26.2014 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1124375/james-pauly">Sgt. James Pauly</a>
    U.S. service member and U.K. service members with the Regional Command (Southwest) (RC(SW)) and Afghan National Army (ANA) Soldiers with the 215th...
    End of Operations Ceremony

    End of Operations Ceremony

    10.26.2014 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1124375/james-pauly">Sgt. James Pauly</a>
    U.S. service member and U.K. service members with the Regional Command (Southwest) (RC(SW)) and Afghan National Army (ANA) Soldiers with the 215th...
    End of Operations Ceremony

    End of Operations Ceremony

    10.26.2014 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1124375/james-pauly">Sgt. James Pauly</a>
    U.S. service member and U.K. service members with the Regional Command (Southwest) (RC(SW)) and Afghan National Army (ANA) Soldiers with the 215th...
    End of Operations Ceremony

    End of Operations Ceremony

    10.26.2014 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1124375/james-pauly">Sgt. James Pauly</a>
    U.S. service member and U.K. service members with the Regional Command (Southwest) (RC(SW)) and Afghan National Army (ANA) Soldiers with the 215th...
    RC (SW) End of Operations Ceremony

    RC (SW) End of Operations Ceremony

    10.26.2014 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1124375/james-pauly">Sgt. James Pauly</a>
    U.S. service member and U.K. service members with the Regional Command (Southwest) (RC(SW)) and Afghan National Army (ANA) Soldiers with the 215th...

    Recent News Stories

    Marines complete operations in Afghanistan, depart Helmand province

    Marines complete operations in Afghanistan, depart...

    10.29.2014 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1084308/john-jackson">Staff Sgt. John Jackson</a>
    The final elements of Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan loaded onto aircraft on the Camp Bastion flightline in Afghanistan, and...
    Marines complete operations in Afghanistan, depart Helmand province

    Marines complete operations in Afghanistan, depart...

    10.27.2014 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1180935/skye-martin">1st Lt. Skye Martin</a>
    The final United States Marine Corps command and service members from the United Kingdom have departed Regional Command (Southwest) in Helmand...
    Sailors celebrate Navy’s 239th Birthday in Afghanistan

    Sailors celebrate Navy’s 239th Birthday in Afghanistan

    10.13.2014 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1084308/john-jackson">Staff Sgt. John Jackson</a>
    A small formation of sailors gathered in front of the Regional Command (Southwest) headquarters building aboard Camp Leatherneck to celebrate the...
    215th Corps soldiers complete Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator course aboard Camp Shorabak

    215th Corps soldiers complete Afghan Tactical Air...

    10.04.2014 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1175706/cody-m-d-haas">Cpl. Cody M. D. Haas</a>
    Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps completed the Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator course aboard Camp Shorabak, Helmand province,...
    Bravo Company, Weapons Company conclude missions in Helmand province, Afghanistan

    Bravo Company, Weapons Company conclude missions in...

    10.02.2014 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1152290/joseph-scanlan">Sgt. Joseph Scanlan</a>
    After six months of continuous combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, the Marines of Bravo and Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th...
    1/7 transfers authority, ends operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan

    1/7 transfers authority, ends operations in Helmand...

    10.02.2014 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1084308/john-jackson">Staff Sgt. John Jackson</a>
    First battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, cased their unit battle colors during a transfer of authority ceremony aboard Tactical Base Dwyer, Oct. 1.
    Charley Company Marine recognized with meritorious promotion aboard Camp Leatherneck

    Charley Company Marine recognized with meritorious...

    09.30.2014 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1175706/cody-m-d-haas">Cpl. Cody M. D. Haas</a>
    For those who have earned the title of “The Few and the Proud,” being a Marine is a way of life. For one Marine, Sgt. Dominic...
    215th Corps soldiers conduct first Afghan-operated leave flight for rest, relaxation

    215th Corps soldiers conduct first Afghan-operated...

    09.30.2014 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1175706/cody-m-d-haas">Cpl. Cody M. D. Haas</a>
    More than 100 Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps as well as Afghan civilians awaited the landing of a civilian-operated aircraft...

    Recent Audio

    Capt. Jared Reddinger

    09.15.2014 | Courtesy Audio
    Capt. Jared Reddinger talks to a reporter from Marine Corps Times about his deployment and his responsibilities in his unit.

    Col. Peter Baumgarten

    08.19.2014 | Courtesy Audio
    Col. Peter Baumgarten talks to a reporter from Leatherneck Magazine about his time in Afghanistan and preparing to leave Afghanistan.

    Col. Peter Baumgarten

    08.18.2014 | Courtesy Audio
    Col. Peter Baumgarten talks to a Stars and Stripes about current operations in Afghanistan.

    Col. Peter Baumgarten

    08.18.2014 | Courtesy Audio
    Col. Peter Baumgarten talks to a Marine Corps Times reporter about the current operations in Afghanistan.

    Lance Cpl. Johnpaul Sanchez

    07.29.2014 | Courtesy Audio
    Lance Cpl. Johnpaul Sanchez talks to a Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter about his deployment in Afghanistan.

    Lance Corporal Daniel Buzalsky

    07.22.2014 | Courtesy Audio
    Lance Corporal Daniel Buzalsky from Vancouver, WA talks to a reporter from The Columbian about his work in Afghanistan.

    Staff Sgt. Roberto Ramirez

    05.22.2014 | Courtesy Audio
    Staff Sgt. Roberto Ramirez talks to a Northbrook Tower about his family, joining the military and serving overseas.

    Lance Cpl. Kirk Humes

    05.22.2014 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1084308/john-jackson">Staff Sgt. John Jackson</a>
    Lance Cpl. Kirk Humes, from Allen, Texas, talks to a Crawford Broadcasting reporter, for their Hero of the Week segment, about his duties working...

    Recent Publications