U.S. Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, 1st Battalion 5th Marines board helicopters at Camp Leatherneck for a night air assault in Afghanistan’s Helmand province Thursday July 2. AP / David Guttenfelder
U.S. Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade make preparations as they wait for helicopter transport as part of Operation Khanjar at Camp Dwyer in Helmand Province in Afghanistan on July 2. Operation Khanjar (Strike of the Sword), involving nearly 4,000 U.S. forces as well as 650 Afghan police and soldiers, would bring security to the Helmand River valley ahead of presidential elections on August 20, commanders aid. AFP / Getty Images / Manpreet Romana
A U.S. Marine from 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, RCT 2nd Battalion 8th Marines Echo Co. takes up a fighting position after off loading from a helicopter during the start of Operation Khanjari on July 2, in Main Poshteh, Afghanistan. The marines are part of an operation to take areas in the Southern Helmand Province that Taliban fighters are using as a resupply route. The marines also plan to help the local Afghan population prepare for the upcoming presidential elections. Getty Images / Joe Raedle
U.S. Marines from 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, RCT 2nd Battalion 8th Marines Echo Co. prepare to search a building during the start of Operation Khanjari on July 2, in Main Poshteh, Afghanistan. Getty Images / Joe Raedle Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2009/07/operation-khanjar—-us-marines.html#storylink=cpy
Marines, from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, International Security Assistance Force, operate at Garmsir, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, April 29, 2008. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alex C. Guerra) (Released)
Pictured is HMCS St. John’s, FFH 340. The number is painted on both the port and starboard sides, near the bow.
MCpl. Greff died in a suicide bombing in Kabul on October 29th.
30 Commando Information Exploitation Group - Royal Marines
Shilo, Manitoba – April 2, 2008 - An essential skill for any soldier is the ability to shoot well, a point driven home to recruits on Basic Infantry Qualification Course 0023 (Vimy) recently in Shilo.