A Marine pauses while on patrol in Gowragi, Afghanistan, during a clearing operation, Oct. 1, 2010.
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Marines Are Going Back To Helmand This Spring To Face The Taliban
The Marines will be on nine-month deployments at bases and outposts across the province.
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10 Photos Of A Marine’s Experience Training Afghan Police
In 2011, David Anderson joined the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and was sent to a small outpost academy in Herat province. This is his story.
Lance Cpl. Nilton Castro, a radio operator with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, along with two Afghan Army soldiers walk past the Helmand River while on patrol in Gowragi, Afghanistan, during a clearing operation, Sept. 29, 2010.
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It’s Time We Address The Consequences Of America’s Recent Wars
Task & Purpose spoke with former State Department official John Kael Weston about his time working seven straight years alongside combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sirius, a military working dog, pays his respects to his handler Sgt. Joshua R. Ashley during a memorial ceremony in the Regional Command Southwest chapel, Aug. 17.
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Bond Between A Marine And His Dog Continues After Death
When the family of a fallen handler heard his military working dog was being retired, they flew across the country to adopt him.
A radio operator with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force- Southern Command, inspects his gear before departing in the advanced echelon at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Oct. 22, 2015.
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5 Things To Pack If You’re Deploying To Helmand
A veteran who served in Helmand province lays out his suggested packing list for those heading there for the first time.
British paratroopers become trapped in a deadly minefield in the war film “Kilo Two Bravo.”
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Movie ‘Kilo Two Bravo’ Offers Unflinching Look At The Ground War In Helmand
“Kilo Two Bravo” tells the harrowing story of a group of paratroopers trapped inside a deadly minefield.