Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command and Afghan Commandos conduct a two-day presence patrol in Farah province Feb. 27. Marines with MARSOC’s 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion recently returned from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, where they commanded the Special Operations Task Force – West and oversaw one of Afghanistan’s bloodiest regions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle McNally/Released)