Afghan soldiers, Marines partner on route clearance missions [Image 1 of 10]

4 Jul 2012 |

An Afghan National Army soldier with Route Clearance Tolai, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps, briefs his fellow soldiers and U.S. Marine 2nd Lt. Alexander Wu (center), a McLean, Va. native and commander of 2nd Platoon, Echo Company, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, prior to departing on a route clearance mission in Helmand province's Nawa district, June 27, 2012. As Afghan forces across southern Helmand have taken the lead in security operations, the advisor mission of Marines like those with 1st CEB has become increasingly important.
Afghan soldiers, Marines partner on route clearance missions [Image 1 of 10]