Afghan soldiers, Marines partner on route clearance missions [Image 3 of 10]

4 Jul 2012 |

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Samuel Wettstein, a Nekoosa, Wis. native and combat engineer with Echo Company, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, uses a combat metal detector while on patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers from Route Clearance Tolai, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps, here, July 1, 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 3 of 10]