Afghan soldiers, Marines partner on route clearance missions [Image 5 of 10]

4 Jul 2012 |

Afghan National Army Staff Sgt. Anwar, an explosive ordinance disposal technician with Route Clearance Tolai, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps, speaks to his fellow soldiers and U.S. Marine advisors with Echo Company, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, after investigating a possible improvised explosive device here,June 29, 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 5 of 10]