Afghan soldiers, Marines partner on route clearance missions [Image 7 of 10]

4 Jul 2012 |

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Emmanuel Marquez, a San Diego native and corpsman with Echo Company, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, tends to the wound of an Afghan National Army soldier with Route Clearance Tolai, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps, follwing a patrol 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 7 of 10]