News
Results:
Archive: 2011
CLEAR ALL

U.S. Marines from 2nd Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment stand atop Patrol Base Barcha following a security patrol here, Dec. 12. The Marines pictured (left to right) are Lance Cpl. James Blomstran and his improvised explosive device detection dog Sage, Sgt. Matt Garst and Lance Cpls. Ryan Gerrity and Nicholas Dumke. The four Marines saved nine Afghans from a canal during a Dec. 2 night patrol. Near the end of their patrol, a vehicle carrying an Afghan family struck an Afghan National Army soldier and sent both plunging into the frigid canal. The ANA soldiers provided security while the 2nd Platoon Marines braved the swiftly moving current to recover the accident victims. Blomstran, 22, is from Cortland, Ohio; Garst, 23, is from Charlotte, N.C.; Gerrity, 21, is from Cranford, N.J.; and Dumke, 20, is from Huron, S.D. - U.S. Marines from 2nd Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment stand atop Patrol Base Barcha following a security patrol here, Dec. 12. The Marines pictured (left to right) are Lance Cpl. James Blomstran and his improvised explosive device detection dog Sage, Sgt. Matt Garst and Lance Cpls. Ryan Gerrity and Nicholas Dumke. The four Marines saved nine Afghans from a canal during a Dec. 2 night patrol. Near the end of their patrol, a vehicle carrying an Afghan family struck an Afghan National Army soldier and sent both plunging into the frigid canal. The ANA soldiers provided security while the 2nd Platoon Marines braved the swiftly moving current to recover the accident victims. Blomstran, 22, is from Cortland, Ohio; Garst, 23, is from Charlotte, N.C.; Gerrity, 21, is from Cranford, N.J.; and Dumke, 20, is from Huron, S.D.

An Afghan National Army soldier and U.S. Marines stand with Sayed Gul, a 15-year old Afghan amputee, during a visit to the Baluch Jan village here, Dec. 2. The Marines ‚ (from left) Cpl. Travis Hayes, Gunnery Sgt. Todd Leahey and Staff Sgt. Christopher Balance ‚ are assigned to Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, at nearby Patrol Base 00. Gul lost half of his left leg when he was struck by a 20-pound improvised explosive device in March near the patrol base. He was evacuated by helicopter to receive three weeks of advanced care at Camp Dwyer‚s Combat Support Hospital. After returning to his village and becoming extremely sick, he received life-saving care from Weapons Co. Marines and corpsmen. He returns to them weekly for continued care. ‚If the Marines weren‚t here, maybe I‚d have lost my life because nobody else would‚ve been able to help me,‚ Gul said. - An Afghan National Army soldier and U.S. Marines stand with Sayed Gul, a 15-year old Afghan amputee, during a visit to the Baluch Jan village here, Dec. 2. The Marines ‚ (from left) Cpl. Travis Hayes, Gunnery Sgt. Todd Leahey and Staff Sgt. Christopher Balance ‚ are assigned to Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, at nearby Patrol Base 00. Gul lost half of his left leg when he was struck by a 20-pound improvised explosive device in March near the patrol base. He was evacuated by helicopter to receive three weeks of advanced care at Camp Dwyer‚s Combat Support Hospital. After returning to his village and becoming extremely sick, he received life-saving care from Weapons Co. Marines and corpsmen. He returns to them weekly for continued care. ‚If the Marines weren‚t here, maybe I‚d have lost my life because nobody else would‚ve been able to help me,‚ Gul said.

Cpl. Miles E. Cooley, a team leader for the sniper platoon, Headquarters and Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, tests the rigging that has been placed inside the door of a Navy Sikorsky HH-60H Rescue Hawk at Camp Horno, Nov. 29. Marines from the platoon were given the rare opportunity to go up in a helicopter and practice allocating targets through their scopes. The rigging is one of the most important parts of the exercise and using different ways to set up is vital for them because they may employ these types of tactics on their upcoming deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. - Cpl. Miles E. Cooley, a team leader for the sniper platoon, Headquarters and Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, tests the rigging that has been placed inside the door of a Navy Sikorsky HH-60H Rescue Hawk at Camp Horno, Nov. 29. Marines from the platoon were given the rare opportunity to go up in a helicopter and practice allocating targets through their scopes. The rigging is one of the most important parts of the exercise and using different ways to set up is vital for them because they may employ these types of tactics on their upcoming deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.

GARMSIR DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan - A member of the Afghan National Police searches a local elder as he enters the district center here for the funeral of District Chief of Police Lt. Col. Sayfullah Khan Rashidi, Nov. 13. Sayfullah died when his vehicle was destroyed by an improvised explosive device that detonated while he traveled on a Garmsir road, Nov. 6. Two other ANP members were killed in the explosion, which occurred on the first day of the three-day Islamic festival of sacrifice Eid al-Adha. Amidst the challenging circumstances, 25-year-old District Governor Mohammad Fahim said Garmsir’s stability remains unshaken by Sayfullah’s death. “Lt. Col. Sayfullah was brave and it’s unfortunate we lost him, but we still have security and stability in Garmsir — this hasn’t changed,” Fahim said. Photo by Cpl. Colby Brown - GARMSIR DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan - A member of the Afghan National Police searches a local elder as he enters the district center here for the funeral of District Chief of Police Lt. Col. Sayfullah Khan Rashidi, Nov. 13. Sayfullah died when his vehicle was destroyed by an improvised explosive device that detonated while he traveled on a Garmsir road, Nov. 6. Two other ANP members were killed in the explosion, which occurred on the first day of the three-day Islamic festival of sacrifice Eid al-Adha. Amidst the challenging circumstances, 25-year-old District Governor Mohammad Fahim said Garmsir’s stability remains unshaken by Sayfullah’s death. “Lt. Col. Sayfullah was brave and it’s unfortunate we lost him, but we still have security and stability in Garmsir — this hasn’t changed,” Fahim said. Photo by Cpl. Colby Brown

Nawa District Governor Abdul Manaf (far left) gives a tour of a local bazaar to Ambassador Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, (second from right) here, Oct. 31. Crocker used the visit as an opportunity to see firsthand the progress Afghan security forces and the district government are making in Nawa. “We have been pleased to be your partners in security and economic support, but the real reason for the success here is all of you,” Crocker said in an address to local district leaders and residents. Your courage and commitment to make this community and district a better place is what accounts for the success.” During the ambassador's visit, Manaf highlighted plans for Nawa's future, emphsizing his enduring objectives of peace, poppy eradication, education and security. - Nawa District Governor Abdul Manaf (far left) gives a tour of a local bazaar to Ambassador Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, (second from right) here, Oct. 31. Crocker used the visit as an opportunity to see firsthand the progress Afghan security forces and the district government are making in Nawa. “We have been pleased to be your partners in security and economic support, but the real reason for the success here is all of you,” Crocker said in an address to local district leaders and residents. Your courage and commitment to make this community and district a better place is what accounts for the success.” During the ambassador's visit, Manaf highlighted plans for Nawa's future, emphsizing his enduring objectives of peace, poppy eradication, education and security.

Lance Cpl. Barney Oldfield, a rifleman with Jump Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, uses a bottle cap to mark the location of a metal object during metal detector training on Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, Nov. 3, 2011. After departing home in Hawaii from Oct. 27 through Nov. 1, the Marines and sailors of “America’s Battalion” arrived in Afghanistan’s Helmand province to begin their seven-month deployment in support of Regimental Combat Team 5. They are filtering into the province’s Garmsir District to relieve fellow Hawaii-based 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, who arrived here in April. Oldfield, 23, is from Longmont, Colo. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder / RELEASED) - Lance Cpl. Barney Oldfield, a rifleman with Jump Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, uses a bottle cap to mark the location of a metal object during metal detector training on Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, Nov. 3, 2011. After departing home in Hawaii from Oct. 27 through Nov. 1, the Marines and sailors of “America’s Battalion” arrived in Afghanistan’s Helmand province to begin their seven-month deployment in support of Regimental Combat Team 5. They are filtering into the province’s Garmsir District to relieve fellow Hawaii-based 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, who arrived here in April. Oldfield, 23, is from Longmont, Colo. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder / RELEASED)

HIRAIN: joint training for the future fight
May 1, 2024 | 2:02
U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, execute an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System rapid infiltration from March Air Force Base to Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, May 1, 2024. HIRAIN is the process of identifying an enemy target from forward observation points and unmanned aerial vehicles, seizing key terrain for an aerial landing, inserting HIMARS using aircraft, destroying the target and retrograding back to a secure location. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Emeline Swyers)

U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, execute an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System rapid infiltration from March Air Force Base to Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, May 1, 2024. HIRAIN is the process of identifying an enemy target from forward observation points and unmanned aerial vehicles, seizing key terrain for an aerial landing, inserting HIMARS using aircraft, destroying the target and retrograding back to a secure location. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Emeline Swyers)

Tags

HIMARSBlue Diamondair force1st MarDiv11th MarinesHI-RAIN

Discover
More Recent

Filter
HIRAIN: joint training for the future fight

May 1, 2024 | 2:02

View Video
HIRAIN: joint training for the future fight

May 1, 2024 | 2:02

3rd Bn., 4th Marines patrols through infantry immersion trainer

April 25, 2024 | 1:38

View Video
3rd Bn., 4th Marines patrols through infantry immersion trainer

April 25, 2024 | 1:38

3rd Bn., 4th Marines patrols through infantry immersion trainer

April 25, 2024 | 1:38

View Video
3rd Bn., 4th Marines patrols through infantry immersion trainer

April 25, 2024 | 1:38

MAREX 24: U.S. Marines, Armed Forces of the Philippines participate in Marine Exercise 2024

April 19, 2024 | 2:54

View Video
MAREX 24: U.S. Marines, Armed Forces of the Philippines participate in Marine Exercise 2024

April 19, 2024 | 2:54

MAREX 24: U.S. Marines, Armed Forces of the Philippines participate in Marine Exercise 2024

April 19, 2024 | 0:44

View Video
MAREX 24: U.S. Marines, Armed Forces of the Philippines participate in Marine Exercise 2024

April 19, 2024 | 0:44

Ode to Old George: Marine pianist performs original arrangement

April 4, 2024 | 2:59

View Video
Ode to Old George: Marine pianist performs original arrangement

April 4, 2024 | 2:59

5th Bn., 11th Marines holds deactivation ceremony

March 29, 2024 | 1:11

View Video
5th Bn., 11th Marines holds deactivation ceremony

March 29, 2024 | 1:11

Make them count: 3rd Bn., 1st Marines honors World War II Marine with new motto

March 28, 2024 | 3:08

View Video
Make them count: 3rd Bn., 1st Marines honors World War II Marine with new motto

March 28, 2024 | 3:08

Faces of the Blue Diamond: Maj. Ahmed Khalil

March 28, 2024 | 2:22

View Video
Faces of the Blue Diamond: Maj. Ahmed Khalil

March 28, 2024 | 2:22

1st MARDIV Band hosts joint concert in Oceanside

March 26, 2024 | 0:58

View Video
1st MARDIV Band hosts joint concert in Oceanside

March 26, 2024 | 0:58

Marines with 1st MARDIV compete in annual squad competition

March 25, 2024 | 2:11

View Video
Marines with 1st MARDIV compete in annual squad competition

March 25, 2024 | 2:11

U.S., ROK Marines work together during Freedom Shield

March 13, 2024 | 1:52

View Video
U.S., ROK Marines work together during Freedom Shield

March 13, 2024 | 1:52

Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory: U.S. Marines participate in Project Convergence Capstone 4

March 4, 2024 | 1:44

View Video
Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory: U.S. Marines participate in Project Convergence Capstone 4

March 4, 2024 | 1:44

2nd Bn., 4th Marines participates in distributed maneuver exercise

Feb. 16, 2024 | 2:18

View Video
2nd Bn., 4th Marines participates in distributed maneuver exercise

Feb. 16, 2024 | 2:18

Sgt. Nate Bullock: four more for the Corps

Feb. 16, 2024 | 1:40

View Video
Sgt. Nate Bullock: four more for the Corps

Feb. 16, 2024 | 1:40

2nd Bn., 5th Marines trains for tactical recovery of aircraft, personnel

Feb. 7, 2024 | 2:00

View Video
2nd Bn., 5th Marines trains for tactical recovery of aircraft, personnel

Feb. 7, 2024 | 2:00

The Blue Diamond and Korean Marines: 70 years of history

Feb. 6, 2024 | 2:04

View Video
The Blue Diamond and Korean Marines: 70 years of history

Feb. 6, 2024 | 2:04

1st MARDIV holds colors rededication ceremony

Feb. 2, 2024 | 1:44

View Video
1st MARDIV holds colors rededication ceremony

Feb. 2, 2024 | 1:44

U.S. Marines conduct sUAS, mortar integration training

Feb. 2, 2024 | 1:30

View Video
U.S. Marines conduct sUAS, mortar integration training

Feb. 2, 2024 | 1:30

Steel Knight 23.2

Dec. 12, 2023 | 3:14

View Video
Steel Knight 23.2

Dec. 12, 2023 | 3:14

Steel Knight 23.2: 5th Marines prepares fresh chow

Dec. 8, 2023 | 1:19

View Video
Steel Knight 23.2: 5th Marines prepares fresh chow

Dec. 8, 2023 | 1:19

Reel: Steel Knight 23.2: 3rd Bn., 4th Marines conducts live-fire ranges

Dec. 7, 2023 | 0:28

View Video
Reel: Steel Knight 23.2: 3rd Bn., 4th Marines conducts live-fire ranges

Dec. 7, 2023 | 0:28

Steel Knight 23.2: CLB-5 rehearses evacuation control center procedures

Dec. 4, 2023 | 1:00

View Video
Steel Knight 23.2: CLB-5 rehearses evacuation control center procedures

Dec. 4, 2023 | 1:00

Steel Knight 23.2: Fox Co., 2nd Bn., 5th Marines reinforces embassy  

Dec. 2, 2023 | 2:02

View Video
Steel Knight 23.2: Fox Co., 2nd Bn., 5th Marines reinforces embassy  

Dec. 2, 2023 | 2:02

Steel Knight 23.2: 2nd Bn., 5th Marines seizes airfield

Dec. 2, 2023 | 1:45

View Video
Steel Knight 23.2: 2nd Bn., 5th Marines seizes airfield

Dec. 2, 2023 | 1:45

Teaser: Steel Knight 23.2

Nov. 17, 2023 | 0:40

View Video
Teaser: Steel Knight 23.2

Nov. 17, 2023 | 0:40

1st CEB hosts annual sapper squad competition

Oct. 19, 2023 | 2:10

View Video
1st CEB hosts annual sapper squad competition

Oct. 19, 2023 | 2:10

Marines with 1st Bn., 1st Marines participate in MTX 5-23

Oct. 2, 2023 | 2:35

View Video
Marines with 1st Bn., 1st Marines participate in MTX 5-23

Oct. 2, 2023 | 2:35

Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Bn. take part in Bright Star 23

Sept. 15, 2023 | 2:41

View Video
Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Bn. take part in Bright Star 23

Sept. 15, 2023 | 2:41

1st MARDIV Band performs ‘Tonada de Luna Llena’

Aug. 31, 2023 | 3:43

View Video
1st MARDIV Band performs ‘Tonada de Luna Llena’

Aug. 31, 2023 | 3:43

1st Marine Division