Dec 12, 2011

U.S. Marine Sgt. Alston Hays, an air interdiction force team member with Regimental Combat Team 5, searches a local man during an air interdiction force mission here, Dec. 7. The AIF mission was conducted in support of an Afghan Border Police led clearing operation in Khan-Neshin. During the mission, Marines and sailors from Charlie Co., 1/25, and 2nd Bn., 11th Marines, circled above, searching for suspicious vehicles or personnel. The AIF plays a unique role with Regimental Combat Team 5’s counter-insurgency operations in southern Helmand.

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