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Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

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    Wounded Marines still in the fight

    As the battlefield settled and the medevac carried Cpl. Brad Fite to Germany, medical personnel didn’t think he would survive. The damage was so extensive, Fite had to be resuscitated three times before landing. “They  [Read more...]

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    Marines complete first unmanned landing support in Helmand province

    HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2, the “Night Owls,” made history in May when they completed the first “hot hookups” between landing support Marines on the ground and a hovering Kaman  [Read more...]

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    Future of Garmsir in Afghan Hands

    America’s Battalion Completes Final Helmand Tour GARMSIR DISTRICT, Afghanistan — In the fall of 2004, the Marines and sailors of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment began a challenging  journey that took them to the Middle  [Read more...]

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    Operation Tageer Shamal

    GARMSIR DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan - The heart of Garmsir district is safe. For the past five years, coalition forces have operated with Afghan National Security Forces to defeat the insurgency in the central Helmand River  [Read more...]

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    Night Lights

    Pfcs. Greg Zecher and Nicholas Roberts, machine gunners with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, illuminate the night sky by firing tracer rounds from their weapons during Exercise Clear, Hold, Build 3 on Marine  [Read more...]

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    On Patrol

    A local Afghan goat farmer directs his herd around a convoy with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment in the Garmsir district, Sept. 20, 2011. From Sept. 19 to 24, elements from Bravo and Hotel Company  [Read more...]

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    Follow the leader

    GARMSIR DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan — Someone always has to go first. In Afghanistan, the Marine who goes first is the point man. He is the first to jump across a canal, enter a farm  [Read more...]

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    2nd Marine Division Making Mehraj Safe

    By Cpl. Marco Mancha ATROL BASE MEHRAJ, Helmand province, Afghanistan — Every drop of sweat from their foreheads cools their faces as Marines patrol through the Afghan heat. Every cautious step through the cratered terrain  [Read more...]

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    Brothers in Arms: Marine, Afghan soldier bridge two cultures

    GARMSIR DISTRICT, Afghanistan — Less than a month into his deployment to Afghanistan, Sgt. Benjamin Maldonado found a brother in an unlikely place. Maldonado crossed paths with Afghanistan National Army Sgt. Farhad in Garmsir District, an  [Read more...]

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    Bazaar Friday

    GARMSIR DISTRICT, Afghanistan – As long as there is daylight at Patrol Base Jaker, the feistiest merchants of Khalaj Bazaar stand outside the gate, ceaselessly advertising kabobs and energy drinks in their shrill, adolescent voices.  [Read more...]

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    The Warrior Spirit

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Donna Ouellette said she lived the most bittersweet moment of her life when she accepted her son’s Navy Cross on his behalf.

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    Bridging the Gap

    TRAKH NAWA, Afghanistan – Since the removal of the Taliban as Afghanistan’s governing body nine years ago, coalition forces have helped rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, providing stability and peace to an otherwise turbulent region. Their  [Read more...]

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    Q & A: Gunnery Sgt. Christopher J. Clookey

    Gunnery Sgt. Christopher J. Clookey was no stranger to danger during his deployment to Afghanistan in the spring of 2008. In a span of three days, Clookey and his Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion,  [Read more...]

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    SOUTHERN SHORSURAK, Afghanistan – Cpl. Matt Garst should be dead. Few people survive stepping on an improvised explosive device. Even fewer walk away the same day after directly absorbing the force of the blast, but  [Read more...]

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    Operation New Dawn: Patrol Leads to Weapons Cache

    A bit vulgar with a touch of arrogance, but the Marine saying it had a right to be cocky. Sgt. James R. Humerick had tracked down an improvised explosive device cache as if he’d had  [Read more...]