Homepage Pic 06/29/2010


Credit: Going West, Regimental Combat Team-7, 1st Marine Division Public Affairs, June 14th, 2010, Helmand province, Afghanistan.

During Operation Orzak Mountain, the Marines used for the first time air support in order to cross west over the Helmand River,  a river too deep to cross by foot. As one of them put it: “I think the message was sent out there. We are able to get over to the western side of the Helmand River, and the river doesn’t divide us and them.”