Afghans, Marines conduct Operation Sangin United Horizons

06/07/2012
06/07/2012: Marines and Afghan National Security Forces put continued pressure on the insurgency during Operation Sangin United Horizons, a battalion sized operation that took place May 17-20. Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, was responsible for finding and destroying weapons caches, improvised explosive devices and drug-producing facilities. The Marines…

A Retrospective on the USMC in Helmand Province: “Controlling Chaos”

02/18/2012
02/20/2012: As the US engagement in Afghanistan winds down, and approach to the future is sorted out, Second Marine Division (Forward) has provided interviews with the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division (Forward) which highlight the challenges and successes the Marines and sailors of the division made during their tenure…

US Forces in Iraq Drawdown

11/04/2011
11/4/2011 US Forces turn in equipment in support of drawdown: COS ECHO, Iraq [slidepress gallery='us-forces-turn-in-equipment-in-support-of-drawdown'] Credit: 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division:10/28/2011 In the first photo, vehicles from 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, stage for the Mobile-Redistribution Property Assistance Team Yard, Oct. 16,…

Mountain Warfare Training

10/10/2011
10/10/2011:Mountain Warfare Training [slidepress gallery='mountain-training'] Credit: 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division: 09/22/2011 In the first photo, Spc. Thomas Warner from Company D, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, attends Assault Climbers training at the Marine Corps’ Mountain Warfare Training Center in northern…