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II Marine Expeditionary Force

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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
II MEF Photos
An Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter prepares to land at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan during casualty evacuation training Aug. 14, 2017. More than 30 Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps rehearsed and refined their CASEVAC process in preparation for future real-world missions. Quickening the CASEVAC process greatly enhances the survivability and recovery rates for wounded personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps load a simulated casualty onto an Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter during casualty evacuation training at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2017. More than 30 ANA soldiers with various units worked to refine their CASEVAC procedures in preparation for real-world operations. Quickening response time and providing proper medical care before extraction vastly increases the chances of survivability and recovery for wounded personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Afghan National Army soldiers extract a notional casualty from an Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter during casualty evacuation training at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2017. Several ANA units partnered with the Afghan Air Force and U.S. advisors to enhance their CASEVAC procedures through classroom instruction and practical application. Quickening the CASEVAC process allows for faster movement of a wounded soldier to a medical facility and greatly improves chances for survivability and full recovery. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
An Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter lands prior to extracting notionally-wounded Afghan National Army soldiers during casualty evacuation training at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2017. Assisted by several U.S. advisors, more than 30 ANA soldiers rehearsed and refined their CASEVAC process, which will vastly increase the survivability and recovery rate of wounded personnel on the battlefield. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps extract a notional casualty from an Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter during casualty evacuation training at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2017. More than 30 ANA soldiers partnered with the Afghan Air Force and U.S. advisors, rehearsing extracting notionally-wounded personnel via helicopter in preparation for future operations. Quicker CASEVACs greatly improve the chances of survival and recovery for injured soldiers. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
An Afghan National Army soldier with 215th Corps applies a tourniquet to a notionally-injured soldier during casualty evacuation training at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2017. Several ANA units practiced their CASEVAC procedures in preparation for future real-world operations. Quickening the CASEVAC process vastly improves survivability and recovery rates for wounded personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps prepare to carry notionally-wounded personnel onto an Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter during casualty evacuation training at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2017. Several ANA units rehearsed and refined their CASEVAC process and quickened response times, helping to improve chances of survivability and recovery for injured service members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
U.S. Marine Capt. Robert Walters, left, an air advisor with Task Force Southwest, instructs Afghan National Army soldiers with 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps proper casualty evacuation reporting procedures at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2017. Several U.S. advisors worked with more than 30 ANA soldiers and elements of the Afghan Air Force to improve their CASEVAC process, which will vastly increase the survivability and recovery rates of wounded personnel on the battlefield. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps prepare to clear a simulated enemy compound during casualty evacuation training at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2017. More than 30 ANA soldiers partnered with the Afghan Air Force and U.S. advisors, extracting notionally-wounded personnel via helicopter in preparation for future operations. Faster CASEVACS allow for quick and safe transportation of injured soldiers to medical facilities, greatly improving their chances of survival and recovery. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
U.S. Navy Sailor Lt. Laura Cargill, right, the lead medical planner of Task Force Southwest, instructs Afghan National Army soldiers with 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps how to properly call for a casualty evacuation at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2017. Several ANA units partnered with the Afghan Air Force and U.S. advisors to enhance their CASEVAC procedures through classroom instruction and practical application. Quickening the CASEVAC process allows for faster movement of a wounded soldier to a medical facility and greatly improves chances for survivability and full recovery. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. David M. Clark, right, the senior enlisted leader of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, speaks with Afghan National Army noncommissioned officers at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2017. More than 100 ANA NCOs completed a three-day seminar led by Afghan senior enlisted leaders, who stressed the importance of leadership in combat and technical and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
The Sergeant Major of the Afghan National Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Chamkani, addresses ANA noncommissioned officers at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2017. From Aug. 12-14, ANA senior enlisted leaders held an NCO professional military education seminar. The three-day evolution stressed the importance of accountability, professionalism and the significance of taking care of junior soldiers. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William F. Thetford, the senior enlisted leader of U.S. Central Command, speaks to Afghan National Army noncommissioned officers with 215th Corps at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2017. More than 100 NCOs completed a leadership seminar Aug. 12-14, with insights provided by senior enlisted ANA personnel. Throughout the evolution, leaders shared their experiences as soldiers and spoke about the significance of professionalism and taking care of one another on the battlefield. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
U.S. service members with various units and Afghan National Army noncommissioned officers assigned to 215th Corps stand during the playing of the Afghan National Anthem at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2017. More than 100 NCOs completed a professional military education seminar Aug. 12-14. Throughout the training, senior enlisted leaders from the ANA stressed the importance of leadership, mentoring young soldiers and technical and tactical proficiency in combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Alhaj Wafa, the sergeant major of 215th Corps, speaks with noncommissioned officers at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2017. More than 100 ANA NCOs completed a three-day seminar led by Afghan senior enlisted leaders, who stressed the importance of leadership in combat and technical and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Alhaj Wafa, left, the Sergeant Major of 215th Corps, U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Darrell L. Carver, center, the Sergeant Major of Task Force Southwest, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. David M. Clark, right, the senior enlisted leader of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, speak at Bastion Air Field, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2017. Senior enlisted leaders from 215th Corps conducted a noncommissioned officer seminar with more than 100 soldiers from the unit in order to enhance their leadership and build military-specific skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
A Marine buddy drags a notional casualty during a casualty care evaluation as part of the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Isaak Competition at Camp Lejeune, N.C., August 8, 2017. The Isaak Competition, in honor of Cpl. Garreth Isaak, distinguishes the most proficient scout within the Battalion through a series of events including an endurance course, land navigation, and weapons proficiency. The Marines are with 2nd LAR Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gloria Lepko)
Lance Cpl. Ed Concitts buddy drags a notional casualty during a casualty care evaluation as part of the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Isaak Competition at Camp Lejeune, N.C., August 8, 2017. The Isaak Competition, in honor of Cpl. Garreth Isaak, distinguishes the most proficient scout within the Battalion through a series of events including an endurance course, land navigation, and weapons proficiency. The Marines are with 2nd LAR Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gloria Lepko)
A Marine applies a tourniquet to a notional casualty during a casualty care evaluation as part of the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Isaak Competition at Camp Lejeune, N.C., August 8, 2017. The Isaak Competition, in honor of Cpl. Garreth Isaak, distinguishes the most proficient scout within the Battalion through a series of events including an endurance course, land navigation, and weapons proficiency. The Marines are with 2nd LAR Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gloria Lepko)
A Marine applies a tourniquet to a notional casualty during a casualty care evaluation as part of the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Isaak Competition at Camp Lejeune, N.C., August 8, 2017. The Isaak Competition, in honor of Cpl. Garreth Isaak, distinguishes the most proficient scout within the Battalion through a series of events including an endurance course, land navigation, and weapons proficiency. The Marines are with 2nd LAR Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gloria Lepko)