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Marines with Task Force Southwest fire a 120mm mortar system during a registration mission at Camp Shorab Afghanistan, June 23, 2017. The event ensured functionality and the proper registration for 120mm mortars in support of the base defense plan and force protection. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
A Marine with Task Force Southwest inserts a round into a 120mm mortar during a registration mission at Camp Shorab, Afghanistan, June 23, 2017. The event allowed for the proper registration of mortar systems, improving base security, while also sustaining the Marines’ mortar gunnery skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Marines with Task Force Southwest conduct refer realign procedures on the 120mm mortar prior to a live-fire registration mission at Camp Shorab, Afghanistan, June 23, 2017. The event ensured functionality and the proper registration for 120mm mortar targets integrated into the base defense plan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
A Marine with Task Force Southwest inserts a round into a 120mm mortar while conducting a registration mission at Camp Shorab, Afghanistan, June 23, 2017. Several Marines with the unit’s security force executed the training in order to bolster base security and sustain mortar gunnery skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Marines with Task Force Southwest fire a 120mm mortar system during a mortar registration mission at Camp Shorab Afghanistan, June 23, 2017. Approximately 10 Marines with the unit’s security force aided in registering 120mm mortar targets incorporated in the base defense plan, while also sustaining their mortar gunnery skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
A Marine with Task Force Southwest refers an M64A1 sight and realigns aiming posts in preparation for a 120mm mortar registration mission at Camp Shorab, Afghanistan, June 23, 2017. Several Marines with the Task Force’s mortar section conducted registration and adjust fire missions in order to register 120mm mortar systems and sustain mortar gunnery skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
U.S. Marines with team police, Task Force Southwest, enjoy the fresh watermelon and goat at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 21, 2017. A local village elder brought fresh watermelon, bread and cooked three goats to serve as a welcome and thank you gift to the team police Marines. Task Force Southwest, comprised of approximately 300 Marines and Sailors from II Marine Expeditionary Force, are training, advising and assisting the Afghan National Army 215th Corps and the 505th Zone National Police. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)
A local Afghan passes out goat and bread to a U.S. Marine with team police, Task Force Southwest, at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 21, 2017. A local village elder brought fresh watermelon, bread and cooked three goats to serve as a welcome and thank you gift to the team police Marines. Task Force Southwest, comprised of approximately 300 Marines and Sailors from II Marine Expeditionary Force, are training, advising and assisting the Afghan National Army 215th Corps and the 505th Zone National Police. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)
A U.S. Marine with team police, Task Force Southwest, shreds a piece of cooked goat at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 21, 2017. A local village elder brought fresh watermelon, bread and cooked three goats to serve as a welcome and thank you gift to the team police Marines. Task Force Southwest, comprised of approximately 300 Marines and Sailors from II Marine Expeditionary Force, are training, advising and assisting the Afghan National Army 215th Corps and the 505th Zone National Police. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)
U.S. Marines with team police, Task Force Southwest, gather around and enjoy the fresh watermelon, bread, and goat at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 21, 2017. A local village elder purchased and cooked the food as a welcome gift to the team police Marines. Task Force Southwest, comprised of approximately 300 Marines and Sailors from II Marine Expeditionary Force, are training, advising and assisting the Afghan National Army 215th Corps and the 505th Zone National Police. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)
A U.S. Marine with team police, Task Force Southwest, gives a thumbs up after trying the goat at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June21, 2017. A local village elder brought fresh watermelon, bread and cooked three goats to serve as a welcome and thank you gift to the team police Marines. Task Force Southwest, comprised of approximately 300 Marines and Sailors from II Marine Expeditionary Force, are training, advising and assisting the Afghan National Army 215th Corps and the 505th Zone National Police. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)
U.S. Marines with team police, Task Force Southwest, chow down on some local food at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 21, 2017. A local village elder brought fresh watermelon, bread and cooked three goats to serve as a welcome and thank you gift to the team police Marines. Task Force Southwest, comprised of approximately 300 Marines and Sailors from II Marine Expeditionary Force, are training, advising and assisting the Afghan National Army 215th Corps and the 505th Zone National Police. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)
A UH-60 Blackhawk lands to pick up Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller after speaking with the Marines of Task Force Southwest at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 20, 2017. Neller gave advice to the security force Marines, answered questions and toured the operational coordination center for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces within Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks with Marines with Task Force Southwest at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 20, 2017. Neller gave advice to the security force Marines, answered questions and toured the operational coordination center for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces within Helmand Province. Task Force Southwest is comprised of approximately 300 Marines and Sailors from II Marine Expeditionary Force, whose mission is to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Army 215th Corps and the 505th Zone National Police. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, right, arrives at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 20, 2017. Neller gave advice to the security force Marines, answered questions and toured the operational coordination center for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces within Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks to Marines and Sailors with Task Force Southwest at Camp Shorab Afghanistan, June 20, 2017. Neller met and spoke with the unit’s Marines and Sailors, reaffirming the Marine Corps’ commitment to the Task Force’s mission as the main advisory element in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks to Marines and Sailors with Task Force Southwest at Camp Shorab Afghanistan, June 20, 2017. Neller discussed current events throughout the Marine Corps and reaffirmed its commitment to the Task Force’s mission of training, advising and assisting the 505th Zone National Police and Afghan National Army 215th Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, left, shakes hands with Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, right, the commanding general of Task Force Southwest, at Bastion Airfield, Afghanistan, June 20, 2017. Neller met and spoke with the unit’s Marines and Sailors, reaffirming the Marine Corps’ commitment to improving security and stability throughout Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and Governor Hayatullah Hayat, fifth from left, the governor of Helmand Province, discuss the operations in Marjah and Nad Ali to local media outlets at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 17, 2017. ANDSF now has the offensive capability to operate from their camps, allowing for fewer checkpoints and a more secure environment as affected local people reoccupy their homes. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)
Governor Hayatullah Hayat, left, the governor of Helmand Province, sits down with key leaders from Task Force Southwest and Afghan National Defense and Security Forces to discuss the operations conducted in Marjah and Nad Ali at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 17, 2017. ANDSF now has the offensive capability to operate from their camps, allowing for fewer checkpoints and a more secure environment as affected local people reoccupy their homes. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)