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II Marine Expeditionary Force

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Afghan National Army soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps practice applying tourniquets at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. Instructors with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center, with guidance from Marine advisors assigned to Task Force Southwest, are preparing for an operational readiness cycle scheduled to begin May 20. More than 600 soldiers from 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade will receive instruction and conduct training on warfighting functions to enhance security and stability in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
An Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center demonstrates proper application of a tourniquet to soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. More than 600 soldiers from the unit are scheduled to begin an operational readiness cycle May 20, which is designed to enhance its warfighting capabilities. Approximately 15 Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest will provide recommendations for sustainment and improvement as part of the unit’s train, advise and assist mission in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Afghan National Army soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps receive instruction on combat casualty care at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. Trainers assigned to the Helmand Regional Military Training Center and Marines with Task Force Southwest are preparing for an operational readiness cycle, which is scheduled to begin May 20. The ORC is designed to enhance the warfighting capabilities of more than 600 soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade to build security and stability throughout Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
A Marine with Task Force Southwest watches for impact on targets as an Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center fires an M4 carbine at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. Approximately 15 Marine advisors, as well as ANA trainers, are scheduled to begin the Task Force’s first operational readiness cycle with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade May 20. The ORC is designed to create a capable and enduring force that protects the Afghan population and denies safe havens to the insurgents in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Marines with Task Force Southwest observe and watch for impacts as Afghan National Army soldiers with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center fire M4 carbines at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. Approximately 15 Marine advisors gauged the Afghan soldiers’ weapons capabilities in preparation for the Task Force’s first operational readiness cycle, which is scheduled to begin May 20. The RMTC instructors will teach the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade infantry, medical and warfighting tactics with recommendations for sustainment and improvements from the Marine advisors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
A Marine with Task Force Southwest observes an Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center fire an M4 carbine at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. In preparation for the Task Force’s first operational readiness cycle, approximately 15 Marine advisors practiced firing and proper range protocol with Afghan RMTC trainers. The ORC, which is scheduled to begin May 20, is designed to enhance the warfighting capabilities of more than 600 soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade to build security and stability throughout Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Marines stand in a formation during a Chesty Puller award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
Marines carry an award to the front of a formation during a Chesty Puller award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
Major Gen. John K. Love, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, presents the Chesty Puller award during an award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
Major Gen. John K. Love, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, speaks to Marines during a Chesty Puller award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
Major Gen. John K. Love, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, speaks to Marines during a Chesty Puller award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
Marines attempt to locate a notional target during a company attack exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., May 1, 2017. The Marines conducted a live-fire exercise that helped improve their leadership and teamwork abilities. The Marines are with G Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
A Marine fires an M249 light machine gun at a target during a company attack exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., May 1, 2017. The Marines conducted a live-fire exercise that helped improve their leadership and teamwork abilities. The Marines are with G Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
A Marine fires an M240B machine gun at a target during a company attack exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., May 1, 2017. The Marines conducted a live-fire exercise that helped improve their leadership and teamwork abilities. The Marines are with G Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
A Marine patrols a path during a company attack exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., May 1, 2017. The Marines conducted a live-fire exercise that helped improve their leadership and teamwork abilities. The Marines are with G Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
A Marine carries a machine gun tripod on a patrol during a company attack exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., May 1, 2017. The Marines conducted a live-fire exercise that helped improve their leadership and teamwork abilities. The Marines are with G Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
A Marine patrols a path during a company attack exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., May 1, 2017. The Marines conducted a live-fire exercise that helped improve their leadership and teamwork abilities. The Marines are with G Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest observes as an Afghan National Army soldier with the 215th Corps ties detonation cord to a block of C-4 at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 10, 2017. More than 20 ANA soldiers are executing explosive hazard reduction training with assistance from Marines and Sailors with TFSW. The unit is comprised of approximately 300 service members, whose mission is to train, advise and assist the ANA 215th Corps and 505th Zone National Police. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
A pair of C-4 blocks explode during a demolition range at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 10, 2017. Marines and Sailors assigned to Task Force Southwest partnered with Afghan National Army soldiers from the 215th Corps as part of an explosive hazard reduction training course. The training provides the soldiers with the knowledge and skills needed to overcome the threats of improvised explosive devices.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps prepare to tie demolition charges to a trunk line at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 10, 2017. More than 20 soldiers completed a demolition range as part of an explosive hazard reduction course, which provides students with the knowledge and skills to diminish the threat of improvised explosive devices. U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest are assisting the Afghans throughout the training as part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Defence Security Forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)