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British Royal Marine Maj. James A. Fuller, the future operations officer with 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, receives a Bronze Star Medal at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 3, 2020. Fuller received the Bronze Star for his distinctive contributions and efforts as the assistant operations officer with Task Force Southwest 19.1, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command in Afghanistan. Fuller directly increased TSFW’s combat effectiveness and operational reach in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons) - British Royal Marine Maj. James A. Fuller, the future operations officer with 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, receives a Bronze Star Medal at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 3, 2020. Fuller received the Bronze Star for his distinctive contributions and efforts as the assistant operations officer with Task Force Southwest 19.1, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command in Afghanistan. Fuller directly increased TSFW’s combat effectiveness and operational reach in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons)

Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps insert notionally wounded soldiers into an Mi-17 helicopter during casualty evacuation training at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2017. The Helmand Regional Military Training Center implemented its first iteration of CASEVAC training using Afghan air assets as part of the operational readiness cycle to help prepare its students for real-world missions. U.S. advisors assigned to various train, advise, assist commands from throughout Afghanistan observed the training in preparation for integrating standardized CASEVAC rehearsals into their unit’s ORCs. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins) - Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps insert notionally wounded soldiers into an Mi-17 helicopter during casualty evacuation training at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2017. The Helmand Regional Military Training Center implemented its first iteration of CASEVAC training using Afghan air assets as part of the operational readiness cycle to help prepare its students for real-world missions. U.S. advisors assigned to various train, advise, assist commands from throughout Afghanistan observed the training in preparation for integrating standardized CASEVAC rehearsals into their unit’s ORCs. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)

The Afghan National Army 215th Corps color guard marches the Afghan national colors past Helmand Province key leaders and soldiers with 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps during a graduation ceremony at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, July 24, 2017. The 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade completed an eight-week operational readiness cycle at the Helmand Regional Military Training Center, an eight-week course led by ANA instructors with assistance from U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest. The ORC is designed to enhance its students’ infantry skills in order to create an enduring and capable force to combat insurgency in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins) - The Afghan National Army 215th Corps color guard marches the Afghan national colors past Helmand Province key leaders and soldiers with 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps during a graduation ceremony at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, July 24, 2017. The 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade completed an eight-week operational readiness cycle at the Helmand Regional Military Training Center, an eight-week course led by ANA instructors with assistance from U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest. The ORC is designed to enhance its students’ infantry skills in order to create an enduring and capable force to combat insurgency in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)

Marines with Task Force Southwest tend to a simulated casualty during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training scenario at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2017. The week-long rehearsal consisted of advisory meetings with Afghan role players, medical drills and combat scenarios, preparing the unit for an upcoming deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Task Force Southwest is comprised of approximately 300 Marines, whose mission will be to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Army 215th Corps and 505th Zone National Police. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins) - Marines with Task Force Southwest tend to a simulated casualty during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training scenario at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2017. The week-long rehearsal consisted of advisory meetings with Afghan role players, medical drills and combat scenarios, preparing the unit for an upcoming deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Task Force Southwest is comprised of approximately 300 Marines, whose mission will be to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Army 215th Corps and 505th Zone National Police. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)

Staff Sgt. Justin B. Clemens, a native of Kansas City, Miss., greets a local man during Operation Maneuver One in the Village of Ghughori Baba within Sangin, Afghanistan, June 5. The district of Sangin is located Clemens talked to the man to learn about the town, the security of the village and what the village lacked as it is secluded between the mountains and the Helmand River. “Ultimately what this fight comes down to are the people,” said Clemens, the platoon sergeant for 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. “We are here to protect the people and provide security.” - Staff Sgt. Justin B. Clemens, a native of Kansas City, Miss., greets a local man during Operation Maneuver One in the Village of Ghughori Baba within Sangin, Afghanistan, June 5. The district of Sangin is located Clemens talked to the man to learn about the town, the security of the village and what the village lacked as it is secluded between the mountains and the Helmand River. “Ultimately what this fight comes down to are the people,” said Clemens, the platoon sergeant for 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. “We are here to protect the people and provide security.”

 

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