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By Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde From www.marines.dodlive.mil PATROL BASE 7171, Helmand province, Afghanistan – Infantry Marines deployed to Afghanistan endure trials that Americans unfamiliar with military life cannot begin to fathom. Inclement weather, insatiable hunger, perpetual fatigue and direct combat with enemy forces are …
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By the 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Female Engagement Teams (FETs) go where infantry men can’t. Teams of female Soldiers attach to infantry missions and provide much needed support in search and clearance operations. In many parts of Afghanistan, where …
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By Staff Sgt. Ryan Smith From www.marines.mil Thoughts of those left home during a deployment can weigh on a young man’s mind when he enters a combat zone for the first time. Fortunately he is not alone. His fellow Marines step …
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By Army Staff Sgt. Robert DeDeaux, U.S. Division North From www.defense.gov CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE WARRIOR, Iraq – Kneeling next to the exit ramp, Army Spc. Luz Natalia Gonzalez readied her M249 squad automatic weapon. As the vehicle halted on a crowded …
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U.S. infantry soldiers with the 864th Engineer Battalion and Afghan National Army soldiers patrol the surrounding villages of the Zhari district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, to secure the area for a strong-point operating position Sept. 15, 2010. The combat engineers had …
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