Celebrities Overrun Camp Leatherneck During USO Tour

Celebrities Overrun Camp Leatherneck During USO Tour

Troops anxiously wait for the arrival of celebrities here, March 1, traveling with the USO Spring Troop Visit. Celebrities visiting included Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, four-time National Football League Most Valuable Player and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson, retired Major League Baseball pitcher and three-time World Series winner Curt Schilling, Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie, quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen, and American Idol’s season three runner-up Diana Degarmo and season five finalist Ace Young. The weeklong tour included stops to various military installations such as Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Joint Base Andrews, Md., Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Naval Air Station Rota, Spain, Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, and other locations. Photo by Sgt. Bryan Peterson.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow Speaks With Seabees

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 7, 2012) Marine Corps Brig. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow, commanding general of 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), speaks with Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 during a visit to Camp Krutke, Camp Leatherneck and a tour of ALFA Yard presented. With Broadmeadow are Cmdr. Lore Aguayo, commanding officer of NMCB-11, Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Carey, operations officer of NMCB-11, and Lt. Bryan K. Wilson, ALFA company commander. NMCB-11 is deployed to Afghanistan to conduct general, mobility, survivability engineering operations, defensive operations, Afghan National Army partnering and detachment of units in combined/joint operations area-Afghanistan in order to enable the neutralization of the insurgency and support improved governance and stability operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Carmichael.

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Seabees At A Firing Range

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 19, 2012) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 approach their targets at a firing range at Camp Leatherneck to check for shooting accuracy. NMCB-11 is deployed to Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Carmichael.

New Commanding Officer Takes Over Task Force Belleau Wood

Outgoing commander of Task Force Belleau Wood, Marine Col. Michael E. Cordero and Sgt. Maj. Craig Cressman, cases the colors during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. The II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group (Forward), officially handed over authority to the I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group (Forward) Feb. 8. Marine Col. Steven M. Hanson is the incoming commander of Task Force Belleau Wood, Afghanistan and commanding officer of I MHG. Photo by Sgt. Laura Bonano.

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Operation North Pole

Marines with the 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) Postal Detachment sort through more than 10,000 pounds of packages and letters during a mail delivery aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Nov. 18. Twenty-four servicemembers joined the postal Marines to work through the holiday rush as part of Operation North Pole. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Katherine M. Solano.

West Coast Marines Take Over Afghanistan Aviation Support From East Coast Marines

Cpl. Kylie Weaver, a Marine Wing Support 371 field radio operator from Malabar, Fla., readies one of the squadron’s M-ATVs for a drive mission at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. Weaver, who deployed to Afghanistan with Marine Wing Support Squadron 372 in 2010, said she’s surprised by how much Camp Leatherneck has developed in that short period of time. “I thought I was going to recognize a lot more,” she said. “Leatherneck has expanded quite a bit.” Photo by Pfc. Sean Dennison.

Navy Visit

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, center, talks to U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Andrew V. Martinez, left, about Afghan security forces training at the academy during a visit to Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Sept. 20, 2011. The academy specializes in teaching advanced combat skills to Afghan soldiers and police who already have basic military training. Martinez is the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest director. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel Wulz.

Camp Leatherneck Firing Line

U.S. Marines verify the sights on their rifles on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 5, 2011. The Marines are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment. The battalion is a reserve infantry unit based out of New England and is currently conducting in theater exercises after arriving last week. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Chandler.

CLB-8 Transfers Authority To CLB-6 Marines

The color guard from Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), presents the colors during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2011. During the ceremony, CLB-8 passed responsibilities to CLB-6, 2nd MLG (Fwd.) Photo by Lance Cpl. Bruno J. Bego.

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JSAS Trains Last Afghan Uniform Police Class At Camp Leatherneck

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Patrick Shoener, a hospital corpsman with 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Fwd.), and a native of North Kingstown, R.I., takes a flanking position against an Afghan Uniformed Police trainee during a Combat Town field exercise held at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, June 13. The trainee is a member of the final class of AUP recruits to be trained by the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest at Camp Leatherneck before Afghans takes control of their own training. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Snodgrass.

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Chance To Relax On Deployment

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Temecula, Calif., native, Lance Cpl. Alexander Vincent, takes advantage of a break to check his Facebook profile using his laptop to connect to the wireless internet offered at the camp.

The combat engineer with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) is usually serving outside of the camp at a forward operating base or patrol base and cherishes every opportunity he gets to contact his family back in the U.S.

Photo by Lance Cpl. James Frazer

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Temecula, Calif., native, Lance Cpl. Alexander Vincent, takes advantage of a break to check his Facebook profile using his laptop to connect to the wireless internet offered at the camp. The combat engineer with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) is usually serving outside of the camp at a forward operating base or patrol base and cherishes every opportunity he gets to contact his family back in the U.S.

Photo by Lance Cpl. James Frazer.

Orders For Gear And Equipment From Frontlines

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Sergeant Enrique Hurtado, the contracting open purchase request noncommissioned officer for Regimental Combat Team-1, reviews a request for special pieces of gear needed at one of the forward operating bases in the RCT’s area of operations. The San Jose, Calif., native reviews and adjusts requests for gear and personnel from FOBs and patrol bases in the AO. Photo by Lance Cpl. James Frazer.

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Marines Hone Shotgun Skills During Range Training

Marines with Charlie and Weapons Companies, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, Task Force Belleau Wood, stand at the top of a range to wait for their turn to fire the Benelli M1014 combat shotgun on Camp Leatherneck, June 4. The Marines took part in the training exercise to qualify on the shotgun after receiving classroom instruction earlier that day. Photo by Lance Cpl. Katherine M. Solano.

Commandant Of The Marine Corps Visits Marines In Afghanistan

Marines and sailors gather around Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Carlton W. Kent aboard Camp Leatherneck, May 13. Amos discussed the efforts of deployed Marines while complimenting them on their work in Afghanistan and their commitment to upholding the Marine Corps legacy. Photo by Regional Command Southwest Team.

Expeditionary Rock Crusher Goes Global

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Dec. 10, 2010) A British soldier guides a Navy excavator assigned to the Detachment Maiwand of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 onto a truck ramp for transport. The Seabees of Det. Maiwand returned to Camp Leatherneck after building a base for British forces. NMCB-3 is part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command warfighting support elements, providing construction operations and security in support of overseas contingency operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Hospital Corpsman Joseph Haner/Released)

Marine Tanks Prepare For Their First Missions In Afghanistan

Marines with Delta Company, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Forward) fire the main cannon of an M1A1 Abrams tank during a firing range exercise at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Jan. 13, 2011. The Marines fired multiple rounds to align their sights and prepare their tanks for upcoming missions. Photo by Cpl. Daniel Blatter.

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Seabees Building At Camp Leatherneck

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (Jan. 4, 2011) Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Michael McCracken, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, holds a guide line attached to a truss during its placement in a building at Camp Leatherneck. NMCB-3 is part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command warfighting support elements providing construction operations and security in support of overseas contingency operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson/Released)

HESCO HUSTLE

U.S. Marine Lance Cpls. Edward V. Miuccio, left, Mickey W. Phelps and Desmond A. Nance, right, flip a set of folded HESCO containers onto the forks of a multi-purpose vehicle while cleaning up their lot on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Jan 4, 2011. The Marines are part of Regimental Combat Team 2's motor transport. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Megan Sindelar

ANA Soldiers Train to Rid Afghanistan Of IEDs

An Afghan soldier scans the ground for an improvised explosive device during IED search training. In the continuing effort to rid Afghanistan of IEDs, Afghan National Army soldiers recently completed the initial portion of an IED detection course. ANA soldiers enrolled in the Explosive Hazard Reduction Course finished the three-day, basic search segment of the class at the Joint Security Academy Southwest at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Oct. 29. Photo by Cpl. Brian Gabriel Jr.

Seabees Participate In M-16 Rifle Qualifications At Camp Leatherneck

 

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (Oct. 8, 2010) Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Tracy Harris, left, and Utilitiesman 3rd Class Chanel Hewitt, both Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, participate in M-16 rifle qualifications at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. NMCB-5 is deployed to Afghanistan executing general engineering, infrastructure construction and project management supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ace Rheaume/Released)

 

Front End Loader At Camp Leatherneck Project

HELMAND PROVENCE, Afghanistan (Sept. 2, 2010) A Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 places fill with a front-end loader on a project at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. NMCB-5, "The Professionals," is deployed to Afghanistan executing general engineering, infrastructure construction and project management supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ace Rheaume/Released)

Marjah Police Officer Willing To Sacrifice Anything For Country

Allawadin, a recruit in the police training program stands in front of his platoon at Joint Security Academy Southwest, Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. “My other goal is to make the tribal fighting go away. We are just Afghans, we are all brothers. If this kind of fighting doesn’t go away our country is not going to get better,” Allawadin said. Photo by Lance Cpl. Jeremy Fasci.

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Seabees Grenade Launcher Instruction

HELMAND PROVENCE, Afghanistan (Aug. 27, 2010) Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Levay, far right, the military advisor for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, instructs Seabees on proper techniques to fire an M203 grenade launcher at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. NMCB-5 is deployed to Afghanistan executing general engineering, infrastructure construction and project management in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ace Rheaume/Released)

Joint Security Academy Southwest Class 2007-07 Graduation

The Joint Security Academy Southwest class 2007-07 graduation ceremony took place at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Aug. 11. In order to support the continuing effort to increase the approximately 200-man police force in Marjah, some of Afghanistan’s newest police officers will soon patrol the streets of the city. Photo by Cpl. Brian Gabriel.