Back To Base

U.S. Marines depart a checkpoint and patrol back to Forward Operating Base Geronimo, Afghanistan, May 30, 2010. The Marines are assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Fayloga

Pallet Pushers

As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jason R. Moore and Pfc. Kurt M. Cahill push a palletized supply bundle to clear its parachute lines and prepare it for loading onto a truck after an aerial drop near Forward Operating Base Geronimo in Nawa in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Dec. 27, 2009. Moore, a drop zone commander, and Cahill, a logistics embarkation chief, are assigned to the logistics operations section, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian A. Tuthill

Chamber Check

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Steven J. Taylor inspects the chamber of an Afghan national army soldier's M-16A2 service rifle before firing near Forward Operating Base Geronimo, Dec. 14, 2009. The Marines are leading Afghan soldiers through marksmanship drills. Taylor is a platoon sergeant assigned to the Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian Tuthill

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Marines Mentor Afghan Marksmen

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. John B. Kavanaugh explains to an Afghan soldier how his firing stance can affect his balance and accuracy near Forward Operating Base Geronimo in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Dec. 14, 2009. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian Tuthill

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Wounded Afghan Boy At FOB Geronimo

U.S. service members carry a wounded Afghan boy at Forward Operating Base Geronimo, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2009. According to residents, the boy and his family were attacked by Taliban forces. The boy, who was found with two gunshots in his leg, was the only survivor. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. James Purschwitz, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

U.S. service members carry a wounded Afghan boy at Forward Operating Base Geronimo, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2009. According to residents, the boy and his family were attacked by Taliban forces. The boy, who was found with two gunshots in his leg, was the only survivor. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. James Purschwitz, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

Heavy Load

U.S. Marines and Afghan contractors dump gravel on U.S. Marines Corps Forward Operating Base Geronimo in Helmand province's Nawa district, Afghanistan, Sept. 13, 2009. The Marines are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James Purschwitz

U.S. Marines and Afghan contractors dump gravel on U.S. Marines Corps Forward Operating Base Geronimo in Helmand province's Nawa district, Afghanistan, Sept. 13, 2009. The Marines are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James Purschwitz

Vehicle View

U.S. Marines depart Forward Operating Base Geronimo to conduct a mounted vehicle patrol in Nawa District in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2009. The Marines are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and are patrolling to speak with residents to identify their issues and concerns. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. John M. McCall

U.S. Marines depart Forward Operating Base Geronimo to conduct a mounted vehicle patrol in Nawa District in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2009. The Marines are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and are patrolling to speak with residents to identify their issues and concerns. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. John M. McCall