Stock Photo Description: Free, public domain image: Military Sniper with His Weapon Providing Security at Sunset in Afghanistan.
A Marine with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, provides security with an M249 squad automatic weapon Dec. 8 in Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Under the request of Regional Command South, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Afghanistan supplied Co. I to provide security for a large British logistics convoy, moving supplies from an area in transient with NATO Forces. Co. I and its headquarters, 3/8, are the ground combat element of SPMAGTF-A, whose mission is to conduct counterinsurgency operations, and train and mentor the Afghan national police.
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