23 May '12, 3pm

Evidence of the draw down: there might be as few as 7,000 Marines in Helmand by the fall. @DanLamothe

Evidence of the draw down: there might be as few as 7,000 Marines in Helmand by the fall. @DanLamothe

Marine unit rotations in Afghanistan underscore ongoing drawdown May 23rd, 2012 | Afghanistan Infantry | Posted by Dan Lamothe Tweet Sgt. Marcus Martin, a squad leader with Guard Force Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, speaks with Afghan boys while providing security outside Garmser, Afghanistan, in November. (Photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder) In a significant shift, the Marine Corps has replaced a full infantry battalion in Afghanistan with a single company – another sign that a drawdown in forces there is well underway. Third Battalion, 3rd Marines, out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, returned home over the last week from Helmand province. They’ll hold a ceremony early Thursday to mark the end of its last combat deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to this report . The battalion was replaced in Afghanistan’s Garmser district by Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines...

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