01 Mar '15, 3pm

Marines continue fighting alongside Georgians in Afghanistan

Marines continue fighting alongside Georgians in Afghanistan

A Georgian soldier watches for suspicious activity as his fellow soldiers post security for the Afghan National Army. An unidentified number of Marines continue to work alongside the Georgians in Afghanistan. (Photo: Sgt. Frances Johnson/Marine Corps) CONNECT 22 TWEET 4 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE As the bulk of the Corps bid farewell to Afghanistan months ago, a small group of Marines stayed behind, continuing the fight in the war-torn country. Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan exited Helmand Province in October, turning Camp Leatherneck over to local troops and departing for the States. The highly-publicized transition marked an end to the Corps' major role in Afghanistan. Two months later, U.S. officials declared the end of combat operations in the 13-year-old conflict. But an unidentified number of Marines stayed on to help defend Bagram Airfield while remaining...

Full article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2015/03/01...

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