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A Marine with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), assists a hoist removing a broken mine roller from the road during a recovery operation near Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 26, 2013. The mine roller broke near the end of a day-long combat logistics patrol, launching a recovery operation to clear the road leading toward the base.
Midnight reaping: CLR-2 wreckers complete on-the-spot recovery
A Marine with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), assists a hoist removing a broken mine roller from the road during a recovery operation near Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 26, 2013. The mine roller broke near the end of a day-long combat logistics patrol, launching a recovery operation to clear the road leading toward the base.
A crew of Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), work into the early morning hours to recover a downed mine roller near Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 26, 2013. The Marines cordoned off the area to provide security for the recovery team as they rushed to clear the road before it interrupted local traffic patterns.
Midnight reaping: CLR-2 wreckers complete on-the-spot recovery
A crew of Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), work into the early morning hours to recover a downed mine roller near Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 26, 2013. The Marines cordoned off the area to provide security for the recovery team as they rushed to clear the road before it interrupted local traffic patterns.
Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), work to recover parts from a damaged mine roller near Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 26, 2013. A combat logistics patrol returning from a resupply mission launched an internal recovery effort after the damaged equipment hindered its ability to return to the base.
Midnight reaping: CLR-2 wreckers complete on-the-spot recovery
Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), work to recover parts from a damaged mine roller near Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 26, 2013. A combat logistics patrol returning from a resupply mission launched an internal recovery effort after the damaged equipment hindered its ability to return to the base.
Lance Cpl. Brendan Hennessy, 19, a rifleman with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, signs up for the weight lifting portion of the strong man competition. "I used to do strongman competitions back in high school," said the Lynbrook, N.Y., native. "Once I really got into the competition, it was like being back in high school again."
'America's Battalion' tests their strength in Strong Man Competition
Lance Cpl. Brendan Hennessy, 19, a rifleman with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, signs up for the weight lifting portion of the strong man competition. "I used to do strongman competitions back in high school," said the Lynbrook, N.Y., native. "Once I really got into the competition, it was like being back in high school again."
Capt. Dylan Baker, a native of Aurora Colo., the company commander of Headquarters and Service Company, flips as tire 20 meters as part of the Strong Man Competition held July 23. "Marines were asking to have some type of tournament like football or baseball," said Sgt. Joseph Jennings, 27, the company police sergeant with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Bn., 8th Marines. "So I figured having a strong man competition would be a great way start."
'America's Battalion' tests their strength in Strong Man Competition
Capt. Dylan Baker, a native of Aurora Colo., the company commander of Headquarters and Service Company, flips as tire 20 meters as part of the Strong Man Competition held July 23. "Marines were asking to have some type of tournament like football or baseball," said Sgt. Joseph Jennings, 27, the company police sergeant with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Bn., 8th Marines. "So I figured having a strong man competition would be a great way start."
Lance Cpl. Jose Garcia, 22, an administrative clerk with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, competes in push-up contest of the strong man competition held here July 23. "Our goal was to boost the morale of the Marines, while trying to keep them motivated and encourage physical fitness," said Sgt. Joseph Jennings, 27, the company police sergeant with Headquarters and Service Company. "Even if no one would have come out, we still would have had a good time."
'America's Battalion' tests their strength in Strong Man Competition
Lance Cpl. Jose Garcia, 22, an administrative clerk with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, competes in push-up contest of the strong man competition held here July 23. "Our goal was to boost the morale of the Marines, while trying to keep them motivated and encourage physical fitness," said Sgt. Joseph Jennings, 27, the company police sergeant with Headquarters and Service Company. "Even if no one would have come out, we still would have had a good time."
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, gather at the Harvest Falcon Gym July 23 to watch the strong man competition. "Our goal was to boost the morale of the Marines, while trying to keep them motivated and encourage physical fitness," said Sgt. Joseph Jennings, 27, the company police sergeant with Headquarters and Service Company. "I only expected a few people show up, but the turnout was much better than I thought it would be."
'America's Battalion' tests their strength in Strong Man Competition
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, gather at the Harvest Falcon Gym July 23 to watch the strong man competition. "Our goal was to boost the morale of the Marines, while trying to keep them motivated and encourage physical fitness," said Sgt. Joseph Jennings, 27, the company police sergeant with Headquarters and Service Company. "I only expected a few people show up, but the turnout was much better than I thought it would be."
Lance Cpl. Brendan Hennessy, 19, a rifleman with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, performs dips as part of the strong man competition held July 23. "At the end of the day it's all about fitness and building camaraderie between Marines," said Hennessy. "Win or lose it was just for fun, and that's all that matters."
'America's Battalion' tests their strength in Strong Man Competition
Lance Cpl. Brendan Hennessy, 19, a rifleman with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, performs dips as part of the strong man competition held July 23. "At the end of the day it's all about fitness and building camaraderie between Marines," said Hennessy. "Win or lose it was just for fun, and that's all that matters."
Last infantry regiment closes chapter in Helmand
Last infantry regiment closes chapter in Helmand
Last infantry regiment closes chapter in Helmand
Marines with Regimental Combat Team 7 stand at attention after the unit flag was encased during a ceremony here, July 31, 2013. Afghan National Security Forces have taken control of combat operations throughout Helmand, which has eliminated the need for a Marine infantry regimental headquarters. RCT-7 has now officially turned over its responsibilities to Regional Command (Southwest).
Last infantry regiment closes chapter in Helmand
Marines with Regimental Combat Team 7 stand at attention after the unit flag was encased during a ceremony here, July 31, 2013. Afghan National Security Forces have taken control of combat operations throughout Helmand, which has eliminated the need for a Marine infantry regimental headquarters. RCT-7 has now officially turned over its responsibilities to Regional Command (Southwest).
Col. A. E. “Sparky” Renforth, Regimental Combat Team 7 commanding officer, talks to Marines and coalition forces during the casing of the colors ceremony here, July 31, 2013. “I say all the time, ‘It’s amazing what you can do when you don’t care who gets the credit,’” Renforth said. “That’s what our Marines have lived by, and they all know that they made a difference.”
Last infantry regiment closes chapter in Helmand
Col. A. E. “Sparky” Renforth, Regimental Combat Team 7 commanding officer, talks to Marines and coalition forces during the casing of the colors ceremony here, July 31, 2013. “I say all the time, ‘It’s amazing what you can do when you don’t care who gets the credit,’” Renforth said. “That’s what our Marines have lived by, and they all know that they made a difference.”
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Roger Griffith, the incoming sergeant major for Combat Logistics Regiment 2, addresses the Marines of Combat Logistics 
Battalions 6 and 8 during a Relief and Appointment ceremony on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 25, 2013. Griffith told the outgoing CLB-8 Marines that he would continue the hard work they put forth over the previous seven months supporting Regional Command (Southwest). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz / Released)
CLR-2 undergoes a Transfer of Authority
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Roger Griffith, the incoming sergeant major for Combat Logistics Regiment 2, addresses the Marines of Combat Logistics Battalions 6 and 8 during a Relief and Appointment ceremony on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 25, 2013. Griffith told the outgoing CLB-8 Marines that he would continue the hard work they put forth over the previous seven months supporting Regional Command (Southwest). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz / Released)
CLR-2 welcomes Marines, sergeant major
CLR-2 welcomes Marines, sergeant major
CLR-2 welcomes Marines, sergeant major
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Roger Griffith (left) regmimental sergeant major of Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), recievesthe sword of office from Col. Dwayne Whiteside, commanding officer of CLR-2, during their Relief and Appointment ceremony on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 25, 2013. The Marines and sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Combat Logistics Battalion 8 in supporting combat operations during Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz / Released)
CLR-2 undergoes a Transfer of Authority
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Roger Griffith (left) regmimental sergeant major of Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), recievesthe sword of office from Col. Dwayne Whiteside, commanding officer of CLR-2, during their Relief and Appointment ceremony on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 25, 2013. The Marines and sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Combat Logistics Battalion 8 in supporting combat operations during Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz / Released)
U.S Marine Sergeants Maj. Lanette Wright and Roger Griffith (left), with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), salute Col. Dwayne Whiteside, commanding officer of CLR-2, during a Relief and Appointment ceremony on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 25, 2013. The Marines and sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Combat Logistics Battalion 8 in supporting combat operations during Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz / Released)
CLR-2 undergoes a Transfer of Authority
U.S Marine Sergeants Maj. Lanette Wright and Roger Griffith (left), with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), salute Col. Dwayne Whiteside, commanding officer of CLR-2, during a Relief and Appointment ceremony on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 25, 2013. The Marines and sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Combat Logistics Battalion 8 in supporting combat operations during Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz / Released)
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