Recon Marines Use Fire and Maneuver to Repel Enemy Ambush
This is some of the more "intense" footage from a 3 hour long patrol in Upper Sangin Valley. The video begins just after Alpha Element is engaged in what turns out to be a small preliminary ambush.
A word about tactics:
The overwhelming majority of casualties in this area were from IED's. These were usually located in channelized areas between buildings and walls (where there was cover from gunfire). We stuck to open fields because it was easier to repel enemy fighters and treat gunshot wounds than it was to find IED's and treat blown off limbs.
*Side note: Names are muted for privacy, and aftermath footage was left out as a courtesy to both the viewers and the fallen (no Marine casualties).
Another one these guys where not looking for it
Package of U.S. Marines with 2nd Platoon, weapons Company, 1st Battalion 6th Marine Regiment inserting by helicopter across the Helmand River as part of Operation Western Storm in Kajaki Sofla, Afghanistan on Dec. 3, 2011. The operation was conducted to provide security for the Afghan civilians in the area. Produced by Lance Cpl. Jacob M. Lagoze. Also available in high definition.
Staff Sgt. Wayne Campbell, USMC, Marines Magazine Chief, Trains Afghanistan sniper. Yes i know, why train them they will be shooting back at us. You never know maybe but i doubt it the ANA will be able to take out the Taliban and keep them at bay But finish training them and come home safe. At least this one will be able to his his target Ps i should have edited this when i put it up about the training and them shooting back at us my bad