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U.S. Marines and sailors assigned to Task Force Southwest are greeted by friends and family after returning from a nine-month deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan Jan. 21, 2018 on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. The Task Force of roughly 300 personnel from II Marine Expeditionary Force deployed in Spring of 2017 in support of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission. Led by Brig. Gen Roger B. Turner, the Task Force trained and advised key leaders within the Afghan National Army 215th Corps and the 505th Zone National Police. The redeployment of the Marines and sailors is the largest since 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines concluded the Marine Corps’ combat role in Afghanistan in late 2014. They transferred authority to a new rotation of Marines, led by Brig. Gen. Benjamin T. Watson, at Camp Shorab, January 15, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan)

Photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan

Task Force Southwest Marines, sailors return from 9-month Afghanistan deployment

24 Jan 2018 | Sgt. Matthew Callahan 10th Marine Regiment

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