U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Timothy Mcguire walks with his military working dog after completing a detection exercise on Forward Operating Base Geronimo in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 16, 2012. Mcguire, a military working dog handler, is assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6. The handlers conducted the training to sharpen the skills of their dogs in locating improvised explosive devices on the battlefield.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Donal S. Brown maintains a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle on Forward Operating Base Geronimo in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 23, 2012. Brown, a motor transportation mechanic, is assigned to Motor Transportation Platoon, Headquarters & Support Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6.
U.S. Army Cpl. Jacob Bath, left, provides security as leaders gather for a meeting in Farah City in Afghanistan's Farah province, Aug. 27, 2012. Bath is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Anthony Ulrich, center, attended the meeting.