FOB Alcatraz


Sangin, Helmand – 04/27/2012:

SSgt. Kimberly Taylor and Cpl. Austin Walswick, members of the Female Engagement Team, along with interpreters Susan and Salim Mandokhil, conduct a “children’s shura” once a week to educate the children and engage with the local populace.
Marines from 1st Battallion, 7 Marines, Dog Company operate out of FOB Alcatraz (Tabac) in the Upper Sangin Valley on FOB Alcatraz (Tabac) in Sangin, Helmand on April 27, 2012.
(James J. Lee/Staff)


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