There are 300 beds inside Boost Hospital in Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan. Plagued with violence and conflict during the month of August, this hospital has become the epicenter of medical care for the people in and surrounding the Helmand Province. Photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen captures powerful photos of the patients who occupy these beds, the landscape of Afghanistan, and what we do to provide medical assistance. (Karim Van Lohuizen/Noor) http://bit.ly/2cDz5GU
Willie Robertson, foreground right, one of the stars of the reality show “Duck Dynasty,” autographs a photo of the show?s cast for U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mariah Brown at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2013, during the 2013 USO Chairman’s Holiday Tour. (DoD photo by Cpl. Austin Long, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)
U.S. Marines from Lima company 3rd Battalion 6th Marine Regiment take shelter from the back blast as a Marine fires a law rocket while under fire from Taliban at their patrol base roof in the area of Karez-e-Sayyidi, in Helmand province, April 5, 2010.
1st Lt. Nathan M. Brown, with Regimental Combat Team 7, engages a target at a live fire range on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, March 23, 2013. Brown deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe) #USMC
A soldier from Burma Company The 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment runs to take up a firing position during contact with the enemy in Afghanistan.
Burma Company were based in Patrol Base Shah Zad in the Green Zone in Helmand Province along with Somme Company at Check Point Taalanda. Both are providing security for the clearance of a new road called Route Dorset. Photographer: Sgt Ian Forsyth RLC From: www.defenceimages.mod.uk
AFGHANISTAN. Helmand Province. Lance Cpl. Blas Trevino, of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, shouts out as he is rescued onto a medevac helicopter from the U.S. Army’s Task Force Lift “Dust Off”, Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment after he was shot in the stomach outside Sangin. The Army’s ‘Dust Off’ crew needed two attempts to get him out, as they were fired upon and took five rounds in the tail of their aircraft.