New video: 1/5 Marines on patrol in Afghanistan

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The Marine Corps just posted a new video online of forces with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif., conducting a reconnaissance patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan, late last month. If you’re looking to see what conditions on the ground look like, this could help:

The video gives us a good look at the canals, poppy fields and rocky terrain Marines are working with in Sangin. Nothing dramatic happened, but sometimes, that’s for the best.

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I'm a senior writer with Marine Corps Times, covering ground warfare, manpower, weapons acquisition and other beats. I embedded in Afghanistan in spring 2010, and plan to return at least once in 2011.

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