Recon Marines over Afghanistan


Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif., parachute over Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, on Oct. 5 after jumping from a C-130 plane. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe/Marine Corps)

It’s late in the week, and we can all use a little motivation. So, why not draw attention to a series of photos released by the Marine Corps this week of Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, leaping from a C-130 plane over Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan?

The jumps were part of an operation designed to sharpen parachuting, reconnaissance patrolling and maintenance of parachute insert proficiency, Marine officials said.


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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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