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An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, with Alpha Company, 1st Tank Battalion, moves into position during a firefight in the town of Zamindawar, May 27, 2012. The tanks support Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment during Operation Jaws.

In 2011 The Marines Corps implemented tanks into Afghanistan. There wasn’t an enemy tank threat, the tanks were simply used to direct fire into the enemy when mortars or close air support couldn’t while at the same time minimizing civilian casualties.  Try being a bad guy, shooting at Marines and having a tank respond to your machinegun fire(chew on that bad guys).

 In the second picture you will see Marines. This is what the inside a can of whoop ass looks like. They are dirty, mean and  combat proven. Notice many of the weapons are condition one (magazine loaded) because they are ready to fight even within their outpost which is most likely shared by Afghan Army.

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These are just a couple pictures of your Marines at war, yes America, we are still at war!

 

Time for a CGar!


Comments

  1. Its good to hear about the boys from Alpha Company! I as well shared the tank ramp with these (well, it might not have been these Marines but I shared it with Alpha Co way back when) I served with Charlie Company, 1st Tank Battalion back from 1997 – 1999. It was some of my most favorite years! Miss the hell out of it!
    Semper Fidelis,
    Manuel Perez

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