Moving on to the Marines

U.S. Marines and contractors walk near the dining facility at Camp Leatherneck. (Photo by Alyssa Schukar/The World-Herald)

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — So far, we’ve spent most of our time in Afghanistan with National Guard units in the eastern part of the country.


The next few days will be a little different. We’ve traveled southwest to Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, to spend some time with the Marine Corps. Check our interactive map by clicking on Afghanistan 101, at the top of this web page, to find the province — and to read more about our trip, as well as Afghan culture and history.


We’ll be talking to Marines from Nebraska and Iowa who have just come back after months in the thick of some of the toughest fighting in Afghanistan. We’ll also talk to others who perform critical tasks around the base to support the front-line troops.


Keep an eye out for our photos and stories from here. And if you have any questions about Afghanistan, the troops or anything else, drop us a comment and we’ll do our best to answer them.

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