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U.S., French and Italian forces conducted an 81-mile combat logistics patrol from Regional Command Southwest to retrieve the French F-2000 Mirage aircraft without incident in the Bakwa district of Regional Command West in Afghanistan May 27, 2011. Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) took the lead on the mission. In direct support of the battalion were teams from 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 2nd MLG (Fwd.), along with the Army’s 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion providing heavy equipment transport capabilities, an Aircraft Recovery Fire Fighting team from Marine Wing Support Squadron 272, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, a French aircraft recovery team and an Italian team escorting the convoy from the RC boundary to the crash site where they continued to provide security for the duration of the operation in support of the International Security Assistance Force. - U.S., French and Italian forces conducted an 81-mile combat logistics patrol from Regional Command Southwest to retrieve the French F-2000 Mirage aircraft without incident in the Bakwa district of Regional Command West in Afghanistan May 27, 2011. Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) took the lead on the mission. In direct support of the battalion were teams from 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 2nd MLG (Fwd.), along with the Army’s 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion providing heavy equipment transport capabilities, an Aircraft Recovery Fire Fighting team from Marine Wing Support Squadron 272, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, a French aircraft recovery team and an Italian team escorting the convoy from the RC boundary to the crash site where they continued to provide security for the duration of the operation in support of the International Security Assistance Force.

Two Afghan children pose for a picture as a joint-service combat logistics patrol rolls through their village, May 10, 2011. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), the Route Clearance Platoon from Joint-Task Force Paladin, and soldiers with the 541st Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion partnered to deliver mission-essential supplies to coalition forces operating near Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan. It is common for Afghan children to approach the convoy, and if possible interact with the troops. - Two Afghan children pose for a picture as a joint-service combat logistics patrol rolls through their village, May 10, 2011. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), the Route Clearance Platoon from Joint-Task Force Paladin, and soldiers with the 541st Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion partnered to deliver mission-essential supplies to coalition forces operating near Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan. It is common for Afghan children to approach the convoy, and if possible interact with the troops.

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