Sitting here at USA TODAY the other day talking about the D3S during a visit with Nikon’s Design Department General Manager Koichiro Kawamura and Technical and Engineering Liaison Kenji Suzuki along with Nikon’s Bill Pekala and Mark Suban, I realized the D3S has pretty much all the bells and whistles I really want and need […]
Combat Outpost Kunjak based 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment marines during quiet moments along with fellow Afghan National Police in the Helmand Province near Musa Qala, Afghanistan. This was one of those moments during the long stretches of not much happening between missions. Marines looking for an escape from the heat sit with their Afghan […]
If you could bring an American to Afghanistan, what would you show them? I posed this question to the nearly twenty-five marines of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment based at the remote outpost named COP Kunjak in the Helmand Province. The marines were nearing the finish of a seven month tour of duty in […]
CLICK HERE FOR MOVIE Spent a week in Helmand, Afghanistan with marines from the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment and a small number of Afghan National Police living on a small, remote outpost. This is really out in the middle of nowhere and deep in the heart of Taliban country. Most of the marines dispatched […]
Shot with the Nikon D3S, a video to accompany the story published in USA TODAY on 10/27/2010 describing the 2010 combat tour by the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment in the Helmand Province hit by more than 240 IED’s.
Missions can be long. Specialist Don Ezera Cruz Plemons, a medic with the 2nd Regiment, 87th Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division spends hours inside the confines of an MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle currently deployed in Afghanistan. His role is to come to the aid of combat injured soldiers quickly via […]