US Navy Seaman Derek Happel, front, and US Marine Corps Cpl. Alexander Vanny patrol in Sangin in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, July 11, 2012. Happel, a hospitalman, and Vanny, a team leader, are assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6. The Marines conducted the patrol to support Afghan forces during Operation Gospand-Sia. (US Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sean Searfus)

[Image courtesy of the US Department of Defense Website.]