Tuesday, December 14, 2010


(Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Sergeant Sheena Adams (R) US Marine with the FET (Female Engagement Team) 1st Battalion 8th Marines, Regimental Combat team II comforts an Afghan translator (L) who was crying after hearing about the death of a fellow marine on November 16, 2010 in Musa Qala, Afghanistan. There are 48 women presently working along the volatile front lines of the war in Afghanistan deployed as the second Female Engagement team participating in a more active role, gaining access where men can't. The women, many who volunteer for the 6.5 month deployment take a 10 week course at Camp Pendleton in California where they are trained for any possible situation, including learning Afghan customs and basic Pashtun language.⁠

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