God bless them. Note: All pics taken yesterday (12/9).

A coalition force member maintains security during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan Local Police in the village. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member maintains security on the outskirts of a village during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan Local Police in the village. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member leads fellow troops off base for a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan Local Police in the village. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member maintains security during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan Local Police in the village. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member stands outside a villager’s compound  during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan Local Police in the village. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

Coalition force members drive a light-tactical all-terrain vehicle through a village during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan Local Police in the village. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member maintains security during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan Local Police in the village. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member teaches children how to count to ten during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan Local Police in the village. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force maintains security during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan Local Police in the village. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member prepares for a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan Local Police in the village. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)

A coalition force member walks on the outskirts of a village during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan Local Police in the village. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)