Women at War: 13_LA_WomenatWar_2

United States Marines, Lance Cpl. Stephanie Robertson, 20, second from right, and Cpl. Christina Oliver, 25, right, members of the Female Engagement Teams attached to Second Batallian, 6th Marine Regiment, attend a debrief with Fox Company after an operation to clear out Taliban from Sistani village in preparation for parlimentary elections in Southern Marja, Afghanistan, September 15, 2010.  Though the overall mission of the FET teams is to engage Afghan women, the female marines are increasingly exposed to small arms fire and improvised explosive attacks while on their patrols to access villages.

United States Marines, Lance Cpl. Stephanie Robertson, 20, second from right, and Cpl. Christina Oliver, 25, right, members of the Female Engagement Teams attached to Second Batallian, 6th Marine Regiment, attend a debrief with Fox Company after an operation to clear out Taliban from Sistani village in preparation for parlimentary elections in Southern Marja, Afghanistan, September 15, 2010. Though the overall mission of the FET teams is to engage Afghan women, the female marines are increasingly exposed to small arms fire and improvised explosive attacks while on their patrols to access villages.