Women at War: 26_LA_WomenatWar_2

United States Marines, Lance Cpl. Stephanie Robertson, 20, a member of the Female Engagement Teams attached to Second Batallian, 6th Marine Regiment, patrols through Sistani Village during an operation to clear out Taliban from the area 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, a member of the Female Engagement Teams attached to Second Batallian, 6th Marine Regiment, patrols through Sistani Village during an operation to clear out Taliban from the area 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.