THE LONGEST WAITING GAME
Camp Shorab is the small base that serves as headquarters for the approximately 300 U.S. Marines who returned to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2017 in response to the rapidly deteriorating security situation there. "It was emotional coming back as Marines,“ says USMC Colonel Matthew Reid. “I don’t think I expected to come back." Over a third of the Marines stationed back in Helmand are veterans of the province and could echo that sentiment: we didn’t expect to come back.