Members of W Company 45 Commando set up eagle VCPs (temporary vehicle checkpoints) deployed by helicopter. Patrols are carried out along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, in the Areas of Operation code-named Leopard & Jaguar, by members of 1 Troop.
At Bagram airbase, members of W Company get on board a Chinook helicopter, which takes off and flies over the countryside. Cramped conditions on board. After landing, the Marines disembark and begin a patrol through a hilly rural area on foot. They cross a valley and patrol along an unmade road. Occasional civilian vehicles pass. A group of Afghan men, in a small encampment, greets the Commandos; they converse via an interpreter, and relax on a carpet in the open air. Vehicle checkpoint is set up; civilian vehicles (including pick-ups and brightly coloured "jingle trucks") pass through. Border patrols with 1 Troop, W Company: the Marines walk through a large Afghan camp, then continue along the road and into the hills. Wide shots of the mountains. Pick-up point: the Marines board a helicopter as a second group wait for their flight The company are redeployed to another position. Impromptu vehicle checks on the road. Pick-up and flight to the next location. Further vehicle checkpoint; Afghan vehicles (mainly estate cars) are stopped and searched. Further pick up and flight.