COP Payne AFG once upon a time the battalion H.Q. for LAR units in country.
"In August, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion was replaced by Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, said Capt. Paul Mann, its company commander. The unit provides assistance as needed to Afghan Border Police units and the Marine advisers working with them.“The days of Marines doing a lot of independent operations down here are past,” Mann said."