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September 27, 2012

Where in the World September 28, 2012

Marines prepare to fire rounds from an M777A2 155 mm howitzer at East Fuji Maneuver Area in mainland Japan, Sept. 11. The Marines wait for fire commands from the fire direction center prior to sending rounds downrange.

Lance Cpl. Martin Williams, an automatic rifleman with 1st Platoon, Company B, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon during high-angle marksmanship training as part of a three-week training package in Djibouti, Sep. 15. The training was focused on the application of infantry skills in rugged mountain terrain. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout U.S. Central Command and the Navy’s 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

Lance Cpl. Jethel Hernandez, a machine gunner with Company G, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and a native of Sioux City, Iowa, carries his M-240 machine gun while conducting a foot patrol during a helicopter raid on an enemy-held town, September 22. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.




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