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October 4, 2012

Where in the World October 4, 2012

Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett throws the ceremonial first pitch at Marine Corps Day in Nationals Park Sept. 24. The event featured the Marine Corps Base Quantico Band playing the national anthem, the Marine Barracks Washington Color Guard and a heartwarming salute to wounded warriors in attendance.

A Marine from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit watches as the USS Rushmore leaves U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, a week into the unit’s Western Pacific Deployment, Sept. 25. The MEU and Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group will continue their deployment, where they plan to conduct theater security cooperation exercises and humanitarian operations.

Marines fire a shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon on Camp Schwab Sept. 19. Marines participated in a two-day weapons training event, which included firing the M249 squad automatic weapon, M240B medium machine gun, MK19 40 mm grenade launcher, .50-caliber Browning machine gun and the SMAW. Lance Cpl. Colby T. Jones is a combat engineer squad automatic weapon with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.




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