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December 6, 2012

Where in the World December 7, 2012

Mecca, Saudi Arabia – Lance Cpl. Michael S. Isabelle, a wireman with Communications Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, visits the Kaaba, the most sacred site of Islamic faith. Isabelle was afforded a chance to participate in the Hajj by the King of Saudi Arabia in a show of good faith between the Saudi and United States governments.

USS New York, At Sea – Marines with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct fast-rope training from a CH-53E Super Stallion onto the flight deck of the USS New York, Nov. 30, 2012. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility serving as an expeditionary crisis response force capable of a variety of missions from full-scale combat to evacuations and humanitarian assistance.

Barstow, California – The Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard holds a formation as the Nation Colors are being presented to Sgt. Edgar Torrbalba for the Victorville Christmas parade Dec. 1 in Victorville, Calif. The MCG honors the national colors with a salute, as tradition, before every event.




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