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Photo Friday: “Towards the Chaos”

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, maneuver toward the site of an explosion of an Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System, during a live-fire training exercise as part of Realistic Urban Training Marine … Continue reading

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Amphibious Ship Makin Island Leaves on Maiden Deployment

Under clear skies, the Navy’s newest “green” ship left its berth Monday morning and headed west with its amphibious ready group carrying more than 4,000 sailors and Marines to the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf regions. The departure marks the … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “Fast Rope”

Company I machine gunner Pfc. Deyton Bogrett descends 35 feet down a thick, plaited rope rigged to a helicopter parked on the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, at sea, miles off Southern California’s coast Sept. 8. The 25-year-old Wildrose, … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “The Sgt. Major and His Marines”

Sgt. Maj. Scott T. Pile speaks to 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines and sailors embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island parked pierside at Naval Base San Diego Aug. 9. The unit’s sergeant major spoke to the service … Continue reading

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