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Recon Marines welcome new challenges during company exercise

Marines serving with Alpha Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, conduct a mission brief before inserting during a mission rehearsal exercise here, Aug. 13, 2013. The Marines spent several days traversing foreign terrain while locating and gathering intelligence on possible enemy combatants in the area. Several role-players were used to make the exercise as realistic as possible. After gathering enough information on the enemy, the Marines conducted a raid on the enemy base.



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This work, Recon Marines welcome new challenges during company exercise [Image 2 of 6], by Sgt Timothy Lenzo, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.13.2013

Date Posted:08.27.2013 15:28

Photo ID:1003987

VIRIN:130813-M-PC317-005

Resolution:4216x2810

Size:8.49 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE KANEOHE BAY, HI, US

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