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‘Gator’ Bn. goes surfing

Marines with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, sit in the back of an amphibious assault vehicle during their annual surf qualification Sept. 12, 2013, at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Marines were taken 500 meters off-shore before evacuating the AAV.



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This work, ‘Gator’ Bn. goes surfing [Image 5 of 5], by LCpl Joey Mendez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.12.2013

Date Posted:09.13.2013 15:59

Photo ID:1017654

VIRIN:130912-M-BW898-001

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:10.7 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

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