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1/10 stays ready for ‘any clime and place’

Marines and sailors with 1st Battalion, 10 Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division use pack mules to transport their food, water and ammunition in the rugged terrain of Toiyabe National Forest, Calif., while participating in Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training from Aug. 14 through Sept. 14, 2013. Because of the high elevations where the training took place the Marine couldn’t depend on helicopter support for resupply. Similarly, the rugged terrain prevented trucks and other motorized vehicles from conducting resupply missions, so the service members relied the animals to transport there equipment and supplies.

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This work, 1/10 stays ready for ‘any clime and place’ [Image 1 of 2], by LCpl Joey Mendez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.06.2003

Date Posted:09.26.2013 11:12

Photo ID:1026219



Size:1.96 MB

Location:BRIDGEPORT, CA, USGlobe

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