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Philippine, U.S. Marines work together to learn new tactics

Lance Cpl. Wesley V. McCracken prepares a fuse on a Bangalore torpedo for a demonstration at Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales, Republic of the Philippines, Oct. 2 during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014. The Bangalore is a breaching charge used against barriers such as concertina wire. PHIBLEX 14 is a bilateral training exercise designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness, and enhance the ability for a bilateral force to respond to natural disasters or other regional contingencies. McCracken is an assaultman with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, currently part of 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David N. Hersey/RELEASED)



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This work, Philippine, U.S. Marines work together to learn new tactics, by LCpl David Hersey, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.02.2013

Date Posted:10.04.2013 20:52

Photo ID:1031241

VIRIN:131002-M-SD875-441

Resolution:3744x5616

Size:3.58 MB

Location:NAVAL STATION LEOVIGILDO GANTIOQUI, PH

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