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Coalition forces celebrate Marine Corps 238th Birthday

Coalition forces attend the U.S. Marine Corps 238th birthday cake cutting ceremony at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Nov. 10, 2013. It is customary for Marines to cut a birthday cake during the ceremony. The passing of cake from the oldest Marine to the youngest symbolizes the passing history and tradition from the outgoing generation of Marines to the incoming. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joselito Aribuabo)

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This work, Coalition forces celebrate Marine Corps 238th Birthday [Image 1 of 5], by TSgt Joselito Aribuabo, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.10.2013

Date Posted:11.18.2013 06:32

Photo ID:1054887



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