Images: Marines demonstrate weapons at Times Square [Image 3 of 5]
Photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Petersheim
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, showcase their weapons to New Yorkers and tourists at New York City's Times Square, May 27. Various units from II Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Forces Reserve have organized under the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit to form the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - New York. The Marines embarked on the Navy's Amphibious Assault Ships, the USS Iwo Jima (LHD -7) and USS New York (LPD-21) to take part in Fleet Week New York 2011 from May 25 to June 1. The Marines will showcase the capabilities of the MAGTF, and also honor those who have served by participating in various events during the Memorial Day weekend.