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Colorado Marine teaches discipline through martial arts in Afghanistan

U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jason Rossman, the company gunnery sergeant of Charlie Company, 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion, currently attached to Combat Logistics Battalion 1, and 37-year-old native of Grand Junction, Colo., gives a safety brief and ground rules to competitors before a ground-fighting tournament here, March 10. Rossman is a 4th degree black belt MCMAP instructor, and has been teaching Marines martial arts since 2001. Rossman recently graduated 17 Marines as MCMAP instructors. In between his duties as the company gunny, Rossman teaches various levels of MCMAP and other martial arts to Marines serving aboard Camp Dwyer.



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This work, Colorado Marine teaches discipline through martial arts in Afghanistan [Image 4 of 9], by Sgt Alfred V. Lopez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.18.2012

Date Posted:03.18.2012 06:23

Photo ID:544037

VIRIN:120310-M-PH863-023

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:5.58 MB

Location:CAMP DWYER, AFGlobe

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