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African Lion 12

A member of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces checks the sights of a mortar after a weapons class provided by the Marines of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, on the shores of Morocco, April 10, 2012, during the bi-lateral training exercise African Lion 12. This exercise is the first event for the 24th MEU and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, which deployed in March on a regularly scheduled deployment to serve as a theater reserve and crisis response force.



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This work, African Lion 12 [Image 1 of 6], by SSgt Robert L. Fisher III, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.10.2012

Date Posted:04.16.2012 23:21

Photo ID:560293

VIRIN:120410-M-HF911-036

Resolution:3600x2400

Size:1.61 MB

Location:MA

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