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Eager Lion 2012

Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, detonate an expedient charge during a multilateral training event with Urban Military Breaching Charges here, May 14, 2012, as part of Exercise Eager Lion 12. Eager Lion 12 is taking place throughout the month of May and is designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships of over 19 participating partner nations. This is the second major exercise for the 24th MEU who, along with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, is currently deployed to the U.S Central Command area of operations as a theater security and crisis response force.



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This work, Eager Lion 2012 [Image 3 of 11], by Sgt Richard Blumenstein, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.14.2012

Date Posted:05.28.2012 17:14

Photo ID:589347

VIRIN:120514-M-RU378-483

Resolution:3439x2293

Size:1.92 MB

Location:JO

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