Images: 24 MEU Deployment 2012: Water obstacle course in Djibouti [Image 2 of 10]
Photo by Cpl. Michael Petersheim
Lance Cpl. Justin Smith, a native of Charlotte, N.C., and assaultman with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, climbs across monkey bars during a water obstacle course at Arta Beach in Djibouti, Aug. 11, 2012. Dozens of Marines from the 24th MEU took part in the course, which was hosted and supervised by members of the French 5th Marine Regiment. A contingent of the 24th MEU is currently ashore in Djibouti conducting various unilateral exercises and planning several events alongside the French military. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout the U.S. Central and Africa Commands in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.