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Marines, Navy land on San Francisco’s beach, showcase medical aid abilities

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ernesto Reyes and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ernest Harris, corpsmen serving with 1st Medical Battalion, instruct how to properly treat casualties of a natural disaster during San Francisco Fleet Week Oct. 3, 2012. Fleet Week is dedicated to showing civilians the United States military's capability of humanitarian assistance and disaster response preparedness on the home front.



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This work, Marines, Navy land on San Francisco’s beach, showcase medical aid abilities [Image 6 of 6], by Cpl Joseph Scanlan, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.03.2012

Date Posted:10.03.2012 21:51

Photo ID:675727

VIRIN:121003-M-OM885-318

Resolution:5184x3456

Size:7.01 MB

Location:SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USGlobe

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