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Every Marine a qualified swimmer

Sgt. Michael Heath, with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, jumps off a diving board during swim qualification at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 4. Marines are tested annually on their ability and confidence to survive in water. Heath, 27, is from Beaufort, S.C.



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This work, Every Marine a qualified swimmer [Image 9 of 13], by Cpl Joshua Young, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.04.2013

Date Posted:04.05.2013 19:44

Photo ID:901446

VIRIN:130404-M-PF875-005

Resolution:2000x1333

Size:692.21 KB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:BEAUFORT, SC, US

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