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Every Marine a qualified swimmer

Sgt. Nakaio Fincannon, a field radio operator with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, swims across the 43 Area Training Tank with a pack during a swim qualification at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 4. The swimming qualification is a required annual training, which tests Marines ability to survive in water. Fincannon, 25, is from Oceanside, Calif.



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This work, Every Marine a qualified swimmer [Image 4 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:901451

VIRIN:130404-M-PF875-010

Resolution:2000x1333

Size:872.13 KB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:OCEANSIDE, CA, US

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