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Every Marine a qualified swimmer

Sgt. Michael Heath, with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, swims across the 43 Area Training Tank 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 2 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:901453

VIRIN:130404-M-PF875-012

Resolution:2000x1333

Size:755.89 KB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:BEAUFORT, SC, US

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