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Get it on the left foot: Phoenix Marines go for a little run, just for fun

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Wallace M. Mains, sergeant major of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Phoenix, addresses the Marines of R.S. Phoenix before leading the group on a motivational run at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., June 28, 2013. Mains, a native of New Orleans, is approaching 25 years of service to the Marine Corps and is slated to be relieved as sergeant major of R.S. Phoenix July 24. Mains, a career infantry Marine and prior drill instructor, will retire later this year. "I will most miss the camaraderie," said Mains, "but I'll forever be a Marine."



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This work, Get it on the left foot: Phoenix Marines go for a little run, just for fun [Image 2 of 2], by Sgt Tyler J. Bolken, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.28.2013

Date Posted:07.09.2013 19:23

Photo ID:968175

VIRIN:130628-M-XK427-046

Resolution:1200x800

Size:1.04 MB

Location:LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, AZ, USGlobe

Hometown:NEW ORLEANS, LA, US

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