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Ridin' into the sunset

Marines and Sailors with Company E., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, board a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, for a raid rehearsal as a part of Talisman Saber 2013, here, July 17. Talisman Saber 2013 is a biennial training activity aimed at improving Australian Defense Force and U.S. combat readiness and interoperability as a Combined Joint Task Force. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps' force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously deployed MEU. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl Codey Underwood)



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This work, Ridin' into the sunset, by Cpl Codey Underwood, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.17.2013

Date Posted:07.20.2013 02:53

Photo ID:976313

VIRIN:130717-M-FF989-333

Resolution:2784x1856

Size:909.15 KB

Location:USPACOM, AT SEA

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