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    Close quarters battles: U.S. Marines, French Army work hand-in-hand during Nautical Commando Course [Image 8 of 10]

    Close quarters battles: U.S. Marines, French Army work hand-in-hand during Nautical Commando Course

    QUARTIER GRIBEAUVAL, NEW CALEDONIA

    08.18.2016

    Photo by Sgt. Carlos Cruz Jr. 

    Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

    Lance Cpl. Joseph R. Siford, a rifleman, detains and searches French Army Cpl. Ugo Rubiconi, an infantryman, acting as a hostile enemy, during a French Armed Forces Nautical Commando Course at Quartier Gribeauval, New Caledonia, August 18, 2016. The course is a part of Exercise AmeriCal 16, a bilateral training exercise designed to enhance mutual combat capabilities and improve relations with our partners by exchanging a U.S. Marine Corps and French Armed Forces infantry platoon. While the U.S. Marines are in New Caledonia, the French infantry platoon traveled to Australia to participate in Exercise Koolendong 16 with U.S. and Australian forces. Siford, from Tawas, Michigan, is with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin. Rubiconi, from Clermont Ferrand, France, is with 92nd Infantry Regiment, French Army. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Carlos Cruz Jr./Released)

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 08.18.2016
    Date Posted: 08.21.2016 05:16
    Photo ID: 2806739
    VIRIN: 160818-M-KE800-201
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 1.96 MB
    Location: QUARTIER GRIBEAUVAL, NC
    Hometown: CLERMONT-FERRAND, 63, FR
    Hometown: TAWAS CITY, MI, US

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