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    31st MEU Marines hone ship security tactics aboard Wasp [Image 2 of 10]

    31st MEU Marines hone ship security tactics aboard Wasp

    ABOARD USS WASP (LHD 1), ABOARD USS WASP (LHD 1), SOUTH CHINA SEA

    09.27.2018

    Photo by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish 

    31st Marine Expeditionary Unit   

    Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Curtis, a hospital corpsman with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, sights-in with an M110 semiautomatic sniper rifle aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during a defense of the amphibious task force (DATF) gunnery exercise, underway in the South China Sea, Sept. 27, 2018. Curtis, a native of Milaca, Minnesota, graduated from Milaca High School in June 2013 before enlisting in the Navy the same month. During the training, Marines with BLT 2/5 and crewmen with the Wasp rehearsed ship security using a variety of mounted and dismounted small-arms and heavy weapons. As part of the DATF, the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) team assumed a security posture to simulate travelling through potentially dangerous waters. Wasp, flagship of the Wasp ARG, with embarked 31st MEU, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. BLT 2/5 is the Ground Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently underway aboard the Wasp during a regularly-scheduled patrol of the Indo-Pacific region. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations across the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish/Released)

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    Date Taken: 09.27.2018
    Date Posted: 09.27.2018 09:18
    Photo ID: 4779112
    VIRIN: 180927-M-PJ332-038
    Resolution: 1200x800
    Size: 605.92 KB
    Location: ABOARD USS WASP (LHD 1), ABOARD USS WASP (LHD 1), SOUTH CHINA SEA
    Hometown: MILACA, MN, US

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