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    Killing Time: Fighting through the wringer [Image 4 of 7]

    Killing Time: Fighting through the wringer

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELHI, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN

    11.25.2011

    Photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder 

    Regimental Combat Team-5, 1st Marine Division

    U.S. Navy Seaman Chris Mesnard, a 22-year-old corpsman with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, from Omaha, Neb., takes a break from boxing while training in mixed martial arts inside the makeshift combat-zone gym here, Nov. 26. On duty, Mesnard tends to sick and injured Marines at the battalion aid station, and helps a senior corpsman with administrative duties. When he has down time, he trains in MMA with the goal of competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “Training to fight isn’t only the best thing I can do in my down time here,” Mesnard said. “It’s the only thing I want to do. This definitely isn’t the ideal place to train, but I’ve learned to make the best with what I have. All I need is a few pieces of equipment to use, and to break a sweat.”

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    Date Taken: 11.25.2011
    Date Posted: 11.27.2011 09:40
    Photo ID: 492017
    VIRIN: 111125-M-MM918-003
    Resolution: 2100x1400
    Size: 2.57 MB
    Location: FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELHI, HELMAND PROVINCE, AF

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