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    Suez Canal transit [Image 3 of 5]

    Suez Canal transit

    ABOARD USS IWO JIMA, AT SEA

    05.01.2011

    Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad Kiehl 

    24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

    Marines and sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, along with members of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group observe the Suez Canal transit on the flight deck of the USS Iwo Jima, May 1, 2012. The transit through the Suez Canal marks the 24th MEU's and Iwo Jima ARG's entrance into U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation. The 24th MEU, partnered with the Iwo Jima ARG, is deployed as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve and crisis response force providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 05.01.2011
    Date Posted: 05.07.2012 10:41
    Photo ID: 574310
    VIRIN: 120501-M-RO494-145
    Resolution: 2784x1856
    Size: 224.32 KB
    Location: ABOARD USS IWO JIMA, AT SEA

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