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    Florida native, U.S. Marine deploys to Australia [Image 6 of 9]

    Florida native, U.S. Marine deploys to Australia

    BRADSHAW FIELD TRAINING AREA, NT, AUSTRALIA

    08.08.2020

    Photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani 

    Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

    U.S. Marine Cpl. Jainyah Barca with Air Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, takes part in training at Nackeroo Airfield, Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, Aug. 8, 2020. Barca is a native of Orlando.

    “I’m from Kherson, Ukraine. There’s a bazaar, and a flea market, not a lot. I grew up speaking Russian. A lot of people in Ukraine grow up speaking Russian. Don’t worry, I’m not a spy. It was just me and my brother. I was 15 when we were adopted. We didn’t bring anything with us when we moved to the United States. The military caught my eye because they pay for college. Originally I wanted to go Air Force, but when I walked into the USMC recruiting office they were celebrating the Marine Corps' birthday. They were having a good time, they cut the cake and everything. I thought ‘I could do this.’”

    During the extended training, MRF-D’s ACE made history by launching an RQ-21A Blackjack into flight, from Australian soil, for the first time ever. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 08.08.2020
    Date Posted: 08.10.2020 09:30
    Photo ID: 6301645
    VIRIN: 200808-M-SQ016-1195
    Resolution: 3500x2333
    Size: 840.57 KB
    Location: BRADSHAW FIELD TRAINING AREA, NT, AU
    Hometown: ORLANDO, FL, US

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