Images: 24 MEU Deployment 2012: Water obstacle course in Djibouti [Image 9 of 10]
Photo by 2nd Lt. Joshua Larson
Maj. Ross Parrish, the operations officer for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, thanks French Marines with France's 5th Marine Regiment after the 24th MEU took part in their water obstacle course at Arta Beach in Djibouti, Aug. 11, 2012. The event was hosted and supervised by the French Marines. A contingent of the 24th MEU is currently ashore in Djibouti conducting various unilateral exercises and planning several events alongside the French military. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout the U.S. Central and Africa Commands in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.