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    24 MEU Deployment 2012 [Image 10 of 13]

    24 MEU Deployment 2012

    Captains Jon C. Krietz, right, and Christopher Brunett, USS New York commanding officer and executive officer respectively, bow their heads alongside Master Chief Petty Officer Ralph Perez, left, USS New York command master chief, during the opening prayer of the 237th Marine Corps’ 237th birthday Ceremony held on the flight deck of the USS New York, Nov. 10, 2012. This was the first of perhaps many more Marine Corps birthday celebrations aboard the New York, built with seven-and-a-half tons of steel from the World Trade Center, as she sails on her maiden deployment. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is currently in the 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility as a disaster relief and crisis response force. Since deploying in March, they have supported a variety of missions in the U.S. Central and European Commands, assisted the Navy in safeguarding sea lanes, and conducted various bilateral and unilateral training events in several countries in the Middle East and Africa. The 24th MEU is scheduled to return to their home bases in North Carolina later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Fisher III/Released)



    Date Taken: 11.10.2012
    Date Posted: 11.12.2012 02:04
    Photo ID: 780913
    VIRIN: 121110-M-HF911-040
    Resolution: 4586x3057
    Size: 1.99 MB
    Location: USS NEW YORK, AT SEA

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