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    24 MEU Deployment 2012 [Image 3 of 13]

    24 MEU Deployment 2012

    Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit case the Marine Corps colors after a cake-cutting ceremony on the flight deck of the USS New York to celebrate the Marine Corps’ 237th birthday, 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 02:10
    Photo ID: 780920
    VIRIN: 121110-M-HF911-089
    Resolution: 3567x5350
    Size: 3.16 MB
    Location: USS NEW YORK, AT SEA

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