PACIFIC OCEAN, Calif., -- Marines conduct maintenance on a CH-53E Super Stallion on the flight deck of the USS San Diego (LPD-22), April 11, 2017. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit uses the air assets provided from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced) to transport personnel and equipment from ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore efficiently. The 15th MEU’s rapid ability to mobilize people and equipment makes the amphibious force uniquely postured to respond to any mission around the globe. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
Taken: 04.11.2017 | Photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero
Lance Cpl. Kaenon Ralls of Easton, Kan. works as a supply administrator for Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced) but is filling in for a “ship’s tax” billet while aboard USS America. He helps to run and supply the ship store everyday for Marines and Sailors to enjoy little comforts that are attainable during ship life. His daily responsibilities are restocking shelves, organizing the storage room, cleaning the store, working as a cashier and occasionally, door guard to control the flow of Marines and Sailors entering the store. “I enjoy coming to work every day, and even staying late most days for the camaraderie and brotherhood,” said Ralls. “The people I work with are motivated and spirited, which...
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