U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Josh Cox/Released 110418-M-0000S-001.jpg
Apr 18, 2011
A corpsman with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, loads a magazine with rounds before a combat marksmanship training exercise aboard USS Bataan, April 18, 2011. During drills, Marines and sailors used small-arms weapons and live ammunition to fire on silhouette targets positioned on the ship’s edge. The Marines and sailors of the 22nd MEU are currently deployed with Amphibious Squadron 6 aboard USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and will continue to train and improve the MEU’s ability to operate as a cohesive and effective Marine Air Ground Task Force. The 22nd MEU is a multi-mission, capable force, with approximately 2,200 Marines and sailors, and comprised of Aviation Combat Element, Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced); Logistics Combat Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 22; Ground Combat Element, BLT 2/2; and its Command Element.
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