U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dwight A. Henderson/Released 110830-M-0000C-010.jpg
Aug 30, 2011
U.S. Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), run to their first event during damage control (DC) olympics aboard dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). The DC olympics were part of a “steel beach picnic” recognizing the midpoint of the deployment, which featured games, events and food meant to boost the morale of Marines and Sailors currently deployed. The 22nd MEU is currently deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG) as the U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, also providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
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