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Life aboard the USS Austin and USS Tortuga: Photo Essay

13 Sep 2002 | Gunnery Sgt. Mike Dougherty 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Principal staff members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) recently visited the smaller ships of the Amphibious Ready Group. This gave them an opportunity to conduct business and see Marines and Sailors working together aboard the USS Austin and USS Tortuga. Aboard the smaller ships, Marines compared their existence to that of life in a small town - hard working people living and working in a very close-knit, familiar environment.