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Latest photos from the 24th MEU

Mar 30, 2010

Cpl. Brandon Z. Chacon and Cpl. Thomas Watt, both tank crewmen with Tank Platoon, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, listen carefully to Sgt. Rija Randrianarisoa, tank chief, 13th Demi-Brigade, French Foreign Legion, as he instructs how to properly fire the ERC90 Sagaie Light Armored Vehicle during a live-fire range in Djibouti, Africa, March 30, 2010. Marine tank crewmen and French Foreign Legionnaires fired each other’s cannoned vehicles as part a bi-lateral exercise in the east-African country, which allowed both countries services to learn about each other's capabilities and strengthen military ties. The 24th MEU performed a series of sustainment and bi-lateral training exercises alongside the French military during a month-long rotation of troops from the 24th MEU in Djibouti. The 24th MEU deployed in January aboard Navy ships of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group, and is currently serving as the theatre reserve force for Central Command. The training in Djibouti is one of the various training exercise the 24th MEU is conducting while in CENTCOM. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex C. Sauceda)

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