U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Richard Blumenstein/Released 120405-M-0000B-004.jpg
Apr 5, 2012
Lance Cpl. George Lynch Jr., a rifleman with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M-249 squad automatic weapon during nighttime live-fire training on the ship’s flight deck as he sails across the Atlantic Ocean, April 5, 2012. The 24th MEU, partnered with the Navy's Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, is deploying to the European and Central Command theaters of operation to serve as a theater reserve and crisis response force capable of a variety of missions from full-scale combat operations to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
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