Mar 20, 2013

Lance Cpl. Justin T. Hammond-Duran, a Freesboro, Tenn., native, and Lance Cpl. Lance Negrete, a Kerman, Calif., native, both ammomen assigned to Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), perform weapons maintenance on an M-252 81 mm mortar system's tripod in the hangar bay of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) while at sea March 18, 2013. The 26th MEU is deploying to the 5th Fleet and 6th Fleet areas of operation. The MEU operates continuously across the globe, providing the president and unified combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, sea-based, quick-reaction force. The MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis-response and limited contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels/Released)

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