Mar 28, 2013

Lance Cpl. Brandon Schwartz, a Sheboygan, Wis., native and combat cook assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), competes in a Steel Chef competition aboard the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) while at sea March 23, 2013. In the Steel Chef competition, three Marines cook against three Sailors to see who can create the best meal in less than 90 minutes. The 26th MEU is deployed to the 6th Fleet area 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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