U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels/Released 130424-M-BS001-006.JPG
Apr 24, 2013
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit stand in formation before a birthday cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the MEU’s 46th birthday aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), April 24, 2013. Currently deployed to the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility, the 26th 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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