U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael S. Lockett/Released 130416-M-LP523-004.JPG
May 24, 2013
Lance Cpl. Frank Mudgett, top, amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) crew chief from Nottingham, N.H., talks to Lance Cpl. Richard Hart, mechanic from Warren, Ohio, assigned to AAV Platoon, Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), about engine maintenance aboard one of their vehicles aboard the USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) while at sea April 16, 2013. The 26th MEU is currently deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group 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. Michael S. Lockett/Released)
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