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Friday, March 28, 2008

At Work in the U.S. Marine Corps

SEARCHING FOR BOMBS - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Thomas G. Anderson and Iraqi police provide security while looking for a possible improvised explosive device outside of Jebadin, Iraq, March 15, 2008. Anderson is assigned to the 3rd Marine Regiment's 2nd Battalion, Foxtrot Company, Regimental Combat Team 1. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Stuart C. Wegenka

WIRED - U.S. Marine Cpl. Colin A. Hayes and Cpl. Joshua T. Dawson move concertina wire at a traffic control point in Akashat, Iraq, March 16, 2008, to make way for concrete barriers. The two are assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion's Regimental Combat Team 5. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Paul Torres

Soldiers from the 4th Brigade, 7th Division of the Iraqi Army, take a knee in a unique formation at the opening of their Basic Combat Training graduation ceremony here Mar. 9. The course is six-weeks long and provides instruction in military drill, tactical maneuvers and marksmanship. The marksmanship training is supervised and instructed by U.S. Marines at the Advanced Infantry Training Center here. The AITC graduated approximately 14,000 Iraqi Soldiers and Police officers from its course in 2007, which is just 2,000 fewer recruits than Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. The BCT recruits are instructed primarily by Iraqi Soldiers. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Robert C. Medina, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 03/09/2008

Before rolling out, Alfonso Vasquez, tactical safety specialist with Base Safety and Environmental, 1st Marine Logistics Group, ensures the all-terrain vehicle student operators are good to go. One of Base Safety's new goals is to make the roads at Camp Taqaddum safer by ensuring the ATV's are driven by people capable of handling them. Vasquez and Petty Officer 3rd Class Dexter M. Cubol, safety inspector with Base Safety and Environmental, manage an ATV operator's training course that gives service members a chance to get a feel for the vehicle before taking it out on the open road. Photo submitted 03/28/2008; taken by Cpl. Tyler B. Barstow Read the story associated with this photo

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