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13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

"The Fighting Thirteenth"

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
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DJIBOUTI, Africa (April 27,2016) --Tom Kelly, the U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, climbs onto a Light Armored Vehicle before a convoy departs in Djibouti, April 27, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
DJIBOUTI, Africa (April 27,2016) --Tom Kelly, the U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, greets Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit before they conduct a live-fire range in Djibouti, April 27, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
DJIBOUTI, Africa (April 27,2016) --U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit explain their various weapon systems to Tom Kelly, the U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, April 27, 2016, in Djibouti. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
DJIBOUTI, Africa (April 27,2016) --U.S. Marine Sgt. Michael B. Leason Jr., an artillery section chief with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, explains what it takes to fire a M777 Howitzer to Tom Kelly, the U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, April 27,2016, in Djibouti. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
DJIBOUTI, Africa (April 27,2016) --U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Matthew S. Kelley, a platoon commander with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, briefs Tom Kelly, the U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, before a convoy April 27, 2016, in Djibouti.The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
DJIBOUTI, Africa (April 27,2016) --U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Matthew S. Kelley, a Light Armored Reconnaissance platoon commander with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, assists Tom Kelly, the U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, with proper protective equipment before he travels in a Light Armored Vehicle in Djibouti, April 27, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Trent Countryman, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, unearths a simulated improvised explosive device in Djibouti, April 22, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
U.S. Marine Satff Sgt. Trent Countryman, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, explains what the position of origin is during an improvised explosive device training lane in Djibouti, April 22, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group on a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Trent Countryman, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, explains different parts of an improvised explosive device training lane in Djibouti, April 22, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct a casualty evacuation drill in Djibouti, April 20, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct a casualty evacuation drill in Djibouti, April 20, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct a casualty evacuation drill in Djibouti, April 20, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct a casualty evacuation drill in Djibouti, April 20, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct a casualty evacuation drill in Djibouti, April 20, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct a casualty evacuation drill in Djibouti, April 20, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit build targets before conducting basic marksmanship drills in Djibouti Apr. 23, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and U.S. Airmen with Detachment 1 TACP Tactical Air
Control Party build targets before conducting basic marksmanship drills in Djibouti Apr. 23, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and U.S. Airmen with Detachment 1 Tactical Air Control Party receive a safety brief before conducting basic marksmanship drills in Djibouti Apr. 23, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and U.S. Airmen with Detachment 1 Tactical Air Control Party receive a safety brief before conducting basic marksmanship drills in Djibouti Apr. 23, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
A U.S. Marine the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit gives a safety brief to U.S. Airmen with Detachment 1 Tactical Air Control Party before conducting basic marksmanship drills in Djibouti Apr. 23, 2016. The 13th MEU is conducting sustainment training to maintain proficiency and combat readiness while deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group during Western Pacific Deployment 16-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)