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13th Marine Expeditionary Unit
"The Fighting Thirteenth"

Sep 13, 2013

AT SEA -- A Combat SkySat communication system, launched by U.S. Marines with S-6, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, soars through the air during their Western Pacific deployment aboard the USS Boxer, Sept. 13, 2013. The SkySat system expands the capabilities of the Marine Air Ground Task Force and is used to retransmit UHF signals to increases the range of communication up to 600 miles in diameter. The Marines and Sailors with 13th MEU will deploy for several months in support of theater requirements of Geographic Combatant Commanders. (Marine Corps Photos by Sgt. Jennifer Pirante/RELEASED)

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