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Lance Cpl. Martin Williams, an automatic rifleman with 1st Platoon, Company B, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon during high-angle marksmanship training as part of a three-week training package in Djibouti, Sep. 15. The training was focused on the application of infantry skills in rugged mountain terrain. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout U.S. Central Command and the Navy's 5th Fleet area of responsibility. - Lance Cpl. Martin Williams, an automatic rifleman with 1st Platoon, Company B, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon during high-angle marksmanship training as part of a three-week training package in Djibouti, Sep. 15. The training was focused on the application of infantry skills in rugged mountain terrain. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout U.S. Central Command and the Navy's 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Marine Cpl. Steven Haley (center), a motor transport operator with Transportation Service Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, and a 21 year old from Kennewick, Wash., listens to his supervisor, Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Flack, explain their team?s role as an opposing insurgent force while employing Marine Corps Base Hawaii?s new Mobile Counter-IED Interactive Trainer, Sept. 18, 2012. The interactive trainer, a series of four trailers decked out with a plethora of high-definition TVs and intricately crafted visual displays, provides Marines a practical, step-by-step education on one of the most significant threats currently facing troops on the ground ? the deadly improvised explosive device. The MCIT helps Marines recognize IEDs and production materials, understand the insurgent mindset and tactical use of IEDs, and how to mitigate their effectiveness and respond to IED events. - U.S. Marine Cpl. Steven Haley (center), a motor transport operator with Transportation Service Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, and a 21 year old from Kennewick, Wash., listens to his supervisor, Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Flack, explain their team?s role as an opposing insurgent force while employing Marine Corps Base Hawaii?s new Mobile Counter-IED Interactive Trainer, Sept. 18, 2012. The interactive trainer, a series of four trailers decked out with a plethora of high-definition TVs and intricately crafted visual displays, provides Marines a practical, step-by-step education on one of the most significant threats currently facing troops on the ground ? the deadly improvised explosive device. The MCIT helps Marines recognize IEDs and production materials, understand the insurgent mindset and tactical use of IEDs, and how to mitigate their effectiveness and respond to IED events.

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