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Sgt. Ryan Alt, a crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Houston, Texas native, mounts a Defensive Weapon System through the aft cargo hole of an MV-22 Osprey in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, July 29, 2012. VMM-261 (Rein) is in Kuwait as part of a 24th MEU sustainment training package. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. - Sgt. Ryan Alt, a crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Houston, Texas native, mounts a Defensive Weapon System through the aft cargo hole of an MV-22 Osprey in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, July 29, 2012. VMM-261 (Rein) is in Kuwait as part of a 24th MEU sustainment training package. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare demolitions charges on a training range in Uganda while participating in a training mission with members of the Uganda People's Defense Force. The Marines have been in Uganda since July providing training assistance to the UPDF in a variety of skills including marksmanship, small unit tactics, and engineering. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force in the U.S. Central Command and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. - U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare demolitions charges on a training range in Uganda while participating in a training mission with members of the Uganda People's Defense Force. The Marines have been in Uganda since July providing training assistance to the UPDF in a variety of skills including marksmanship, small unit tactics, and engineering. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force in the U.S. Central Command and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility.

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