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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackburn View Post
    nice pics but one thingy i gotta say: that kevlar camo is way too much!
    You should see how the Estonia Scouts rolled around the swamps.

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    Geez! Do you water it or plant it?

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    Forth pic down, one of our Corporals decided to go above and beyond. He has a no **** tree attached to his helmet.

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    haha, I take that. But honestly, it's way to much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackburn View Post
    haha, I take that. But honestly, it's way to much
    Maybe, but when you're in the defense, or on a patrol, it really breaks up your outline.

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    Yeah, I get what you mean - sometimes less is more!

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    btw: how did you like that Op with the Estonians?

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    Does the Marine Corps have anything similar to the Army's APCU?

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    Yes we do. Why... you thinking about dropping from the DEP and going Army Strong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackburn View Post
    how did you like that Op with the Estonians?
    It was cool. It put was pretty far out of our normal training, and we got to do quite a few mission types that we don't touch on much these days.

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    whats an APCU? isnt that some sort of clothing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by khalifah View Post
    whats an APCU? isnt that some sort of clothing?
    Affirmative. Advanced Protective Combat Uniform is just another fancy way of saying "Army clothes". Anyway, back to moto MARINE CORPS photos.





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    Default Humanitarian Assistance Mission Composite Training Unit Exercise

    [FONT=Verdana]The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 4 conducted the three-week COMPTUEX in preparation for their deployment this fall. During COMPTUEX, 26th MEU will prepare for its Certification Exercise in August by integrating and finalizing communications and mission procedures.[/FONT]




    [FONT=Verdana]Marines with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit wait to board a CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter during a simulated humanitarian assistance mission as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise in Mayport, Fla., July 18, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Cpl. Anthony J. Staynings, a combat engineer with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, verifies a personnel roster during a simulated humanitarian assistance mission as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise in Mayport, Fla., July 16, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A Marine with Battalion Landing Team 3/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, briefs another Marine on the security of the flightline during a simulated humanitarian assistance mission as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise in Mayport, Fla., July 17, 2010[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Marines with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit offload from an MV-22 Osprey during a simulated humanitarian assistance mission as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise in Mayport, Fla., July 16, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Marines with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit load onto a CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter during a simulated humanitarian assistance mission as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise in Mayport, Fla., July 17, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Marines with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit load simulated food and medical supplies onto a CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter during a simulated humanitarian assistance mission as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise in Mayport, Fla., July 17, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Marines with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit load onto an MV-22 Osprey during a simulated humanitarian assistance mission as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise in Mayport, Fla., July 16, 2010.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter and an MV-22 Osprey prepare to deliver relief supplies during a simulated humanitarian assistance mission as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise in Mayport, Fla., July 18, 2010. [/FONT]

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    Default VBSS- Composite Unit Training Exercise

    [FONT=Verdana]The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 4 conducted the three-week COMPTUEX in preparation for their deployment this fall. During COMPTUEX, 26th MEU will prepare for its Certification Exercise in August by integrating and finalizing communications and mission procedures.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A Marine with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Visit, Board, Search and Seizure assault force fast-ropes from an MH-60S Seahawk Helicopter onto the deck of the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman during a Maritime Interception Operation exercise as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise July 16.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A Marine with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Visit, Board, Search and Seizure assault force clears the lower decks of the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman during a Maritime Interception Operation exercise as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise July 16.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Marines with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Visit, Board, Search and Seizure assault force fast-rope from an MH-60S Seahawk Helicopter onto the deck of the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman during a Maritime Interception Operation exercise as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise July 16.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Marines with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Visit, Board, Search and Seizure assault force provide security after fast roping from an MH-60S Seahawk Helicopter onto the deck of the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman during a Maritime Interception Operation exercise as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise July 16.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Maritime assault force transport a simulated casualty to a waiting MH-60S Seahawk Helicopter aboard the USNS Leroy Grumman during a Maritime Interception Operation exercise as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise July 16.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Visit, Board, Search and Seizure assault force Marines clear the engine room of the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman during a Maritime Interception Operation exercise as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise July 16.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A Marine with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Visit, Board, Search and Seizure assault escorts a detainee role player through the decks of the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman during a Maritime Interception Operation exercise as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise July 16.[/FONT]

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    Default Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010

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    United States Marine Cpl. Jesse Hopkins, right, from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Marines points to an area where small arms fire originated from as LCpl. Steven Paratore brings extra ammunition during a gun battle as part of an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010.



    A United States Marine from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Marines carries his weapons and ammunition during an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010.



    United States Marines from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Marines watch the explosion after calling in an air strike during a gun battle as part of an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010.



    A United States Marine from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Marines carries his weapons and ammunition during an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010.



    United States Marine Cpl. Jesse Hopkins from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Marines fires a machine gun during a gun battle as part of an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010.



    United States Marine LCpl. Brian Quinnones from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Marines reacts following a gun battle as part of an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010.



    United States Marines from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Marines watch the explosion after calling in an air strike during a gun battle as part of an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010.



    United States Marine Lt. Benny Rhodes, right, from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Marines leads operations during a gunbattle as part of an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010.



    United States Marines from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Marines watch the explosion after calling in an air strike during a gun battle as part of an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010.



    A United States Marine from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Marines runs for cover during a gun battle as part of an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010.



    United States Marine Cpl. Jesse Hopkins from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Marines fires a machine gun during a gunbattle as part of an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010.




    A United States Marine from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Marines eats watermelon as he rests following a gunbattle as part of an operation to clear the area of insurgents near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, July 23, 2010.
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    Default HMH-466 Hauls Heavy Firepower in Southern Afghanistan



    [FONT=Verdana]Landing support specialists with 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) prepare to connect an M777 A2 howitzer to the underside of a CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 at the flight line, July 13. HMH-466 moved three guns and a tactical vehicle to a new location in southern Afghanistan that day as Regional Command (Southwest) continues to arrange assets to support the ISAF mission in the area.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Three M777 A2 Howitzers wait on the flight line here in the early morning hours, July 13, as Marines prepare to transport them to their new home in southern Afghanistan. Later in the morning, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 carried the cannons to their new location in the Regional Command (Southwest) operations area to support ANSF and NATO troops on the ground.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A CH-53E and its crew from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 are up before the sun, July 13, as they prepare to transport three M777 A2 howitzers from the flight line here to a new location in southern Afghanistan. The squadron teamed up with 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) to move the artillery pieces, which weigh about 9,500 pounds each. The big guns will be used to support ANSF and NATO troops on the ground.[/FONT]



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    [FONT=Verdana]A CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 moves an M777 A2 howitzer from the flight line, July 13, as the squadron delivers three of the weapons to a new location in the Regional Command (Southwest) operations area where they can be used to provide fire support for ANSF and NATO troops on the ground.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Marines work to connect an M777 A2 howitzer to a CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466, July 13, for transportation to a new location in Regional Command (Southwest)'s area of operations as the command arranges its assets in support of the ISAF mission in southern Afghanistan. It took the less than five minutes to rig the gun for transportation.[/FONT]

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