FRIDAY FOTO (September 6, 2013)

September 6, 2013 at 1:00 am Leave a comment

Amphibian Warfare

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone, 26th MEU Combat Camera)

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone, 26th MEU Combat Camera)

A U.S. Marine assigned to a Force Reconnaissance Platoon in the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), rises from the depths with M-4 carbine at the ready as his teammates conduct an amphibious insertion while training foreign Marines in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).

The 26th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group serving as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious operations across the full range of military operations.

Meanwhile, some of this sea swimmer’s teammates made it to shore on the interesting little gadget below, known as a diver propulsion device. 

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone)

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone)

To see more photos of this interesting exercise, click here.

To see a brief video of the DPD in action, click here.

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