FRIDAY FOTO (October 2, 2015)

October 3, 2015 at 12:06 am Leave a comment

Blue Water Raiders.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sergeant Tyler C. Gregory

Marine Corps photo by Sergeant Tyler C. Gregory

Marines and sailors slice through the waters off southern California in rigid hull inflatable boats (RIB) from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans to conduct an exercise known as visit, board, search and seizure. They were heading for a simulated enemy vessel on September 23 near San Clemente Island.

The Marines and sailors are with the Maritime Raid Force of  the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.  This was the first at-sea exercise for these troops  preparing for deployment to the Pacific and Central Command areas of responsibility in early 2016.

To see more photos of this exercise, click here.

Editor’s Note: 

We inadvertently failed to post this week’s Friday Foto on Friday and did not notice the error until just after midnight Friday/Saturday.

Our apologies to loyal readers who’ve been kept waiting.

 

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