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First Reconnaissance Battalion Marines, right, rehearse boat operations on rigid raider craft from the stern gate of USS Bonhomme Richard June 30 during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s first pre-deployment exercise at sea. Lt. Dwayne Williams, the ship’s assistant first lieutenant, center, supervises the deck operations. The Marines are attached to Battalion Landing Team 2/4, the MEU’s ground combat element. The MEU and its Navy counterpart, Amphibious Squadron 7, are testing interoperability before a certification exercise later this summer.

Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dunn

Recon rehearses boat ops from Navy ship's well

30 Jun 2009 | Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dunn

First Reconnaissance Battalion Marines rehearsed boat operations on rigid raider craft from the stern gate of USS Bonhomme Richard June 30 during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s first pre-deployment exercise at sea. The men are attached to Battalion Landing Team 2/4, the MEU’s ground combat element. The MEU and its Navy counterpart, Amphibious Squadron 7, are testing interoperability before a certification exercise later this summer.

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