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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Jun 16, 2014

A Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, climbs up the USS San Diego on a caving ladder as part of an approach, hook and climb exercise conducted during Certification Exercise (CERTEX) off the coast of Southern California, June 13, 2014. CERTEX serves as the final at-sea period for the 11th MEU and Amphibious Squadron 5. It is designed to strengthen the blue-green team's ability to operate together and to respond to various situations while deployed. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus/Released)

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