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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Nov 16, 2007

ABOARD USS TARAWA (Nov. 19, 2007) ? Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) Marines from Alpha One, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, from Camp Pendleton, Calif., sharpen their combat skills by fast roping from a CH-46E Sea Knight onto the flight deck of USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Recon is a part of Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable).

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