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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Aug 10, 2011

Noncommissioned officers serving with Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, aboard USS Makin Island watch from the ship as it pulls away from Naval Base San Diego Aug. 10, beginning a 12-day exercise between the Navy’s Amphibious Squadron 5 and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Company I serves as the unit’s helicopter-borne rifle company. From left are Cpl. Marco L. Alires, 23, from Albuquerque, N.M.; Sgt. Lucas C. Wallek, 27, from Alice, Texas; Cpl. Daniel E. McConnell, 25, from Federal Way, Wash.; Sgt. Kevin Madachik, 29, from Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Cpl. Scott Mackie, 21, from Huntington Beach, Calif.

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