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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Aug 16, 2011

Marines serving with Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, test fire their weapons aboard the USS Makin Island before a heliborne training raid in Yuma Proving Gound, Ariz., Aug. 17. Helicopters flew the company of Marines and sailors from the amphibious assault ship off Southern California’s coast to the objective site more than 200 miles away. The rifle company is one of three in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines. Reinforced, the battalion serves as the ground combat element for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, scheduled to deploy this fall to the Western Pacific and Middle East regions.

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