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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Jan 8, 2012

Cpl. Gene Allen Ainsworth III descends 35 feet down a thick, plaited rope rigged to a helicopter parked on the amphibious assault ship Makin Island (LHD 8). Ainsworth, a Jacksonville, Fla., native serves as a photographer with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The unit is currently deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (MKIARG), which is a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force. The group is also providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

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