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Cpl. Dillon F. Lauesen, a Combat Engineer with Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, provides rear security while a Marine places a window charge at the bottom of a window during an urban breaching course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 3, 2015. During this exercise the Marines were reminded to keep situational awareness and to provide security whenever necessary. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff)
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Marines with Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division protect themselves from shrapnel produced from the detonation cord aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 3, 2015. For each breach, the Marines would stack up behind a blast blanket, which allows them to stand closer to the blast by protecting them from shrapnel and debris. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff)
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Marines with Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division breach and clear a building after blowing the door off its hinges using detonation cord during an urban breaching course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 3, 2015. The Marines spent the day breaching rooms, sharpening their skills on how to properly prime and detonate detonation cord. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T Updegraff)
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Marines with Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division breach a make-shift building from the roof after blowing a man-sized hole into it using detonation cord during an urban breaching course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 3, 2015. The Marines honed their skills by determining the appropriate charge to use to breach and clear each building. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff)
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A Marine with Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division tapes two blasting caps to the Det Linear that is attached to the door during an urban breaching course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 3, 2015. A Det Linear is three, eight-foot sections of detonation cord taped together and taped either at the center, left or right side of the door. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff)
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Sgt. Erick Gonzalez, a Combat Engineer with Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, tapes two blasting caps to the detonation cord that will end up blowing a man-sized hole in the roof, allowing the Marines to breach the building during an urban breaching course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 3, 2015. The Marines honed their skills in each scenario by determining which type of charge to use in order to breach and clear each building. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff)
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Lance Cpl. Andrew Rogers (left) and Cpl. Dillon F. Lauesen (second from left), both Combat Engineers with Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, provide security for fellow Marines preparing to breach a building during an urban breaching course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 3, 2015. During this exercise the Marines were reminded to keep situational awareness and to provide security whenever necessary. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff)
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Marines with Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division stand behind a blast blanket as detonation cord ignites, blowing the door in and giving them a clear passage to breach the building during an urban breaching course, aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 3, 2015. For each breach, the Marines would stack up behind a blast blanket, which allows them to stand closer to the blast by protecting them from shrapnel and debris. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff)
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Marines with 2nd Platoon, Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division conduct a convoy operations training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 3, 2015. The training exercise is designed to prepare the platoon’s junior Marines for convoy operations if they are in a deployed environment.
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Cpl. Taylor Barnes, a motor transport operator with 2nd Platoon, Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division reports information from the front vehicle to the rest of the vehicles during a convoy operations training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 3, 2015. Relaying information is an essential part of keeping every Marine vigilant and aware of the environment and terrain around them.
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A Marine with 2nd Platoon, Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division signals for pedestrians along the roadside to leave the area during a convoy operations training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 3, 2015. The training exercise is designed to prepare the platoon’s junior Marines for convoy operations if they are in a deployed environment.
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A Marine acting as an insurgent simulates firing rounds at a vehicle during a convoy operations training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 3, 2015. The scenario was a way to test the junior Marines’ ability to respond to hostile situations.
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A fire team with 2nd Force Reconnaissance Detachment 6 moves outside after clearing a building during a close-quarters tactics training event at Expeditionary Operations Training Group compound at Stone Bay aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 6, 2015.  Marines with 2nd FRD 6 clear and extract unknown targets in a building with narrow hallways and small rooms using tactics and safety standards they learned while at the reconnaissance and surveillance course conducted by EOTG.
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A fire team with 2nd Force Reconnaissance Detachment 6 moves into the hallway after clearing a room during a close-quarters tactics training event at Expeditionary Operations Training Group compound at Stone Bay aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 6, 2015. Marines with 2nd FRD 6 clear and extract unknown targets in a building with narrow hallways and small rooms using tactics and safety standards they learned while at the reconnaissance and surveillance course conducted by EOTG.
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A Marine with 2nd Force Reconnaissance Detachment 6 loads a 5.56 mm simulation paint round into a magazine before conducting a close-quarters tactic training event at Expeditionary Operations Training Group compound at Stone Bay aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 6, 2015.  Marines with 2nd FRD 6 used mechanical and explosive breaching techniques with explosive charges to assist in clearing a 3 story building while at the reconnaissance and surveillance course conducted by EOTG.
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Marines with 2nd Force Reconnaissance Detachment 6 enters a building after breaching the door with a 3-strand detonation cord during a close-quarters tactics training event at Expeditionary Operations Training Group compound at Stone Bay aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 6, 2015.  More than 35 Marines conducted the training during a pre-deployment training package provided by EOTG instructors.
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