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Burundian soldiers inspect targets and receive sight adjustments from Marines to their rifles during a live fire range in Bujumbura, Burundi, Dec. 2, 2014. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa trained alongside the Burundi National Defense Force, providing expertise in logistics and engineering disciplines for approximately 3-months from October to December.
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A solider with the Burundi National Defense Force inspects his target with a Marine during a live fire range in Bujumbura, Burundi, Dec. 2, 2014. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa trained alongside the Burundi National Defense Force where they advised the BNDF in the disciplines of logistics and engineering for approximately 3-months from October to December.
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Burundi National Defense Force Soldiers observe as a Marine demonstrates firing from the standing position during a live fire range in Bujumbura, Burundi, Dec. 2, 2014. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa trained alongside the Burundi National Defense Force where they advised the BNDF in the disciplines of logistics and engineering for approximately 3-months from October to December.
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U.S. Marine Capt. Nathan D. Bedle, with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Africa, and a Spanish soldier with 1st Mountain Troops Command conduct a trail recon  a during mountain warfare training in Candanchu, Spain, Dec. 16, 2014. The exercise, which was conducted with the Spanish, allowed the Marines to gain greater knowledge of mountain warfare tactics, techniques and procedures while enhancing interoperability with the Spanish and strengthening the U.S. partnership with Spain.  SPMAGTF-CR-AF is a self-mobile crisis response force that conducts missions to protect U.S. personnel, property, and interests in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility.
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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph T. Rose and Cpl. David S. Caudill, rifleman with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Africa, set up a defensive position with an M-240B medium machine-gun in snow during mountain warfare training in Candanchu, Spain, Dec. 16, 2014. The exercise, which was conducted with the Spanish, allowed the Marines to gain greater knowledge of mountain warfare tactics, techniques and procedures while enhancing interoperability with the Spanish and strengthening the U.S. partnership with Spain.  SPMAGTF-CR-AF is a self-mobile crisis response force that conducts missions to protect U.S. personnel, property and interests in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility.
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U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force  Crisis Response – Africa use ski poles as bipods during mountain warfare training in Candanchu, Spain, Dec. 16, 2014. The exercise, which was conducted with the Spanish, allowed the Marines to gain greater knowledge of mountain warfare tactics, techniques and procedures while enhancing interoperability with the Spanish and strengthening the U.S. partnership with Spain. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is a self-mobile crisis response force that conducts missions to protect U.S. personnel, property and interests in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility.
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U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force  Crisis Response – Africa, are guided by a Spanish Army mountaineer with 1st Mountain Troops Command, on a hike during mountain warfare training in Candanchu, Spain, Dec. 16, 2014. The exercise, which was conducted with the Spanish, allowed the Marines to gain greater knowledge of mountain warfare tactics, techniques and procedures while enhancing interoperability with the Spanish and strengthening the U.S. partnership with Spain. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is a self-mobile crisis response force that conducts missions to protect U.S. personnel, property, and interests in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility.
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Master Chief Petty Officer Christopher Rebana screams cadence to unify his team’s pulling efforts during the “Christmas Tree Workout” as part of the Jingle Bell Challenge here Dec. 19. Rebana said events like this help to build camaraderie and “brings the sailors and Marines together.” Six battalions took part in the Jingle Bell Challenge, which consisted of several events, including a 5-kilometer run, interval exercise relay race, tug-of-war contest and Humvee pull. Rebana is a San Diego, Calif. native and command master chief of 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Callahan/Released)
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Pfc. Nathaniel Daniels, left, and Lance Cpl. Frank Smith IV, point out names at the Onslow County Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Jacksonville, N.C., Dec. 18, 2014. 
The Marines with Alpha Battery, 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, visited the memorial to learn more about the Corps’ history and the sacrifice of previous generations of service members. Daniels, a native of Madison, Miss., and Smith, a native of Rush City, Minn., are both LAAD gunners with Alpha Battery.
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U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Corey R. Moyer, a platoon commander with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and native of Freedom, Pa., direct his platoon as they execute the final exercise of Red Reef 15 in Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia. Red Reef is part of a routine theater security cooperation engagement plan and serves as an excellent opportunity to strengthen tactical proficiency in critical mission areas and support long-term regional security. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Evan R. White/Released)
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A U.S. Marine with the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance detachment, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires his M27 infantry automaticrifle toward the objective area during a bilateral live-fire assault exercise with Saudi Marines as part of exercise Red Reef 15 in Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia. Red Reef is part of a routine theater security cooperation engagement plan between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and Royal Saudi Naval Forces that serves as an excellent opportunity to strengthen tactical proficiency in critical mission areas and support long-term regional security. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus/Released)
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Marines training in the Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival course drill rescues with their classmates at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii pool, Dec. 12, 2014. A total of 18 Marines were tested this week.
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Lance Cpl. Homero Campos, left, and Lance Cpl. Chara J. Savoey, set up a hasty communications tower at Bombing Target Range 11, Piney Island, N.C., Dec. 18, 2014. Campos is an unmanned aerial vehicle maintainer with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 and native of Kingston, N.Y. Savoey is a field radio operator with the squadron and is native of Oakland, Calif.
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A UH-1Y Venom waits to perform a simulated close air support Hell Fire missile mission at Bombing Target Range 11, Piney Island, N.C., Dec. 18, 2014. Marines with Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, HMLA-467 and Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 assisted 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion during an integrated training mission. The Venom belongs HMLA-167 at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.
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A breaching charge blows a door apart during an explosive ordnance disposal demonstration between Marines with SPMAGTF Crisis Response-Africa and soldiers with the Ugandan People’s Defense Force in Camp Singo, Uganda, Dec. 2, 2014. Marines and Sailors with SPMAGTF Crisis Response-Africa were in Uganda from Oct. - Dec., training alongside the UPDF, focusing on infantry tactics, countering IEDs, and logistics. (Courtesy Photo)
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Lance Cpl. Casey T. Saunders, left, fires a shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon as Lance Cpl. Samuel S. Jacobson clears his back blast area Dec. 6 during Forest Light 15-1 at the Oyanohara Training Area in Yamato, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan. Forest Light is a routine, semi-annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japan military partnership, solidify regional security agreements and improve individual and unit-level skills. Saunders, from Easton, Connecticut, and Jacobson, from Bowie, Maryland, are infantry assaultmen with 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, under the unit deployment program.
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