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STAFF Sergeant Thomas, of 2D Reconnaissance Battalion posts security armed with a 5.56mm Colt M16A2 rifle while other divers take off their dive equipment. The 2D Reconnaissance Marines have been deployed to Hurlbert Field, Florida, for two-week long dive/land maneuvers training exercise

STAFF Sergeant Thomas (background), of 2D Reconnaissance Battalion posts security while other divers take off their dive equipment. The 2D Reconnaissance Marines have been deployed to Hurlbert Field, Flordia, for two-week long dive/land maneuvers training exercise. They are armed with 5.56mm Colt M16A2 Assault Rifle and are using the LAR-V Closed Circuit Rebreather

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