USS ESSEX, USCENTCOM, AT SEA

ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2015) U.S. Marine Sgt. Joshua Mickles aims at his target with an M45 1911 A1 pistol during a deck shoot aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Mickles is a member of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force. During the shoot, the Marines executed shuttle runs prior to firing to practice shooting while their bodies were fatigued. The 15th MEU, embarked aboard the ships of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, is deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anna Albrecht/Released)

Loadout Room photo of the day: U.S. Marines fatigue bodies, fire weapons

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