JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCORD, WA, UNITED STATES

Sergeant Ben Deweese, assistant team leader, Company C, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, makes final gear preparations prior to a three-day reconnaissance and surveillance patrol aboard Joint Base Lewis McCord, Wash, April 9, 2015. Marines with the company operated in remote locations of the wilderness and provided surveillance of the surrounding area to paint the commander a picture of the battlefield. During the patrol, the reconnaissance men navigated through several kilometers of thick brush and provided surveillance on numerous named areas of interest. The patrol was one of many exercises the company will complete as part of a combat readiness evaluation in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Joseph Scanlan / released)

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