SOUTH CHINA SEA (Sept. 6, 2020) Cpl. Brady Rick, a sniper with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) Amphibious Raid Force, sights in with an M110 semi-automatic sniper system on the USS Germantown during a simulated visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) mission aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18). VBSS is part of Maritime Interception Operations that aim to delay, disrupt, or destroy enemy forces or supplies in the maritime domain. New Orleans, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. The America ARG, 31st MEU team remains the premier crisis response force in the region despite the unique challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)
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