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130716-N-VO234-022
4th of july crafts
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130716-N-VO234-022PACIFIC OCEAN (July 16, 2013) – Reconnaissance (RECON) Marines from the 1st RECON Battalion of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) perform rapid deploy and egress maneuvers using a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC), from the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting a Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is a scenario driven exercise aimed at integrating the ships in the Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group through a series of live training exercises. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Conor Minto/RELEASED)