U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Stephen Holt/Released 080819-M-0293H-266.jpg
Aug 19, 2008
Al QATRANAH, Jordan, (Aug. 19, 2008) -- Sgt. Alexander Hebert, a Scout Section Leader with the Light Armored Vehicle platoon, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides cover as a smoke grenade masks the teams retrograde to a LAV in Jordanian desert during "Operation Infinite Moonlight." For the LAV platoon the purpose of the training was to refine basic infantry tactics such as trench assaults, weaponry skills, ambush training and a gunnery skills with the LAV's main cannon. The Camp Pendleton, Calif., based 15th MEU is comprised of approximately 2,200 Marines and Sailors and is a forward deployed force in readiness capable of conducting numerous operations, such as Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations, Humanitarian Assistance Operations and range of amphibious missions. The MEU is currently deployed aboard USS Peleliu (LHA-5), USS Dubuque (LPD-8) and USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52). (Official USMC photo by Cpl. Stephen Holt)(Released)::r::::n::
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