U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy T. Parish/Released 081030-M-8974P-006.jpg
Sep 9, 2006
ABOARD USS PELELIU (LHA 5) (Oct. 30, 2008) -- Sailors with the USS Peleliu (LHA 5), Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and "Tigers" play bingo in the mess decks aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5).::r::::n:: Operation Tiger Cruise is a program which brings civilian friends and family of deployed Marines and Sailors for the final leg of a deployment from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to San Diego, Calif. aboard U.S. Navy vessels.::r::::n:: During Tiger Cruise, Tigers see the day-to-day operations their service members experience during deployment, including eating in the mess decks and sleeping in troop berthing. ::r::::n:: The Camp Pendleton, Calif. based 15th MEU is comprised of approximately 2,200 Marines and Sailors and is a forward deployed force of readiness capable of conducting numerous operations, such as Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations, Humanitarian Assistance Operations and a wide range of amphibious missions. ::r::::n:: The 15th MEU is currently on the final leg of deployment. (Official USMC photo by Cpl. Timothy T. Parish) (Released)::r::::n::
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