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Apr 26, 2013

A light armored vehicle carrying Marines serving with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion unloaded out of a C-17 Globemaster cargo plane during a strategic mobility exercise here, April 24, 2013. The training was designed to teach Marines the basics of loading and unloading their LAVĂ•s from a aircraft, making the Marines of 1st LAR a more mobile force. The aircraft can hold up to a 175,000 pounds, and with a maximum airspeed of 515 miles per hour, it is ideal for transporting the vehicles long distances.

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1st Marine Division