Mar 14, 2014

Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, attach a tending line from the back of the USS Freedom to the front of a zodiac during on and off loading drills three miles of the coast of Del Mar beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 10, 2014. It was the first time the Marines used a littoral combat ship for the drills and determined that using an LCS gives the reconnaissance teams the ability to launch from the ship and be recovered at a greater distance out to sea. The training called upon Navy and Marine Corps personnel to work together in order to load and insert the zodiacs, a small inflatable boat with a hand steered engine.

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1st Marine Division