Sep 4, 2015

KUWAIT (Aug. 25, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Nicholas Skidmore maneuvers his squad down the battlefield during mechanized squad attack training. Skidmore is a squad leader with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The training focused on the squad’s ability to work as a cohesive unit while using AAV-7 Amphibious Assault Vehicles and M1A1 Abrams tanks to effectively eliminate enemy targets. Elements of the 15th MEU are ashore in Kuwait for sustainment training to maintain and enhance the skills they developed during their pre-deployment training period. The 15th MEU is embarked with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)

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