Nov 7, 2011

Lance Cpl. Ryan Kelly, a rifleman with Jump Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, waits to have his weapon cleared out after calibrating it during a battle sight zero exercise on Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, Nov. 3, 2011. After departing home in Hawaii from Oct. 27 through Nov. 1, the Marines and sailors of “America’s Battalion” arrived in Afghanistan’s Helmand province to begin their seven-month deployment in support of Regimental Combat Team 5. They are filtering into the province’s Garmsir District to relieve fellow Hawaii-based 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, who arrived here in April. Kelly, 21, is from Sharon, Mass. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder / RELEASED)

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