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Marines and sailors deployed with the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group came ashore on a Kuwait beach Sunday to begin about a month of training in the country. The group includes Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and sailors from Beach Master Unit 2 at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Little Creek, Va. The strike group is on a six-month deployment.

A landing craft air cushion, or LCAC, from Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Little Creek, Va., rolls right up onto the beach Sunday in Kuwait.

A landing craft air cushion, or LCAC, from Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Little Creek, Va., kicks up a cloud of sand as it storms up a beach in Kuwait Sunday morning.

A tank motors down a landing craft air cushion, or LCAC, Sunday in Kuwait.

Marine Cpl. Alex Rodriguez, 20, of Miami, Fla., assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune, N.C., walks up a ramp Sunday at a beach in Kuwait toting his rucksack.

Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune, N.C., look around as they roll up onto the sand of Kuwait Sunday morning in an amphibious armored vehicle.

Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune, N.C., look around as they roll up onto the sand of Kuwait Sunday morning in an amphibious armored vehicle.

Amphibious armored vehicles stream onto the sandy beaches of Kuwait Sunday morning, as the silhouette of a destroyer is barely visible miles from shore.

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