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Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, practice emplacement and firing missions with the 120mm and 60mm mortar systems aboard the USS Oak Hill, July 27, 2015.

Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, practice emplacement and firing missions with the 120mm and 60mm mortar systems aboard the USS Oak Hill, July 27, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps)

Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, practice emplacement and firing missions with the 120mm and 60mm mortar systems aboard the USS Oak Hill, July 27, 2015.

Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, practice emplacement and firing missions with the 120mm and 60mm mortar systems aboard the USS Oak Hill, July 27, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps)

Members of the Patriot Guard Riders arrive to show their support for Lance Cpl. Squire ?Skip? K. Wells at First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Woodstock, Ga. July 26, 2015. Lance Cpl. Wells, three other Marines and a sailor were killed in an attack at the Naval Operation Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center In Chattanooga, Tenn., on July 16, 2015.

Members of the Patriot Guard Riders arrive to show their support for Lance Cpl. Squire ?Skip? K. Wells at First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Woodstock, Ga. July 26, 2015. Lance Cpl. Wells, three other Marines and a sailor were killed in an attack at the Naval Operation Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center In Chattanooga, Tenn., on July 16, 2015. (Bobby Gonzalez/U.S. Marine Corps)

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa, conduct an alert force drill in Rota, Spain, July 27, 2015.

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa, conduct an alert force drill in Rota, Spain, July 27, 2015. (Keonaona Paulo/U.S. Marine Corps)

A U.S. Marine with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa, participates in an alert force drill in Rota, Spain, July 27, 2015.

A U.S. Marine with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa, participates in an alert force drill in Rota, Spain, July 27, 2015. (Keonaona Paulo/U.S. Marine Corps)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Matthew Troyer, Basic Still Photography instructor at the Defense Information School, explains the history of the Hall of Heroes during a memorial service and induction ceremony at DINFOS at Fort George G. Meade, Md., July 27, 2015. The ceremony was in honor of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Sara A. Medina and Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Hug, combat photographers who were killed during earthquake relief operations in Nepal, May 12, 2015.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Matthew Troyer, Basic Still Photography instructor at the Defense Information School, explains the history of the Hall of Heroes during a memorial service and induction ceremony at DINFOS at Fort George G. Meade, Md., July 27, 2015. The ceremony was in honor of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Sara A. Medina and Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Hug, combat photographers who were killed during earthquake relief operations in Nepal, May 12, 2015. (Shane Keller/Defense Department)

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Peter Pearson inspects a simulated improvised explosive device during an anti-terrorism force-protection IED scenario aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex July 27, 2015.

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Peter Pearson inspects a simulated improvised explosive device during an anti-terrorism force-protection IED scenario aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex July 27, 2015. (Anna Albrecht/U.S. Marine Corps)

Midshipmen conduct a combat fitness test during Career Orientation for Midshipmen at Camp Geiger, N.C., July 27, 2015.

Midshipmen conduct a combat fitness test during Career Orientation for Midshipmen at Camp Geiger, N.C., July 27, 2015. ()

Sgt. Theodore Cothran, far right, a Martial Arts Instructor-Trainer for Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Martial Arts Instructor Course 205-15, referees a sparring match between students June 27, 2015, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Sgt. Theodore Cothran, far right, a Martial Arts Instructor-Trainer for Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Martial Arts Instructor Course 205-15, referees a sparring match between students June 27, 2015, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. (Elizabeth Case/U.S. Marine Corps)

A U.S. Marine with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, fires a shoulder-launched Multi-purpose Assault Weapon during a squad attack range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 28, 2015.

A U.S. Marine with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, fires a shoulder-launched Multi-purpose Assault Weapon during a squad attack range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 28, 2015. (Lucas Hopkins/U.S. Marine Corps)

Marines lend a helping hand moving dry-wall during a veteran's home build volunteer activity at Pamlico County, N.C., July 27, 2015.

Marines lend a helping hand moving dry-wall during a veteran's home build volunteer activity at Pamlico County, N.C., July 27, 2015. ()

Staff Sergeant Garrett Czesak, right, a member of the 8th Communication Battalion grappling team, and retired Master Sgt. Edward Raimo, the team?s technical advisor, struggle to gain control during a practice meet at Camp Lejeune, N.C.,, July 29, 2015.

Staff Sergeant Garrett Czesak, right, a member of the 8th Communication Battalion grappling team, and retired Master Sgt. Edward Raimo, the team?s technical advisor, struggle to gain control during a practice meet at Camp Lejeune, N.C.,, July 29, 2015. ()

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kyle Jones with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, fires the M777 155mm howitzer as part of reinforcing ground combat element units in fire support coordination drills during an Integrated Training Exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 27, 2015.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kyle Jones with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, fires the M777 155mm howitzer as part of reinforcing ground combat element units in fire support coordination drills during an Integrated Training Exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 27, 2015. (Clarence Leake/U.S. Marine Corps)

Cpl. Brendon Brahimi, an aviation mechanic with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron363, and a Monroe, N.Y., native, stands with other Marines and sailors aboard the USS Boxer, July 28, 2015. Marines from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing will participate in Seafair Fleet Week in Seattle.

Cpl. Brendon Brahimi, an aviation mechanic with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron363, and a Monroe, N.Y., native, stands with other Marines and sailors aboard the USS Boxer, July 28, 2015. Marines from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing will participate in Seafair Fleet Week in Seattle. ()

Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 as Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, 2015, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy.

Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 as Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, 2015, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. (Bryan Peterson/U.S. Marine Corps)

Midshipmen receive a capabilities brief on the assault amphibious vehicle from U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Jason R. Acord, amphibious assault crewman with 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion, during Career Orientation for Midshipmen at Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 28, 2015.

Midshipmen receive a capabilities brief on the assault amphibious vehicle from U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Jason R. Acord, amphibious assault crewman with 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion, during Career Orientation for Midshipmen at Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 28, 2015. (Chris Stone/U.S. Marine Corps)

Machine gunners with Company C, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, sprint to a hilltop to establish a support by fire position in order to provide suppressing fire for several platoons of riflemen. 1/3 Marines conducted a company-level live-fire assault during an Integrated Training Exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 29, 2015.

Machine gunners with Company C, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, sprint to a hilltop to establish a support by fire position in order to provide suppressing fire for several platoons of riflemen. 1/3 Marines conducted a company-level live-fire assault during an Integrated Training Exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 29, 2015. (Seth Starr/U.S. Marine Corps)

U.S. Marine Cpl. Patrick Kennon fires at his target during a short-range marksmanship qualification course aboard the dock landing ship USS Rushmore, July 28, 2015.

U.S. Marine Cpl. Patrick Kennon fires at his target during a short-range marksmanship qualification course aboard the dock landing ship USS Rushmore, July 28, 2015. (Emmanuel Ramos/U.S. Marine Corps)

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