Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) conduct a live-fire training exercise on the flight deck of th

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 14, 2010) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) conduct a live-fire training exercise on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Valiant Shield 2010, an integrated joint training exercise designed to enhance interoperability between U.S. forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Greg Johnson/Released)

100914-N-9950J-395
 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 14, 2010) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) conduct a live-fire training exercise on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Valiant Shield 2010, an integrated joint training exercise designed to enhance interoperability between U.S. forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Greg Johnson/Released)