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Well it wasn't a terribly eventful deployment. We did have an aircraft go down while I was in Morocco and sadly we loss two Marines in the crash.

For those of you unfamiliar with what a MEU(Marine Expeditionary Unit) is, it's basicly a 911 force for any hot spots in and around the Med/Persian Gulf area. It's a battalion of Marines on LHD's/LPD's/ETC with all support assets including Special Operations attachments. Deployments are about 7-8 months but we were extending for an extra month due to incidents in Libya (Embassy) and Syria.

My MOS is 0313 (LAV Crewman). My current billet is a Gunner, I use a joystick to control a 25MM Bushmaster Chaingun with ITSS (Improved Thermal Sighting System) and I can fire out to about 3000m with HE and AP rounds.

So without further delay, here you go.

Morocco:
















Our next stop was a month long stint in the Jordanian desert.

Jordan:

























 

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Our final stop, beautiful, scenic Kuwait.

Kuwait:






Some more random ones from each place we went.




















Finally, some video:


 

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I'm a sailor who served on an LPD, these pictures sure do bring back memories.

Not good ones either, lol
 

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Wow that's some badass stuff there dude thank you for risking your life for my freedom and you don't even know me.


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I'm a sailor who served on an LPD, these pictures sure do bring back memories.

Not good ones either, lol
I don't know how you guys do it knowing you gotta deploy on one of those every deployment, have at it man, I'm done with MEU's!

Thanks for the words guys, just wanted to give you an insight on what we do as a MEU.
 

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Cool pictures. Man, hovercraft that large have got to be one of the craziest (and obviously bad ass) vehicles of all time.
 

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I don't know how you guys do it knowing you gotta deploy on one of those every deployment, have at it man, I'm done with MEU's!

Thanks for the words guys, just wanted to give you an insight on what we do as a MEU.
I always thought it was funny when the marines would say stuff like "This ship ****ing sucks, I'd rather be in afghanistan getting shot at"

You guys fight punjabis, we fight boredom. And each other.
 

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The "Italian's GMG" looks like something I'd like to take hunting :shiftyeyes

Thanks for posting the pics and serving!
 

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The "Italian's GMG" looks like something I'd like to take hunting :shiftyeyes

Thanks for posting the pics and serving!
Yes, a fully automatic 40mm tracer grenade launcher. It's like sex every time you watch a round go down range and blow **** up.
 

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Nice pics. I'll be going on a MEU sometime next year.
 

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Now those are some nice toys ;) Some great shots! Thanks for sharing and for your service
 
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