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Dec 1, 2017

Cpl. Nathan Blue (left), Hospitalman Second Class Jonathan Alexander (middle), and Hospitalman Third Class Timothy Lucsom (right), oversee 2nd Lt. Mark Mabry playing a simulated downed pilot during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training event in Exercise Bougainville II at Landing Zone Boondocker, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, on Oct. 26, 2017. Cpl. Blue is a mortarman, and a native of El Paso, Texas. HM2 Alexander and HM3 Lucsom are corpsmen. HM2 Alexander is a native of Colorado Springs, Colo., and HM3 Lucsom is a native of Buffalo, N.Y. 2nd Lt. Mabry is an infantry officer, and is a native of Benson, Ariz. All Marines and Sailors are with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. Exercise Bougainville II prepares 2nd Bn., 3rd Marines for service as a forward deployed force in the Pacific by training them to fight as a ground combat element in a Marine Air-Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isabelo Tabanguil)

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