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Lance Cpl. William Laffoon, tank crewman with Tank platoon Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, braces himself after firing a 120mm round from a M1A1 Abrams battle tank during a live-fire range in Djibouti, Africa March 30. Marine tank crewmen engaged several targets alongside the French 13th Foreign Legion Demi-Brigade as part a joint exercise. The 24th MEU is currently serves as the theatre reserve force for Central Command during its seven month deployment aboard Nassau Amphibious Ready Group vessels. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex C. Sauceda)

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Photo taken on 30 March 2010 (© ahmeterenispir / Flickr)

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