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The U.S. military trains to always be ready, whatever happens. Watch as Marines go through embassy evacuation training and more.
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Photo: Lance Cpl. Nathan Chandler, a machine gunner with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, hunkers down behind a compound wall during a firefight with insurgents near the Bari Gul Bazaar, Nad Ali District, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 4, 2013. Chandler positioned himself to cover a group of Marines clearing a desert compound shortly after receiving fire from insurgents. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Paul Peterson/Released)

Marine Corps Cpl. Paul Peterson recounts his experience with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment as they fought through a firefight while on patrol.
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Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit fire M240B machine guns during live-fire training aboard USS Pearl Harbor. The unit embarked the ship, as well as USS Makin Island and USS New Orleans in San Diego, beginning a seven-month deployment …
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