Mar 1, 2010

Cpl. Jarrett R. Rothrock, a small arms technician with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), stands at the position of attention in front of Col. Paul L. Damren, 31st MEU Commanding Officer, preparing to pin his current rank during a promotion ceremony aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), March 1. The MEU recently completed Exercise Cobra Gold 2010 (CG ’10) and is currently underway to the Republic of the Philippines in support of Exercise Balikatan 2010 (BK ’10).

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