Jul 23, 2013

First Sergeant Arturo Blanco, company first sergeant for Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and native of Buena Park, Calif., uses an improvised bench press with 40-pound water jugs here, July 22. Company G. is conducting blocking and patrolling operations in support of exercise Talisman Saber 2013, a biennial training exercise between U.S. and Australian forces, aimed at improving combat readiness and interoperability.

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