Jul 23, 2013

By drawing the Queen of Clubs, Capt. Patrick H. Joseph, commanding officer of Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and native of Cincinnati, Ohio., executes 15 four-count flutter kicks during a “Deck of Pain” physical training exercise, July 22. Each card suit represents a different workout while their numbers signify how many repetitions one does. The Marines and Sailors find time in-between patrols to continue physical training. 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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