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Manning the Rails for Fleet Week

Posted 12/12/2014

Marine and sailors aboard the USS Iwo Jima man the rails, as the ship pulls into the New York City harbor May 25. Various units from II Marine Expeditionary Force and Marines Forces Reserve have organized under the 24th MEU to form the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - New York. The Marines are embarking on the Navy's Amphibious Assault Ships, the USS Iwo Jima and USS New York to take part in Fleet Week New York 2011 from May 25 to June 1. There, the Marines will showcase the capabilities of the MAGTF, and also honor those who have served by participating in various events during the Memorial Day weekend.

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