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Rehearsing for war: Marines of ‘America’s Battalion’ train for Afghan battlefield

9/19/2011 By Cpl. Reece Lodder , 3rd Battalion (3/3)

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — Storming through the desert on helicopters and tracked vehicles, the Marines of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, practiced counterinsurgency operations during Exercise Clear, Hold, Build 2 at Range 210 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., from Aug. 14 to 19.

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