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CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 8, 2012) - First Lt. Alexander Kowaleuski, Guns Platoon commander, India Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, discusses heavy mortars with a French artillery platoon commander during a bilateral training exercise in Djibouti, Aug. 25, 2012. Both nations spent Aug. 25-27 strengthening alliances and discussing tactics and procedures for the U.S. Marine Corps version of the French mortar, the M-327 120 mm Expeditionary Fire Support System, or EFSS. The 24th MEU, along with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, is currently deployed to the U.S. Central Command and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility serving as a theater reserve providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (Photo by 2nd Lieutenant Joshua Larson)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti  (August 8, 2012) - First Lt. Alexander Kowaleuski, Guns Platoon commander, India Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, discusses heavy mortars with a French artillery platoon commander during a bilateral training exercise in Djibouti, Aug. 25, 2012. Both nations spent Aug. 25-27 strengthening alliances and discussing tactics and procedures for the U.S. Marine Corps version of the French mortar, the M-327 120 mm Expeditionary Fire Support System, or EFSS. The 24th MEU, along with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, is currently deployed to the U.S. Central Command and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility serving as a theater reserve providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.  (Photo by 2nd Lieutenant Joshua Larson)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 8, 2012) - First Lt. Alexander Kowaleuski, Guns Platoon commander, India Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, discusses heavy mortars with a French artillery platoon commander during a bilateral training exercise in Djibouti, Aug. 25, 2012. Both nations spent Aug. 25-27 strengthening alliances and discussing tactics and procedures for the U.S. Marine Corps version of the French mortar, the M-327 120 mm Expeditionary Fire Support System, or EFSS. The 24th MEU, along with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, is currently deployed to the U.S. Central Command and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility serving as a theater reserve providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (Photo by 2nd Lieutenant Joshua Larson)
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