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120819-M-RO494-003 | by U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos
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U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), replace their targets after conducting a multiple target, live-fire range on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7, at an undisclosed location, Aug. 19, 2012. The Marines conducted various live fire ranges while under way to keep their skills sharp during deployment. The 24th MEU was deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve force for U.S. Central Command and provided support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (DoD photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

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Taken on August 19, 2012