PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 17, 2011) Ammunition for a .50-caliber live-fire exercise is on the flight deck aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are on deployment as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

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