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Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment mount their vehicles in preparation to cross the Macedonia-Kosovo border. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN

Lance Corporal Randall Chapman with 5.56mm Colt M16A2 rifle, provides security during the crossing of the Kosovo-Macedonia border. Beasley is assigned to Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN

Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment dig a fighting hole at Camp Montief, near Cernica, Kosovo. The Marines are part of Operation JOINT GUARDIAN and are helping to enforce the implentation of the military technical agreement and provide peace stability to Kosovo

Corporal John Studer prepares the sights while his gun team set an M198, 155mm Medium Howitzer. Studer is attached to Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10 Marine Regiment who is setting at Camp Montieth near Cernica, Kosovo. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN

Marines from Delta Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), patrol the streets of Vegra, Kosovo. The day prior, Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment returned fire on snipers killing one. The Marines are part of Operation JOINT GUARDIAN and are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and provide peace and stability to Kosovo

Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment leave a staging area in Kosovo enroute to Camp Monteith, Forward Support Base, near Cernica, Kosovo. M198 155mm Medium Howitzers, Towed are attached to M813 Cargo trucks. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment leave a staging area in Kosovo enroute to Camp Monteith, Forward Support Base, near Cernica, Kosovo. M198 155mm Medium Howitzer, Towed is pulled by M813 Cargo truck. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10 Marine Regiment dig in next to an M198 155mm Medium Howitzer, Towed, after arriving at Camp Montieth near Cernica, Kosovo. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10 Marine Regiment dig in after arriving at Camp Montieth near Cernica, Kosovo. This fighting hole is being dug around the M2 .50 caliber Browning machine gun. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

A bridge where Marines from Lima Battery 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 26th MEU, returned fire on Serbs during a firefight in Zegra, Kosovo. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

26th MEU Marines from Lima Battery 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment question detainees at their command post in Zegra, Kosovo. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

26th MEU Marines from Lima Battery 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment unload MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat) from a M939 series 5-ton tactical truck. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

26th MEU Marines from Lima Battery 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment eat a hot meal consisting of tray rations in the field. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

26th MEU Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment patrol the streets of Zegra in order to deter looting, arson and also as a show force. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

26th MEU Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, detain local villagers from Zegra for looting homes of Serbian owners who fled the village. The Marines carry the 5.56mm Colt M16A2 rifle. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

A 26th MEU Marine from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment disposes of human waste by burning with diesel fuel behind their command post in Zegra, Kosovo. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

26th MEU Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment detain local villager from Zegra for looting homes of Serbian owners who fled the village. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

Stopping to adjust a radio pack, 26th MEU Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, patrol the streets of Zegra in order to deter looting, arson and also as a show force. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, patrol the streets of Zegra in order to deter looting, arson and also as a show force. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

GUNNERY Sergeant William Post from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment marches down the main street of Zegra with the local Children. Post learned from the children how to say left and right in Albanian and proceded to teach them how to march. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

26th MEU Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment patrol the streets of Zegra in order to deter looting, arson and also as a show force. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

26th MEU Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment stand post at a checkpoint in the village of Zegra, Kosovo. The Marine on top of a 5 ton, 6X6 M813 series truck is armed with M-2 .50 caliber Browning machine gun and behind the sandbags is an 5.56mm M 249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW). The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, man a checkpoint set up at their command post in the village of Donja Budriea, Kosovo. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment escort a Serbian family to Forward Support Base Camp Monteith. The father has a bad infection in his foot and needs medical attention. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment embark on a patrol in an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

26TH MEU Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, take up postition in an abandonded factory. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

An ethnic Albanian showing his support spray paints NATO on a Serbian home in the predominately Albanian village of Zegra, Kosovo, as the last Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment pull out of town. The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo

Aerial view of Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiments compound in an old school house in the village of Zegra, Kosovo. They are part of the Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) that are helping to enforce the implementation of the military technical agreement and to provide peace and stability to Kosovo during Operation JOINT GUARDIAN

Right side front view medium close-up of US Marine Private Thompson as he leans in to sight a M198 155mm Howitzer. PVT Thompson, a gunner from Gun 2, Lima Battery, 3rd Marine Division, 12th Marines, conducted a live fire exercise at Yausubetsu maneuver area in Japan

Rear view, medium nighttime shot of US Marine GUNNERY Sergeant Banks, Battery GUNNERY Sergeant, Lima Battery, 3rd Marine Division, 12th Marines, stands back after igniting the powder not used the previous day. Marines conducted a live fire exercise at Yausubetsu, Japan maneuver area

A Japanese Shipping company in Sendai Port, Japan, downloads a United States Marine Corps M198 Howitzer from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, out of Marine Corps Base, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, during the Ojojihara Artillery Relocation Shoot

Straight on medium shot of a US Marine Sergeant John West and a left side profile of Private First Class Jeffrey Wehr from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, from Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, as they train on how to use the Mk19 Grenade Launcher during the Artillery Relocation Shoot at Ojojihara, Japan

Left side rear view medium shot of a US Marine M198 155mm Howitzer as Marine Cannoneers from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, from Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, load an artillery round into the Howitzer. This training exercise took place at the Ojojihara, Japan range Artillery Relocation Shoot. (Portrait shot)

Left side rear view medium shot of a US Marine M198 155mm Howitzer as Marine Cannoneers from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, from Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, prepare to fire an artillery round into the Howitzer. This training exercise took place at the Ojojihara, Japan range Artillery Relocation Shoot. (Landscape shot)

Left side profile medium shot of a US Marine M198 155mm Howitzer as Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, from Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, load an artillery round into the Howitzer. This training exercise took place at the Ojojihara, Japan range Artillery Relocation Shoot

Left side rear view medium shot of a US Marine M198 155mm Howitzer as Marine Cannoneers from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, from Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, fire an artillery round. This training exercise took place at the Ojojihara, Japan range Artillery Relocation Shoot

Rear view medium night time shot of a M198 155mm Howitzer as US Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, from Camp Hansen, Japan, load a round into the weapon during the Artillery Relocation Shoot at Ojojihara, Japan

Left side profile medium shot of a US Marine M198,155mm Howitzer as US Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, from Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, fire off an artillery round. The training exercise took place at the Ojojihara, Japan range Artillery Relocation Shoot

Straight on long shot of two M923A1 (6X6) 5-ton cargo trucks as they obscure the view of a M198 155mm Howitzer that's being fired by US Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, out of Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The training is taking place at the Artillery Relocation Shoot at Ojojihara, Japan

Right side front view long shot of two M923A1 (6X6) 5-ton cargo trucks as they obscure the view of a M198 155mm Howitzer that's being fired by US Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, out of Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The training is taking place at the Artillery Relocation Shoot at Ojojihara, Japan

Medium close-up shot of US Marine Artillery rounds used for the M198 155mm Howitzer from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines from Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, waiting to be fired during the Artillery Relocation Shoot at Ojojihara, Japan

Right side profile medium shot of two US Marine M198 155mm Howitzers, covered in camouflaged netting, as Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines from Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, set up the Howitzers for firing during the Artillery Relocation Shoot at Ojojihara, Japan

High angle rear view of two US Marine M198 155mm Howitzers as Marines from Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines from Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, set up the Howitzers for firing during the Artillery Relocation Shoot at Ojojihara, Japan

US Marine Corps (USMC) Private First Class (PFC) Brad Menhorn, with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, lubes grease points on a Howitzer artillery piece at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Steven Thompson, Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, Twentynine Palms, California, cleans the muzzle brake on the barrel of an M198 155mm howitzer at Camp Coyote Kuwait during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine (USMC) Private First Class (PFC) Brad Menhorn, Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, performing preventive maintenance on a M198 155mm Medium Howitzer at Camp Coyote, Kuwait during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Timothy Behrle (foreground), Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, joining sections of camouflage netting used to cover the M198 155mm Medium Howitzer, in the background, at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Jason Cartwright, Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion 12th Marines, repairing camey netting used to cover a weapon system at Camp Coyote, Kuwait during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Timothy Behrle, Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, joining sections of camouflage netting used to cover a weapons system at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Jamie Buenrostro, with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, patches together camouflage netting at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Alejandro Alaniz, with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11 Marines, traverses a Howitzer artillery piece left, during a periodic cleaning, at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

At Camp Coyote, Kuwait, checking his M198 155mm howitzer for proper operation, US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Matthew Davis, Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment (3/11), cranks the hand wheel to traverse the piece during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Robert Jimenez, from New Braunfels, Texas, with Lima Battery, 3/1, prepares to swab the barrel of an M198 Towed Field Howitzer, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Holden Hodgdon, from Los Alamos, New Mexico, with 3/11 Lima Battery, eats a Meal Ready To Eat (MRE) between artillery fire missions in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Iraqis make their way across US Marine Corps (USMC) 3/11 Lima Battery's gun line during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) 7.1 ton truck from Lima Battery 3/11 suffered windshield damage due to the percussion from a M198 Towed Field Howitzer 25 minute long fire mission, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) 7.1 ton truck from Lima Battery 3/11 suffered windshield damage due to the percussion from a M198 Towed Field Howitzer 25 minute long fire mission, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines with Lima Battery (L BTRY), 3rd Battalion (BN), 10th Marine Regiment (MAR REGT), practice clearing a building inside the Joint Direct Attack Munitions palace during a training exercise on Camp Blue Diamond in Al Anbar province, Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

U.S. Marines with Lima Battery, 2nd Battalion, 13th Marine Regiment prepare to fire a howitzer near Baghdadi, Iraq, Jan. 6, 2007. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Jacob E. Brewer) (Released)

U.S. Marines with Lima Battery, 2nd Battalion, 13th Marine Regiment prepare to fire a howitzer near Baghdadi, Iraq, Jan. 6, 2007. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Jacob E. Brewer) (Released)

A U.S. Marine carries a round in preparation to fire a 155mm howitzer near Baghdadi, Iraq, on Jan. 6, 2007. The Marines are with Lima Battery, 2nd Battalion, 13th Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Jacob E. Brewer) (Released)

U.S. Marines with Lima Battery, 2nd Battalion, 13th Marine Regiment prepare to fire a howitzer near Baghdadi, Iraq, Jan. 6, 2007. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Jacob E. Brewer) (Released)

U.S. Marines with Lima Battery, 2nd Battalion, 13th Marine Regiment prepare to fire a howitzer near Baghdadi, Iraq, Jan. 6, 2007. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Jacob E. Brewer) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Joseph Christian, with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, adjusts a howitzer outside Camp Al Asad, Iraq, Jan. 6, 2007. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Tyler W. Hill) (Released)

U.S. Marines with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division survey the land to get the proper angles and make adjustment for their howitzer outside Camp Al Asad, Iraq, Jan. 6, 2007. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. Tyle r W. Hill) (Released)

U.S. Marines with Lima Battery, 2nd Battalion, 13th Marine Regiment carry rounds in preparation to fire a howitzer near Baghdadi, Iraq, Jan. 6, 2007. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Jacob E. Brewer) (Released)

U.S. Marines with Lima Battery, 2nd Battalion, 13th Marine Regiment fire a howitzer near Baghdadi, Iraq, Jan. 6, 2007. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Jacob E. Brewer) (Released)

U.S. Marines with Lima Battery, 2nd Battalion, 13th Marine Regiment prepare to fire a howitzer near Baghdadi, Iraq, Jan. 6, 2007. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Jacob E. Brewer) (Released)

A U.S. Marine with Lima Battery, 2nd Battalion, 13th Marine Regiment prepare howitzer rounds to be fired near Baghdadi, Iraq, Jan. 6, 2007. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Jacob E. Brewer) (Released)

U.S. Marines with Lima Battery, 2nd Battalion, 13th Marine Regiment fire a howitzer near Baghdadi, Iraq, Jan. 6, 2007. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Jacob E. Brewer) (Released)

U.S. Marines with Lima Battery, 2nd Battalion, 13th Marine Regiment prepare to fire a howitzer near Baghdadi, Iraq, Jan. 6, 2007. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Jacob E. Brewer) (Released)