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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Lance Cpl. Andrew S. Puckett, a rifleman and Aitkin, Minn., native with
Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment,
22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, sits in his fighting hole watching a
nearby tree line during a defensive training exercise aboard Fort
Pickett, Va., Dec. 10, 2010. The BLT defended a small village against
enemy sniper teams and by locating weapons caches. The 22nd MEU is a
multi-mission capable force of 2,200 Marines and sailors and comprised
of Aviation Combat Element, Marine Tilt Rotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced);
Logistics Combat Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 22; Ground Combat
Element, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment; and
its command element.