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130817-M-MG222-005.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Ben Eberle

Aug 18, 2013
FIVE HILLS TRAINING AREA, Mongolia - 1st Lt. Ryan Trunk and Gunnery Sgt. Alexander Orellana render a salute alongside Lt. Col. D. Javklanbayar, senior staff officer for the Peace Support Operations Department, General Staff, Mongolian Armed Forces, during the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2013 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 17. NOLES is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by various nations throughout Asia-Pacific. In its 12th iteration, this multinational training event is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity conflict situations or during incidents of civil unrest. Mongolia, a regular participant, is hosting NOLES for the third time. Trunk, training officer with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group and officer-in-charge of the Marine detachment during the exercise is from Brookline, Mass. Orellana, company gunnery sergeant with Company B, LE Battalion, is from New York.


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