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Bright Star 23: Urban Breaching
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Harold Carathers, combat engineer platoon sergeant with 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Corps Forces Reserve, is awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his exemplary service as part of Bright Star 23 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt, Sept. 7, 2023. Bright Star 23 is a multilateral U.S. Central Command exercise held with the Arab Republic of Egypt across air, land, and sea domains that promotes and enhances regional security and cooperation, and improves interoperability in irregular warfare against hybrid threat scenarios. Carathers is a native of Powell, Tennessee, and works as a retail manager at Floor & Decor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel Qin)

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