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East Brunswick: United States Marines Begin Fleet Week at Vo-Tech

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Mayor Mac, the Osprey, and some "OOH-RAH" EB pride. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Future Marines? Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Marine recruiters on deck in EB. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Councilwoman Denise Contrino and Township Administrator Jack P. Layne, Jr. show EB pride. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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South River Councilman Ryan M. Jones, East Brunswick Mayor kevin McEvoy, Principal of the EB-Tech Career Development School Robert Feldman, and EB-TEch Principal Jeffrey Bicsko Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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The MV 22 Osprey, representing the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit out of Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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The CH 53 Super Stallion, representing the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit out of Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Speedy exits the chopper to greet the students at EB Tech. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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If you are into vehicles, this event is the place for you. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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East Brunswick resident Nancy Pinkin serves on the State Assembly Law and Public Safety and  Homeland Security Committees. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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A Marine demonstrates the correct positioning to fire the M-4. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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The M-4, the Marine combat weapon, positioned so that students and residents could get a sense of how it worked.  (No live ammunition in any weapon displayed at this event.) Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Sgt. Justin Califonti, a Jersey guy from Burlington, demonstrates the bomb-deactivating robot. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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All sorts of cool vehicles on the ground today. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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EB Tech student Charlie Comaianni impresses Marine Sgt. Reyes and earns himself some cool swag.  Vote for Pedro! Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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EB-Tech students salute the Marines.  OOH-RAH! Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Waiting to see the vessel named for Elvis Presley in 1951. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Touching for luck... Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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EB Tech students and Captain Bowen of Baltimore outside of the Osprey. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Visitors to the helicopters today walked through, sat in the cockpit, talked to the Marines and generally got a good idea of what they were actually seeing. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Students and community members were invited inside.  The MV 22 Osprey holds 24 Marines and 4 crew members. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Tight quarters for Marines in the Osprey. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Captain Zingler shows off the VMM 261, formerly known as the "Battlefrog." Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Local hero signs autograph for young fans. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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EB-Tech graduating class of 2016.  Represent! Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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EB Vo-Tech Biology teacher Ms. Jacqueline Pelcman and her fabulous freshman (and one senior.)  "Sun's out, guns out!" Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Guys in hats at a terrific event in our community. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Quick-moving line through the CH 53 from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit stationed at Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Lance Corporal Cameron Chapman and Speedy interact with Vo-Tech students about the training of military service dogs. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Sam Schwartz of the Middlessex county Vo-Tech gains 83 pounds in 3 minutes in the bomb suit.  He ran and did jumping jacks in the 85-degree heat, too! Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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Memorial Day weekend begins in East Brunswick.  In the words of Mayor McEvoy, "It is a double-edged sword of a great symbolic gesture on a solemn, sad occasion." Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
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