Upon the completion of Exercise Saber Strike 16, a total of six U.S. Marines were honored by Brig. Gen. Ainars Ozolins, the Latvian Exercise Director for the Saber Strike 16. He distributed challenge coins to service members in honor of their outstanding work ethic, during the closing ceremony at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 21, 2016.

“The challenge coin represents hard work and a job well done,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Ian Russell, a Hospital Corpsman with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, and a recipient of the challenge coin. “Working with our NATO Allies’ medical personnel was organized. Everyone did what they were supposed to do.”

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