US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines (2/8), Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (NC), enjoy a couple of beverages during the steel beach picnic aboard the US Navy (USN) Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3). The USMC Marines of 2/8 are currently on their way home from Iraq after serving in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM as part of Task Force Tarawa