US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel (COL) William Blalock (top), G-3 (Operations), 3rd Marine Air Wing (MAW), and USMC Captain (CPT) Dawn Ellis engage in hand to hand combat in their Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Gray belt class at Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base (AB), Kuwait. The US Marines are currently deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM