Dec 6, 2013

Sgt. Aaron Gardner, a training clerk with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), bench presses 225 pounds during one of his daily training sessions aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Dec. 6. Gardner trains up to three times a day in preparation for the OC (Orange County) Throwdown, Jan. 11 to 12, and has pursued the opportunity to perform in this competition since 2011, when he first heard about it on deployment.

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