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FA-18 Hornet Cpl Uriah C. Patterson, from Fredericksburg, Virginia, steps out from the cockpit of an F/A-18 Hornet Oct. 1 during Forager Fury III. Aircraft maintenance Marines provide a major supporting role during FF III by inspecting, repairing and refueling aircraft. Photo by LCpl Tyler Ngiraswei.
 
Practice Makes Perfect Marines with Charlie Battery, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), participate in close quarters tactics drills in the well deck of the USS Makin Island, Sept. 25. The purpose of the training was to hone weapons handling skills and rapid response techniques. Photo by Cpl Demetrius Morgan.
 
PHILBEX AAV U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 3d Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, III Marine Expeditionary Force, maneuver their assault amphibious vehicle during a simulated mechanized raid as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 at the Naval Education Training Command, Zambales, Philippines. Photo by LCpl Colby Cooper.
 
Rappelling Training A U.S. Marine with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5), 1st Marine Division, rappels from Sardine Rock, Mountain Warfare Training Center (MWTC), Bridgeport, California, Oct. 4, 2014. 2/5 and Combat Logistics Battalion 6, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, stayed at MWTC to attend the basic mobility course. Photo by Cpl Desire M. Mora.
 
Osprey Ops MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), take off from the flight deck of the USS Makin Island, Oct. 6 in support of ongoing operations. Photo by Cpl Laura Y. Raga.
 
CH-53 Tactics U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force conduct fast rope tactics out of a CH-53E Super Stallion at Auxiliary Airfield 2, Yuma, Ariz., Sept. 26, 2014. The exercise is part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) 1-15, a seven-week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) cadre. Photo by Cpl Xzavior T. Neal.
 
Come Into Focus PFC Joshua E. Chacon, combat videographer, Marine Corps Installations Pacific Combat Camera, documents UH-1Y Venom with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) during Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 on the Luzon Island in the Philippines. Photo by Cpl Sara Medina.
 
Close Combat Bayonet Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, are shown the proper stance prior to a bayonet strike at Marine Corps Recruit San Diego, Calif., Sept. 24. Recruits were given a class on how utilize their rifle in close quarters combat with a fixed bayonet. Photo by Sgt Walter D. Merino II.
 
Community Impact U.S. Marine Corps Col John Armellino, chief of staff, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, speaks with local Philippine children during a community health engagement at San Rafael High School leading up to Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 in Palawan, Philippines, September 26, 2014. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include disaster relief and contingency operations. Photo by PFC Matthew Casbarro.
 
I Do Solemnly Swear Capt Chad Luebke, Officer Selection Officer of Recruiting Station Milwaukee, administers the Officer Oath of Office to 2ndLt Louise Nowak during her commissioning ceremony in Pound, Wis., on Sept. 20, 2014. Nowak, a recent graduate of Carroll University, was awarded the Commandant's Trophy earlier this year in recognition of her exceptional academic performance, physical fitness and leadership at Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va. Photo by Sgt Tia Nagle.
 
CERTEX Marines with Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, execute a live-fire deck shoot during Certification Exercise (CERTEX) Sept. 26, 2014. CERTEX is the final evaluation of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit/Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group prior to their regularly-scheduled Fall Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. Photo by LCpl Richard Currier.
 
PhotoLibrary-LeadFront100214_image1_180x102 SgtMaj Robin C. Fortner, sergeant major, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, addresses Marines and sailors after a unit run aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 19, 2014. The run served as a celebration of the unit uncasing its organizational colors. Photo by Cpl Paul S. Martinez.
 
On Horseback Marines from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force recently conducted training aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif. Photo by LCpl Seth Starr.
 
Exercise Talon Reach Marines with Infantry Officer Course 4-14 disassemble an enemy weapon during Exercise Talon Reach IV, Sept. 19. The students were able to apply the skills they learned throughout the 13-week course. Photo by Cpl D. A. Walters.
 
M32 Multiple Grenade Launcher A Marine with Black Sea Rotational Force 14 sights in on a target using the M32 Multiple Grenade Launcher Sept. 8, during a non-lethal weapons range near Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania. Photo by LCpl Ryan Young.
 
War Field Exercise 1stLt Robert R. Marraffa, a student with Charlie Company at The Basic School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, looks through his optic as he provides security Sept. 8 at the training grounds of Quantico. Photo by Cpl Jose D. Lujano.
 
Seahawk Marine snipers with the Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, set up their rifle rigging system in an MH-60S Seahawk with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23) on the flight deck of the USS Makin Island in preparation for an aerial gun shoot. Photo by Cpl Laura Y. Raga.
 
Rocking the Boat U.S. Marines and British Royal Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14 work together to flip a zodiac combat reconnaissance rubber craft during a small-craft capsize exercise aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The exercise taught service members how to flip their boat safely in the event of a rollover. Photo by Cpl Shawn Valosin.
 
Shoulder Your Shell U.S. Marine LCpl Michael Farris, an Artillery Cannoneer assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, Alpha Battery, carries a round back to his gun to resupply before a fire mission aboard Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii. Photo by LCpl Victor A. Mancilla.
 
Smoke Detector GySgt Jhimelle Sepulveda, training chief with a fire fighting unit on Camp Pendleton, California, emerges from a fire training facility during an exercise conducted by the Camp Pendleton Fire Department and the Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton's Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting unit on a controlled burn training facility. Photo by Sgt Christopher Duncan.

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