PhotoLibrary-DownDirty_022715_image1_180x102A recruit of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, low crawls under barbed wire during a bayonet assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 2. Recruits were instructed to hold their weapons correctly throughout the exercise to maintain proper weapon control. Photo by Cpl Jericho W. Crutcher.
PhotoLibrary-JungleSurvival_022615_image1_180x102Cpl Kyleigh M. Porter, from Montross, Va., eats a scorpion Feb. 8 in Ban Chan Krem, Thailand, during exercise Cobra Gold 2015. The Royal Thai Marines demonstrated several jungle survival tactics and asked for U.S. Marine volunteers to participate. Porter is a radio operator with Marine Air Support Squadron 2, Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Photo by Cpl Isaac Ibarra.
PhotoLibrary-SightingIn_022515_image1_180x102Cpl Justin M. Goodchild, right, assists PFC Luis A. Chavez with locating a simulated enemy target during ground-based air defense training at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, N.C., Feb. 3, 2015. Photo by Cpl J.R. Heins.
PhotoLibrary-TacticalRecovery_022415_image1_highresMarines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 15.2 (SP-MAGTF-CR-CC) conduct a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (TRAP) mission aboard Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 11, 2015. The training was part of SP-MAGTF-CR-CC's Certification Exercise held in several locations across southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho Feb. 5-14, 2015. Certification exercises are conducted regularly throughout the Corps, testing unit performance across a broad spectrum of mission sets and core mission essential tasks. Photo by LCpl Jonathan Boynes.
PhotoLibrary-TTE_022315_image1_180x102Marines and Sailors with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, triage and evacuate role-playing victims of a simulated vehicle-borne improvised explosive device during an embassy reinforcement scenario on Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, Feb. 12, 2015. This training was a part of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response - Central Command - 15.2 certification exercise, conducted across several locations in the Western United States. The purpose of the CERTEX was to test and certify SPMAGTF CR-CC 15.2 across a broad spectrum of mission essential tasks. Photo by Lance Cpl Garrett White.
PhotoLibrary-Vertical_022015_image1_180x102A student pilot and instructor with Marine Attack Training Squadron 203 perform a vertical takeoff inside a TAV-8B Harrier at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Jan. 29, 2014. VMAT-203 is the Marine Corps' only fleet replacement squadron for the AV-8B Harrier and trains naval aviators for the mission of supporting the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Photo by Sgt Timothy T. Parish.
PhotoLibrary-FreshAir_021915_image1_180x102LCpl Darius Phillips, administrative specialist assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, prepares to break the seal of his M50 Joint Service General Purpose Mask during annual training at Range 105-A aboard Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. Photo by LCpl Aaron S. Patterson.
PhotoLibrary-ReacSkies_021815_image1_180x102U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines fire the M777-A2 Howitzer down range during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 at Blacktop Training Area aboard Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 31st, 2015. ITX 2-15, being executed by Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 4, is being conducted to enhance the integration and warfighting capability from all elements of the MAGTF. Photo by LCpl Aaron S. Patterson.
PhotoLibrary-FrozenVoyage_021715_image1_180x102U.S. Marines with Company F, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct boat operations with a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft from the well deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, at sea, Feb. 2, 2015. Marines and Sailors launched and recovered the Combat Rubber Raiding Craft in preparation for their upcoming patrol. Photo by GySgt Ismael Pena.
PhotoLibrary-GlideStride_021615_image1_180x102U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Detachment 1, Combat Logistics Battalion 13, 1st Marine Logistics Group, practice "combat gliding" during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 at Camp Wilson on Twentynine Palms, California, Jan. 31, 2015. ITX 2-15, executed by Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 4, is conducted to enhance the integration and warfighting capability of all elements of the Marine Air Ground Task Force. Photo by LCpl Kathryn Howard.
PhotoLibrary-ReliefAppointment_021315_image1_180x102U.S. Marine Corps SgtsMaj Ronald L. Green (left) and Bradley A. Kasal (center), and LtGen David H. Berger salute as the Colors march by during the Pass In Review portion of the Relief and Appointment ceremony for the I Marine Expeditionary Force Sergeant Major aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 4, 2015. During the ceremony, SgtMaj Ronald L. Green was relieved by SgtMaj Bradley A. Kasal.
PhotoLibrary-Fuji_021215_image1_180x102Three CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopters fly past Mount Fuji Jan. 24, during a two-day flight to Misawa Air Base, Japan, from Okinawa in support of Exercise Forest Light 15-2. Forest Light is a routine, semiannual exercise to strengthen U.S. and Japan military relations. Photo by Sgt Jennifer Martinez.
PhotoLibrary-360Security_021115_image1_180x102Cpl. Paul Regotti, a squad leader with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, provides security for Marines exiting an MV-22 Osprey during an air assault on a Military Operation on Urbanized Terrain town. The training was part of the Marine Corps' Combat Readiness Evaluation Exercise. Photo by LCpl Julio McGraw.
PhotoLibrary-PeasPos_021015_image1_180x102U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, in an AAV-7 Amphibious Assault Vehicle dock aboard USS Rushmore (LSD 47) off the coast of San Diego Jan. 23, 2015. The 15th MEU was embarked aboard the three ships of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group - the USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Anchorage (LPD 23), and USS Rushmore. Photo by Sgt Emmanuel Ramos.
PhotoLibrary-CoverDown_020915_image1_180x102Recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion prepare to enter a gas chamber Dec. 9, 2014, on Parris Island, South Carolina. These Marines are scheduled to graduate January 30. Welcome to the gun club, Marines. Photo by Sgt Caitlin Brink.
PhotoLibrary-PooleesMarines_020515_image1_180x102Sgt Stevie Cardona, drill instructor, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, MCRD Parris Island, receives her Letter of Appreciation from Maj. Charles C. Nash, commanding officer, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia for participating in the semiannual Female Pool Function at Fort Jackson Army Base on Jan. 24, 2015. Cardona came down from Parris Island to give the females a brief preview of what training would be like and to help prepare them to earn the title of United States Marines. Photo by Cpl Tabitha Bartley.
PhotoLibrary-SharpShooting_020515_image1_108x102U.S. Marine Cpl. Kaden Prickett, machine gunner and team leader with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, fires a .50 caliber Special Applications Scoped Rifle at a target 1,200 meters away, in the Central Command area of operations, Jan. 6, 2015. Photo by Cpl Carson A. Gramley.
PhotoLibrary-LeadFront_020415_image1_180x102U.S. Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), give the command to move to Marines with the 1st Marine Infantry Battalion, Royal Saudi Naval Forces, as part of an airborne raid exercise during exercise Red Reef 15 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Dec. 12, 2014. Red Reef, is part of a routine theater security cooperation engagement plan between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and Royal Saudi Naval Forces. Photo by Cpl Jonathan R. Walderman.
PhotoLibrary-Huey_020315_image1_180x102A UH-1Y Huey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from USS Iwo Jima (LPD 7), Jan. 7, 2015, in preparation for a live-fire exercise in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo by LCpl Austin A. Lewis.
PhotoLibrary-PresentingColors_020215_image1_180x102Arizona Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Station Phoenix present the colors during the singing of the National Anthem before the start of the P.F. Changs Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half Marathon in Tempe, Ariz. Jan. 18, 2015. More than 12,000 participants turned out for the annual run. Photo by Sgt Tyler J. Bolken.