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Photolibrary-ondeck-090415-180x102 Marines board an MV-22 Osprey on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge. The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting a composite training unit exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Hunter S. Harwell.
Photolibrary-livefire-090315-180x102 LCpl Noah Soliz fires his M240-B medium machine gun during a live-fire squad attack course August 22, 2015, during Exercise Crocodile Strike at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia. Marines with Marine Rotational Force â Darwin are conducting bilateral training with the Australian Defense Force for two weeks, including dry and live-fire exercises with air and ground elements. Photo by LCpl Kathryn Howard.
Photolibrary-waterbull-090215-180x102 U.S. Marine LCpl Riley Remoket, with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fills a water bull at a water distribution site during typhoon relief efforts in Saipan. Photo by GySgt Ismael Pena.
Photolibrary-bringtheheat-090115-180x102 A Marine with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, sights in during a maneuver exercise in support of Large Scale Exercise 15 in the vicinity of the Blacktop Training Area aboard the Combat Center, Aug. 15, 2015. The ground maneuver element, consisting of fire support teams transported by Amphibious Assault Vehicles, was tasked with assaulting two objectives. Photo by PFC Levi Schultz.
Photolibrary-finaldrillevaluation-083115-180x102 Platoon 1085, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, marches during an initial drill evaluation Aug. 24, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. The strict, particular nature of close-order drill teaches habits of discipline and reinforces teamwork in recruits. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 16, 2015. Photo by LCpl Vanessa Austin.
Photo-Gallery-AtTheReady_082715_180x102 Marines with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion wait for the final check of their amphibious assault vehicles and then go ahead to conduct their training exercise on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. Doing a double check of the AAVs is paramount for safety in making sure everything is in working order. Photo by Pfc Miranda Faugn.
Photo-Gallery-ConfidenceCourse_082615_180x102 Rct Dakota M. Cruise, Platoon 2080, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, climbs a Confidence Course obstacle Aug. 17, 2015. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges. Cruise, 18, from Narrows, Va., is scheduled to graduate Oct. 23, 2015. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for approximately 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. Photo by Sgt Jennifer Schubert.
Photo-Gallery-AllLights_082515_108x102 Marines with 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force conduct external lifts during helicopter support team training in Okinawa, Japan. The training helps increase proficiency in logistics tasks and enhance the ability to execute potential contingency missions. Marine Corps photo by LCpl Sean M. Evans.
Photo-Gallery-PushThrough_082415_108x102 A Marine assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, climbs a rope as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines' and Sailors' endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Will Perkins.
Photo-Gallery-Right-Behind-You_082115_180x102 Elements of 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion attached to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, supported by Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced), free fall out of an MV-22B Osprey aircraft during para-operations training aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 6, 2015. Reconnaissance Marines, rigged with parachutes, jumped from an altitude of 13,000 feet with the assistance of Marines with VMM-365 (Rein) to practice the airborne insertion. Marine Corps photo by LCpl Fatmeh Saad.
Photo-Gallery-Rise_Shine_082015_180x102 A Marine with Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, leads the Marines and sailors of the unit during a warm-up before beginning a three-mile run aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 7, 2015. The Marines and sailors of CLR-25 also conducted a High Intensity Tactical Training session in order to build camaraderie and maintain physical fitness standards. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Chelsea D. Toombs.
Photo-Gallery-Drumline_081915_180x102 U.S. Marines with the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps perform during an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 2015. The Honorable George P. Shultz,the 60th United States Secretary of State, was the guest of honor for the parade, and U.S. Marine Corps Gen Joseph F. Dunford Jr., 36th commandant of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official for that same parade. The Evening Parade began in 1934 and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps, and two marching companies. More than 3500 guests attend the parade every week. Marine Corps photo by LCpl Alex A. Quiles.
Photo-Gallery-Just-Look-Down_081815_108x102 A Marine onboard a CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron 302 directs movement during an external lift exercise with Combat Logistics Battalion 6 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 5, 2015. Two student pilots onboard the helicopter performed external lifts for the first time, an operation essential to deployed operations, and part of their pilot certification.
Photo-Gallery-Secure-Perimeter_081715_180x102 LCpl Tayler Huey and LCpl Brandon Parmeter, both with 7th Marine Regiment, provide security while conducting a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission in response to a scenario-based incident during an Integrated Training Exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 1, 2015. Marine Corps photo by LCpl Clarence A. Leake.
PhotoGallery-AtTheControls_081415_THUMBNAIL Sgt John Moreau, an airframes mechanic with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron (HMLAT) 303, and a San Angelo, Texas, native, oversees an AH-1W Super Cobra static display as a Boy Scout sits in the aircraft's cockpit in Seattle, July 28. Members of the Boy Scouts of America toured static displays aboard the USS Boxer as it completed its journey to Seattle to participate in Sea Fair Fleet Week. Photo by Sgt Lillian Stephens.
PhotoGallery-AlwaysReady_081315_THUMBNAIL Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, apply camouflage paint before conducting a helicopter raid, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used to evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit. Photo by Cpl Demetrius Morgan.
PhotoGallery-CloserLook_081215_THUMBNAIL Charles Perez, left, a 4th Marine Division Association member and WWII veteran, speaks with Sgt. Felipe A. Vasquez, an M1A1 tank crewman with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, about the equipment used in the Marine Corps today during a ground equipment display aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., August 5, 2015. The display allowed the veterans to view ground equipment and engage with the Marines about each operating system before the deactivation of the unit on August 7th. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Chelsea D. Toombs.
PhotoGallery-FireAway_081115_THUMBNAIL An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank crew with Company A, 4th Tank Battalion, fires its 120 mm main gun during the company's pre-qualification tank gunnery at Range 500, Aug. 4, 2015. The live-fire exercise tests tank crews on their ability to work together on target acquisition and accuracy. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl Julio McGraw.
PhotoGallery-BirdWatching_081015_THUMBNAIL A Marine with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 367 sits on the ramp of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter after completing a portion of a joint Downed Aircraft Recovery Team exercise aboard Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, July 30, 2015. The exercise was comprised of service members from all branches of the United States military. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Brittney Vito.
PhotoGallery_RemoteReach_080715_THUMBNAIL Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Martinez, left, a corpsman, and SSgt Joseph Quintanilla, a platoon sergeant, both with 3rd Marine Regiment, brace as a CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 takes off after inserting the company into a landing zone aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, July 26, 2015. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Owen Kimbrel.