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PhotoLibrary-BoldAlligator_112114_image1_180x102 U.S. Marines Corps Lance Cpl. Steven Lopez, an intelligence specialist assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, listens to a radio message during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission part of Exercise Bold Alligator on Atlantic Airfield, N.C. Photo by LCpl Jodson B. Graves.
 
PhotoLibrary-Djibouti_112014_image1_180x102 U.S. Marine machine gunners with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provide precision fires during a live-fire and maneuver exercise as part of sustainment training at D'Arta Plage, Djibouti. Photo by GySgt Rome M. Lazarus.
 
PhotoLibrary-Pull_111914_image1_180x102 Marines with Battery B, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, conduct a direct fire exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 3, 2014. The training re-established specific close-quarters firing skills with the Marines, ensuring successful future combat operations. Photo by Cpl Jonathan Boynes.
 
PhotoLibrary-LightBright_111814_image1_180x102 LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicles from Charlie Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance detachment, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire on fixed targets as part of a combined arms engagement range during sustainment training in D'Arta Plage, Djibouti. Photo by Cpl Jonathan R. Waldman.
 
Golf Company Initial Drill Inspection Sgt Silvio Castaneda, a drill instructor with Platoon 2089, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, steps forward to assess his platoon during an initial drill evaluation Sept. 29, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Drillmasters, experts on the Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies manual, graded Castaneda, 28, from San Francisco, on his military appearance and ability to command his platoon. Photo by Cpl Caitlin Brink.
 
Photolibrary-airbornesustainment-thumbnail-180x102 U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance Detachment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, load onto a CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft during airborne-sustainment training aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014. The Force Recon Detachment is scheduled to deploy with the 15th MEU next spring. Photo by Sgt Emmanuel Ramos.
 
Photolibrary-lejeunelegacy-thumnbnail-180x102 Ayden J. Lejeune, whose great-great-great uncle is the former 13th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps , Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune, poses for a photo with his recruiter Sgt. Dallas Allen, Recruiting Substation Oklahoma City South, Recruiting Station Oklahoma City. Lejeune, a Norman, Oklahoma native is set to ship to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego for recruit training on Nov. 3. Photo by Sgt Lucas Vega.
 
Colors in the Breeze Marines with Marine Corps Recruiting Station Twin Cities presented the colors at the Minnesota Vikings. Photo by Sgt Martin Egnash.
 
Photolibrary-birthday-thumbnail-180x102 U.S. Marine SSgt Stephen E. Howell, Drum Major of Marine Corps Band New Orleans, stands at attention during the celebration of the 239th U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball at the Riverside Hilton Hotel, New Orleans, La., Nov. 1, 2014. This year marks the 239th Marine Corps Birthday Ball Celebration honoring those past, present and future Marines throughout history. Photo by LCpl Mackenzie Schlueter.
 
Field-Related Skills Rct Tevin Wiggins, Platoon 2086, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, aims at a simulated enemy while on a combat training course Sept. 30, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learn during the ninth week of training basic field-related skills all Marines must know. These skills will be broadened after boot camp during follow-on training at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
 
Asia-Pacific Patrol An AAV from BLT 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines departs USS Germantown (LSD 42) during an equipment offload to Okinawa after the 31st MEU's regularly-scheduled Fall patrol of the Asia-Pacific Region. Photo courtesy 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
 
UH-1Y Fast Roping U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and various units practice fast roping from a UH-1Y Huey aircraft during a helicopter rope-suspension techniques masters course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014. BLT 3/1 is scheduled to deploy as the ground combat element with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit next spring. Photo by SSgt Miguel Carrasco.
 
Kilo Company Rct Jonathan Sholik, Platoon 3085, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, charges forward on a combat training course Oct. 7, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. During Basic Warrior Training, recruits hone newfound tactical skills by crawling under, jumping over and weaving their way through battlefield obstacles on the course. Photo by Cpl Caitlin Brink.
 
Heavy Cargo Lance Cpl. Christopher Gauntt, a landing support specialist with Combat Logistics Battalion 13, prepares to connect simulated cargo to a CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 23. The training helped the Marines experience the effects of the aircraft while trying to attach the cargo. Photo by Cpl Owen Kimbrel.
 
Airborne-Sustainment Training A U.S. Marine with Force Reconnaissance Detachment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, jumps out of a CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft during airborne-sustainment training aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014. The Force Recon Detachment is scheduled to deploy with the 15th MEU next spring. Photo by Sgt Emmanuel Ramos.
 
Pool Function Sgt Brenda Carino, a drill instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., teaches Marine Corps Drill to female poolees, women currently enrolled in the Marine Corps' Delayed Entry Program, on Westover Air Reserve Base, Oct. 18. The poolees spent the day conducting an Initial Strength Test and learning drill. Photo by Sgt Richard Blumenstein.
 
Evening Colors Marines fold the American flag during an evening colors ceremony at the historical Santa Margarita Ranch House on Camp Pendleton, Calif. Oct. 9, 2014. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton hosted the annual ceremony celebrating its 72-year history. Photo by Sgt Trevon Peracca.
 
Demolition Men U.S. Marine Corps Cpl Cory Stryker, middle, explains how to arm C4 explosives to LCpl Maxwell E. Ackerdeoliveira, left, and LCpl Christopher M. Medberry, right, at a demolitions range at Crow Valley in the Philippines during Amphibious Landing Exercise, PHIBLEX 15, Oct. 8, 2014. PHIBLEX is an annual bilateral training exercise conducted by U.S. Marines and sailors and Philippines forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations. The Marines are assigned to Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Photo by SSgt Joseph Digirolamo.

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