PhotoLibrary-DevilDogs_052615_image1_180x102U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Allen Lee, supply chief, 12th Marine Corps District, leads Marines of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in a parade during the centennial celebration of Balboa Park, May 9. The parade took place in the park and culminated with a recreation of a photo taken 100 years ago of Marines crossing the Cabrillo Bridge during the Panama-California Exposition in 1915. Photo by Cpl Tyler Viglione.
PhotoLibrary-LightEmUp_052715_image1_180x102An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires its 120 mm smoothbore cannon during a live-fire event as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2015 in Jordan, May 9, 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations, and enhance regional security and stability. Photo by Sgt Devin Nichols.
PhotoLibrary-DangerZone_052215_image1_180x102A naval aviator with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 flies above North Carolina during aerial refueling training with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, April 14, 2015. The nearly 33,000 pound aircraft is capable of short takeoff/vertical landing, enabling the Marine Corps to expand its expeditionary force projection capabilities. Photo by Cpl Unique Roberts.
PhotoLibrary-PresentingColors_052115_image1_180x102Sgt Jarred Burnett, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) intelligence analyst and color sergeant, prepares to present the colors during a gala aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) at Port Everglades, Fla., May 8 for Fleet Week 2015. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors of the MEU, from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., participated in Fleet Week Port Everglades. Photo by Sgt Austin Hazard.
PhotoLibrary-Transformation_052015_image1_180x102A new Marine of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, greets his family following his graduation ceremony May 8, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. The Marines spent nearly 13 weeks away from home training to earn their places in the Corps. Photo by Sgt Jennifer Schubert.
PhotoLibrary-ISpy_051915_image1_180x102A Marine scout sniper candidate with Scout Sniper Platoon, Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment looks through the scope of his rifle during a stalking exercise in the vicinity of SR-10 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 22, 2015. The stalking exercise taught Marines the importance of going undetected during movement and while firing at a target. The stalking exercise was one of many conducted by Marines attending the Scout Sniper Basic Preparation Course over the course of two weeks during the month of April. Photo by Sgt Austin Long.
PhotoLibrary-PlatoonAssault_051815_image1_180x102LCpl Victor CastilloGarcia, left, a field radio operator from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, provides security for an MV-22B Osprey at a landing zone in Sierra Del Retin, Spain, May 4, 2015. The Marines landed at the site to conduct range operations with the Spanish Marines, who used the Osprey as part of their battalion's training exercise. Photo by Sgt Paul Peterson.
PhotoLibrary-Ranks_051515_image1_180x102Sgt Alex Mora, right, field radio operator with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is pinned to his current rank during a promotion ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) May 1, 2015. Photo by Sgt Austin Hazard.
PhotoLibrary-Bullseye_051415_image1_180x102Scout snipers fire down range at Range 10 aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 8, 2015. Marines improve their sniper proficiency by utilizing the base's natural resources to execute their training exercise. Photo By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Lowell.
PhotoLibrary-JungleWarfare_051315_image1_180x102A U.S. Marine adjusts the shooting stance of a Sailor from Ghana's Rapid Reaction Force during marksmanship training at the Jungle Warfare School, Ghana. This photo is property of Marine Corps Public Affairs.
PhotoLibrary-ClimbOn_051215_image1_180x102Cpl Jennifer Arnett, combat engineer, Engineer Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, climbs a 40-foot cliff face during a pilot Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity assessment aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, California. Photo by Cpl Paul S. Martinez.
PhotoLibrary-YesMaam_051115_image1_180x102Rct Jennifer M. Madrinan, Platoon 4020, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, does push-ups during a physical fitness session April 1, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits participate in more than 30 physical training sessions throughout boot camp to prepare for the Marine Corps' high physical fitness standard. Photo by PFC Vanessa Austin.
PhotoLibrary-GameFace_050715_image1_180x102A Marine with Bravo Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion prepares to jump from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter at an altitude of 6,000 feet during a four-day certification exercise aboard Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, N.C., April 23, 2015. Marines commenced the exercise performing inserts through helocasting and double-bag static lines to collect information on the objective. Photo by LCpl Fatmeh Saad.
PhotoLibrary-MarinesGiveBack_050715_image1_180x102A schoolgirl reads to U.S. Marine Capt Paul Brashier, a civil affairs Marine assigned to III Marine Expeditionary Force, following a mural painting project at Don Joaquin Artuz Memorial Elementary School in Tapaz, Philippines, during Balikatan 2015, April 23. The mural, undertaken by the local schoolchildren, was a project of the Combined-Joint Civil-Military Operations Task Force on the island of Panay. This photo is property of Marine Corps Division of Public Affairs.
PhotoLibrary-SaluteService_050615_image1_180x102U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and amphibious assault ship USS Wasp man the rails of the Wasp as it travels up the Mississippi River for Navy Week 2015 April 23, 2015. The purpose of Navy Week was to showcase the strength and capabilities of the Navy and Marine Corps team through tours, static displays and community relations events, and to provide the public the opportunity to meet and interact with Marines and Sailors. Photo by Sgt Austin Hazard.
PhotoLibrary-StarLord_050515_image1_180x102The crew for the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank named "Star Lord" participated in Desert Scimitar aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. Desert Scimitar enables 1st Marine Division to test and refine its command and control capabilities and ensures 1st Marine Division units remain committed to consistently improving the quality of their training efforts and their resultant warfighting capabilities. Photo by Sgt Christopher J. Moore.
PhotoLibrary-LeadershipLevel_050515_image1_180x1021stLt Gabriel Walton talks to the Marines about the Battle of Antietam at the Antietam National Battlefield at Sharpsburg, Maryland, April 23. The officers in the unit were in charge of leading the professional military education on the Battle of Antietam. Photo by PFC David Staten.
PhotoLibrary-Howitzer_050115_image1_180x102Marines with 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fire an M777 howitzer during Exercise Desert Scimitar 2015 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, April 7, 2015. The tough, realistic live-fire training central to Desert Scimitar allows Division units to train in order to maintain readiness and meet current and real-world operational demands. Photo by PFC Alvin Pujols.
PhotoLibrary-BlastPatrol_043015_image1_180x102Private First Class John McGraw, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and native of Ashland, Kentucky, collapses during the initial blast of an improvised explosive device during a training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 15, 2015. Another Marine steps up and assumes the role and responsibilities that belonged to that Marine that was affected allowing the patrol to continue. Photo by LCpl Immanuel Johnson.
PhotoLibrary-Perch_042915_image1_180x102An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22, prepares to take off while on top of a mountain during a flight aboard Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 2, 2015. During the flight the Marines conducted low visibility landing, flew through mountainous terrain and at low altitudes. Photo by Cpl Andy J. Orozco.