PhotoLibrary-ForceonForce-073115-180x102Marines with 2nd Brigade Platoon, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force, wait to be medically evacuated during a force-on-force training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 14, 2015. The training event aimed to enhance ANGLICO's capabilities in urban environments, while conducting a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission by integrating close air support assets, joint terminal attack controllers and joint fire observers development. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Ricardo Hurtado.
PhotoLibrary-AnotherRound-073015-180x102Two Marines with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, distribute ammunition during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl Seth Starr.
PhotoLibrary-SunsetParade-072915-180x102The Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., performs during a Tuesday Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., July 21, 2015. The guest of honor for the Sunset Parade was SSgt. Liam Dwyer and the hosting official for that same parade was LtGen Mark A. Brilakis, deputy commandant of Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Christian Varney.
PhotoLibrary-CalmBeforeStorm-072815_180x102Sgt. Donald Jackson, a drill instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, trains Marine enlistees discipline during a Recruiting Station Seattle pool function at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, July 17, 2015. During the event, recruiters teamed with drill instructors to physically and mentally prepare enlistees from Washington and Idaho for boot camp. The enlistees, part of the Marine Corps delayed entry program, are awaiting their ship dates. Jackson, 28, is from Suffolk, Virginia. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Reece Lodder.
PhotoLibrary-GuardDuty-072715_180x102A Marine assigned to 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security for his team while conducting a joint Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure exercise alongside Navy SEALs, during composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, July 20, 2015. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Andre Dakis.
Gallery-Arrival_For_Training_072415_thumbnailSenior Drill Instructor Sgt Jonathan M. Owens welcomes young men, soon to be the newest recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, to Parris Island, S.C., July 13, 2015. If successful in training, these men will be transformed into basic Marines, representing the epitome of personal character, selflessness and military virtue. Owens, 28, is from Ocala, Fla. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 9, 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 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. Photo by Sgt Jennifer Schubert.
Gallery-Evening_Parade_072315_thumbnailU.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. perform during an Evening Parade at MBW, D.C., July 10, 2015. Gen Joseph Dunford Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official for the July 10 Evening Parade, and the Guests of Honor were eight congressional Marines, to include Sen. Charles Roberts, Sen. Daniel Sullivan, Rep. John Kline, Rep. Michael Coffman, Rep. Scott Rigell, Rep. Paul Cook, Rep. Mike Bost, and Rep. Ruben Gallego. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Melissa Marnell.
Gallery-On_The_Horizon_072215_thumbnailMarines attached to 2nd Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment - "The Lava Dogs" take up position on a ridge top during Lava Viper aboard Pohakuloa Training Area, Hi., May 29, 2015. "The Lava Dogs" attacked an enemy compound in this simulated training event. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Ricky S. Gomez.
Gallery-Moving_Inland_072115_thumbnailU.S. Marines and Australian service members move into defensive positions for the night after conducting an amphibious assault at Fog Bay, Australia, July 11, 2015. The Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Australians with Combat Team Bravo, 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, assaulted the beach and moved inland to secure additional objectives as part of Talisman Sabre 2015. Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise designed to improve the interoperability between Australian and U.S. forces. The 31st MEU is taking part in the exercise while deployed on its regularly scheduled Fall Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. Photo by Cpl Ryan Mains.
Gallery-Ride_The_Waves_072015_thumbnailLance Cpl. Chance Seckenger with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, rides in a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft during launch and recovery drills from the well deck of the USS Green Bay, at sea, July 9, 2015. Talisman Sabre is a major bilateral exercise that enhances the combat readiness and interoperability of U.S. and Australian forces across a range of military operations. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bekkala.
Gallery_TowardChaos_071715_180x102LCpl. Shaquille Smith with III Marine Exxpeditionary Force rushes toward a simulated casualty as part of combat first aid training during Khaan Quest 2015 at the Five Hills Training Area in Tavantolgoi, Mongolia, June 27, 2015. Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise hosted annually by Mongolian Armed Forces and co-sponsored by U.S. Army, Pacific, and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Marine Corps photo by LCpl Cedric R. Haller II.
Gallery-SearchRescue_071615_180x102Marines prepare a UH-1Y Huey helicopter to begin a search and rescue mission out of the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal May 13. A UH-1Y Huey assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, carrying six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers, went missing while conducting humanitarian assistance after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. HMLA-469, currently part of Joint Task Force 505 participating in Operation Sahayogi Haat, responded in support the government of Nepal after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck their country, April 25. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl Thor J. Larson.
Gallery_Clemson_PFT_071515_180x102l10 teams from Clemson University participated in a Combat Fitness Challenge lead by Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia at Clemson University on July 10, 2015. The athletes participated in the challenge to learn about leadership and to push themselves beyond their perceived physical limitations.
Gallery_TalismanSaber_AAV_071415_180x102U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) lands on Dundee Beach while conducting an amphibious exercise during Talisman Sabre 15 in Fog Bay, Northern Territory, Australia, July 8, 2015. Talisman Sabre provides an invaluable opportunity to conduct operation in a combined, joint, and interagency environment that will increase the U.S and Australia's ability to plan and execute contingency responses, from combat missions to humanitarian efforts. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera LCpl. Eric C. Clayton.
Gallery-RunJungle_071315_180x102Lithuanian soldiers and U.S. Marines from the Black Sea Rotational Force engaged opposition forces in a partnered attack during Exercise Saber Strike at the Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania, June 15, 2015. Fifteen nations and more than 7,000 service members took part in Saber Strike to promote security and cooperation in the region. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Paul Peterson.
PhotoGallery_PopSmoke_071015_180x102LCpl Alex Rowan, a combat engineer with 4th Marine Division, runs to take cover before the Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System detonates during the SAPPER Leaders Course aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 26, 2015. During the course, the Marines used assault and breaching techniques to clear a wire obstacle using line charges that utilized C4 explosives and their APOBS. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Krista James.
PhotoGallery_BandBullet_070915_180x102Musicians from the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band, the Tonga Royal Corps of Musicians, and the Australian Army march together during the king's coronation celebration parade in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, July 4, 2015. The MARFORPAC Band travels throughout the Pacific region to promote community relations and interoperability between the U.S. and other countries. Marine Corps photo by Sgt William Holdaway.
PhotoGallery_RecruitTrainingParade_070815_180x102BrigGen Austin E. Renforth (left), commanding general of Training Command, salutes during the pass in review of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, July 2, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Renforth was the parade reviewing official of Charlie and Papa Company’s graduation ceremony. Photo by Sgt Jennifer Schubert.
PhotoGallery_StandBy_070715_180x102Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, watch the sunset as the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima sails through the Suez Canal, June 21, 2015. The 24th MEU and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group transited through the canal, a 120-mile long waterway connecting the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, and entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Marine Corps photo by LCpl Austin A. Lewis.
PhotoGallery_NightRaiders_070615_180x102Marine Corps Cpl Tyler R. Garretson, a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, monitors the flight line out of the rear of a MV-22B Osprey after completing fast-rope and rappelling training with Marine Special Operations Command, near Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, June 23, 2015. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Orlando Perez.