PhotoLibrary-Proving_032615_image1_180x102Recruiting Substation Aurora puts their Marine-applicant's endurance to the test with a pack run through rugged terrain during an all-hands event, March 14. The applicants are a part of the Marine Corps' Delayed Entry Program and are currently scheduled and preparing to ship to recruit training. Photo by Sgt Trevon S. Peracca.
PhotoLibrary-PrecisionAssault_032415_image1_180x102A Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, provides security during a mock assault with U.S. Army Special Forces in Baumholder, Germany, March 11, 2015. The Marines established a cordon around a block of buildings, clearing the way for a precision assault by Special Forces personnel. Photo by Sgt Paul Peterson.
PhotoLibrary-StairwaytoHeaven_032415_image1_180x102LCpl James Daves, with Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, climbs an obstacle on the confidence course during the unit's Warrior Day at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 9, 2015. The Warrior Day consisted of various team building exercises and obstacles in order to practice small unit leadership and enhance unit morale. Photo by LCpl Colby Cooper.
PhotoLibrary-DarkWaters_032315_image1_180x102Marines with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct a nighttime boat operation exercise using a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft as part of Amphibious integration Training aboard the USS Green Bay, at sea, March 11, 2015. The Marines and sailors are currently conducting their spring patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. Photo by Gunnery Sgt Ismael Pena.
PhotoLibrary-Howitzer_image_3162015_180x102The third gun of Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment fires a 155 mm howitzer under camouflage netting on Pohakuloa Training Area during Operation Spartan Fury 15.2, March 2, 2015. The training was part of Operation Spartan Fury 15.2. Photo by LCpl Khalil Ross.
PhotoLibrary-ReportingForDuty_image1_180x102Jackson waits aboard a landing craft, air cushion, which heads towards a beach on Camp Pendleton, Calif., to provide humanitarian assistance during Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) off the coast of San Diego March 6. 2015. Jackson is a military working dog with the Law Enforcement Detachment, Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Photo by Cpl Elize McKelvey.
PhotoLibrary-ShipToShore_image1_180x102Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Maritime Raid Force depart the USS Essex (LHD 2) on a combat rubber raiding craft during Amphibious Squadron Three/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) off the coast of San Diego March 4, 2015. The MRF used CRRCs during a precision raid exercise in preparation for their deployment later this spring. Photo by Cpl Elize McElvey.
PhotoLibrary-SunsetSighting_image1_180x102LCpl Alexander Morris, a rifleman with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, sights through his rifle scope during dry-fire training in Djibouti, Feb. 22, 2015. A contingent of MEU Marines was ashore in Djibouti conducting sustainment training in order to maintain proficiency while deployed. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Photo by Cpl Joey Mendez.
PhotoLibrary-SuperHercules_image1_180x102A U.S. Marine aircraft crewman with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, performs pre-flight checks on a KC-130J Hercules aircraft before takeoff in the Central Command area of operations, Feb. 23, 2015. The Marines, sailors and aircraft with VMGR 352 support SPMAGTF - CR - CC by transporting supplies, equipment, and personnel to various locations in the region. Photo by Cpl Carson Gramley.
PhotoLibrary-LoadUp_031215_image1_180x102Cpl Natalie Decamp, training clerk, assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 274, loads a rifle magazine with training blanks in preparation for a field gas event conducted part of the Air Base Ground Defense (ABGD) Field Exercise held at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., on March 1, 2015. MWSS-274 conducted the squadron level training in order to exercise core mission tasks and refine ABGD Standard Operating Procedures. Photo by Sgt Orlando Perez.
PhotoLibrary-CSGas_031115_image1_180x102U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 274, are exposed to M7 A3 riot control CS gas by aggressors during a field gas event conducted part of the Air Base Ground Defense (ABGD) Field Exercise held at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., on March 1, 2015. MWSS-274 conducted the squadron level training in order to exercise core mission tasks and refine ABGD Standard Operating Procedures. Photo by Sgt Orlando Perez.
PhotoLibrary-CloudCover_031015_image1_180x102An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares to land on the USS Essex (LHD 2) during Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) off the coast of San Diego. Photo by Cpl Elize McKelvey.
PhotoLibrary-ObstacleCourse_030915_image1_180x102U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa ascend ropes during an obstacle course on Rota Naval Base, Spain, Feb. 26, 2015. The course tested the Marines' physical readiness with a series of demanding obstacles designed to simulate the challenges of a combat environment. Photo by LCpl Christopher Mendoza.
PhotoLibrary-BAC_030615_image1_180x102Aerial assault is designed to suppress an enemy and provide other units security by controlling their flank before the other ground forces move through objectives. The Marines are with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The CH-53E Super Stallions are with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Photo by LCpl William Hester.
PhotoLibrary-LeadWay_030515_image1_180x102Recruits Jacob R. Kottman and Chainey L. Ellis, (left to right) Platoon 2105, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, use their compass to ensure they're going the correct direction during the Land Navigation Course at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Photo by Sgt Benjamin E. Woodle.
PhotoLibrary-ProtectHouse_030315_image1_180x102A Marine with India Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, directs Marines on a maneuver path during a vertical assault raid exercise at Udairi Range in Kuwait. Photo by Cpl Todd F. Michaelchek.
PhotoLibrary-RenderRespects_030215_image1_180x102A Marine salutes the American flag during a wreath laying ceremony at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington. The ceremony commemorated the 70th anniversary of the battle for Iwo Jima. With most of the surviving veterans in their 80's and 90's, surviving Marines visited the memorial in remembrance of their brothers in arms. Photo by Cpl Clayton Filipowicz.
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.