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LCPL Muluaney makes an adjustment to a multi-channel radio antenna

Woman Marine LCPL Sherry Bateman instructs CPL Donald Lane on how to operate the tape cleaner for computer tapes

LCPL Peter C. Fisher of Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 211 (VMA-211) makes repairs to a Marine A-4M Skyhawk aircraft

LCPL H. D. Sulger of the base communications center is processing a message on a Univac optical character reader so that the message can be transmitted to another military base

LCPL Edward D. Ford of Co. A, 1ST Bn., 12th Marines, 3rd Mar. Div., Fleet Marine Force, guards part of the perimeter with an M-60 machine gun during the battalion's combat readiness evaluation at the Pakalula Training Area

During 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion's mass casualty field training at the Central Training Area, LCPL Pete Leyva is one of the make believe casualties with a fractured leg. PFC Russell Boyes tends to Leyva's leg by using his rifle as a splint

LCPL Terry Jackson keeps a record of the minefield his company is laying during their field training at the Central Training Area

During 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion's mass casualty field training at the Central Training Area, LCPL Pete Goodson is one of the "casualties" with a chest wound. He is attended to by Hospitalman Ray Werts of Charlie Company

Two Guamanian brothers from Yona Village, left their heavy equipment business to join the United States Marine Corps to become marine mechanics. They are now a part of the 9th Motor Transport Battalion. They are, left to right, LCPL Thomas S. Munoz and CPL Victor E. Munoz

LCPL L. Patrick and another Marine from the demonstration platoon explain tactical techniques to the candidates at the Officer Candidate School, Marine Corps Development and Education Command. They are armed with an M-16A1 rifle

LCPL S. Saunders applies camouflage make-up on his squad leader, CPL C. Candelario, during their training in tactical maneuvers at the Marine Corps Development and Education Command. Both men are from the Marine detachment of the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62)

LCPL S. Saunders from the Marine detachment of the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) moves out with his M-16A1 rifle during tactical maneuvers at the Marine Corps Development and Education Command

LCPL S. Saunders applies camouflage make-up on the face of his squad leader, CPL C. Candelario, during their training in tactical maneuvers at the Marine Corps Development and Education Command. Both men are from the Marine detachment of the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62)

CPL C. Candelario gives directions to his assistant, LCPL S. Saunders, both from the Marine detachment of the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62), during their training in tactical maneuvers at the Marine Corps Development and Education Command. The men are armed with M-16A1 rifles

While aboard the dock landing ship, USS PLYMOUTH ROCK (LSD-29), LCPL William Robb of Weapons Co., 3rd Bn., 6th Mar., shows a group of Colombian Marines how to hold an M-60A1 machine gun in the off-hand position. The Marines are preparing for the joint amphibious landing exercise, Unitas XXII

During a break period on a 120-mile hike, LCPL Fred Spurlin, Combat Service Support Detachment 17, takes a quick nap while holding his M-16A1 rifle close. A total of 130 Marines are marching from Twentynine Palms to Camp Pendleton

Marines get special training in preparation for security guard duty in the Delmar area. CPL Gary E. Bocra, an instructor, demonstrates a take-down hand hold on LCPL Frank J. Kevin as part of the training

During a personnel inspection of the U.S. Marine detachment aboard the dock landing ship, USS PLYMOUTH ROCK (LSD-29), VADM Brigido of the Brazilian navy, speaks to LCPL Trujillio, Co. K, 3rd Bn., 6th Mar. The Marines are here to participate in the amphibious landing exercise, Unitas XXII

CPL Julio Melendez (half kneeling) and LCPL Kurtis St. Dennis of the 2nd Squad, 1ST Plt., Co. C, 1ST Bn., 23rd Marines, are observing their company's live firing exercise at range 408

LCPL Guy Green along with other members of Co. K, 3rd Bn., 6th Mar., are going through the Brazilian marine obstacle course. This is a part of cross training between the two countries, prior to their participating in the amphibious landing exercise, Unitas XXII

GYSGT Ronald D. Smith, one of the evaluators from Co. C., 1ST Bn., 12th Marines, 3rd Mar. Div., Fleet Marine Force, checks LCPL Richard S. McKinnon's M-60 machine gun, during the battalion's combat readiness evaluation at the Pakalula Training Area

LCPL Winford E. Fisher from Technical Air Refueling Dispersing System 27, Cherry Point, North Carolina, guides in a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter with a fuel bladder attached, to the drop point during Exercise Crisex '81

U.S. Marine LCPL Patricio Taucan of Co. K, 3rd Bn., 6th Mar., is interviewed by the Chilean television news media

A combat-ready Marine, LCPL Williams, checks the scope of the M-151 jeep-mounted heavy anti-tank weapon (TOW) during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

In preparation for setting up the 105mm howitzer, LCPL Hodges digs a fire pit for his gun team. These Marines are participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

A combat-ready Marine, LCPL Jones, armed with an M-16A1 rifle, is in the prone position behind a rock to shield his body from possible enemy fire. The Marine is a participant in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Combat-ready LCPL Davis and other members of his fire team from Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, have just left an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle and are in the prone position, armed with M-16A1 rifles, on the crest of a hill. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

During Operation CAX-1-2-82, LCPL Jones of Hotel Company, 1ST Battalion, 10th Marines, prepares the rounds (ammunition) for his 105mm howitzer team

A combat-ready Marine, LCPL Smith, checks the sight on an M-29 81mm mortar prior to the next fire mission during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

While aboard the dock landing ship, USS PLYMOUTH ROCK (LSD-29), LCPL Trujillio shows a Peruvian Marine the operation of his M-16A1 rifle. Trujillio is here with Co. 3rd Bn., 6th Mar., to participate in Operation exercise Unitas XXII with many South American countries

LCPL G.C. Bryant III Models the Marine Corps uniform from the World War II era at the 206th Marine Corps birthday ball

Marine Corps LCPL Stephen Dickerson, India Company, displays a flower garland, presented to him in a parade, during exercise Team Spirit '82

Marines of the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion undergo training with the bangalore torpedo. PFC Edward Tapia (left), and LCPL Pete Leyva check this section of the torpedo to see which ends go together

LCPL David Williams, right, and other Marines clean their M-16 rifles aboard the tank landing ship USS FRESNO (LST-1182) during the trip to Korea to participate in exercise Team Spirit '82

LTC R.E. Dennison, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Inspector General's team, checks the M-16A1 rifle of LCPL M.A. Warshing, during a rifle and personnel inspection

During the U.S. Marine Corps Inspector General's inspection, BGEN Clyde D. Dean, inspector general, talks to LCPL N.C. Howlett about the wearing of the Marine uniform

LCPL Brenda Brown of the Military Police Company, stands at attention as MAJ W.A. Tweed, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Inspector General's team, talks to her during a personnel inspection

LCPL Tony Kennedy from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 235 (VMFA-235) mounts a fin on an AIM-7 Sparrow III missile before it is loaded aboard an F-4E Phantom II aircraft

LCPL Tony Kennedy, left, from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 235 (VMFA-235) helps load an AIM-7 Sparrow III missile aboard an F-4 Phantom II aircraft

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Kathryn M. Heezen stands guard in front of Marine One, a VH-3/D Sea King helicopter from Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 (HMX-1). She is a member of the presidential security guard

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Kathryn M. Heezen stands guard in front of Marine One, a VH-3/D Sea King helicopter from Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 (HMX-1). She is a member of the presidential security guard

LCPL Marshall and PFC Williams prepare a machine gun position for a live fire exercise during Operation CAX 4-81

During Operation CAX 6-82, LCPL Mendez and his buddy from 2nd Battalion, 1ST Marines, 1ST Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, takes times to eat C-rations after digging their two-man fighting hole

LCPL R.A. Lohroff of Communication Company, Headquarters Battalion, shouts at LCPL Gomer of Truck Company, to pull harder, during the tug of war competition. The 1ST Marine Division is having a field meet

LCPL Andrew Sandous of Marine Helicopter Squadron Medium 262 (HHM-262) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH-11) makes an inspection of this CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter to help make sure it is always ready to fly

LCPL K. Craft, a squad leader, leads his squad toward an enemy position during a field problem

LCPL Mike Tayloa of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines Landing Team, reads his book as he sits on the deck by his bunk. The battalion is aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH-11), and is part of the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit

LCPL Jeff Bucci, 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon, uses a metal detector to check for mines on the beach. Bucci is one of the Marines assigned to Lebanon as part of a multinational peacekeeping force after a confrontation between Israeli forces and the Palestine Liberation Organization

LCPL Randy Sanders is the appointed barber for 31st Marine Amphibious Unit located aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH-11)

CPL Blum and LCPL Macknight from the 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade search the terrain for "enemy forces" during Operation Northern Wedding '82

LCPL T. W. Brooker, armed with the M-72 anti-tank rocket launcher waits for the signal to fire from his section leader, SGT V. Massiatte (right). They are from 1ST Battalion, 5th Marines

LCPL P.M. Villella, leader, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Bn., 5th Marines, aims his M-16A1 rifle at the aggressors

Commandant of the Marine Corps, General (GEN) Paul X. Kelly, stoops over to speak to Lance Corporal (LCPL) T. J. Swann of Marine Air Group 36 during a visit to the air station

Commandant of the Marine Corps, General (GEN) Paul X. Kelly (left), questions Lance Corporal (LCPL) D. J. Qusada, a member of the Helicopter Engine Repair Unit, on his working knowledge of the TAC-1EL5 overdrive motor coupler system

Black Marines participate in the Monfort Point Marine Association (MPMA) Marine Corps birthday ball. Present are (left to right) Sergeant Major (SGM) M. Allen; Sergeant (SGT) R. Holt; STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) C. Hughes; Captain (CPT) D. Woodard; Lance Corporal (LCPL) L. Sherrell; GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) C. Bryant (ret.); 1ST Sergeant (1SGT) B. Person (ret.) and SGM J. McCary

Lance Corporal (LCPL) T.A. Barkowski (left) and Corporal (CPL) K.M. Taylor of Fox Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines, carry a round to be placed in the firing chamber of a 155 mm Howitzer during a live fire exercise at Camp Hansen

Lance Corporal (LCPL) S.D. White of Fox Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines, arms a 155 mm round during a live fire exercise at Camp Hansen

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Todd of Weapons Co., 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines explains the capabilities of the M29 81 mm mortar to instructors of the Japan Self Defense Force Command and STAFF College

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Randy Abeyta, Battery P, 8th Tank Battalion, cleans the bore of a 155 mm self-propelled Howitzer during a field exercise

Mr. J.C. Wheat unveils a plaque during a ceremony naming the enlisted dining facility in honor of his son, Lance Corporal (LCPL) Roy M. Wheat, a Medal of Honor recipient. Marine Colonel (COL) Barnum and Navy Captain (CAPT) A.J. Rochells are seen at left

Mr. J.C. Wheat speaks at a ceremony naming the enlisted dining facility in honor of his son, Lance Corporal (LCPL) Roy M. Wheat, a Medal of Honor recipient. Navy Captain (CAPT) A.J. Rochells (left) and Marine Colonel (COL) Barnum listen

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Jirkowic prepares to shoot his M16A2 rifle from standing position during qualification day competition

Sergeant Major (SGM) of the Marine Corps Robert E. Cleary inspects Lance Corporal (LCPL) T.E. Brown of Electronic Platoon

General (GEN) P.X. Kelley, commandant of the Marine Corps, inspects Lance Corporal (LCPL) Thomes of Motor Transport Battalion of Marine Wing Service Squadron 172 (MWSS-172) during the general's visit to the base

Lance Corporal (LCPL) D.M. Gossett, left, and Sergeant (SGT) T.L. Vaughn, members of the 271st Marine Wing Support Squadron, listen to a morning briefing. The Marines are at the air base to participate in air base ground defense training

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Brent Pruet and Lance Corporal (CPL) A. Coley cover their sector of fire with an M60 machine gun during a field exercise at Camp Robinson

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Jeffrey W. Morris, hygiene equipment operator, 1ST Combat Engineering Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, connects a water line to a reverse osmosis water purification system during Exercise GALLANT EAGLE '86

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Brian Robbins tracks a weather balloon to determine wind variation before his battery begins a firing exercise at Camp Hansen's Range 211

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Shawn Gregory surveys the shore of the Suez Canal from the 05 level of the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). The ship is en route to Istanbul, Turkey, during an around the world shakedown cruise

Sergeant (SGT) Dennis McMann of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, coaches Lance Corporal (LCPL) Robert Espeleta, a military policeman from Company C, on shooting the M16A2 rifle

Marine Lance Corporal (LCPL) Virgil Harris, US Central Command, cuts straps securing satellite cables during Exercise SHADOW HAWK'87, a phase of BRIGHT STAR'87. The US Central Command/Joint Chiefs of STAFF exercise provides US forces with the opportunity

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Johnny W. Hamilton looks over records that will be sent to Kansas City and added to the Marine Corps computer system. Hamilton is part of the Marine Corps Security Force Company

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Danny Cruz of Company L, 4th Battalion, 12th Marines, pulls the lanyard to fire his M198 155 mm Howitzer during a regimental firing exercise during Operation BEAR HUNT'88

Marines of the support staff at the Amphibious Warfare School gather around General Alfred M. Gray, Commandant of the Marine Corps, for a group photograph. Kneeling in the front row are, from left: Sergeant Howard, Lance Corporal Gamboa, LCPL Sobotta, LCPL Murdock, GEN Gray, CPL Juba, CPL Lore and CPL Oliveri. In the back row are, from left: LCPL Diaz, LCPL Stephens, LCPL Wallace, STAFF Sergeant Vaccaro, SGT Hamilton and SGT Fuchs

LCPL Michael Walker begins a hasty rappel down a steep slope during field training at the Northern Training Area

LCPL Steven Cantelli, a military policeman, trains with Blitz, a military working dog used for security patrols and narcotics detection

Marine Corps band member Lance Corporal (LCPL) Michael Morgan plays the saxophone as one fo the 88 doves released during the opening ceremony of the 1988 Conseil International Du Sport Militaire's Cross Country Championship (CISM) rests on his shoulder

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Toull, Weapons Platoon, The Basic School, explains the M47 Dragon medium anti-tank/assault weapon to Soviet officials during their visit to the base

Another Marine helps LCPL Cruz Herrera of Co. A, 1ST Bn., 4th Marines use an aiming circle to calculate firing data for his M-224 60mm mortar. His battalion is participating in Exercise RimPac '88

LCPL Nester Caballos directs the placement of an aiming stake while peering through the sight on an M-224 60mm mortar as LCPL Cruz Herrera and LCPL Larry Smith look on. The Marines are members of Co. A, 1ST Bn., 4th Marines. Their battalion is participati

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Robert Abate, left, and LCPL Mark Huffstutler,, Co. G, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, maintain an observation post along Highway E-6 during Exercise TEAMWORK'88

Snipers from Weapons Company 125 consult a map during Exercise TEAMWORK'88. Pictured, from left to right, are: Lance Corporal (LCPL) Stephen Little, Sergeant (SGT) Duane Libby, SGT Steven Roy, LCPL Matthew Sabasteanski and LCPL Raymond Castonguay

A light armored command and control vehicle (LAV25) from the 2nd Battalion moves along Highway 6 during Exercise TEAMWORK'88. Pictured in the vehicle are: Lance Corporal (LCPL) Everett Whittaker, driver; Corporal (CPL) Robert Williams, vehicle commander; LCPL Frank Gonzalez, gunner; and LCPL Aaron Jenkins, loader

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Richard Armstrong, Co. G, 2nd Battalion, 1ST Platoon, 8th Marines, uses camouflage to evade opposing forces during Exercise TEAMWORK'88

Lieutenant (LT) Scott Bamonte, machine gunner, and Lance Corporal (LCPL) Roderick Davis, gunner, members of the 2nd Battalion, observe the operations area along Highway 6 from a light armored command and control vehicle (LAV25) during Exercise TEAMWORK'88

Lance Corporal (LCPL) James McGee watches a helicopter fly over his position along Highway 6 during Exercise TEAMWORK'88

Lieutenant (LT) Scott Bamonte, Lance Corporal (LCPL) Roderick Davis and Corporal (CPL) Thomas Camp take up their position in a 2nd Battalion light armored command and control vehicle (LAV25) during Exercise TEAMWORK'88. A UH-1N Iroquois command and control helicopter is visible overhead

Armed with an M-249 squad automatic weapon (SAW), LCPL Whidbee of Military Police (MP) Co., Headquarters Bn., 2nd Marine Division, stands guard at a checkpoint on an access road leading to the division combat operations center (COC) during the joint services exercise Solid Shield '89

LCPL Steven Lyon, a plane captain with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 (VMFA-115), directs a taxiing F/A-18A Hornet aircraft during the combined Thai/U.S. exercise Thalay Thai '89

CPL B. Johnson, right, assists LCPL G. Riench with audio clues for the news broadcast at Far East Network, Iwakuni

LCPL Shackleford, first mechanic aboard a Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMH-363) CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter, stacks a bag of food brought aboard by a civilian volunteer. HMH-363 is taking part in the relief effort for civilians trapped in remote areas by the July 16, 1990, earthquake

A Filipino soldier hands a bag of food to LCPL R.F. Schranz of the 7th Communications Battalion during the relief effort for civilians trapped in remote area following the earthquake of July 16, 1990

LCPL Shackleford, first mechanic aboard a Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMH-363) CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter, buckles a Filipino woman into her seat as an evacuation flight prepares to depart with Filipinos left homeless by the earthquake of July 16, 1990

LCPL F. E. Kennedy, Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 (MWSS-171), sights in on his M-16A2 rifle during basic skills testing/essential subjects testing

CPL T. Calvin, left, and LCPL K. Naas of Company B, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, man their stations aboard an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle while en route to a firing range

LCPL D. Miller, a search and rescue (SAR) swimmer with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan, is hoisted out of the water by the crew of a rescue boat during SAR training

LCPL T. Thomasek, left, the crew chief aboard an HH-46D Sea Knight search and rescue (SAR) helicopter from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan, checks with his crew during a SAR training flight

LCPL Rick L. Meyer, left, and CPL Steven F. Sparkman perform tests on M-17A1 field protective masks in the nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) test unit

Four Marines perform tests on M-17A1 field protective masks in the nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) testing unit. The Marines are, from left: LCPL Rick L. Meyer, LCPL Peter T. Collings, CPL Steven F. Sparkman and LCPL Gubiet Rojas

LCPL Peter T. Collings sprays water on an inflated nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) protective suit to check for leaks while working in the NBC testing unit