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Lieutenant Colonel Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC, Commanding Officer of 1ST Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment at Guadalcanal (1942)

At a Recent Parade at an Allied Base in the South Pacific, Members of a Marine Regiment Received High Decorations from Major General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, Commander at the Base

U.S. Marine Corps PFC. Adam Brantley, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, sits on his pack and on deep snow while waiting for the plan of the day in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps 1ST LT. Nick Ramseur, a platoon commander with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, hands out posters and flyers to the local people in a mountain village at the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, gives U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dusty Stapleton, a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, an Intro Venous injection to hydrate him after he suffered a case of dehydration in the Khowst-Gardez Pass on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide security for the convoy while camels carrying supplies from a local mountain village walks by. The Marines pause to inspect during a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps PFC. Adam Brantley, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security behind his FNMI 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) during on a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps personnel with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide security for a convoy during a long security halt in a mountain village, at the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

A High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) driven by U.S. Marines Corps personnel from a Weapons Company with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, head down a narrow stretch of road while in route to the Khowst-Gardez Pass in Afghanistan, on Dec. 28, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops in High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct a convoy patrol in the cold and snowy weather of the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, in order to disrupt any enemy activity on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops in High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct a mounted patrol in the cold and snowy weather of the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, in order to disrupt any enemy activity on Dec. 30, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, a U.S. Marine Corps troop with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security for a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement 7-ton truck in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 30, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

During a snow storm, U.S. Marines Corps personnel mounted on High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) from a Weapons Company with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, head down a narrow stretch of road while in route to the Khowst-Gardez Pass in Afghanistan, on Dec. 28, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide security for the convoy while camels carrying supplies from a local mountain village walks by. The Marines pause to inspect during a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, gives U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dusty Stapleton, a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, an IV to hydrate him after he suffered a case of dehydration in the Khowst-Gardez Pass on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

A U.S. Marine Corps troop with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security for a convoy during a long security halt in a mountain village in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, sets up a tent for protection from the cold weather in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Chris Peck, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security while on a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Armed with an FNMI 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), U.S. Marine Corps PFC. Adam Brantley, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, waits for his convoy to depart on a mission to the Khowst-Gardez Pass, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, on Dec. 28, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL. James Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops in High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct a mounted patrol in the cold and snowy weather of the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, in order to disrupt any enemy activity on Dec. 30, 2004. The Marines are stuck in heavy snow and had to move on foot. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Armed with an FNMI 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security for the convoy during on a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps personnel with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, stop for a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, gives U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dusty Stapleton, a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, an IV to hydrate him after he suffered a case of dehydration in the Khowst-Gardez Pass on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide security for the convoy while camels carrying supplies from a local mountain village walks by. The Marines pause to inspect during a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps 1ST LT. Nick Ramseur, a platoon commander with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, gives candy to the local kids of a mountain village in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, on Dec. 30, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps personnel with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, wait to hear the plan for the day in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marines Corps personnel from a Weapons Company with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, head down a narrow stretch of road while in route to the Khowst-Gardez Pass in Afghanistan, on Dec. 28, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps CPL. Phil Green, Food Service Specialists, assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, wears his cold weather mask, before a patrol at Forward Operating Base Salerno, located in the Province of Khowst, Afghanistan on December 7, 2004. U.S. Marine Corps, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Chris Peck, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, scans the surrounding area for any possible threat to their convoy, while on a long security halt in Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on December 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

MGEN Charles G. Cooper, commanding general, Marine Corps base, speaks to the officers and men of the 8th Marine Regiment during the visit of Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger. Standing to the sides of the general are a civilian television cameraman and a secret service agent for Weinberger

Combat-ready Marines of Weapons Platoon, 8th Marine Regiment are ready for inspection by the visiting Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger

Combat-ready Marines of Weapons Platoon, 8th Marine Regiment, stand at attention for an inspection by Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger

A tank company from the 8th Marine Regiment prepares for a live fire exercise during Operation CAX 4-81

Bravo Command of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, prepares for a live fire exercise during Operation CAX 4-81. In the center is a parked LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle

SGT Alier, 2nd Marine Division, PHOTO, waits for the Tank Company from the 8th Marine Regiment to move out for a live fire exercise during Operation CAX 4-81

The chaplain of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducts mass in the field during Operation CAX 4-81

A member of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, looks at the damage done to his company's tents by a sandstorm during Operation CAX 4-81

PFC Phillips from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, prepares his M-60A1 machine gun for a live fire exercise during Operation CAX 4-81

PFC Williams and PFC Simmons of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, operate an M-60A1 machine gun for a live fire exercise during Operation CAX 4-81

The chaplain of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducts Easter Mass in the field during Operation CAX 4-81

Personnel from the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, repair a communications utility pole during a sandstorm. The men are taking part in Operation CAX 4-81

MGEN James L. Day, commanding general, 1ST Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, is the recipient of the "Order of the St. Barbara Award". COL Ernest B. Beall, commanding officer of the 11th Marine Regiment, makes the presentation

A CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter prepares to airlift a M-198 155mm howitzer. The 10th Marine Regiment are here for a field training exercise with the M-198

Men of the 10th Marine Regiment are airlifted by CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter to the Fort Bragg Army base for field training with the M-198 155mm howitzer

A Marine CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter delivers supplies to the 10th Marine Regiment in the field. AN M-198 155mm howitzer is in the foreground

Head on view of a M-198 155mm howitzer in the direct firing position. The 10th Marine Regiment is here for a field training exercise with the M-198

Members of the 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, set the detonator fuse on a 155mm projectile for an M-198 medium towed howitzer during Exercise Cold Winter '83

A member of Company B, 10th Marine Regiment, adjusts the elevation of an M-198 155mm medium towed howitzer during Exercise Cold Winter '83

An M-198 155mm medium towed howitzer of the 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, is concealed with arctic camouflage during Exercise Cold Winter '83

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, wait at Tactical Landing Zone Albatross before taking their M-60 tank to new location during Exercise Solid Shield '83

Members of the 10th Marine Regiment examine an XM-198 155mm howitzer under camouflage during Exercise Solid Shield '83 at Tactical Landing Zone Eagle

Members of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, position an 81mm mortar at Tactical Landing Zone Eagle during Exercise Solid Shield '83

Members of the 10th Marine Regiment examine an XM-198 155mm howitzer under camouflage during Exercise Solid Shield '83 at Tactical Landing Zone Eagle

Colonel Henry Radcliffe, commanding officer, 3rd Marine Regiment, sights in a M101 105 mm howitzer during the command readiness exercise Operation ZULU WARRIOR

Captain Bachold, Commander, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 1ST Marine Brigade, left, relays messages by radio during Operation ZULU WARRIOR, taking place at the Pakalula Training Area

Colonel Radcliff, left, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Marine Regiment, 1ST Marine Brigade, looks through the sight of an M101 105 mm howitzer during Operation ZULU WARRIOR at the Pakalula Training Area

Lieutenant Barber from Company E, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 1ST Marine Brigade, briefs his squad leader on up-coming tactics during Operation ZULU WARRIOR. The operation is taking place at the Pakalula Training Area

Marines from Company E, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 1ST Marine Brigade, simulated the MEDEVAC of an "injured" marine during Operation ZULU WARRIOR, taking place at the Pakalula Training Area

Colonel Radcliff, left, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Marine Regiment, 1ST Marine Brigade, observes as Lieutenant Colonel Roberts, right, Commanding Officer of the 12th Marines, fires an M101 105 mm howitzer during Operation ZULU WARRIOR. The operation is taking place at the Pakalula Training Area

Marines from Battery, B, 1ST Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 1ST Marine Brigade, set up a M101 105 mm howitzer during Operation ZULU WARRIOR, taking place at the Pakalula Training Area

Members of Battery N, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines, try to establish radio communications during a 27th Marine Regiment nuclear, biological and chemical exercise held at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. They are wearing M-17A1 protective masks

Members of Battery N, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines, try to establish radio communications during a 27th Marine Regiment nuclear, biological and chemical exercise held at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. They are wearing M-17A1 protective masks

A Marine takes a drink through his M-17A1 protective mask during a 27th Marine Regiment nuclear, biological and chemical exercise held at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

Members of the 27th Marine Regiment are transported to a landing zone aboard a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 (HMM-164) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter. The Marines are participating in exercise Gallant Eagle '86

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, come ashore in the utility landing craft LCU 1666 during amphibious Exercise KERNEL POTLATCH 86-1

An AAVP-7 amphibious assault vehicle of Company C, 1ST Amtrac Battalion moves along a road during amphibious Exercise Kernel Potlatch 86-1. The vehicle is attached to the 1ST Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment for the exercise

Members of Company A, 1ST Tank Battalion operate an M60 main battle tank attached to the 1ST Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment during amphibious Exercise KERNEL POTLATCH 86-1

Marines from Company A, 1ST Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, walk by an Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU 5) air-cushion landing craft (LCAC) during an amphibious assault exercise

Marines from Company A, 1ST Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, stand by in an LVTP7 tracked landing vehicle as a child looks on during an amphibious assault exercise

Marines from Company A, 1ST Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, stand by next to an LVTP7 tracked landing vehicle as a child looks on during an amphibious assault exercise

Marines from Company A, 1ST Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, stand by in an LVTP7 tracked landing vehicle as a child looks on during an amphibious assault exercise

A Marine from Company A, 1ST Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, walks by an Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU 5) air-cushion landing craft LCAC4 during an amphibious assault exercise

A Marine from the 3rd Marine Regiment, 1ST Marine Brigade, places a smoke grenade under some cover prior to attaching a trip wire. The Marine is one of a force of "aggressors" assigned to engage Marines from 1ST Battalion, 4th Marines who came ashore duri

Three Marines from the 3rd Marine Regiment, 1ST Marine Brigade, wearing their camouflage blouses inside out to distinguish them as "aggressors," bypass a roll of concertina wire while on patrol during Exercise RimPac '88

An Air Force C-5A Galaxy transport aircraft from the 60th Military Airlift Wing lifts off of the runway for its return flight to Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The aircraft had brought Marines of the 5th Marine Regiment from Camp Pendleton, Calif., to the

Marines of the 5th Marine Regiment from Camp Pendleton, California, stand in formation while awaiting assignment to one of several firefighting efforts within Yellowstone National Park

A light blanket of snow covers a portion of the more than one million acres of forest burned in Yellowstone National Park. Army soldiers from Fort Lewis, Washington, and Marines from the 5th Marine Regiment have joined civilian volunteers in battling the

Members of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, move out on motorcyels to confront aggressor forces during Operation Valiant Blitz '88

A Civil War color guard comprised of members of Campany A, 3rd Marine Regiment and Company B, 20th Marine Regiment, take part in the christening and launching ceremony of the guided missile cruiser GETTYSBURG (CG-64) at Bath Iron Workks shipyard

Marines of the 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, ride toward Vieques, Puerto Rico, aboard the utility landing craft LCU-1649 during Fleet Ex 1-90. In the background is the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2)

Marines of the 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, sit atop their vehicles as they ride toward the beach at Vieques, Puerto Rico, aboard a utility landing craft (LCU) during Fleet Ex 1-90. The tank landing ship USS SUMTER (LST-1181) is in the background

Marines of the 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, sit atop an LAV-25 light armored vehicle as they ride toward the beach at Vieques, Puerto Rico, aboard a utility landing craft (LCU) during Fleet Ex 1-90. The tank landing ship USS SUMTER (LST-1181) is in the background

Marines from the 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, wade ashore from a utility landing craft (LCU) during Fleet Ex 1-90

Marines of the 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, sit on their vehicles aboard a utility landing craft (LCU) in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) during Fleet Ex 1-90

Marines of the 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, sit atop their vehicles as they ride toward the beach at Vieques, Puerto Rico, in a utility landing craft (LCU) during Fleet Ex 1-90. In the foreground is an LAV-25 light armored vehicle and behind it is an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) equipped with a tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided (TOW) anti-tank missile launcher

Marines of the 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, sit atop an LAV-25 light armored vehicle as they ride toward the beach at Vieques, Puerto Rico, aboard a utility landing craft (LCU) during Fleet Ex 1-90. The tank landing ship USS SUMTER (LST-1181) is in the background

Marines of the 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, sit atop their vehicles as they ride toward the beach at Vieques, Puerto Rico, aboard a utility landing craft (LCU) during Fleet Ex 1-90

An LAV-25 light armored vehicle assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, comes ashore during Fleet Ex 1-90. In the background is an AAVP-7 amphibious assault vehicle

Two Marines patrol along a road while participating in an exercise near the 3rd Marine Regiment's combat operations center (COC) during Operation Desert Shield. The Marine in the foreground is carrying a shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon (SMAW).

Two Marines erect a camouflage net at the 3rd Marine Regiment's combat operations center (COC) during Operation Desert Shield.

A Marine uses a hand-held mine detector while taking part in an exercise near the 3rd Marine Regiment's Combat Operations Center (COC) during Operation Desert Shield.

A Marine uses the backhoe on the rear of a small emplacement excavator (SEE) to dig a trench at the 3rd Marine Regiment's combat operations center (COC) during Operation Desert Shield.

An M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) is driven onto the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS DUBUQUE (LPD-8) prior to the ship's arrival in Shahran, Saudi Arabia. The DUBUQUE is bringing elements of the 6th Marine Regiment to Saudi Arabia to join Operation Desert Shield

A Marine Corps AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle moves away from the amphibious transport dock USS DUBUQUE (LPD-8) prior to the ship's arrival at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The DUBUQUE has brought elements of the 6th Marine Regiment to Saudi Arabia to support Operation Desert Shield

An M-998 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle is lowered to the pier beside the amphibious transport dock USS DUBUQUE (LPD-8) as Marines climb aboard several logistics vehicle system (LVS) cargo trucks in the background. The DUBUQUE has brought elements of the 6th Marine Regiment to Saudi Arabia to join Operation Desert Shield

An M-998 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle is lowered to the pier beside the amphibious transport dock USS DUBUQUE (LPD-8) as Marines climb aboard several logistics vehicle system (LVS) cargo trucks in the background. The DUBUQUE has brought elements of the 6th Marine Regiment to Saudi Arabia to join Operation Desert Shield

An M-998 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle is lowered to the pier after being lifted off of the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS DUBUQUE (LPD-8). The DUBUQUE has brought elements of the 6th Marine Regiment to Saudi Arabia to join Operation Desert Shield

A Marine drives an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) to the edge of the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS DUBUQUE (LPD-8) as another HMMWV is unloaded from the ship. The DUBUQUE has brought elements of the 6th Marine Regiment to Saudi Arabia to join Operation Desert Shield

An M-1038 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle is lifted off of the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS DUBUQUE (LPD-8). The DUBUQUE has brought elements of the 6th Marine Regiment to Saudi Arabia to join Operation Desert Shield. One of the DUBUQUE'S four Mark 36 Super Rapid Bloom Off-Board Countermeasures (SRBOC) system launchers is in the foreground

Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock USS DUBUQUE (LPD-8) hold onto the lifting cables attached to an M-1038 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HHMWV) before the vehicle is lowered to the pier. The DUBUQUE brought elements of the 6th Marine Regiment to Saudi Arabia to join Operation Desert Shield