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Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Jesu China monumentis: qua sacris qua profanis, nec non variis naturae & artis spectaculis, aliarumque rerum memorabilium argumentis illustrata

Atanasii Kircheri e Soc. Jesu. Turris Babel, sive Archontologia ... [Title page]

Paraguariæ Provinciæ soc. jesu cum adiacentibg. novissima descriptio : post iteratas peregrinationes & plures observationes patrum missionariorum eiusdem soc. tum huius provinciæ, cum & Peruanæ accuratissime delineata & emendata ann. 1732 /

Peter Collinson, F.R.S. Sas. Acad. Reg. Berol. et Svec. Soc.

[Self-portrait] / S.J. Ferris Phila. Soc. Etching Oct. 1880.

architecture from "Die Wotjäken, eine ethnologische Studie ... Separatabdruck aus “Acta Soc. Scient. Fenn.”"

map from "The Raiyān Moeris. (The substance of an address before the Amer. Geog. Soc., Nov. 11, 1889.) [With 4 maps.]"

map from "The Raiyān Moeris. (The substance of an address before the Amer. Geog. Soc., Nov. 11, 1889.) [With 4 maps.]"

map from "The Raiyān Moeris. (The substance of an address before the Amer. Geog. Soc., Nov. 11, 1889.) [With 4 maps.]"

map from "The Raiyān Moeris. (The substance of an address before the Amer. Geog. Soc., Nov. 11, 1889.) [With 4 maps.]"

map from "The Raiyān Moeris. (The substance of an address before the Amer. Geog. Soc., Nov. 11, 1889.) [With 4 maps.]"

70TH ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH OF U.S. GRANT [held by] UNION LEAGUE CLUB [at] "PHILADELPHIA, PA" (SOC;)

70TH ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH OF U.S. GRANT [held by] UNION LEAGUE CLUB [at] "PHILADELPHIA, PA" (SOC;)

COMPLIMENTARY DINNER TO THE OFFICERS OF GENERAL SOCIETY] [held by] [PENNA. SOC'Y. WAR OF 1812] [at] "MERION CRICKET CLUB, HAVERFORD [PA];" (OTHER: CLUB;)

COMPLIMENTARY DINNER TO THE OFFICERS OF GENERAL SOCIETY] [held by] [PENNA. SOC'Y. WAR OF 1812] [at] "MERION CRICKET CLUB, HAVERFORD [PA];" (OTHER: CLUB;)

MILITARY FIELD MASS [BY HOLY NAME SOC. OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH]

MILITARY FIELD MASS BY HOLY NAME SOC. OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. PRESIDENT TAFT; BUTT

[MILITARY FIELD MASS BY HOLY NAME SOC. OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH]

MILITARY FIELD MASS BY HOLY NAME SOC. OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. GENERAL VIEW

MILITARY FIELD MASS BY HOLY NAME SOC. OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. FATHER EUGENE DEL. McDONNELL, S.J.

MILITARY FIELD MASS BY HOLY NAME SOC. OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. OFFICIATING PRIESTS; 2IN CENTER; FATHER RUSSELL AND FATHER MEAGHER

MILITARY FIELD MASS BY HOLY NAME SOC. OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. CORCORAN CADETS

MILITARY FIELD MASS BY HOLY NAME SOC. OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. GENERAL VIEW

MILITARY FIELD MASS BY HOLY NAME SOC. OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. GENERAL VIEW

MILITARY FIELD MASS BY HOLY NAME SOC. OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. OFFICIATING PRIESTS; 2 IN CENTER; FATHER RUSSELL AND FATHER MEAGHER

MILITARY FIELD MASS BY HOLY NAME SOC. OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. GENERAL VIEW

MILITARY FIELD MASS BY HOLY NAME SOC. OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. GENERAL VIEW

American Red Cross - I thru M - Prof. Henry Kenwood, of British Delegation, C.M.G. D.P.H., F.R.S.E. Health with University of London. President of Soc. Med. Officers of Health of Great Britain, Medical officer of Health for County of Bedforsire, Eng

American Soc. of Composers, Authors & Publishers.

Green of Rhode Island and Geo. E. Begge, (?) Soc. Sec. [Board?]

Soc. Sec. Board

Soc. of Automotive Engineers

Soc. of Automotive Engineers

Soc. of Automotive Engineers

Soc. of Automotive Engineers

Australian gift to British Red Cross of 9 Red Cross ambulances. Col. The Hon. Harold Colieu, overseas commissioner to Aus. Red Cross Soc. [i.e., Australian Red Cross Society], taken behind the audience

Australian gift to British Red Cross of 9 Red Cross ambulances. Col. The Hon. Harold Colieu, overseas commissioner to Aus. Red Cross Soc. [i.e., Australian Red Cross Society]

Australian gift to British Red Cross of 9 Red Cross ambulances. Col. The Hon. Harold Colieu, overseas commissioner to Aus. Red Cross Soc. [i.e., Australian Red Cross Society], taken from behind the audience, closer up

At the Evacuation Control Center, a Marine searches and screens evacuees prior to movement from the US Embassy in Tirana, Albania, to the USS Nassau during Operation SILVER WAKE. The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) was called upon to perform a NEO (Non-combatant Evacuation Operation) of U. S. citizens that desired to leave Albania, due to the current civil strife

An American child awaits the evacuation flight from the US Embassy in Tirana, Albania, to the USS Nassau during Operation SILVER WAKE. 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) was called upon to perform a NEO (Non-combatant Evacuation Operation) of US citizens that desired to leave Albania, due to the current civil strife

A CH-46E "Sea Knight" helicopter lifts out of the evacuation site at the US Embassy in Tirana, Albania, on its way to the USS Nassau during Operation SILVER WAKE. The 26th MEU (SOC) (Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)) was called upon to perform a NEO (Non-combatant Evacuation Operation) of US citizens that desired to leave Albania, due to the current civil strife

A 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) CH-53E "Super Stallion" lifts off to transport American citizens from Tirana, Albania, to the USS Nassau. 26th MEU (SOC) was called upon to perform a NEO (Non-combatant Evacuation Operation) of US citizens that desired to leave Albania, due to the current civil strife

American citizens buckle into a CH-46E "Sea Knight" helicopter from 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) for transport out of Tirana, Albania, during Operation SILVER WAKE. The 26th MEU (SOC) was called upon to perform a NEO (Non-combatant Evacuation Operation) of US citizens that desired to leave Albania, due to the current civil strife

American citizens are escorted to a CH-46E "Sea Knight" helicopter by a 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)) Marine, during Operation SILVER WAKE. 26th MEU (SOC) was called upon to perform a NEO (Non-combatant Evacuation Operation) of US citizens that desired to leave Albania, due to the current civil strife

Sergeant David Smith, a Military Policeman assigned to the 26th MEU (SOC) (Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)), escorts a woman and her child towards a waiting helicopter during Operation SILVER WAKE. 26th MEU (SOC) was called upon to perform a NEO (Non-combatant Evacuation Operation) of US citizens that desired to leave Albania, due to the current civil strife

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Michael Skinton and LCPL Christopher Hinebaugh, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) man a rooftop post at the US Embassy in Tirana, Albania, during Operation SILVER WAKE. 26th MEU (SOC) was called upon to perform a NEO (Non-combatant Evacuation Operation) of US citizens that desired to leave Albania, due to the current civil strife

Marines from Charlie Company, 1ST Batttalion, 8th Marines, fill sandbags to reinforce defensive positions inside the compound at the US Embassy in Tirana, Albania, during Operation SILVER WAKE. The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) was called upon to perform a NEO (Non-combatant Evacuation Operation) of US citizens that desired to leave Albania, due to the current civil strife

Lance Corporal Binh Tran, 3rd Platoon, "B" Co., Battalion Landing Team 1/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)) maintains his watch at post alongside the embassy housing complex in Tirana, Albania, during Operation SILVER WAKE. The 26th MEU (SOC) was called upon to perform a NEO (Non-combatant Evacuation Operation) of US citizens that desired to leave Albania, due to the current civil strife

Corporal Nathan Church, 3rd Platoon, "B" Co, Battalion Landing Team 1/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)), sits with fixed bayonet on his M16A2 assault rifle behind a sandbagged defense position in the US Embassy housing complex in Tirana, Albania, during Operation SILVER WAKE. The 26th MEU (SOC) was called upon to perform a NEO (Non-combatant Evacuation Operation) of US citizens that desired to leave Albania, due to the current civil strife

A Fast Attack Vehicle Crew from "B" Co., Battalion Landing Team 1/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)), provides heavy weapons support with an M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun for security at the US Embassy housing complex in Tirana, Albania, during Operation SILVER WAKE. The 26th MEU (SOC) was called upon to perform a NEO (Non-combatant Evacuation Operation) of US citizens that desired to leave Albania, due to the current civil strife

Armed with an M16A2, Corporal James Kendrick, Command Element, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)), provides the communications link from ship to shore for ground commanders during Operation SILVER WAKE. The 26th MEU (SOC) was called upon to perform a NEO (Non-combatant Evacuation Operation) of US citizens that desired to leave Albania, due to the current civil strife

US Navy Boatswain's Mate Second Class Rubin Davilla stears a Navy Mark-V Special Operation Craft (SOC), from Special Boat Unit 12, around a Kuwaiti fueling barge (Not shown) while the boat waits for fuel in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia buildup in the Persian Gulf

US Air Force Captain Rolf Boettger, Crew Commander of AFSPACE SOC, explains the role of the Space Operations Center (SOC) pertaining to combat operation duties to General Richard B. Myers as Major General Gerald Perryman, Commander of the 14th Air Force, looks on

Hospital Corpsman Third Class (HM3) Jacob Davenport, US Navy, Fleet Marine Force (FMF), prepares to give an Anthrax vaccine shot to a US Marine deployed with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC) aboard USS BOXER (LHD-4) during a Western Pacific deployment, WestPac 99-1

Marines from the Force Reconnaissance Platoon, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC), US Marine Corps, conduct fastrope training from a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter onto the flight deck of the USS BOXER (LHD 4) to maintain their proficiency during a Western Pacific deployment, WestPac 99-1. A second CH-46E is parked on flight deck

A US Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (Reinforced) (HMM-364), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC) takes off from the flight deck of the USS BOXER (LHD 4) during routine flight operations. A CH-46E Sea Knight is parked on elevator. Western Pacific deployment, WestPac 99-1

Marines from the Force Reconnaissance Platoon, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC), US Marine Corps, conduct fastrope training from a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter onto the flight deck of the USS BOXER (LHD 4) to maintain their proficiency during a Western Pacific deployment, WestPac 99-1

Marines from the Force Reconnaissance Platoon, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC), US Marine Corps, conduct fastrope training from a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter onto the flight deck of the USS BOXER (LHD 4) to maintain their proficiency during a Western Pacific deployment, WestPac 99-1

Marine plane captains from the Air Combat Element (ACE) of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)) preflight an AV-8B2 Harrier as it prepares to take off from the USS Kearsarge for the last time. Kearsarge is enroute to the U.S. after a six month Mediterranean deployment

Hospital Corpsman Third Class (MH3) Chris Lugo, US NAVY (USN), assigned to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) gathers vital information from a Kenyan man during humanitarian assistance operations conducted during Operation EDGE MALLET at Mombassa, Kenya

US Marine Corps Sergeant Jordan Brooks, with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit's 2nd Recon Batallion takes a defensive position while on patrol in coordination with Greek Marines during the annual bi-lateral exercise ALEXANDER THE GREAT in Volos, Greece. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is embarked aboard the three ships (not shown) of the NASSAU Amphibious Readiness Group, USS NASHVILLE (LPD 13), USS PENSACOLA (LSD 38) and USS NASSAU (LHA 4). The NASSAU ARG and 24th MEU (SOC) are on a routine six month deployment to the US Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean

US Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicles come ashore in coordination with Greek Marines during Exercise ALEXANDER THE GREAT in Volos, Greece. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is embarked aboard the three ships (not shown) of the NASSAU Amphibious Readiness Group, USS NASHVILLE (LPD 13), USS PENSACOLA (LSD 38) and USS NASSAU (LHA 4). The NASSAU ARG and 24th MEU (SOC) are on a routine six month deployment to the US SIXTH Fleet in the Mediterranean

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Dan Sewell, Military Policeman (MP), Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Service Support Group (SSG) 13, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)), stands guard duty at the base camp at the Udari Range during Exercise Eager Mace 99-1 during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. LCPL is armed with a 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle. (SUBSTANDARD)

Dangling from a US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, Marines with Force Reconnaissance Platoon, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)), SPIErig (Special Insertion Extraction rigging) in from a Helicast as part of the ongoing training to maintain readiness during WEST PAC 99-1. (SUBSTANDARD)

An AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (HMM-365), attached to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (26th MEU(SOC)) as the ocean's mist creates streaks in the air around the helicopters rotor blades as it lifts off the USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3)

During Operation AVID RESPONSE (OAR) Marine Corps Lance Corporal Phillip Bunch of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)) teaches Turkish workers at the naval base in Topel, Turkey how to heat Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MRE) using water added to a crystalline heat pack to create a chemical reaction. The workers stand in front of some of more than 1000 tents they unloaded at the storage site. OAR is the US European Command contribution to relief efforts following the earthquake that struck about 65 miles east of Istanbul near the town of Izmit. Turkish officials estimate about 600,000 people are homeless

During Operation AVID RESPONSE (OAR), Brady Anderson (left) director of USAID confers with Navy Captain James Bolcar (right) Commander of Amphibious Squadron Two and Marine Corps Colonel Kenneth J. Glueck, Commanding Offcier of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (SOC) (MEU(SOC)) at Topel, Turkey naval base. Anderson inspected the storage and distribution site maintained by the US for the governemnt of Turkey. OAR is the US European Command contribution to relief efforts following the earthquake that struck about 65 miles east of Istanbul near the town of Izmit. Turkish officials estimate about 600,000 people are homeless

The last of the U.S. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)) working with the Turkish government on earthquake relief during operation AVID RESPONSE (OAR), board a waiting CH-53E helicopter at Topel, Turkey, taking them back to the waiting Kearsarge Amphibious Readiness Group on Friday, Sept. 10, 1999. The ARG sailed out of the Sea of Marmara to resume its patrol duties in the Mediterranean, after a short ceremony turning the earthquake relief equipment and supplies over to the government of Turkey. OAR is the US European Command contribution to relief efforts following the earthquake that struck about 65 miles east of Istanbul near the town...

During Operation AVID RESPONSE (OAR), Lance Corporal Jeremy S. Demarco tests the purity of water that has just been run through a Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) in Degirmendere, Turkey. These Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), (MEU(SOC)), are helping provide water to victims of the August 17 earthquake here. OAR is the US European Command contribution to relief efforts following the earthquake that struck about 65 miles east of Istanbul near the town of Izmit. Turkish officials estimate about 600,000 people are homeless

The Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) sits by the shore providing 6000 gallons of fresh water a day to the citizens of Degirmendere, Turkey. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)) during Operation AVID RESPONSE (OAR) are helping provide water to victims of the August 17 earthquake here. OAR is the US European Command contribution to relief efforts following the earthquake that struck about 65 miles east of Istanbul near the town of Izmit. Turkish officials estimate about 600,000 people are homeless

Engineers from MEU Service Support Group-26 (MSSG-26), during Operation AVID RESPONSE (OAR), prepare a Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) for the process of filtering fresh drinking water for the people of Degirmendere, Turkey. These Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), (MEU(SOC)), are helping provide water to victims of the August 17 earthquake. OAR is the US European Command contribution to relief efforts following the earthquake that struck about 65 miles east of Istanbul near the town of Izmit. Turkish officials estimate about 600,000 people are homeless

Resembling giant water balloons, these 3000 gallon water bags hold purified water for the citizens of Degirmendere, Turkey. During Operation AVID RESPONSE, Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) ,(MEU(SOC)), are helping provide water to victims of the August 17 earthquake here. OAR is the US European Command contribution to relief efforts following the earthquake that struck about 65 miles east of Istanbul near the town of Izmit. Turkish officials estimate about 600,000 people are homeless

From left, American Consulate General for Istanbul Frank Urbancic; Governor of Kocaeli, Turkey, Memduh Oguz; Commodore James A. Bolcar, Commander of Amphibious Squadron 2; and Marine Corps Colonel Kenneth J. Glueck, Commanding Officer of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (SOC), sign documents at Topel, Turkey, turning over earthquake relief assets to Turkey. Bolcar and Glueck released the items to Urbancic who then transferred them on behalf of the U.S. government. The Kearsarge Amphibious Readiness Group sailed out of the Sea of Marmara to resume its patrol duties in the Mediterranean

The beach head at Cape Ince is the scene of a mock amphibious assault. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)), embarked aboard the USS PONCE (LPD-15) are participating in the NATO exercise, NORTHERN APPROACH, with British and Turkish forces

Marines from 1ST Platoon, Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, silently approach the beach in the twilight at dusk.Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)), embarked aboard the USS PONCE (LPD-15), are participating in the NATO exercise, NORTHERN APPROACH, with British and Turkish forces

CAPE INCE, TURKEY (September 11, 1999)--Marines from Lima Company, Battalion landing Team 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, rush from a British Hellcat, Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) and storm their objective. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) ((MEU(SOC)), embarked aboard the USS PONCE (LPD-15), are participating in the NATO exercise, NORTHERN APPROACH, with British and Turkish forces

Utilizing rubber raider craft, Marines from 1ST Platoon, Lima Company, Battalion landing Team, 3rd Battlaion, 8th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)), silently approach the beach in the twilight at dusk. Marines from the 26th MEU (SOC), embarked aboard the USS PONCE (LPD-15), are participating in the NATO exercise, NORTHERN APPROACH, with British and Turkish forces

Trusting in British pilots in their Westland Sea King MK4 Helocopter, Marines from Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, practice helicopter extract drills. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC), embarked aboard the USS PONCE (LPD-15), are participating in the NATO exercise, NORTHERN APPROACH, with British and Turkish forces

British Royal Marine Sergeant Nobby Hall, standing in front of a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC), from 539th Assault Squadron explains British assault procedures to United States Marines. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)), embarked aboard the USS PONCE (LPD-15), are participating in the NATO exercise, NORTHERN APPROACH, with British and Turkish forces

United Staes Marines from Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/8, ride an elevator into the vast hangar bay of the British amphibious assault ship HMS OCEAN (L12), during NORTHERN APPROACH, a NATO exercise.Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) are here in Turkey to participate in the NATO exercise with amphibious forces from the United Kingdom and host nation Turkey

Using the M16A2 rifle and an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), Marines from 3rd Platoon, Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/8, return fire against an aggressor during NORTHERN APPROACH, a NATO exercise.Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) are here in Turkey to participate in the NATO exercise with amphibious forces from the United Kingdom and host nation Turkey

United States Marine and British Royal Marine commanders (With Enfield 5.56mm L85A1 Assault Rifle) discuss battlefield strategy during NORTHERN APPROACH, a NATO exercise. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) are here in Turkey to participate in the NATO exercise with amphibious forces from the United Kingdom and host nation Turkey

The British amphibious assault ship HMS OCEAN (L12), launches helicopters and Landing Craft Utility (LCUs) prior to an amphibious raid during NORTHERN APPROACH, a NATO exercise. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) are here in Turkey to participate in the NATO exercise with amphibious forces from the United Kingdom and host nation Turkey

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) from the Twenty Sixth Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (26 MEU (SOC)), Attack Cap Serrat Beach, during Exercise ATLAS HINGE in Tunisia, Africa

A Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) makes its way across the North Africa sand after making an amphibious landing at Cap Serrat, Tunisia during Exercise ATLAS HINGE

Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (SOC) offload vehicles from an Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC) during a mock invasion at Cap Serrat, Tunisia during Exercise ATLAS HINGE

Major General David F. Bice, Deputy Commander of Marine Forces Europe, visits Marines from the Twenty Sixth Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (26 MEU (SOC)), Battalion Landing Team, Third Battalion, Eighth Marines, just recently offloaded on to Cap Serrat Beach, Tunisia, Africa during Exercise ATLAS HINGE

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) lay a smoke screen at Cap Serrat, Tunisia during Exercise ATLAS HINGE as they make a mock assault to help train Tunisian military

Air Cushion Landing Craft 37, right, moves onto the beach at Cap Serrat, Tunisia during Exercise ATLAS HINGE as LCAC 28 comes off cusion and lowers the ramp to offload Marines and vehicles from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (SOC)

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) splash across a sandbar at Cap Serrat, Tunisia during Exercise ATLAS HINGE in a mock amphibious assault designed to train Tunisian forces

A lone US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)), with a point and shoot camera tries to capture a spectacular sunset in the desert during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

The last of six AV-8B2 Harriers attached the the Air Combat Element of the 26 MEU (Special Operation Capable) (MEU (SOC)), launches from the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge. The Harriers left the Kearsarge as the ship came closer to the U.S. after a six month deployment to the Mediterranean

Onboard the USS LASALLE (AGF3) Joint Command Ship (JCS), a US Marine Corps (USMC) troop from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), Force Reconnaissance detachment moves quickly to his objective during a Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) exercise

Onboard the USS LASALLE (AGF3) Joint Command Ship (JCS), US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), Force Reconnaissance detachment move quickly to their objective during a Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) exercise

US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel of the 26 Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), train for a Visit Board search and seizure (VBSS) on the USS LASALLE (AGF 3) Joint Command Ship (JCS)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeants (SGT) Eric Schmucker and Thomas Hlavaty, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)), Force Reconnaissance Detachment, await helicopter extraction during a Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) exercise on the US Navy (USN) Raleigh Class Amphibious Transport Dock Ship USS LASALLE (AGF 3). The Force Reconnaissance Detachment exercised skills that may be required during the 26th MEU (SOC) deployment in the Mediterranean Sea

Lance Corporal Gregory Hughes a SAW GUNNER with Third Platoon, India Company, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 3/1, 13TH Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (13th MEU (SOC)), holds security at Arturo Island Beach Landing Zone during a Humanitarian Assistance Operation, East Timor, September 2000. The M249 SAW carried over Hughes right shoulder is a 5.56mm Squad Automatic Weapon. Marines and Sailors from Tarawa Amphibious Ready Group spent three days in East Timor providing Medical and Community Relations Services to help rebuild the war torn nation

A Marine from MEU Service Support Group 13, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (13th MEU(SOC)), pushes a Manlift Vehicle with a John Deere 644E TRAM onto a Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) in preparation for backload onto the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) during a Humanitarian Assistance Operation in East Timor. Marines and sailors from Tarawa Amphibious Ready Group spent three days in East Timor providing Medical and Community Relations Services to help rebuild the war torn nation

US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel from Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), move towards a shoreline of blue beach during the Combat Enhancement Training phase of exercise Destined Glory. Destined Glory is designed to build interoperability and cooperation between military forces in the Mediterranean Region

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Dennis Dodge, Golf Company (G CO), Baalion Landing Team 2nd Baalion, 2nd Marines (BLT 2/2), 26h Marine Expediionary Uni (Special Operaions Capable) (MEU (SOC)), moves o he op of Landing Force Objecive (LD OBJ) One during he Comba Enhancemen Training (CET) phase of Exercise DESTINED GLORY 00. SGT Dodge is armed wih a 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle wih a M203 40 mm grenade launcher. DESTINED GLORY is designed o build ineroperabiliy and cooperaion beween miliary forces in he Medierranean Region. Elemens of he Unied Kingdom (UK), Germany (DEU), Unied Saes (USA), Ialian, Spanish, Greek and Turkish Air, Naval and Land forces are...