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Colonel (COL) Thomas B. Vaughn, commander, 1ST Brigade, Task Force Orient Shield, observes the training of his soldiers during bilateral training Exercise ORIENT SHIELD

Colonel (COL) Thomas B. Vaughn, commander, 1ST Brigade, Task Force Lancer, observes his troops during the joint US/Japanese Exercise ORIENT SHIELD '85

Colonel (COL) Thomas B. Vaughn, commander, 1ST Brigade, Task Force Orient Shield, observes the training of his soldiers during Exercise ORIENT SHIELD

Colonel (COL) Thomas B. Vaughn, commander, 1ST Brigade, Task Force Lancer, 25th Infantry Division, left, shakes hands with COL Masatare Ando, commander, 1ST Regimental Combat Team, 1ST Infantry Division, Japanese Self Defense Force, at the conclusion of the joint US/Japanese Exercise ORIENT SHIELD '85

A Marine rinses soap off the side of a Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 (HMH 464) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD 1). The RALEIGH is part of an amphibious task force supporting Operation DESERT SHIELD

Two Marines complete a fresh-water washdown of a Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 (HMH 464) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD 1). The RALEIGH is part of an amphibious task force supporting Operation DESERT SHIELD

Four Marines aboard the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD 1) watch as their ship and the amphibious assault ship USS OKINAWA (LPH 3), background, conduct underway replenishment operations with the fleet oiler USNS ANDREW J. HIGGINS (T-AO-190). The ships are part of an amphibious task force supporting Operation DESERT SHIELD

A Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 (HMH-464) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lands on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD-1) as other ships of the amphibious task force steam in formation behind. The ships and their embarked Marines are at sea in support of Operation Desert Shield

Marines and sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD-1) watch as the fleet oiler USNS ANDREW J. HIGGINS (T-AO-190) and the amphibious assault ship USS OKINAWA (LPH-3) conduct an underway replenishment. The ships are part of an amphibious task force support Operation Desert Shield

A Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 (HMH-464) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter comes in to land on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD-1) as other ships of the amphibious task force steam in formation behind. The ships and their embarked Marines are at sea in support of Operation Desert Shield

Marines and sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD 1) watch as their ship and the amphibious assault ship USS OKINAWA (LPH 3), background, conduct underway replenishment operations with the fleet oiler USNS ANDREW J. HIGGINS (T-AO-190). The ships are part of an amphibious task force supporting Operation DESERT SHIELD

A Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 (HMH-464) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter comes in to land on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD-1) as other ships of the amphibious task force steam in formation behind. The ships and their embarked Marines are at sea in support of Operation Desert Shield

A Marine aboard the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD-1) watches other ships of the amphibious task force steaming ahead of the RALEIGH. The ships and their embarked Marines are at sea in support of Operation Desert Shield

A Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 (HMH-464) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter idles on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD 1) as other ships of the amphibious task force steam in formation behind. The ships and their embarked Marines are at sea in support of Operation DESERT SHIELD

Two Marines from the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, talk to the driver of a Small Emplacement Excavator (SEE) as positions are prepared for Task Force Breach Alpha on Hill 231 during Operation Desert Storm.

Marines from Company D, 2nd Tank Battalion, drive their M-60A1 main battle tank over a sand berm on Hill 231 while rehearsing their role as part of Task Force Breach Alpha during Operation Desert Storm. The tank is fitted with reactive armor and an M-9 bulldozer kit.

Marines from Company D, 2nd Tank Battalion, drive their M-60A1 main battle tank over a sand berm on Hill 231 while rehearsing their role as part of Task Force Breach Alpha during Operation Desert Storm. The tank is fitted with reactive armor and an M-9 bulldozer kit.

Marines from the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion use a small emplacement excavator (SEE), right, an M-9 armored combat earthmover (ACE), left foreground, and a front loader to dig protective positions for the vehicles and equipment of Task Force Breach Alpha during Operation Desert Storm.

Marines from the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion prepare to move a trailer-mounted generator into an emplacement at Task Force Breach Alpha's new position in northern Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm.

LCPL A.W. Chatman of the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion operates the backhoe at the rear of a small emplacement excavator (SEE) as he helps dig protective positions for the vehicles and equipment of Task Force Breach Alpha during Operation Desert Storm.

A Marine assigned to Task Force Breach Alpha stands atop an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle as he guides a Mark 154 mine clearance kit into position over the vehicle during Operation Desert Storm. The Marines are from the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.

Two Marines assigned to Task Force Breach Alpha complete the installation of a Mark 154 mine clearance kit on an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle during Operation Desert Storm. The Marines are from the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.

Four Marines assigned to Task Force Breach Alpha prepare to attach lifting chains to a Mark 154 mine clearance kit as they ready it for installation on an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle during Operation Desert Storm. The Marines are from the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.

Marines assigned to Task Force Breach Alpha prepare a Mark 154 mine clearance kit for installation on an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle during Operation Desert Storm. The Marines are from the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.

A crane is used to lift part of the shipping container off of a Mark 154 mine clearance kit as the kit is readied for installation on an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle by Marine assigned to Task Force Breach Alpha during Operation Desert Storm. The Marines are from the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.

Members of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) board a Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 3 (HS-3) SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). The Marines are going to participate in a training exercise in Italy. The ROOSEVELT is operating in the Adriatic in support of Operation Deny Flight

Left profile shot of three US Marines taken on the rooftop of the American School in Mogadishu, Somalia. They are in a netted desert camouflaged bunker. The Marine closest to the camera is crouched down and holds a M16 machine gun. The Marine in the center of the frame sits under the netting operating unidentifiable communications gear and the Marine to the right stands looking to his left. They are trying to pinpoint where sniper fire is coming from. The Marines are from the 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment of Twenty-nine Palms, California, and are in Somalia as part of the Joint Task Force conducting Operation Restore Hope

US Marine, LGEN Robert Johnston, Commander, Joint Task Force Operation Restore Hope, stands on the tarmac of Mogadishu Airport with US Congressman John Murtha, Democrat from Pennsylvania; to his left. Pennsylvania Congressman Curt Weldon stands at the left of the frame and Ambassador Robert Oakley is to Weldon's left. They're in Somalia to visit troops assigned to Operation Restore Hope

Two US Marines run toward the camera around a dilapidated building. The Marine in the foreground carries a M16A2 rifle with the M203 Grenade Launcher attached. Slung over his shoulder he has a M136 (AT4) light anti-armor weapon. The Marine in the background carries a M16A2 rifle pointed toward the ground. They are running for cover as sniper shots are fired from undisclosed areas of the cantonment area. The Marines are from Task Force Mogadishu. Their mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Ten US Marines walk along the side of a red clay colored building with their M16 rifles in the ready position. Some Marines are walking; others are kneeling or sitting in a doorway. The roof of the building appears to be missing. The Marines, from Task Force Mogadishu, have surrounded the weapons cantonment of Somali Warlord General Aideed in the northern part of the Captial City of Mogadishu. Their mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

US Air Force GEN Ronald Fogelman, Commander in CHIEF, United States Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command, left, discusses how Operation Provide Relief efforts into Somalia are progressing with US Marine BGEN Paul Fratarangelo, right, Commanding General of Joint Task Force Provide Relief. Provide Relief is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Right side profile of international film star Sophia Loren. She's visiting Joint Task Force Provide Relief facilities at Moi International Airport, Mombasa, Kenya. Ms. Loren, Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations and High Commissioner for Refugees, was briefed by US Marine BGEN Fratarangelo, Commanding General of Joint Task Force Provide Relief (not shown), on the operation that has been airlifting food into Somalia. A member of Ms. Loren's entourage is at the right. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Right side profile of international film star Sophia Loren sitting at a table under a canopy. She visits Joint Task Force Provide Relief facilities at Moi International Airport, Mombasa, Kenya. US Marine BGEN Paul Fratarangelo, Commanding General of Joint Task Force Provide Relief, briefed Ms. Loren, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations and High Commissioner for Refugees, on the operation that has been airlifting food into Somalia. Ms. Loren's entourage and members of the media are seen in the background. Provide Relief is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Left side front, extreme close-up of International Film Star Sophia Loren's face as she listens to a briefing by US Marine BGEN Paul Fratarangelo, Commanding General of Joint Task Force Provide Relief, on the operation that has been airlifting food into Somalia. Provide Relief is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Left side front view from the chest up of US Marine BGEN Fratarangelo, Commanding General of Joint Task Force Provide Relief as he briefs international film star Sophia Loren (not shown) on the operation of airlifting food into Somalia. An easel with pictures of the relief effort is in the background to the left. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Marines and Seabees work together to build a helicopter landing at the Joint Task Force Somalia headquarters during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope. The headquarters was established at the former U.S. Embassy compound

Marines and Seabees work together to build a helicopter landing pad at the Joint Task Force Somalia headquarters during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope. The headquarters was established at the former U.S. Embassy compound

Marines and Seabees work together to build a helicopter landing pad at the Joint Task Force Somalia headquarters during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope. The headquarters was established at the former U.S. Embassy compound

Seabees and Marines work together to build a helicopter landing at the Joint Task Force Somalia headquarters during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope. The headquarters was established at the former U.S. Embassy compound

Dressed in a Desert Camouflage BDU Top, US President George Busy walks across the tarmac of Mogadishu Airport from right to left. He is escorted by US Marine LGEN Robert Johnston, Commander, Joint Task Force Operation Restore Hope. This was Bush's New Year's Eve visit to troops deployed to Somalia. Along visiting the troops, Busy also stopped at a food distribution center

President George Bush is greeted by US Marine Corps GEN. Robert B. Johnston, commander, Joint Task Force his arrival at the American Embassy Compound

Right side profile of US President George Bush as he reaches out to shake the hand of US Marine LGEN Robert Johnston, Commander, Joint Task Force Operation Restore Hope, on a wooden podium. Multi-national forces are seen in the foreground facing the dignitaries. Johnston thanked Bush for his support of the military during his term as President. The President visited Somalia to show is gratitude to those involved in the mission of Operation Restore Hope

A line of US Joint Task Force personnel forms at one of two mobile kitchen trailers at Mogadishu Airport, set up by the 823rd Red Horse Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida. The kitchens feed 300 to 350 Air Force personnel and some 400 to 500 Marines a day using 36 to 40 boxes of T-rations a day. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Straight on, medium shot of US President George Bush wearing a desert camouflaged BDU top and cap. He's speaking with US Marine LGEN Robert Johnston, Commander, Joint Task Force Operation Restore Hope, right. Two other unidentifiable men in civilian clothes stand with them at the left of the frame. An opened left side entrance to a US Air Force C-141 Starlifter is seen in the background. Two members of the C-141 flight crew stand in the entrance looking out for the President. President Bush is in Mogadishu to visit the troops on duty supporting the United Nations operations in the area

LCPL Aaron Gobert, a member of K Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, mans a 5.56mm M-249 squad automatic weapon (SAW) in a sandbagged bunker guarding an entrance to the Joint Task Force Somalia headquarters. The headquarters was established at the former U.S. Embassy compound during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope

Marines of Task Force Somalia prepare to search a building for weapons during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope

Marines gather in front of a television camera during a live broadcast following President George Bush's remarks at the Joint Task Force Somalia headquarters. The headquarters was established at the former U.S. Embassy compound during the multinatinoal relief effort Operations Restore Hope

A pair of Marines from Task Force Mogadishu prepare to clear a building during a raid on a weapons cache as part of the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope

Straight on, long shot, of US President George Bush, center, as he walks with his entourage away from a US Air Force C-141 Starlifter. To the President's left is US Marine LGEN Robert Johnston, Commander, Joint Task Force Operation Restore Hope. Several others walking with the President are unidentifiable

Marines of Task Force Mogadishu advance toward the entrance of a weapons cache during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope

Marines wave to a television camera during a live broadcast following President George Bush's remarks at Joint Task Force Somalia headquarters. The headquarters was established at the former U.S. Embassy during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope

Marines of Task Force Mogadishu enter a building to search for weapons during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope

Marines of Task Force Mogadishu stay alert after searching a building looking for a weapons cache during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope

A pair of Marines from Task Force Mogadishu are ready to provide covering fire during a raid on a weapons cache during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope. They are armed with a 5.56mm M-16A2 rifle and a 7.62mm M-60E3 lightweight machine gun

Marines of the 1ST Force Service Support Group prepare part of the evening meal served at the Joint Task Force Somalia headquarteres. The headquarters was established at the former U.S. Embassy compound during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope

A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter from the USS Niagara Falls sling load supplies in the port of Mogadishu. The supplies flown in from the USS Niagara Falls were to replenish the Maritime Prepositioning Ships docked in the port. The Maritime Prepositioning Ships are unloading military supplies for the US Marines who are part of the Unified Task Force

A silhouette of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter from the USS Niagara Falls as it drops supplies in the port. The supplies flown in from the USS Niagara Falls were to replenish the Maritime Prepositioning Ships docked in Mogadishu. The Maritime Prepositioning Ships are unloading military supplies for the US Marines who are part of the Unified Task Force

The Maritime Prepositioning Ship, PFC James Anderson, Jr., unloads military supplies in the port for US Marines who are part of the Unified Task Force

Air Cushioned Landing Craft (LCAC) 06 crosses the beach to return US Marines and their equipment to the USS MOUNT RUSHMORE offshore. The LCAC, Marines and the USS MOUNT RUSHMORE are all part of Joint Task Force Somalia

Sailors and Marines load crates of cargo into a CH-46 "Sea Knight" helicopter at the airport. The "Sea Knight," from Helicopter Cargo Squadron Eleven (HC-11) of Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, San Diego, CA, deployed aboard the USS TRIPOLI. The units are part of Joint Task Force Somalia

An informal portrait of Brig. GEN. Anthony Charles Zinni, USMC, J3 for the Combined Unified Task Force (CUTF) Somalia

US Marines run for cover as sniper shots ring out in the compound. The Marines, armed with M203 grenade launchers attached to M16A2 rifles and an AT8 light anti-tank weapon, are attempting to secure Somali Warlord GEN. Aideed's weapons cantonment area. The Marines from Task capital city, after a 6:00 a.m. surrender deadline, were ignored by Somali nationals in the compound

US Marines, armed with M-60 machine guns and M-16A2 rifles, conduct a building-to-building sweep of the weapons cantonment area seized in an early morning raid. As the 6:00 a.m. deadline to surrender the area was ignored, US Marines from Task Force Mogadishu surrounded and seized GEN. Aideed's weapons cantonment area in the northern part of the capital city

A US Marine from Task Force Mogadishu stands guard over Somali nationals captured at the early morning raid of GEN. Aideed's weapons cantonment area. The Marines surrounded and seized the area after a 6:00 a.m. surrender deadline was ignored

US Marines of Task Force Mogadishu prepare to storm the weapons cantonment area of Somali Warlord GEN. Aideed while a UH-1 Huey helicopter flies overhead

High angle view looking down at a US Marine M54 Series 5-ton Cargo Truck driven up the stern ramp of the Military Sealift Command Ship Private Franklin W. Phillips back loading in the Port of Mogadishu. Other trucks, trailer and military equipment are seen in the background. The maritime prepositioning ship began back loading military vehilcles and equipment used during the early stages of Operation Restore Hope by Joint Task Force Somalia

View from inside and out of the back of the Military Sealift Command Ship Private Franklin W. Phillips. A US Marine M54 Series 5-ton Cargo Truck comes up the stern ramp for back loading in the Port of Mogadishu, Somalia. The maritime prepositioning ship began back loading military vehicles and equipment used during the early stages of Operation Restore Hope by Joint Task Force Somalia

US Navy CHIEF Photographer's Mate Robert Sasek allows a Somali boy from the village of Maleel to look through the viewfinder of his video camera. Sasek, an Alton, Illinois native, is deployed with Pacific Fleet Combat Camera Group to Somalia to document the efforts of Joint Task Force Somalia. Sasek was outside the village to document the delivery of wheat to the villagers by US Marine helicopters (not shown). This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Marines run on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS GUAM (LPH-9). The GUAM is sailing in formation with other ships of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) task force. An AH-1W Sea Cobra is one of the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) helicopters staged on the flight deck of the GUAM

Members of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) board a Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 3 (HS-3) SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). The Marines are going to participate in a training exercise in Italy. The ROOSEVELT is operating in the Adriatic in support of Operation Deny Flight

Members of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) board a Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 3 (HS-3) SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). The Marines are going to participate in a training exercise in Italy. The ROOSEVELT is operating in the Adriatic in support of Operation Deny Flight

Members of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) board a Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 (HMH-362) CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). The Marines are going to participate in a training exercise in Italy. The ROOSEVELT is operating in the Adriatic in support of Operation Deny Flight

Members of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) board a Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 3 (HS-3) SH-60F Sea Hawk on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). The Marines are going to participate in a training exercise in Italy. The ROOSEVELT is operating in the Adriatic in support of Operation Deny Flight

Members of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) board a Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 3 (HS-3) SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). The Marines are going to participate in a training exercise in Italy. The ROOSEVELT is operating in the Adriatic in support of Operation Deny Flight

The Honorable Leslie"Les"Aspin (at podium), U.S. Secretary of Defense, addresses the media at a press conference on the formation of the Defense Science Board Readiness Task Force at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on May 19, 1993. Also present are: U.S. Marine Corps GEN. (Ret.) Joseph J. Went (left), former Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps; U.S. Army GEN. (Ret.) Edward C. Meyer, former CHIEF of STAFF of the Army; U.S. Air Force GEN. (Ret.) Larry D. Welch, former CHIEF of STAFF of the Air Force; and U.S. Army GEN. (Ret.) Maxwell R. Thurman, former Commander, U.S. Southern Command. OSD Package No. A07D-00223 (DOD PHOTO by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

A flight deck crewmember from the Iwo Jima Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS NEW ORLEANS LPH 11, stands back to camera and marshals in a US Army UH-1N Huey Medical Evacuation Helicopter on the deck of the NEW ORLEANS during a joint service mass casualty exercise held 18 November 1993. The 46th Medical Task Force conducted the exercise with members of the US Marines and Navy to determine what actions will be taken in the event of a mass casualty situation during Operation Continue Hope in Mogadishu, Somalia

A flight deck crewmember from the Iwo Jima Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS NEW ORLEANS LPH 11, stands back to camera and gives a thumbs up to a US Army UH-1N Huey Medical Evacuation Helicopter that has just touched down onto the deck of the NEW ORLEANS during a joint service mass casualty exercise held 18 November 1993. The 46th Medical Task Force conducted the exercise with members of the US Marines and Navy to determine what actions will be taken in the event of a mass casualty situation during Operation Continue Hope in Mogadishu, Somalia

COL. Burton C. Quist, commander, Joint Task Force Provide Promise (Forward), US Marine Corps, compliments the 2nd Forces Support Group, US Marine Corps, for their motivation during the Independence Day 5K Fun Run at Camp Pleso

COL. Burton C. Quist, commander Joint Task Force Provide Promise (Forward), US Marine Corps, congratulates all the winners of the Independence Day 5K Fun Run at Camp Pleso

COL. Burton C. Quist, commander Joint Task Force Provide Promise (Forward), US Marine Corps, presents a medal to a participant of the Independence Day 5K Fun Run at Camp Pleso

COL. Burton C. Quist, commander Joint Task Force Provide Promise (Forward), US Marine Corps, presents a gym bag to Sue Stockdale, Quality Assurance Officer, Headquarters United Nations Protective Forces for her performance in the Independence Day 5K Fun Run at Camp Pleso

COL. Burton C. Quist, commander, Joint Task Force Provide Promise (Forward), US Marine Corps, gathers everyone to present medals to the winners of the Independence Day 5K Fun Run at Camp Pleso

Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen of Joint Task Force Provide Promise stand in formation while the colors are being presented. They are being awarded the United Nations Medal for Service for the period of March 1994 through July 1994. The United States contingent provided critical humanitarian and medical aid to the people of the former Republic of Yugoslavia

Commander of Joint Task Force Provide Promise (JTFPP) (Forward), COL. Burton C. Quist, US Marine Corps, receives his United Nations (UN) Medal from Lieutenant-General Bertrand Guillaume de Lapresle, Force Commander, UN Protection Forces at the JTFPP (Forward) UN Medals Parade, Camp Pleso

The Colors are carried in the Joint Task Force Provide Promise (Forward) United Nations Medals Parade, Camp Pleso, by LCPL. Steve Wade, SGT. Joseph Middlebrooks, and LCPL. David Smith. All are US Marine Corps military police stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC

COL. Allen Gardner, U.S. Army, the new Joint Task Force Provide Promise (JTFPP) (Forward) Commander and Colonel Burton Quist, U.S. Marines, out going Commander JTFPP (Forward) cut a commemorating cake as refreshments are served after the JTFPP (Forward) Change of Command ceremony, Camp Pleso

The new Commander of Joint Task Force Provide Promise (JTFPP) (Forward), COL. Allen Gardner, U.S. Army, accepts the Unit Colors from the out going Commander JTFPP (Forward) Colonel Burton Quist, U.S. Marines, at the Change of Command ceremony Camp Pleso

COL. Allen Gardner, U.S. Army, incoming Commander Joint Task Force Provide Promise (JTFPP) (Forward) and COL. Burton Quist, U.S. Marines, Commander JTFPP (Forward) take their place to pass the Unit Colors at the Change of Command ceremony at Camp Pleso

COL. Burton Quist, U.S. Marines, Commander Joint Task Force Provide Promise (JTFPP) (Forward) passes the Unit Colors to COL. Alan Gardner, U.S. Army, incoming Commander JTFPP (Forward), Camp Pleso

A Navy Achievement Medal is presented to PVT. Dallas K. Medal, U.S. Army, by the Joint Task Force Provide Promise (JTFPP) CHIEF of STAFF, Brig. GEN. Edward Hanlon Jr., U.S. Marines, during the JTFPP (Forward) Change of Command ceremony at Camp Pleso

Words of parting and praise are given by COL. Burton Quist, U.S. Marines, out going Commander Joint Task Force Provide Promise (JTFPP) (Forward) during the Change of Command ceremony at Camp Pleso

The Unit Colors having been passed COL. Burton Quist, U.S. Marines, out going Commander Joint Task Force Provide Promise (JTFPP) (Forward), wishes the new JTFPP (Forward) Commander, COL. Allen Gardner, U.S. Army, well in his new position at Camp Pleso

COL. Burton Quist, U.S. Marines, out going Commander Joint Task Force Provide Promise (JTFPP) (Forward) is presented with the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his work at JTFPP (Forward) Camp Pleso by Brig. GEN. Edward Hanlon, Jr., CHIEF of STAFF, JTFPP, during the Change of Command ceremony

LT. Christopher Cunningham is promoted to Captain by Brig. GEN. Edward Hanlon Jr., U.S. Marines, Joint Task Force Provide Promise (JTFPP) CHIEF of STAFF and COL. Burton Quist, U.S. Marines, Commander JTFPP (Forward) during the JTFPP (Forward) Change of Command ceremony at Camp Pleso

A Marine walks the perimeter of the airfield and another Marine stands at his camouflaged foxhole. They are securing the airfield at Cap Haitien which is used by a special Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) during Operation Uphold Democracy

This area at the port of Cap Haitien is utilized as the special Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Command and Control area of operation

This area at the port of Cap Haitien is utilized as the special Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Command and Control area of operation

Marine LCpl E. Lampe of H&S Company walks security at the port of Cap Haitien wearing an M-85 Kevlar-lined helmet, flack vest and M-16A2 rifle. The port is a major logistical and command center for the special Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) for Operation Uphold Democracy

A special purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) convoy rolls through the streets of Cap Haitien during Operation Uphold Democracy

Marines from the special purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) patrol the port of Cap Haitien during Operation Uphold Democracy