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U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force prepare to engage their targets on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2) in the South China Sea, June 12, 2015. The MRF practices bo... More

U.S. Marine Sgt. Erik Maehler aims in on his target

U.S. Marine Sgt. Erik Maehler aims in on his target

U.S. Marine Sgt. Erik Maehler aims in on his target at a fire-and-maneuver range aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 11, 2015. Maehler is a team leader with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid F... More

INDIAN OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2015) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman

INDIAN OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2015) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman

INDIAN OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2015) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jeremiah Zapata fires at a target with an M45 1911A1 pistol aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Zapata is a corpsman with the ... More

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force sight in on their targets aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) at sea in the Pacific Ocean, June 1, 2015. These Marines frequently practice the... More

U.S. Marine Sgt. Daniel Mullis, left, teaches nomenclature

U.S. Marine Sgt. Daniel Mullis, left, teaches nomenclature

U.S. Marine Sgt. Daniel Mullis, left, teaches nomenclature and handling techniques for the M9 Beretta pistol during a female engagement team class aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Mullis is... More

ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Alex Daigle

ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Alex Daigle

ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Alex Daigle fires at his target with an M45 1911 A1 pistol during a deck shoot aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Daigle is a member of the 15th M... More

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force fire at targets aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 10, 2015. The MRF is honing their marksmanship skills to maintain their combat rea... More

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rumple aims at his

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rumple aims at his

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rumple aims at his target during Certification Exercise (CERTEX) aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) off the coast of San Diego April 10, 2015. Rumple is a member of the 15th Marine Exp... More

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force practice room-entering procedures on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2) at sea in the Pacific Ocean, May 28, 2015. These Marines ... More

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 14, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Bryan

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 14, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Bryan

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 14, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Bryan Rodriguez fires an M45 1911 A1 pistol during a deck shoot aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). Rodriguez is a point man with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Un... More

El Paso, Texas, Marine participating in world's largest war game

El Paso, Texas, Marine participating in world's largest war game

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Samuel D. Stein with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines joined the Marine Corps to see more of the world than just his hometown of El Paso, Texas. He said he needed a higher purpose and wanted t... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – A Mexican

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – A Mexican

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – A Mexican sailor uses duct tape to secure bricks of TNT to a fence stake to make a Field-expedient Bangalore, an explosive charge packed into a tube or fixed to an obj... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July 28, 2016) – U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 15 complete administrative procedures for each role-player to receive access to the evacuation vehicle... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July 26, 2016) – Commander of the 1st Canadian Air Division Maj. Gen. Christian Drouin tours the flight line with U.S. Marines, July 26, 2016, during the Southern C... More

U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault

U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault

U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion take part in a shore-to-shore exercise using assault amphibious vehicles to enhance their sea-to-land capabilities during Rim of the Pacific 201... More

PACIFIC OCEAN– Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibious

PACIFIC OCEAN– Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibious

PACIFIC OCEAN– Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 1st Marine Division navigate to the ARM Usumacinta (A-412) on an assault amphibious vehicle during Rim of the Pacific 2016, July 30. 2016. Twenty-si... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July 29, 2016) – U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division prepare for a beach insert during the Southern California portion of Rim of the... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., July 13,

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., July 13,

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., July 13, 2016– U.S. Marines, Mexican sailors and Canadian soldiers prepare grid coordinates for close air support missions during the Southern California portion of Rim... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July 18, 2016) - Marines provide security while participating in a mechanized assault training exercise during the Southern California portion of Rim of the Pacific... More

Mexican Navy 2nd Maestre CG Contramaestre Jose Antonio

Mexican Navy 2nd Maestre CG Contramaestre Jose Antonio

Mexican Navy 2nd Maestre CG Contramaestre Jose Antonio Morales guides U.S. Marine amphibious assault vehicles aboard the Mexican navy tank landing ship ARM Usumacinta (A-412) July 5, 2016. U.S. Marines assigned... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July 26, 2016) – A MV-22B Osprey prepares to take U.S. Marines of Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion to perform a High Altitude Low Oxygen jump during the ... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July 18, 2016) — Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion engage a mock enemy during an attack drill aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, July 1... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July 21, 2016) – U.S. Marines and Mexican sailors brief the commanding officer of the15th Marine Expeditionary Unit the concept of operations for an amphibious assa... More

An infantry platoon from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) marches along a road beside the beach during the combined Thai/U.S. exercise Cobra Gold '90

An infantry platoon from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Rayong Province Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Joseph F. Lancaster Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... More

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Troy Ferrie, left, and a member of G Company, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, discuss tactics inside an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle prior to its coming ashore during OPERATION RESTORE HOPE relief efforts

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Troy Ferrie, left, and a member of G Compa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 (Aw) Joseph Dorey Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Troy Ferrie, G Company, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, maintains his position at a checkpoint near the Kismayo Airport during Operation Restore Hope relief efforts. Ferrie is armed with an M-16A2 rifle

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Troy Ferrie, G Company, 15th Marine Expedi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Kismayo Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Aw) Joseph Dorey Release Status: Released to Pu... More

Local residents welcome members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) as they secure the city during Operation Restore Hope relief efforts

Local residents welcome members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Aw) Joseph Dorey Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

A member of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) monitors food distribution in a Somali village outside Baidoa during Operation Restore Hope relief efforts. The Marine is armed with an M-16A2 rifle equipped with an M-203 grenade launcher

A member of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) monitors foo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Aw) Joseph Dorey Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

Lance CPL. Steven Pipes, a member of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), stands in the turret of an LAV-25 light armored vehicle during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope. His is one of several Marine vehicles escorting a food convoy from the airport. An M-240E1 7.62mm machine gun is on the pintle mount to his right

Lance CPL. Steven Pipes, a member of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Uni...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Baidoa Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 (Aw) Joseph Dorey Release Status: Released to Pu... More

Members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) on an LAV(C) light armored command and control vehicle wait for a food convoy they will be escorting from the airport during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope. The crewman in the hatch has an M-16A2 5.56mm rifle and an M-240E1 7.62mm machine gun is on the pintle mount to his right

Members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) on an LAV(C) light...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Baidoa Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 (Aw) Joseph Dorey Release Status: Released to Pu... More

Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) man an LAV(C) light armored command and control vehicle escorting civilian relief workers who are transporting food supplies. The mission is taking place as part of the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope. The crewman in the hatch has an M-16A2 5.56mm rifle and an M-240E1 7.62mm machine gun is on the pintle mount to his right

Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) man an LAV(C) li...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Baidoa Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 (Aw) Joseph Dorey Release Status: Released to Pu... More

CPL. Gerald Poitra, a member of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), stands in the turret of an LAV-25 light armored vehicle during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope. His is one of several Marine vehicles escorting a food convoy from the airport. An M-240E1 7.62mm machine gun is on the pintle mount to his left

CPL. Gerald Poitra, a member of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (ME...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Baidoa Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 (Aw) Joseph Dorey Release Status: Released to Pu... More

Members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) help Somali relief workers move a disabled truck during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope. The truck was part of a convoy transporting supplies from the airport. Three Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters are in the background

Members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) help Somali relief...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Baidoa Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Aw) Joseph Dorey Release Status: Released to Pub... More

Members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) travel through Kismayo in an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle en route to secure the airport. The Marines are in the region during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope

Members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) travel through Kis...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Kismayo Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 (Aw) Joseph Dorey Release Status: Released to P... More

A member of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit mans an M-249 Squad Automatic W0eapon (SAW) as he maintains his position atop an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle en route to the airport. Marines are in the region during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope

A member of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit mans an M-249 Squad Aut...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Kismayo Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 (Aw) Joseph Dorey Release Status: Released to P... More

Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrive at the airport in an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope

Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrive at the airp...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Kismayo Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 (Aw) Joseph Dorey Release Status: Released to P... More

Local residents use a burro to haul wood as they pass by a checkpoint set up by Marines of G Company, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Marines are in the region during the multinational relief effort Restore Hope

Local residents use a burro to haul wood as they pass by a checkpoint ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Kismayo Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Sw) Joseph Dorey Release Status: Released to Pu... More

Members of G Company, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) exit from an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle after arriving to set up a checkpoint during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope. The Marine at right of the exit ramp is armed with a Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SHAW)

Members of G Company, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) exit from a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Kismayo Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 (Aw) Joseph Dorey Release Status: Released to P... More

The crew of a 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit AAV-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle prepare to secure their vehicle after parking in it during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope

The crew of a 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit AAV-7A1 amphibious assaul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PHCM Terry C. Mitchell Release Status: Released t... More

Left side profile, front third section, of an American Trans Air L1011. US Marines from 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Pendleton, California stand in a long line while boarding the aircraft. The Marines have web belts and M16 rifles with them. This is the first redeployment flight from Operation Restore Hope back to the United States. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Left side profile, front third section, of an American Trans Air L1011...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Airport Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Release Status: Rele... More

US Marines from 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Pendleton, California, load sea bags into the left side cargo hold on a Tower Air 747 prior to flying on the second redeployment flight to the United States from Operation Restore Hope

US Marines from 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine, 15th Marine Expeditionary U...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Airport Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Release Status: Rele... More

US Marines from 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Pendleton, California wait in line, with complete rucksacks, to be processed through customs prior to leaving Somalia and redeployment to the United States. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

US Marines from 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine, 15th Marine Expeditionary U...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Airport Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Release Status: Rele... More

US Marine COL Greg Newbold, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry, leaning over LCPL Anthony Otero while visiting him in the 86th Combat Support Hospital Intensive Care Ward 2. Otero is being treated for injuries sustained in a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) accident. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

US Marine COL Greg Newbold, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 2nd Battal...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Release Status: Released to ... More

View from the end of a long line of US Marines from 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Pendleton, California, as they board a Tower Air 747 for a redeployment flight to the United States from Operation Restore Hope. The Marines carry their rucksacks and M16 rifles with them

View from the end of a long line of US Marines from 3rd Battalion, 9th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Airport Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Release Status: Rele... More

Members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Camp Pendleton, CA, poses for a group photo in front the Air Cushioned Landing Craft (LCAC). The LCAC will return them to USS MOUNT RUSHMORE for a few days of rest and relaxation. The LCAC, also from Camp Pendleton, is a member of the Assault Craft Unit Five (ACU-5), "Swift Intruders." All are part of the Joint Task Force Somalia

Members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Camp Pendleton, C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Modadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PHCM Terry C. Mitchell Release Status: Released t... More

A 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) AAV-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle comes ashore during the multinational relief effort Operation Restore Hope

A 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) AAV-7A1 amphibious assault vehi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PHCM Terry Mitchell Release Status: Released to P... More

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) emerge from the surf onto the beach at the airport. The AAVs from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, (BLT 2/9), Camp Pendleton, CA, deployed on board USS JUNEAU is part of the operation

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) emerge from the surf onto the beach ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Modadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PHCM Terry C. Mitchell Release Status: Released t... More

Members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) stand in front of their AAV-7A1 amphibious assault vehicles lined up on the beach during the multinational relief effort OPERATION RESTORE HOPE. A Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter is in background

Members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) stand in front of ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PHCM Terry C. Mitchell Release Status: Released t... More

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) emerge from the surf onto the beach. The AAVs from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, (BLT 2/9), Camp Pendleton, CA, deployed on board USS JUNEAU is part of the operation

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) emerge from the surf onto the beach...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Modadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PHCM Terry C. Mitchell Release Status: Released t... More

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) backs into its position on the beach alongside other AAVs. The AAVs from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, (BLT 2/9), Camp Pendleton, CA, deployed on board USS JUNEAU is part of the operation

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) backs into its position on the bea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Modadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PHCM Terry C. Mitchell Release Status: Released t... More

US Marine COL Greg Newbold, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry (Right), visits LCPL Anthony Otero, one of his troops, in the 86th Combat Support Hospital Intensive Care Ward 2 after his treatment for injuries in a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) accident. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

US Marine COL Greg Newbold, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 2nd Battal...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Release Status: Released to ... More

United States Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit of Camp Pendleton "invade" the shores of Bellows Air Force Station, in Hawaii. The vehicles were disembarked by the USS BOXER Amphibious Ready Group as part of a training exercise enroute to a six-month tour in the Western Pacific. Bellows AFS is primarily used as a recreation site for military personnel, but is ideal and often used for amphibious training

United States Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles from the 15th M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Bellows Air Force Base, Oahu State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Tim Kurka Release Status: Rel... More

United States Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit of Camp Pendleton "invade" the shores of Bellows Air Force Station in Hawaii. The vehicles were disembarked by the USS BOXER Amphibious Ready Group as part of a training exercise enroute to a six-month tour in the Western Pacific. Bellows AFS is primarily used as a recreation site for military personnel, but is ideal and often used for amphibious training

United States Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles from the 15th M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Bellows Air Force Station, Oahu State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Tim Kurka Release Status: ... More

A member of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) waits his turn to onload his motorcycle for a helicopter flight into Kuwait.

A member of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operation...

At sea aboard USS Tarawa A member of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) waits his turn to onload his motorcycle for a helicopter flight into Kuwait. The Tarawa Amphibious... More

Plane handlers move an AV-8B Harrier aircraft in the ship�s hangar bay.

Plane handlers move an AV-8B Harrier aircraft in the ship�s hangar bay...

At sea aboard USS Tarawa Plane handlers move an AV-8B Harrier aircraft in the ships hangar bay. The amphibious assault ship is participating in a Component Training Underway Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast ... More

USS Peleliu (LHA 5)

USS Peleliu (LHA 5)

At sea aboard USS Peleliu A U.S. Marine from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC), prepares for flight operations aboard a CH-46E "Sea Knight" helicopter on the ship's flig... More

Seaman stands watch while U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) head to shore in a utility landing craft (LCU)

Seaman stands watch while U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expedition...

At sea aboard USS Tarawa Seaman Danielle Pafford stands watch while U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) head to shore in a utility landing craft (LCU). The amphibious assault ship i... More

 A crewmember looks on as the ship leaves her homeport of San Diego, Calif.

A crewmember looks on as the ship leaves her homeport of San Diego, C...

At sea aboard USS Tarawa A crewmember looks on as the ship leaves her homeport of San Diego, Calif. Tarawa and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Fr... More

USS Peleliu - Marine

USS Peleliu - Marine

At sea aboard USS Peleliu A U.S. Marine from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) waits to go on patrol inside an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV). Peleliu is underway in support of Operation Enduring Free... More

Airmen prepare tie-down chains used to secure an AV-8B �Harrier� aircraft in the hangar bay aboard USS Tarawa

Airmen prepare tie-down chains used to secure an AV-8B �Harrier� aircr...

At sea aboard USS Tarawa Airmen Karen Grunert (left) and Marissa Gutierrez prepare tie-down chains used to secure an AV-8B Harrier aircraft in the hangar bay aboard USS Tarawa. The amphibious assault ship is ... More

Service members sign weapons before deployment.

Service members sign weapons before deployment.

Aboard USS Peleliu Sergeant Melvin C. Lawson, an aircraft seat technician with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), scrawls a message to terrorists on the surface of a 500-pound MK82... More

Tourists and San Diego locals queue for a guided tour of the USS Anchorage (LPD 23), in San Diego Feb. 18, 2016.

Tourists and San Diego locals queue for a guided tour of the USS Ancho...

Tourists and San Diego locals queue for a guided tour of the USS Anchorage , in San Diego Feb. 18, 2016. The USS Anchorage is an amphibious transport dock designed to embark, transport, and land elements of an ... More

An AV-8 Harrier approaches the ship�s flight deck

An AV-8 Harrier approaches the ship�s flight deck

At sea aboard USS Tarawa An AV-8 Harrier approaches the ships flight deck after completing a training mission. Tarawa and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will be on call to support items of national i... More

U.S. Marines go ashore in Kuwait

U.S. Marines go ashore in Kuwait

At sea aboard USS Tarawa U.S. Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) board a CH-46 "Sea Knight" helicopter departing for a facilities in Kuwait. The Taraw... More

Cobra Helicopter Operations

Cobra Helicopter Operations

At sea aboard the Navy amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) AH-1W "Super Cobra" helicopters launch from the ships flight deck. Peleliu and h... More

Service members sign weapons before deployment.

Service members sign weapons before deployment.

Aboard USS Peleliu A Marine Sergeant with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) inscribes the names of friends who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. The 500-pound MK82 bomb was dropped on ... More

Harriers land on the flight deck aboard Tarawa

Harriers land on the flight deck aboard Tarawa

At sea aboard USS Tarawa AV-8B Harrier aircraft land on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship during recent exercises held off the coast of southern California. At the time, the San Diego-based Ta... More

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force rappel in the hangar bay of the USS Essex (LHD 20 in the East China Sea, June 2, 2015. The Marines also went over lowering procedures s... More

Marines from Bravo Battery, 1ST Marine Division, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrive via CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters at a classified location to provide perimeter support and defense for operations taking place there in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Marines from Bravo Battery, 1ST Marine Division, 15th Marine Expeditio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Reed, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

Weapons Check

Weapons Check

At sea aboard USS Peleliu (Nov. 02, 2001) U.S. Marine Corps pilot Captain Jason R. Maddocks, assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), carefully inspects his AV-8B Harrier pri... More

A US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)), moves off with a forklift lifted from the deck of the US Navy (USN) Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS PELELIU (LHA 5) as a USMC CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-163 (HMM-163) prepares to lift off from the same deck. The 15th MEU (SOC) and the PELELIU are currently supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. (SUBSTANDARD)

A US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, 15th Marine...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Peleliu (LHA 5) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Joseph R. Chenelly, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photo... More

Near a US Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter, an infantryman with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) carries a full combat load, including an FNMI 7.62 mm M240 Machine Gun, while moving into a security position after seizing a forward operating base in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Near a US Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter, an ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Joseph R. Chenelly, USMC Release Status: Released to P... More

Raise the Flag, Afghanistan

Raise the Flag, Afghanistan

Afghanistan (Nov. 25, 2001) U.S. Marines with C Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/1 of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Special Operations Capable (MEU, SOC) raise the first American flag in Afghanistan afte... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)), cruise through rough desert terrain on an M1043 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) armed with an M220 TOW (Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided) System during a patrol south of Kandahar City during Operation SWIFT FREEDOM under Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Specia...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kandahar Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Joseph R. Chenelly, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... More

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine Scout from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) provides security at a roadside south of Kandahar City during a patrol. During the unit's movement through the area, Afghan villagers emerged from roofless, windowless, adobe homes to help push Marine vehicles from soft sand during Operation SWIFT FREEDOM under Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. The Marine Scout is armed with 5.56 mm M4 Carbine rifle

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine Scout from the 15th Marine Expeditiona...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kandahar Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Joseph R. Chenelly, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... More

Camp Rhino - 15 MEU

Camp Rhino - 15 MEU

Camp Rhino, Afghanistan (Dec. 17, 2001) U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) security detachment pass time during their off hours playing cards in a warehouse next to the desert airstrip ... More

Anti-Taliban Force (ATF)

Anti-Taliban Force (ATF)

Kandahar, Afghanistan (Jan. 05, 2002) U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Ajmal Achekzai from Salt Lake City, Utah, kneels in prayer as he and an Anti-Taliban Force (ATF) soldier prepare for a mission. Lance Corporal ... More

Sgt. Jeff Seabaugh, a squad leader with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (15th MEU (SOC)), moves his Marines to their objective during a mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Sgt. Jeff Seabaugh, a squad leader with the 15th Marine Expeditionary ...

Zubayr, Iraq (Mar. 23, 2002) Sgt. Jeff Seabaugh, a squad leader with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (15th MEU (SOC)), moves his Marines to their objective during a mission in su... More

A U.S. Marine attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable (15th MEU (SOC)) dashes over foothills and trenches while conducting a mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

A U.S. Marine attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special ...

Zubayr, Iraq (Mar. 23, 2002) A U.S. Marine attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable (15th MEU (SOC)) dashes over foothills and trenches while conducting a mission in support of... More

USS Rushmore (LSD 47) steams out of San Diego Bay as she departs on a scheduled six-month deployment.

USS Rushmore (LSD 47) steams out of San Diego Bay as she departs on a ...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 06, 2003) USS Rushmore (LSD 47) steams out of San Diego Bay as she departs on a scheduled six-month deployment. Rushmore the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are part of the USS Tar... More

USS Rushmore (LSD 47) steams out of San Diego Bay as she departs on a scheduled six-month deployment.

USS Rushmore (LSD 47) steams out of San Diego Bay as she departs on a ...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 06, 2003) USS Rushmore (LSD 47) steams out of San Diego Bay as she departs on a scheduled six-month deployment. Rushmore the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are part of the USS Tar... More

After leaving her berth at Naval Station San Diego, USS Duluth (LPD 6) steams through San Diego Bay on her way to join elements of the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) at the start of a scheduled six-month deployment.

After leaving her berth at Naval Station San Diego, USS Duluth (LPD 6)...

Naval Station, San Diego (Jan. 06, 2003) After leaving her berth at Naval Station San Diego, USS Duluth (LPD 6) steams through San Diego Bay on her way to join elements of the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Amphibious Read... More

With her Sailors and Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)

With her Sailors and Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (...

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 06, 2003) With her Sailors and Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) "manning the rails," USS Duluth (LPD 6) steams out of San Diego Bay for a scheduled six-month deploym... More

A family member waves a tearful goodbye to her loved one aboard USS Tarawa (LHA 1) as the ship departs on a scheduled six-month deployment.

A family member waves a tearful goodbye to her loved one aboard USS Ta...

Naval Station, San Diego (Jan. 06, 2003) A family member waves a tearful goodbye to her loved one aboard USS Tarawa (LHA 1) as the ship departs on a scheduled six-month deployment. Tarawa and the 15th Marine Ex... More

Family members comfort each other as they watch USS Tarawa (LHA 1) depart for a regularly scheduled six-month deployment.

Family members comfort each other as they watch USS Tarawa (LHA 1) dep...

Naval Station, San Diego (Jan. 06, 2003) Family members comfort each other as they watch USS Tarawa (LHA 1) depart for a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. Tarawa and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit ... More

Activity hums around the San Diego-based amphibious assault ship as U.S. Marines go ashore in Kuwait.

Activity hums around the San Diego-based amphibious assault ship as U....

The Arabian Gulf, (Feb. 12, 2003) Activity hums around the San Diego-based amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1), as U.S. Marines go ashore in Kuwait. A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) leaves the ship's well ... More

U.S. Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) (Special Operations Capable (SOC)) unload a light armored vehicle from a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) after it goes ashore in Kuwait.

U.S. Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) (Special Oper...

Port Facility, Kuwait (Feb. 12, 2003) U.S. Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) unload a light armored vehicle from a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) after it goes as... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy (USN) personnel assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), listen to LieutenantCommander (LCDR) Michael L. Greenwalt, USN, Chaplain, lead a prayer service under the bright desert sun, during a Coalition forces build up in the Kuwait region, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy (USN) personnel assigned to the 15t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 15th MEU(SOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Matthew J. Decker... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy (USN) personnel assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), listen to LieutenantCommander (LCDR) Michael L. Greenwalt, USN, Chaplain, for the 15th MEU (SOC), recite a passage from the Holy Bible, during a Coalition forces build up in the Kuwait region, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy (USN) personnel assigned to the 15t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 15th MEU(SOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Matthew J. Decker... More

A make-shift alter stands in the Kuwaiti desert as US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy (USN) personnel with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), attend prayer services during a Coalition forces build up in the Kuwait region, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A make-shift alter stands in the Kuwaiti desert as US Marine Corps (US...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 15th MEU(SOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Matthew J. Decker... More

U.S. Marines from the combat engineer detachment, Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), stand silhouetted against the setting sun in Kuwait.

U.S. Marines from the combat engineer detachment, Battalion Landing Te...

Camp Bullrush, Kuwait (Feb. 16, 2003) U.S. Marines from the combat engineer detachment, Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), stand silhouetted against the set... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy (USN) personnel assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), line up for LieutenantCommander (LCDR) Michael L. Greenwalt, USN, Chaplain, as gives communion to Corporal (CPL) Alfred F. Torrissi, III, Left, an intelligence analyst with the 15th MEU (SOC), at a protestant service during a United States and Coalition forces build up in the Kuwait region, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy (USN) personnel assigned to the 15t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 15th MEU(SOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Matthew J. Decker... More

Chaplain of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), offers Communio

Chaplain of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Cap...

Camp Bullrush, Kuwait (Feb. 16, 2003) Lt. Cmdr. Michael L. Greenwalt, right, of Seattle, Wash., chaplain of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), offers Communion to Cpl. Alfred F. To... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy (USN) personnel assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), listen to LieutenantCommander (LCDR) Michael L. Greenwalt, USN, Chaplain, lead a protestant service, during a Coalition forces build up in the Kuwait region, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy (USN) personnel assigned to the 15t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 15th MEU(SOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Matthew J. Decker... More

Religious Program Specialist 3rd Class (FMF) Paul J. Skovranko, left, of Detroit, and Lt. Cmdr. Michael L. Greenwalt of Seattle, and chaplain for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)

Religious Program Specialist 3rd Class (FMF) Paul J. Skovranko, left, ...

Camp Bullrush, Kuwait (Feb. 16, 2003) Religious Program Specialist 3rd Class (FMF) Paul J. Skovranko, left, of Detroit, and Lt. Cmdr. Michael L. Greenwalt of Seattle, and chaplain for the 15th Marine Expedition... More

Prayer service

Prayer service

Camp Bullrush, Kuwait (Feb. 16, 2003) Marines and Sailors of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) listen to Lt. Cmdr. Michael L. Greenwalt, chaplain of the 15th MEU, recite passages from the Holy Bible duri... More

Armed with Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 rifles, US Marine Corps (USMC) member from Echo "E" Company, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 2/1, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)(Special Operations Capable), fire at silhouette targets in a safe impact area, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Armed with Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 rifles, US Marine Corps (USMC) member fr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Echo Co Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Brian L. Wickliffe, USM... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Guillory from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)(Special Operations Capable) stands watch for Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 2/1, in Kuwait, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Guillory from the 15th Ma...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST CEB Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Brian L. Wickliffe, USM... More

U.S. Marines from Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)

U.S. Marines from Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 15th Marin...

Camp Bullrush, Kuwait (Feb. 17, 2003) U.S. Marines from Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) shoot at targets during marksmanship training. The e... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Jeremy Harris and LCPL Dominique Nicolas from the detachment of combat engineers attached to Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 2/1, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)(Special Operations Capable) set up camouflage netting, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Jeremy Harris and LCPL Do...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Brian L. Wickliffe, USMC Release Status: Released to Publi... More

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