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Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III walks between the Commander of Amphibious Squadron 4 (PHIBRON 4), left, and the commanding officer of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) after his arrival during Fleet Ex 1-90

Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III walks between the Comman...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: FLEET EX 1-90 Base: Nas, Roosevelt Roads State: Puerto Rico (PR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) file aboard a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) during a rehearsal for Operation Sharp Edge. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) file aboard a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: USS Saipan (LHA 2) Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Relea... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) file aboard a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) during a rehearsal for Operation Sharp Edge. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) file aboard a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: USS Saipan (LHA 2) Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Relea... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are led to a helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) during a rehearsal for Operation Sharp Edge. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are led to a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to fire their M-249 squad automatic weapons from the stern of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) during weapons training held prior Operation Sharp Edge. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to fire their M-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) practice body-search techniques on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) in preparation for Operation Sharp Edge. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) practice body...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: USS Saipan (LHA 2) Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Relea... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to fire their M-249 squad automatic weapons from the stern of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) during weapons training held prior Operation Sharp Edge. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to fire their M-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

A Marine of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares to fire his M-249 squad automatic weapons from the stern of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) during weapons training held prior Operation Sharp Edge. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia

A Marine of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares to fire his M-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) gather in the hangar bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) for a briefing on the situation in Monrovia, Liberia, and the rules of engagement governing their mission once ashore. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia for Operation Sharp Edge

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) gather in the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: USS Saipan (LHA 2) Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Relea... more

Officers of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) gather in the MEU commander's office aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) for a briefing on the situation in and around Monrovia, Liberia. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia for Operation Sharp Edge

Officers of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) gather in th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Officers of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) gather in the MEU commander's office aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) for a briefing on the situation in and around Monrovia, Liberia. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia for Operation Sharp Edge

Officers of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) gather in th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) gather in the hangar bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) for a briefing on the situation in and around Monrovia, Liberia, and the rules of engagement governing their mission once ashore. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia for Operation Sharp Edge

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) gather in the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) board a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) during a rehearsal for Operation Sharp Edge. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) board a Marin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are led to a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) during a rehearsal for Operation Sharp Edge. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are led to a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

A Marine of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) adjusts one of the M-60E3 machine guns set up on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) for weapons training prior to Operation Sharp Edge. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia

A Marine of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) adjusts one ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are led to a helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) during a rehearsal for Operation Sharp Edge. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are led to a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... more

A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) lifts off the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) as an AV-8B Harrier aircraft is readied for takeoff during Operation Sharp Edge. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are being sent to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 26...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Marines working for the Combat Cargo Office aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) carry baggage aboard a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter during Operation Sharp Edge. Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) will be flown to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

Marines working for the Combat Cargo Office aboard the amphibious assa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) stand by to board a helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) during Operation Sharp Edge. The Marines will be flown to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) stand by to b...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) check their equipment aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) while waiting to board a helicopter during Operation Sharp Edge. The Marines will be flown to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) check their e...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

A Marine standing in the back of a truck aboard a landing craft looks toward the open well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) during Operation Sharp Edge. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are being sent to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

A Marine standing in the back of a truck aboard a landing craft looks ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

A CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter attached to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) lifts off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) during Operation Sharp Edge. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are being sent to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

A CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter attached to Marine Medium Helicopter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) stand by to board a helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) during Operation Sharp Edge. The Marines will be flown to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) stand by to b...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) board a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) during Operation Sharp Edge. The Marines will be flown to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) board a CH-46...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Two CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters attached to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) fly over an LCM-8 mechanized landing craft during Operation Sharp Edge. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are being sent to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

Two CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters attached to Marine Medium Helicopt...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

A CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter attached to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) lifts off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) during Operation Sharp Edge. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are being sent to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

A CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter attached to Marine Medium Helicopter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) pick up their equipment before boarding a helicopter during Operation Sharp Edge. The Marines will be flown to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) aboard the am...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

The utility landing craft LCU-1653 heads for shore with a load of light armored vehicles (LAVs) and other Marine vehicles during Operation Sharp Edge. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are being sent to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

The utility landing craft LCU-1653 heads for shore with a load of ligh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

A CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter attached to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) departs the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) during Operation Sharp Edge. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are being sent to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

A CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter attached to Marine Medium Helicopter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) during Operation Sharp Edge. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are being sent to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 26...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Two CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) depart the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) during Operation Sharp Edge. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are being sent to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

Two CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

A Marine of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) sits at the edge of the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) while waiting to board a helicopter during Operation Sharp Edge. Marines of the 22nd MEU are being sent to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

A Marine of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) sits at the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are led aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) during Operation Sharp Edge. The Marines will be flown to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, to augment security and evacuate U.S. and foreign nationals from the fighting between government and rebel forces

Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are led aboar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Kip Burke Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Two Marines man a security post on the roof of the US Embassy. The Marine at right is armed with an M16A2 rifle; the Marine at left is leaning on an AT4 light anti-armor weapon covered with a poncho. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), were sent to augment security at the embassy as part of Operation SHARP EDGE

Two Marines man a security post on the roof of the US Embassy. The Mar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 William G. Davis Iii Release Status: Released to... more

A group of Marines stand watch on the roof of the United States Embassy. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), were sent to augment security at the embassy as part of Operation SHARP EDGE

A group of Marines stand watch on the roof of the United States Embass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 William G. Davis Iii Release Status: Released to... more

Marines on the grounds of the US Embassy wait in line to board a helicopter. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), were sent to augment security at the embassy as part of Operation SHARP EDGE

Marines on the grounds of the US Embassy wait in line to board a helic...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 William G. Davis Iii Release Status: Released to... more

A squad of Marines moves to board a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter on the grounds of the United States Embassy. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), were sent to augment security at the embassy as part of Operation SHARP EDGE

A squad of Marines moves to board a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 William G. Davis Iii Release Status: Released to... more

A Marine armed with an M16A2 rifle equipped with an M203 grenade launcher stands watch on the roof of the United States Embassy. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), were sent to augment security at the embassy as part of Operation SHARP EDGE

A Marine armed with an M16A2 rifle equipped with an M203 grenade launc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 William G. Davis Iii Release Status: Released to... more

A Marine posted atop the roof of the United States Embassy sits beside a Mark 19 automatic grenade launcher as he scans the surrounding area with a pair of binoculars. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), were sent to augment security at the embassy as part of Operation SHARP EDGE

A Marine posted atop the roof of the United States Embassy sits beside...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 William G. Davis Iii Release Status: Released to... more

Marines pile up sandbags that are being filled on the beach at the edge of the US Embassy compound. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), were sent to augment security at the embassy as part of Operation SHARP EDGE

Marines pile up sandbags that are being filled on the beach at the edg...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 William G. Davis Iii Release Status: Released to... more

A squad of Marines boards a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM 261) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter on the grounds of the US Embassy. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), were sent to augment security at the embassy as part of Operation SHARP EDGE

A squad of Marines boards a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 William G. Davis Iii Release Status: Released to... more

Marines on the grounds of the US Embassy sandbag a position near the compound's perimeter. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), were sent to augment security at the embassy as part of Operation SHARP EDGE

Marines on the grounds of the US Embassy sandbag a position near the c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 William G. Davis Iii Release Status: Released to... more

Marines unload boxes of supplies from a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM 261) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter on the grounds of the US Embassy. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), were sent to augment security at the embassy as part of Operation SHARP EDGE

Marines unload boxes of supplies from a Marine Medium Helicopter Squad...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 William G. Davis Iii Release Status: Released to... more

Three Marines man a security post overlooking a road outside the United States Embassy. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), were sent to augment security at the embassy as part of Operation SHARP EDGE

Three Marines man a security post overlooking a road outside the Unite...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 William G. Davis Iii Release Status: Released to... more

Chaplain (LT.) Joe Scordo, the Catholic chaplain for the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), says Mass for Marines assigned to the U.S. Embassy during Operation Sharp Edge. The Marine Corps and Navy elements participating in the operation are involved in providing support for the embassy and evacuating civilians caught in Liberia's civil war

Chaplain (LT.) Joe Scordo, the Catholic chaplain for the 22nd Marine E...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Davis Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

Chaplain (LT.) Joe Scordo, the Catholic chaplain for the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), distributes Holy Communion at a Mass for Marines assigned to the U.S. Embassy during Operation Sharp Edge. The Marine Corps and Navy elements participating in the operation are involved in providing support for the embassy and evacuating civilians caught in Liberia's civil war

Chaplain (LT.) Joe Scordo, the Catholic chaplain for the 22nd Marine E...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHARP EDGE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Davis Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

U.S. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, one with a Shoulder-launched, Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW), and another with an M-16A2 rifle, participate in Operation Red Reef III, an exercise to train Saudi Marines

U.S. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, one with a Shoulde...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RED REEF III Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Michael J. Tuemler Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

U.S. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, one with an M-249 squad automatic weapon, left, and another with an M-16A2 rifle, right, participate in Operation Red Reef III, an exercise to train Saudi Marines

U.S. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, one with an M-249 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RED REEF III Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Michael J. Tuemler Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Three CH-53A Sea Stallion helicopters fly over the beach as U.S. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, one with an M-16A2 rifle, participate in Operation Red Reef III, an exercise to train Saudi Marines

Three CH-53A Sea Stallion helicopters fly over the beach as U.S. Marin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RED REEF III Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Michael J. Tuemler Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) charge across the desert during exercise Eager Mace 92-1, the first major U.S./Kuwaiti combined servcice exercise since the end of Operation Desert Storm

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EAGER MACE 92-1DESERT STORM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Tuemler Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicles of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) move out across the desert during Exercise Eager Mace 92-1, the first major U.S./Kuwaiti combined service exercise since the end of Operation Desert Storm

AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicles of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EAGER MACE 92-1 Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Tuemler Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

A member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) looks out from the hatch of an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle as he takes part in maneuvers during Exercise Eager Mace 92-1, the first major U.S./Kuwaiti combined service exercise since the end of Operation Desert Storm

A member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Cap...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EAGER MACE 92-1DESERT STORM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Tuemler Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) cross the desert in an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle during exercise Eager Mace 92-1, the first major U.S./Kuwaiti combined service exercise since the end of Operation Desert Storm

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EAGER MACE 92-1DESERT STORM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Tuemler Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

A member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) looks out from the open batch of an AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle during exercise Eager Mace 92-1, the first major U.S./Kuwaiti combined service exercise since the end of Operation Desert Storm

A member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Cap...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EAGER MACE 92-1DESERT STORM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Tuemler Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

An AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) comes ashore during Exercise Eager Mace 92-1, the first major U.S./Kuwaiti combined service exercise since the end of Operation Desert Storm

An AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle of the 22nd Marine Expeditionar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAPABLEEAGER MACE 92-1 Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Tuemler Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

A member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit rappels from a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter to the deck of the amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD-4) during a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel (TRAP) mission

A member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit rappels from a Marine M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit advance across the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD-4) after rappelling from a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter. The Marines are participating in a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel (TRAP) mission

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit advance across the fligh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit advance across the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD-4) after rappelling from a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter. The Marines are participating in a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel (TRAP) mission

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit advance across the fligh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit run past Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters secured on the bow of the amphibious assault ship USS GUAM (LPH-9) during morning physical training (PT)

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit run past Marine Medium H...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit covers the perimeter after rappelling from a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter to the amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD-4) during a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel (TRAP) mission. He is armed with a 5.56mm M-249 squad automatic weapon (SAW)

A member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit covers the perimeter af...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit advance across the deck of the amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD-4) after rappelling from a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter while conducting a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel (TRAP) mission

A member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit advance across the deck...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to send a radio message during a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel (TRAP) mission being conducted on the amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD-4)

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to send a radio ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit covers part of the perimeter during a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel (TRAP) exercise being conducted on the amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD-4). He is armed with a 5.56mm M-16A2 rifle fitted with an NVS-700 night vision system

A member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit covers part of the peri...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit run on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS GUAM (LPH-9) during morning physical training (PT)

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit run on the flight deck o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit rappels from a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter to the deck of the amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD-4) during a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel (TRAP) mission

A member of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit rappels from a Marine M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit conducting a simulated Tactical Recovery of Aircraft Personnel (TRAP) mission prepare a stretcher to be evacuated from the deck of the amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD-4) by a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit conducting a simulated T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Austin (LPD 4) Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... more

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit run on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS GUAM (LPH-9) during morning physical training (PT)

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit run on the flight deck o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit conducting a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel (TRAP) mission prepare a stretcher to be evacuated from the deck of the amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD-4) by a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-53E Sea Knight Helicopter

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit conducting a simulated t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit rappel from a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter to the deck of the amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD-4) during a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel (TRAP) mission

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit rappel from a Marine Med...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 John Bivera Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) charge out of an AAVP-7A1, the first major U.S./Kuwaiti combined service exercise since the end of Operation Desert Storm

Members of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EAGER MACE 92-1DESERT STORM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Tuemler Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

A US Marine CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), refuels from a US Military support aircraft, while operating from the flight deck of the US Navy's amphibious assault ship USS GUAM (LPH 9) (not shown). The 2000 marines on board Guam have been operating in coastal waters off the troubled African nation of Liberia, assisting in evacuation efforts in support of Operation ASSURED RESPONSE

A US Marine CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Pha Richard W. Williams, USN Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

The US Navy's amphibious assault ship USS GUAM (LPH 9) operating in coastal waters off the troubled African nation of Liberia. Guam and her embarked compliment of over 2000 marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, have been participating in evacuation efforts in support of Operation ASSURED RESPONSE

The US Navy's amphibious assault ship USS GUAM (LPH 9) operating in co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Richard W. Williams, USN Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

CPL. Damien Degennaro, (hometown Albany, NY) an Avionics Technician, performs maintenance checks on the propeller of a UH-1 Iroquois aboard the USS PONCE (LPD-15) during its transatlantic voyage. The UH-1 from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 264 (HMM-264) Composite and is part of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia. SPMAGTF Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, will take over the duties of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit at the US Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. T. L. Corwin

CPL. Damien Degennaro, (hometown Albany, NY) an Avionics Technician, p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: USS Ponce (LPD 15) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

Avionics Technicians CPL. Kenneth Kerrouack (hometown Hartford, CT) and Lance CPL. Patrick Anderson (hometown Chattanooga, TN) with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 264 (HMM-264), troubleshoot the anti-collision light on a CH-46 Sea Knight aboard the USS PONCE (LPD-15) during its transatlantic voyage. The CH-46 belong to HMM-264 and is part of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia. SPMAGTF Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, will take over the duties of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit at the US Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. T. L. Corwin

Avionics Technicians CPL. Kenneth Kerrouack (hometown Hartford, CT) an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: USS Ponce (LPD 15) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

Marines from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment use the gym facilities aboard the USS PONCE (LPD-15) during its transatlantic voyage. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, will take over the duties of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit at the US Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. T. L. Corwin

Marines from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment use the gym facilities...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: USS Ponce (LPD 15) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

LT. Seth Lapine (hometown Stamford, CT) briefs Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment aboard the USS PONCE (LPD-15) during its transatlantic voyage. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, will take over the duties of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit at the US Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. T. L. Corwin

LT. Seth Lapine (hometown Stamford, CT) briefs Marines from the 3rd Ba...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: USS Ponce (LPD 15) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

CHIEF Warrant Officer Michael Dominguez (hometown, Puerto Rico) attached to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, instructs Marines from Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment in the use of the M16A2 Service Rifle in the Sling Arms Position on the flight deck of the USS PONCE (LPD-15) during its transatlantic voyage. The Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, will take over the duties of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit at the US Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. T. L. Corwin

CHIEF Warrant Officer Michael Dominguez (hometown, Puerto Rico) attach...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: USS Ponce (LPD 15) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

Marines from Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment train for close quarters combat with M16A2s equipped with an M203 grenade launcher on the flight deck of the USS PONCE (LPD-15) during its transatlantic voyage. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, will take over the duties of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit at the US Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. T. L. Corwin

Marines from Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment train fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: USS Ponce (LPD 15) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

Lance CPL. Roberts gives classes on the setup of the US Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, on the O-2 deck of the USS PONCE (LPD-15) during its transatlantic voyage. The Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, will take over the duties of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit at the US Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. T. L. Corwin

Lance CPL. Roberts gives classes on the setup of the US Embassy in Mon...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: USS Ponce (LPD 15) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

CPL. Dale Kinney (hometown Arab, AL) and Lance CPL. Harrison Gardner (hometown Mobile, AL) with the Scout Sniper Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, brief Marines on Sniper Tactics aboard the USS PONCE (LPD-15) during its transatlantic voyage. The Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, will take over the duties of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit at the US Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. T. L. Corwin

CPL. Dale Kinney (hometown Arab, AL) and Lance CPL. Harrison Gardner (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: USS Ponce (LPD 15) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

MASTER GUNNERY SGT. Pumphrey, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) S-3, briefs Marines from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, on the rules of engagement prior to their landing in Liberia. SPMAGTF Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, will take over the duties of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), at the US Embassy in Monrovia. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

MASTER GUNNERY SGT. Pumphrey, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: USS Ponce (LPD 15) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

COL. Tony Corwin, Commanding Officer of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, addresses troops two days prior to landing in Liberia. SPMAGTF Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, will take over the duties of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) at the US Embassy in Monrovia

COL. Tony Corwin, Commanding Officer of the Special Purpose Marine Air...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: USS Ponce (LPD 15) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

COL. Tony Corwin, Commanding Officer of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, addresses troops two days prior to landing in Liberia. SPMAGTF Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, will take over the duties of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), at the US Embassy in Monrovia

COL. Tony Corwin, Commanding Officer of the Special Purpose Marine Air...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: USS Ponce (LPD 15) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

US Marines from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) wait anxiously to board helicopters prior to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia takes over operations. SPMAGTF Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the US Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

US Marines from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, attached to the 22...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Pub... more

US Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, arrive at the US Embassy by way of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter. SPMAGTF Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

US Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Pub... more

Marines off load supplies from a CH-53 Super Stallion at the US Embassy. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the US Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

Marines off load supplies from a CH-53 Super Stallion at the US Embass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Pub... more

A soldier stands guard at Post 2 at the US Embassy. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the US Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

A soldier stands guard at Post 2 at the US Embassy. Special Purpose Ma...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Pub... more

Marines from Scout Sniper Platoon, 8th Marine Regiment make visual perimeter checks from their position on top of the US Embassy. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the US Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

Marines from Scout Sniper Platoon, 8th Marine Regiment make visual per...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Pub... more

An M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) rests on a pile of sandbags as STAFF SGT. Stout Stewart, (hometown Tyler, TX) hammers down a pole identifying fields of fire in front of Post 5 overlooking the front of the US Embassy. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the US Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

An M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) rests on a pile of sandbags as ST...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Pub... more

CPL. Dennis Lauseng, (hometown Watertown, SD) and Lance CPL. Drew Schwichow, (hometown: Wilmington, DE) keep watch on the West African peace monitoring force in Liberia (ECOMOG) soldiers from Post 7B on the Southwest sector of the US Embassy. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the US Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. T.L. Corwin

CPL. Dennis Lauseng, (hometown Watertown, SD) and Lance CPL. Drew Schw...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Pub... more

Two US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261), conduct aerial refueling with a USMC KC-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) during exercises conducted by the USMC 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), in the Arabian Sea. The US Navy (USN) WASP CLASS; Amphibious Assault Ship, USS WASP (LHD-1), is underway in the background

Two US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters assigned to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SRA Cheresa D. Clark, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261), conducts aerial refueling with a USMC KC-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) during exercises conducted by the USMC 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), over the Arabian Sea

A US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to Ma...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SRA Cheresa D. Clark, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Two US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261), conduct aerial refueling with a USMC KC-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) during exercises conducted by the USMC 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), over the Arabian Sea

Two US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters assigned to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SRA Cheresa D. Clark, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Two US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261), conduct aerial refueling with a USMC KC-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) during exercises conducted by the USMC 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), over the Arabian Sea

Two US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters assigned to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SRA Cheresa D. Clark, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Two US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261), conduct aerial refueling with a USMC KC-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) during exercises conducted by the USMC 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), over the Arabian Sea

Two US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters assigned to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SRA Cheresa D. Clark, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Two US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261), conduct aerial refueling with a USMC KC-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) during exercises conducted by the USMC 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), over the Arabian Sea

Two US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters assigned to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SRA Cheresa D. Clark, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

U.S. Marine from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) participates in a long-range deployment exercise from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1)

U.S. Marine from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Oper...

Northern Djibouti, Africa (Aug. 01, 2002) A U.S. Marine from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) participates in a long-range deployment exercise from the amphibious assaul... more

USS Wasp enjoys a port visit

USS Wasp enjoys a port visit

Marmaris, Turkey (Aug. 08, 2002) Photographer's Mate Airman Teresa Ellison of Newport, R.I., bargains with a Turkish rug salesman during a four-day port visit by USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp sailors and Marines were... more

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Eight Three assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) makes its approach.

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Eight Three assigned to Assault Craft...

Gulf of Mexico (Jul. 24, 2003) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Eight Three assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) makes its approach to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during an Expeditionary... more

Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) as they depart Naval Station Norfolk, Va. on a scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism.

Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship U...

Norfolk, Va. (Feb. 17, 2004) Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) as they depart Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on a scheduled deployment in support of the global w... more