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A Main Battle Tank Retriever vehicle assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) is off-loaded from Land Craft Utility 1660 (LCU 1660) in Saipan's Well Deck.

A Main Battle Tank Retriever vehicle assigned to the 24th Marine Exped...

At sea aboard USS Saipan A Main Battle Tank Retriever vehicle assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) is off-loaded from Land Craft Utility 1660 (LCU 1660) in Saipan's Well Deck. Saipan is cur... More

Land Craft Utility 1660 (LCU 1660) assigned to Amphibious Craft Unit Two (ACU 2) off-loads a U.S. Marine Corps Abrams M1-A1 Main Battle Tank.

Land Craft Utility 1660 (LCU 1660) assigned to Amphibious Craft Unit T...

At sea aboard USS Saipan Land Craft Utility 1660 (LCU 1660) assigned to Amphibious Craft Unit Two (ACU 2) off-loads a U.S. Marine Corps Abrams M1-A1 Main Battle Tank assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Un... More

Land Craft Utility 1660 (LCU 1660) assigned to Amphibious Craft Unit Two (ACU 2) off-loads a U.S. Marine Corps Abrams M1-A1 Main Battle Tank.

Land Craft Utility 1660 (LCU 1660) assigned to Amphibious Craft Unit T...

At sea aboard USS Saipan Landing Craft Utility 1660 (LCU 1660) assigned to Amphibious Craft Unit Two (ACU 2) off-loads a U.S. Marine Corps Abrams M1-A1 Main Battle Tank assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary... More

As seen from aboard a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, the amphibious assault ship USS GUADALCANAL (LPH-7) lies anchored in Iskenderun Bay to offload elements of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) during Operation Provide Comfort, a multinational effort to aid Kurdish refugees in northern Iraq and southern Turkey

As seen from aboard a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, the amphibious assault...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Iskenderum Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: LT Greg Smith Release Status: Released to Publ... More

CPL Michael J. Knapp of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) washes his clothes in an ammunition can while assigned to the humanitarian services support base established for Operation Provide Comfort, a multinational effort to aid Kurdish refugees in northern Iraq and southern Turkey

CPL Michael J. Knapp of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Silopi Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Milton R. Savage Release Status: Released to P... More

CPL Michael J. Knapp of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) washes his clothes in an ammunition can while assigned to the humanitarian services support base established for Operation Provide Comfort, a multinational effort to aid Kurdish refugees in northern Iraq and southern Turkey

CPL Michael J. Knapp of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Silopi Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Milton R. Savage Release Status: Released to P... More

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) sit on their packs as they wait for transportation to the humanitarian services support base set up in Silopi, Turkey. Marines of the 24th MEU are taking part in Operation Provide Comfort, the multinational effort to provide relief for Kurdish refugees fleeing from Iraqi government forces

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) sit on thei...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Inskenderun Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: Josn Brett Bryan Release Status: Released to ... More

A Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) gathers up his gear as his unit prepares to board buses bound for the humanitarian services support base set up in Silopi, Turkey. Marines of the 24th MEU are taking part in Operation Provide Comfort, the multinational effort to provide relief for Kurdish refugees fleeing from Iraqi government forces

A Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) gathers up...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Inskenderun Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: Josn Brett Bryan Release Status: Released to ... More

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) relax as they wait for transportation to the humanitarian services support base set up in Silopi, Turkey. Marines of the 24th MEU are taking part in Operation Provide Comfort, the multinational effort to provide relief for Kurdish refugees fleeing from Iraqi government forces

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) relax as th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Inskenderun Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: Josn Brett Bryan Release Status: Released to ... More

A captain from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) talks to one of his men as they wait for transportation to the humanitarian services support base set up in Silopi, Turkey. Marines of the 24th MEU are taking part in Operation Provide Comfort, the multinational effort to provide relief for Kurdish refugees fleeing from Iraqi government forces

A captain from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) talks to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Inskenderun Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: Josn Brett Bryan Release Status: Released to ... More

A group of Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24 MEU) waits to board a bus bound for the humanitarian services support base set up in Silopi, Turkey. Marines of the 24th MEU are taking part in Operation Provide Comfort, the multinational effort to provide relief for Kurdish refugees fleeing from Iraqi government forces

A group of Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24 MEU) wa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Inskenderun Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: Josn Bryan Release Status: Released to Public... More

A Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 6 (HC-6) CH-46D Sea Knight helicopter flies past a group of Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24 MEU) as they wait for transportation to the humanitarian services support base set up in Silopi, Turkey. Marines of the 24th MEU are taking part in Operation Provide Comfort, the multinational effort to provide relief for Kurdish refugees fleeing from Iraqi government forces

A Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 6 (HC-6) CH-46D Sea Knight helico...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Inskenderun Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: Josn Brett Bryan Release Status: Released to ... More

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) wait for transportation to the humanitarian services support base set up in Silopi, Turkey. Marines of the 24th MEU are taking part in Operation Provide Comfort, the multinational effort to provide relief for Kurdish refugees fleeing from Iraqi government forces

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) wait for tr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Inskenderun Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: Josn Brett Bryan Release Status: Released to ... More

Marines prepare to move out in a convoy of M939 5-ton cargo trucks and an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) after stopping on a city street. Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and MEU Service Support Group 24 (MSSG-24) are furnishing aid to the Kurdish refugees in the Zakhu area as part of Operation Provide Comfort

Marines prepare to move out in a convoy of M939 5-ton cargo trucks and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Milton R. Savage Release Status: Released to Publ... More

Marines in an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) are greeted by a pair of Iraqi children as they patrol the city's streets. Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and MEU Service Support Group 24 (MSSG-24) are furnishing aid to the Kurdish refugees in the Zakhu area as part of Operation Provide Comfort

Marines in an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Milton R. Savage Release Status: Released to Publ... More

Three Iraqi children stand on the side of a road to greet passing American servicemen. Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and MEU Service Support Group 24 (MSSG-24) are furnishing aid to the Kurdish refugees in the Zakhu area as part of Operation Provide Comfort

Three Iraqi children stand on the side of a road to greet passing Amer...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Milton R. Savage Release Status: Released to Publ... More

Two Marines stand by beside the M-2 .50-caliber machine gun mounted on the roof of an M-939 5-ton cargo truck as two other Marines attempt to repair a second M-939 truck that broke down while traveling through the city. Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and MEU Service Support Group 24 (MSSG-24) are furnishing aid to the Kurdish refugees in the Zakhu area as part of Operation Provide Comfort

Two Marines stand by beside the M-2 .50-caliber machine gun mounted on...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Milton R. Savage Release Status: Released to Publ... More

A convoy of two M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) and an M939 5-ton cargo truck stops briefly while patrolling the streets of the city. Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and MEU Service Support Group 24 (MSSG-24) are furnishing aid to the Kurdish refugees in the Zakhu area as part of Operation Provide Comfort

A convoy of two M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMW...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Milton R. Savage Release Status: Released to Publ... More

Marines sit in the back of a cargo truck traveling along the border between Turkey and Iraq. Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and MEU Service Support Group 24 (MSSG-24) are furnishing aid to the Kurdish refugees in the Zakhu Iraq, area as part of Operation Provide Comfort

Marines sit in the back of a cargo truck traveling along the border be...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Milton R. Savage Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

An M-939 5-ton cargo truck rolls into the city at the end of a convoy. Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and MEU Service Support Group 24 (MSSG-24) are furnishing aid to the Kurdish refugees in the Zakhu area as part of Operation Provide Comfort

An M-939 5-ton cargo truck rolls into the city at the end of a convoy....

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Savage Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

Marines prepare to move out in an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), foreground, and two M939 5-ton cargo trucks after stopping in the city during a patrol. Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and MEU Service Support Group 24 (MSSG-24) are furnishing aid to the Kurdish refugees in the Zakhu area as part of Operation Provide Comfort

Marines prepare to move out in an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Whee...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Milton R. Savage Release Status: Released to Publ... More

Marines shield themselves from flying debris as a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lands in a courtyard in the city. Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and MEU Service Support Group 24 (MSSG-24) are furnishing aid to the Kurdish refugees in the Zakhu area as part of Operation Provide Comfort

Marines shield themselves from flying debris as a CH-53E Super Stallio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Milton R. Savage Release Status: Released to Publ... More

Chaplain (CMDR.) Skip E. Blancett, right, leads Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) in a hymn while conducting a Protestant worship service in a partially destroyed building. The Marines are in northern Iraq for Operation Provide Comfort

Chaplain (CMDR.) Skip E. Blancett, right, leads Marines from the 24th ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Deangelis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

Chaplain (LT.) William D. Devine offers a prayer as he celebrates Mass in northern Iraq for Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) during Operation Provide Comfort

Chaplain (LT.) William D. Devine offers a prayer as he celebrates Mass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Deangelis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff and Hospitalman 1ST Class Charlie Alva, a dental team from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), treat a Kurdish refugee patient in a field facility. The men are providing dental care as part of Operation Provide Comfort, an Allied effort to aid refugees who fled the forces of Saddam Hussein in northern Iraq

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff and Hospitalman 1ST Class Charlie Alva, a d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Gary H. Potterfield Release Status: Released to P... More

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) bow their heads as Chaplain (CMDR.) Skip E. Blancett says a prayer during a Protestant worship service held in the field. The Marines are in northern Iraq for Operation Provide Comfort

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) bow their h...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Deangelis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Se... More

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff, a dentist with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), prepares to treat a Kurdish refugee patient in a field facility. He and his assistant, Hospitalman 1ST Class Charlie Alva, comprise one of two dental teams from the 24th MEU providing dental care as part of Operation Provide Comfort, an Allied effort to aid refugees who fled the forces of Saddam Hussein in northern Iraq

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff, a dentist with the 24th Marine Expeditiona...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Gary H. Potterfield Release Status: Released to P... More

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff and Hospitalman 1ST Class Charlie Alva, a dental team from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), prepare to treat their next refugee patient in a field facility. The men are providing dental care as part of Operation Provide Comfort, an Allied effort to aid refugees who fled the forces of Saddam Hussein in northern Iraq

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff and Hospitalman 1ST Class Charlie Alva, a d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Gary H. Potterfield Release Status: Released to P... More

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) bow their heads as Chaplain (CMDR) Skip E. Blancett says a prayer during a Protestant worship service held in a partially destroyed building. The Marines are in northern Iraq for Operation Provide Comfort

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) bow their h...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Dante M. Deangelis Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

Chaplain (LT.) William D. Devine listens as a Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) reads a scripture passage during a Mass in the field. The Marines are in northern Iraq for Operation Provide Comfort

Chaplain (LT.) William D. Devine listens as a Marine from the 24th Mar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Deangelis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Se... More

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff and Hospitalman 1ST Class Charlie Alva, a dental team from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), treat a Kurdish woman in a field facility as her little boy watches. Ratliff and his assistant comprise one of two dental teams from the 24th MEU providing dental care as part of Operation Provide Comfort, an Allied effort to aid Kurdish refugees who fled the forces of Saddam Huseein in northern Iraq

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff and Hospitalman 1ST Class Charlie Alva, a d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Gary H. Potterfield Release Status: Released to P... More

Dr. (LT.) Donald R. Ratliff and Hospitalman 1ST Class Charlie Alva, a dental team from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), treat a Kurdish woman in a field facility as her little boy watches. Ratliff and his assistant comprise one of two dental teams from the 24th MEU providing dental care as part of Operation Provide Comfort, an Allied effort to aid Kurdish refugees who fled the forces of Saddam Hussein in Northern Iraq

Dr. (LT.) Donald R. Ratliff and Hospitalman 1ST Class Charlie Alva, a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Potterfield Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

Chaplain (LT.) William D. Devine distributes Holy Communion to Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) as he celebrates Mass in northern Iraq during Operation Provide Comfort

Chaplain (LT.) William D. Devine distributes Holy Communion to Marines...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Deangelis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

STAFF SGT. Kenneth E. Rhodes, left, Lance CPL. Patrick A. Crim, second from left, and SGT. Andrew R. Goulding, right, of Headquarters and Service Co., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Bn., 8th Marines (BLT 2/8), talk with Chaplain (CMDR.) Skip E. Blancett, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) Protestant chaplain, outside coalition forces headquarters during Operation Provide Comfort, a multinational effort to aid Kurdish refugees in northern Iraq and southern Turkey

STAFF SGT. Kenneth E. Rhodes, left, Lance CPL. Patrick A. Crim, second...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Shaw Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

Led by Chaplain (CMDR) Skip E. Blancett, right, Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) sing a hymn while attending a Protestant worship service conducted in a partially destroyed building. The Marines are in northern Iraq for Operation Provide Comfort

Led by Chaplain (CMDR) Skip E. Blancett, right, Marines from the 24th ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Dante M. Deangelis Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff, a dentist with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), prepares to treat a Kurdish refugee patient at a field facility. Ratliff is one of two dentists from the 24th MEU providing dental care as part of Operation Provide Comfort, an Allied effort to aid refugees who fled the forces of Saddam Hussein in northern Iraq

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff, a dentist with the 24th Marine Expeditiona...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Gary H. Potterfield Release Status: Released to P... More

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff, a dentist with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), prepares to treat a Kurdish refugee patient in a field facility. He and his assistant, Hospitalman 1ST Class Charlie Alva, comprise one of two dental teams from the 24th MEU providing dental care as part of Operation Provide Comfort, an Allied effort to aid refugees who fled the forces of Saddam Hussein in northern Iraq

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff, a dentist with the 24th Marine Expeditiona...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Gary H. Potterfield Release Status: Released to P... More

Chaplain (LT.) William D. Devine elevates the Eucharist as he celebrates Mass in northern Iraq for Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) during Operation Provide Comfort

Chaplain (LT.) William D. Devine elevates the Eucharist as he celebrat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Deangelis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

Chaplain (LT.) William D. Devine responds as a Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) reads a Psalm during a Mass in the field. The Marines are in northern Iraq for Operation Provide Comfort

Chaplain (LT.) William D. Devine responds as a Marine from the 24th Ma...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Deangelis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

Kurdish refugee women wait for their turn to be checked by Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff and Hospitalman 1ST Class Charlie Alva, a dental team from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU). The men are providing dental care as part of Operation Provide Comfort, an Allied effort to aid refugees who fled the forces of Saddam Hussein in northern Iraq

Kurdish refugee women wait for their turn to be checked by Dr. (LT) Do...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Gary H. Potterfield Release Status: Released to P... More

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff, a dentist with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), treats a Kurdish woman in a field facility as her little boy watches. Ratliff and his assistant, Hospitalman 1ST Class Charlie Alva, comprise one of two dental teams from the 24th MEU providing dental care as part of Operation Provide Comfort, an Allied effort to aid refugees who fled the forces of Saddam Hussein in northern Iraq

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff, a dentist with the 24th Marine Expeditiona...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Gary H. Potterfield Release Status: Released to P... More

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) listen as Chaplain (LT.) William D. Devine gives his homily during a Mass in the field. The Marines are in northern Iraq for Operation Provide Comfort

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) listen as C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Deangelis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

Chaplain (CMDR.) Skip E. Blancett, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) Protestant chaplain, stands outside coalition forces headquarters during Operation Provide Comfort, a multinational effort to aid Kurdish refugees in northern Iraq and southern Turkey

Chaplain (CMDR.) Skip E. Blancett, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Shaw Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

Chaplain (LT.) William D. Devine, the Catholic chaplain for Battalion Landing Team 2nd Bn., 8th Marines (BLT 2/8), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), looks out the window of his room in a former Iraqi army building during Operation Provide Comfort, a multinational effort to aid Kurdish refugees in northern Iraq and southern Turkey

Chaplain (LT.) William D. Devine, the Catholic chaplain for Battalion ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Shaw Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

Chaplain (LT) William D. Devine celebrates Mass in northern Iraq for Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) during Operation Provide Comfort

Chaplain (LT) William D. Devine celebrates Mass in northern Iraq for M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Dante M. Deangelis Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

SGT Robert A. Ford, left, and CPL Reginald E. Harper of Headquarters and Service Co., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Bn., 8th Marines (BLT 2/8), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24TH MEU), look out the window of a former Iraq army building during Operation Provide Comfort, a multinational effort to aid the refugees in northern Iraq and southern Turkey

SGT Robert A. Ford, left, and CPL Reginald E. Harper of Headquarters a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Marjie Shaw Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

A Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) reads a scripture passage during a Protestant worship service conducted by Chaplain (CMDR) Skip E. Blancett, center. The Marines are in northern Iraq for Operation Provide Comfort

A Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) reads a sc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Dante M. Deangelis Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff and Hospitalman 1ST Class Charlie Alva, a dental team from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), treat a Kurdish refugee child in a field facility. The men are providing dental care as part of Operation Provide Comfort, an Allied effort to aid refugees who fled the forces of Saddam Hussein in northern Iraq

Dr. (LT) Donald R. Ratliff and Hospitalman 1ST Class Charlie Alva, a d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Gary H. Potterfield Release Status: Released to P... More

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) stand as Chaplain (LT.) William D. Devine reads the Gospel during a Mass in the field. The Marines are in northern Iraq for Operation Provide Comfort

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) stand as Ch...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Deangelis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

Discarded Iraqi weapons are displayed near a bunker at an abandoned Iraqi army camp on the outskirts of the city. The weapons were found by Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), who are in Zakhu for Operation Provide Comfort, a multinational effort to aid the refugees in northern Iraq and southern Turkey. The weapons include a ZPU-4 anti-aircraft machine gun, left, a ZPU-1 anti-aircraft machine gun, left foreground, and two M-40 106mm recoilless rifles, right

Discarded Iraqi weapons are displayed near a bunker at an abandoned Ir...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Marjie Shaw Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

SGT. Mark Gasoway, left, and SGT. D.C. Peterlinz stand by at the Marine command post near a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter prior to flying a mission in support of Operation Provide Comfort, an Allied effort to aid Kurdish refugees who fled the forces of Saddam Hussein in northern Iraq. Both men are crew chiefs with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 264 (HMM-264), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

SGT. Mark Gasoway, left, and SGT. D.C. Peterlinz stand by at the Marin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq(IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Bruce Wallace Release Status: Released to Public C... More

Members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit disembark from a landing craft during exercise Dragon Hammer '92

Members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit disembark from a landing...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON HAMMER '92 Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: JO3 Brett Bryan Release Status: Released to Public C... More

Members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit relax on a utility landing craft (LCU) as it backs away from the amphibious transport dock ship USS SHREVEPORT (LPD-12) during exercise Dragon Hammer '92

Members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit relax on a utility landi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON HAMMER '92 Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: JO3 Brett Bryan Release Status: Released to Public C... More

AAVP-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit leave Black Beach after a training exercise at Mogadishu, en route to the tank landing ship USS SPARTANBURG COUNTY (LST-1192) anchored off the coast of Somalia

AAVP-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles from the 24th Marine Expeditionar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Black Beach Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SENIOR AIRMAN Joanna Seltzer Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... More

Numerous AAV7A1 Marine amphibious vehicles from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) proceed through rough surf toward a landing on black beach as part of a training exercise during Operation Continue Hope which is a part of United Nations Operation Somalia II (UNOSOM II)

Numerous AAV7A1 Marine amphibious vehicles from the 24th Marine Expedi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CONTINUE HOPESOMALIA II (UNOSOMII) Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: Joanna Seltzer Release Stat... More

The first of fourteen AAV7A1 amphibious assault vehicles of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) begins to move out to return to the tank landing ship USS SPARTANBURG COUNTY (LST-1192) which is just off the coast of black beach. The landing was part of a training exercise during Operation Continue Hope which in turn is a part of United Nations Operation Somalia II (UNOSOM II)

The first of fourteen AAV7A1 amphibious assault vehicles of the 24th M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CONTINUE HOPE Base: Modadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: Joanna Seltzer Release Status: Released to Publi... More

Several rows of AAV7A1 amphibious assault vehicles of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are lined up parked on black beach during a training exercise which is part of Operation Continue Hope which in turn is a continuation of United Nations Operation Somalia II (UNOSOM II)

Several rows of AAV7A1 amphibious assault vehicles of the 24th Marine ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CONTINUE HOPEUNITED NATIONS OPERATION SOMALIA II Base: Modadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: Joanna Seltzer... More

AAVP-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit leave Black Beach after a training exercise at Mogadishu, en route to the tank landing ship USS SPARTANBURG COUNTY (LST-1192) anchored off the coast of Somalia

AAVP-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles of the 24th Marine Expeditionary ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Black Beach Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SENIOR AIRMAN Joanna Seltzer Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... More

US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit set up PRC-77 radios on Black Beach to establish radio communication with the USS Portland

US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit set up PRC-77 radio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNOSOM II Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. James Mossman Release Status: Released to... More

A Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, marshals vehicles off an air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC-41) during a training exercise at Black Beach, Somalia. The 24th MEU is deployed to Somalia in support of UNOSOM II

A Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, ma...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNOSOM II Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Joanna Seltzer Release Status: Released to Publi... More

STAFF SGT. Barron, TB510, 2nd Marine Division, aligns howitzers deployed from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, on a site near Black Beach, Somalia. The howitzers were deployed to Mogadishu in support of UNOSOM II

STAFF SGT. Barron, TB510, 2nd Marine Division, aligns howitzers deploy...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNOSOM II Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Joanna Seltzer Release Status: Released to Publi... More

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Camp Lejeune, NC, struggle to break ground for the M198 howitzer supports. The 24th MEU is deployed to Somalia in support of UNOSOM II

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Camp Lejeune, N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNOSOM II Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Joanna Seltzer Release Status: Released to Publi... More

Sailors stationed onboard the USS Portland watch fellow crewmemebers from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit refuel Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) craft in the well deck. The LCAC is carrying light armored vehicles (LAVs) and High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) used by the Marines in an exercise on Black Beach in support of UNOSOM II

Sailors stationed onboard the USS Portland watch fellow crewmemebers f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNOSOM II Base: Black Beach Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT James Mossman Release Status: Released to Pub... More

A U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) enters the USS Portland with Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Marines were taking part in an exercise on Black Beach, Somalia in support of UNOSOM II

A U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) enters the USS Portland w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNISOM II Base: Black Beach Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. James Mossman Release Status: Released ... More

A US Navy LCAC returns to the USS Portland with Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Marines were taking part in an exercise on Black Beach, Somalia in support of UNOSOM II

A US Navy LCAC returns to the USS Portland with Marines from the 24th ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT James Mossman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) returns to the USS Portland with Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, light armored vehicles (LAV) and trucks. The Marines were taking part in an exercise on Black Beach, Somalia in support of UNOSOM II

A U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) returns to the USS Portla...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. James Mossman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, sets up a collimator, device used to sight the accuracy of the M198 howitzer. The howitzers were deployed to Mogadishu in support of UNOSOM II

A Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, se...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNOSOM II Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Joanna Seltzer Release Status: Released to Publi... More

A US Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) returns to the USS Portland with Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, light armored vehicles (LAV) and trucks. The Marines were taking part in an exercise on Black Beach, Somalia in support of UNOSOM II

A US Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) returns to the USS Portland...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT James Mossman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A US Navy LCAC (landing craft air cushion) in the Indian Ocean returns to the USS Portland with Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Marines were taking part in an exercise on Black Beach, Somalia, in support of UNOSOM II

A US Navy LCAC (landing craft air cushion) in the Indian Ocean returns...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT James Mossman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Sailors stationed onboard the USS Portland watch as fellow crewmembers from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit refuel LCAC's in the well deck

Sailors stationed onboard the USS Portland watch as fellow crewmembers...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT James Mossman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

US Navy CAPT. Brian Hinkley, a pilot with the Navy EA-6 Shadowhawks, debriefs US Air Force LT. GEN. Mike Ryan at a mass hot wash following the rescue mission of CAPT. Scott O'Grady. CAPT. O'Grady's F-16 Fighting Falcon was shot down over Bosnia on June 2, 1995, while he was flying in support of Operation Deny Flight. After 6 days of evasion he was rescued by US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed from the USS KEARSAGE (LHD-3).(Exact date unknown)

US Navy CAPT. Brian Hinkley, a pilot with the Navy EA-6 Shadowhawks, d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Aviano Air Base State: Pordenone Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Tana R. Hamilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

US Air Force LT. GEN. Mike Ryan speaks to participants of the rescue of CAPT. Scott F. O'Grady. CAPT. O'Grady's F-16 Fighting Falcon was shot down over Bosnia on June 2, 1995, while he was flying in support of Operation Deny Flight. After 6 days of evasion he was rescued by US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed from the USS KEARSAGE (LHD-3).(Exact date unknown)

US Air Force LT. GEN. Mike Ryan speaks to participants of the rescue o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Aviano Air Base State: Pordenone Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Tana R. Hamilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

US Air Force CAPT. Scott F. O'Grady, surrounded by US Flags, speaks to members of the press upon his arrival. CAPT. O'Grady's F-16 Fighting Falcon was shot down over Bosnia on June 2, 1995, while he was flying in support of Operation Deny Flight. After 6 days of evasion he was rescued by US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed from the USS KEARSAGE (LHD-3). CAPT. O'Grady is attached to the 555th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Wing

US Air Force CAPT. Scott F. O'Grady, surrounded by US Flags, speaks to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Aviano Air Base State: Pordenone Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Tana R. Hamilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

US Air Force CAPT. Scott F. O'Grady, 555th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Wing, speaks to members of the press upon his arrival at the air base. CAPT. O'Grady's F-16 Fighting Falcon was shot down over Bosnia on June 2, 1995, while he was flying in support of Operation Deny Flight. After 6 days of evasion he was rescued by US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed from the USS KEARSAGE (LHD-3)

US Air Force CAPT. Scott F. O'Grady, 555th Fighter Squadron, 31st Figh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Aviano Air Base State: Pordenone Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Tana R. Hamilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

US Air Force CAPT. Scott F. O'Grady hugs a fellow pilot at the 555th Fighter Squadron after his arrival at the air base. CAPT. O'Grady's F-16 Fighting Falcon was shot down over Bosnia on June 2, 1995, while he was flying in support of Operation Deny Flight. After 6 days of evasion he was rescued by US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed from the USS KEARSAGE (LHD-3). CAPT. O'Grady is attached to the 555th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Wing

US Air Force CAPT. Scott F. O'Grady hugs a fellow pilot at the 555th F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Aviano Air Base State: Pordenone Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Tana R. Hamilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

News media from around the world was present to document CAPT. Scott F. O'Grady's return. CAPT. O'Grady's F-16 Fighting Falcon was shot down over Bosnia on June 2, 1995, while he was flying in support of Operation Deny Flight. After 6 days of evasion, he was rescued by US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed from the USS KEARSAGE (LHD-3)

News media from around the world was present to document CAPT. Scott F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Aviano Air Base State: Pordenone Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Tana R. Hamilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

Many people filled Hangar 1 to welcome back US Air Force CAPT. Scott F. O'Grady. CAPT. O'Grady's F-16 Fighting Falcon was shot down over Bosnia on June 2, 1995, while he was flying in support of Operation Deny Flight. After 6 days of evasion he was rescued by US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed from the USS KEARSAGE (LHD-3)

Many people filled Hangar 1 to welcome back US Air Force CAPT. Scott F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Aviano Air Base State: Pordenone Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Tana R. Hamilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

News media from around the world was present to document CAPT. Scott F. O'Grady's press conference. CAPT. O'Grady's F-16 Fighting Falcon was shot down over Bosnia on June 2, 1995, while he was flying in support of Operation Deny Flight. After 6 days of evasion, he was rescued by US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed from the USS KEARSAGE (LHD-3)

News media from around the world was present to document CAPT. Scott F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Aviano Air Base State: Pordenone Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Tana R. Hamilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

US Air Force Captains T. O. Hanford (left), Scott F. O'Grady (center), and Bob Wright (right) speak at a press conference. CAPT. O'Grady's F-16 Fighting Falcon was shot down over Bosnia on June 2, 1995, while he was flying in support of Operation Deny Flight. After 6 days of evasion, he was rescued by US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed from the USS KEARSAGE (LHD-3). CAPT. Hanford made the initial radio contact with CAPT. O'Grady before his rescue and CAPT. Wright was CAPT. O'Grady's lead man the day he was shot down

US Air Force Captains T. O. Hanford (left), Scott F. O'Grady (center),...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Aviano Air Base State: Pordenone Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Tana R. Hamilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

News media from around the world was present to document CAPT. Scott F. O'Grady's press conference. CAPT. O'Grady's F-16 Fighting Falcon was shot down over Bosnia on June 2, 1995, while he was flying in support of Operation Deny Flight. After 6 days of evasion, he was rescued by US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed from the USS KEARSAGE (LHD-3)

News media from around the world was present to document CAPT. Scott F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Aviano Air Base State: Pordenone Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Tana R. Hamilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

Colonel Natonski, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Commander, speaks with President William J. Clinton after briefing the President and presenting him with a 24th MEU coin and cap

Colonel Natonski, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Commander, speaks wit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Adrian Olguin, Usmc... More

US Marines, Special Operations Capable, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS GUAM (LPH 9) receive weapons training, on the M2 HB (Heavy Barrel).50 caliber heavy machine gun, while the ship moves closer to the Persian Gulf. The GUAM deployed to the gulf as part of an increased military presence in response to a US Central Command (US CENTCOM) request for additional forces, 10 February 1998

US Marines, Special Operations Capable, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Guam (LPH 9) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Rich Williams, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

Special Operations Capable Marines from 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) aboard USS GUAM (LPH 9) conduct Fast Rope training in the hangar bay. GUAM is in transit to the Persian Gulf in response to a U.S. Central Command request for an increased military presence in the region under Operation Southern Watch

Special Operations Capable Marines from 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Guam (LPH 9) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Rich Williams, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

Marine Corps CPT Robert Kimbrell attached to Helicopter Medium Squadron Two Six Three (HMM-263) of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) checks his AH-1 Cobra helicopter before flight operations from the amphibious assault ship USS GUAM (LPH 9). GUAM is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Marine Corps CPT Robert Kimbrell attached to Helicopter Medium Squadro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Guam (LPH 9) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Rich Williams, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

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

US Marine Corps Sergeant Jordan Brooks, with the 24th Marine Expeditio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ALEXANDER THE GREAT Base: Volos Country: Greece (GRC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Renso Amariz , USN Release Status: Released... More

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

US Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicles come ashore in coordinatio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ALEXANDER THE GREAT Base: Volos Country: Greece (GRC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Renso Amariz, USN Release Status: Released ... More

A pilot from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU-24) (HMM 266) Harrier Jet Squadron check last minute details with flight crewmember prior to strike mission. The Tarawa class, amphibious assault ship, USS NASSAU (LHA 4) is in the Adriatic Sea in support of NATO Operation Allied Force

A pilot from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU-24) (HMM 266) Har...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ALLIED FORCE Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Renso Amariz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

A pilot from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU-24) (HMM 266) Harrier Jet Squadron check last minute details with flight crewmember prior to strike mission. The Tarawa Class, amphibious assault ship, USS NASSAU (LHA 4) is in the Adriatic Sea in support of NATO Operation Allied Force

A pilot from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU-24) (HMM 266) Har...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ALLIED FORCE Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Renso Amariz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

LCU off-loads equipment during exercise.

LCU off-loads equipment during exercise.

Djibouti, Africa, Central Command Area Of Responsibility A U.S. Navy landing craft utility (LCU) assigned to Assault Craft Unit Two (ACU-2) off loads equipment and personnel during exercise Image Nautilus. Sai... More

U.S. Marine stands security watch.

U.S. Marine stands security watch.

Djibouti, Africa, Central Command Area Of Responsibility Central LCpl. Paul Rodas assigned to 22nd Weapons Company, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), mans a .50 caliber mach... More

U.S. Marine stand security watch.

U.S. Marine stand security watch.

Djibouti, Africa, Central Command Area Of Responsibility A U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) rides a Light Armor Vehicle (LAV) during exercise Image Naut... More

LCAC off-loads personnel and equipment.

LCAC off-loads personnel and equipment.

Djibouti, Africa, Central Command Area Of Responsibility Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 60, assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU 4) off loads vehicles during the initial stage of Exercise Image Nautilus.... More

Marine Captain Chuck Bashama from Huntington, W. Va., assigned to Helicopter Medium Squadron Two Six Three (HMM263) performs final checks in his AV-8B Harrier.

Marine Captain Chuck Bashama from Huntington, W. Va., assigned to Heli...

At sea aboard USS Nassau Marine Captain Chuck Bashama from Huntington, W. Va., assigned to Helicopter Medium Squadron Two Six Three (HMM263) performs final checks in his AV-8B Harrier before launching from the ... More

Lt. Col. Anthony Johnston, right, and Lt. Col. Christopher

Lt. Col. Anthony Johnston, right, and Lt. Col. Christopher

Lt. Col. Anthony Johnston, right, and Lt. Col. Christopher Richardella prepare to exchange the unit colors during a change of command ceremony on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, February 28, 2020. Johnston relinq... More

Marines load onto an MV-22B Osprey aboard USS Iwo Jima

Marines load onto an MV-22B Osprey aboard USS Iwo Jima

Marines load onto an MV-22B Osprey aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Nov. 29, 2018. The Ospreys are returning to their home station after successfully completing exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Iceland and Norway Oct... More

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit promoted a Marine

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit promoted a Marine

West Memphis, Arkansas. native Marine Chief Warrant Officer Ricky Manley, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3 on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug 01, 2018.17. Man... More

Marines and Sailors with the 24th Marine Expeditionary

Marines and Sailors with the 24th Marine Expeditionary

Marines and Sailors with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit participate in physical training on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, February 28, 2019 to increase unit cohesion and maintain the Marine Corps’ physical ... More

Aboard the USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3), a group of Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and their equipment load onto one of Assault Craft Unit Four's Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) for transport to one of the ships of the Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)

Aboard the USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3), a group of Marines from the 24th Mar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Martin Madock, USN Release St... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) offload from a Landing Craft Air-Cushion (LCAC) craft, inside the well deck, aboard the Amphibious Assault Ship USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3), in preparation for a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Kearsarge (LHD 3) Scene Major Command Shown: USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Martin Maddock, USN Release Status: Released to... More

United States Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Dan J. McSweeney, officer-in-charge (OIC), Public Affairs/Combat Camera, Command Element, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), models a new pullover fleece bearing the MEU crest

United States Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Dan J. McSwee...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Bryan Reed, USMC R... More

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