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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

Hospitalman Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeremy Jordon instructs

Hospitalman Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeremy Jordon instructs

Hospitalman Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeremy Jordon instructs a member from the Djiboutian army on the PK-M (Djiboutian firearm) at Arta Range TC-13. Jordon is from the Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 8th ... More

"America's Battalion" Capitalizes on Ramadi's Security

"America's Battalion" Capitalizes on Ramadi's Security

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, unload palettes of bottled water at Joint Security Station Iron located in southern part of Ramadi, Iraq, April 6. Due to improvements in Ramadi's security, Mari... More

Sgt. Josh Westman (left), Staff Sgt. Cole Smigelski

Sgt. Josh Westman (left), Staff Sgt. Cole Smigelski

Sgt. Josh Westman (left), Staff Sgt. Cole Smigelski (center) and Lance Cpl. Jenny Watkins (right), of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 load a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter before takeoff Christmas mornin... More

A combat engineer with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion

A combat engineer with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion

A combat engineer with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion attached to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment yells for Marines to stay on the white line, marking a safe area to run. The engineers held an esse... More

First Lt. Aaron C. Alderman, a platoon commander with

First Lt. Aaron C. Alderman, a platoon commander with

First Lt. Aaron C. Alderman, a platoon commander with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 2, scans the horizon during a partnered patrol, with Afghan National Police, through the stree... More

Long flight break time

Long flight break time

Marines and sailors with Regimental Combat Team 8 get some sleep on their C-17 Globemaster III flight from Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. The regiment is beginning their three mon... More

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Keith Olson, a religious

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Keith Olson, a religious

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Keith Olson, a religious programs specialist with Regimental Combat Team 8, adjusts his pack aboard Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, Jan. 21. The regiment is en route to Afghanistan wher... More

The guidon for Regimental Combat Team 8 is being unsheathed

The guidon for Regimental Combat Team 8 is being unsheathed

The guidon for Regimental Combat Team 8 is being unsheathed by Sgt. Maj. David Jobe and Col. Eric Smith, aboard Forward Operating Base Delaram II, Afghanistan, signifying the transfer of authority from RCT-2 to... More

The battle colors for Regimental Combat Team 8 is being

The battle colors for Regimental Combat Team 8 is being

The battle colors for Regimental Combat Team 8 is being unsheathed by Sgt. Maj. David Jobe, the regiments sergeant major, and Col. Eric Smith, the regiments commander, aboard Forward Operating Base Delaram II, ... More

Master Sgt. Angel Otero, a native of Avondale, Pa.,

Master Sgt. Angel Otero, a native of Avondale, Pa.,

Master Sgt. Angel Otero, a native of Avondale, Pa., teaches weapons safety to Afghan National Army soldiers, before taking aim at a live fire range in Musa Qal'eh, Afghanistan, Feb.9. The firing range was a par... More

Marine performs tactical vehicle maintenance

Marine performs tactical vehicle maintenance

Lance Cpl. Theodore Wagner, a motor transportation mechanic with Regimental Combat Team 8, changes oil on a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicle, Feb. 10, aboard Forward Operating Base Delaram II... More

Cpl. Jamarious Miller, an administrative specialist

Cpl. Jamarious Miller, an administrative specialist

Cpl. Jamarious Miller, an administrative specialist with Regimental Combat Team 8, folds the American flag to be retired for the night aboard Forward Operating Base Delaram II, Afghanistan, Feb. 13. The Montgom... More

Lance Cpl. Damon Bennett, a native of St. Louis, climbs

Lance Cpl. Damon Bennett, a native of St. Louis, climbs

Lance Cpl. Damon Bennett, a native of St. Louis, climbs a hill after checking on a water canal during a patrol in Musa Qal’eh, Afghanistan, Feb. 14. The Marines inspected a number of current construction projec... More

Maj. Richard Graham, the team leader with the Civil

Maj. Richard Graham, the team leader with the Civil

Maj. Richard Graham, the team leader with the Civil Affairs Team from 11th Marines Civil Affairs, Regimental Combat Team 8, sits down with the children of Now Zad, Afghanistan's boys and girls school as they pr... More

The girls class of the Asad Souri school hold up their

The girls class of the Asad Souri school hold up their

The girls class of the Asad Souri school hold up their textbooks while attending classes in the school's temporary location. The school is currently under renovation as a civil affairs project. The patrol visit... More

Reconstruction in Now Zad

Reconstruction in Now Zad

Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Parker patrols down a street during a civil affairs assesment patrol, Feb 22. "Doc" Parker is a reservist from Los Angeles and is a member of the civil affairs team from 3rd Battal... More

Lance Cpl. Wade Skaff pushes a barrel of gasoline alongside

Lance Cpl. Wade Skaff pushes a barrel of gasoline alongside

Lance Cpl. Wade Skaff pushes a barrel of gasoline alongside one of his fellow Marines at Combat Outpost Ouellette, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 17. Marines and sailors with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Reg... More

Afghan local citizens learn a new trade

Afghan local citizens learn a new trade

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELARAM II, Nimroz province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - A local citizen of Delaram practices using a level during a mentoring course, May 7, provided to the citizens by the 4th Civ... More

Fallen squad leader lives on

Fallen squad leader lives on

CAMP HANSEN, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment pay their final respects to Sgt. Joseph Garrison, a squad leader with Fox Company, 2/8, during a ... More

Pittsburgh native Zachary Beamer (center), an assaultman

Pittsburgh native Zachary Beamer (center), an assaultman

Pittsburgh native Zachary Beamer (center), an assaultman with the Personal Security Detachment of 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, stands with members of the PSD, Shelton, Neb., native Cpl. Ryan Volf (left)... More

PATROL BASE MEIS, Helmand province, Afghanistan --

PATROL BASE MEIS, Helmand province, Afghanistan --

PATROL BASE MEIS, Helmand province, Afghanistan -- Endicott, N.Y., native Lance Cpl. Zachary Reardon, a rifleman with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, poses for a photo and jokes with the Marines... More

NY native Navy corpsman reflects on 9/11

NY native Navy corpsman reflects on 9/11

Northport, Long Island, N.Y., native Seaman Darryl St. George, a corpsman with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, was a student at Marymount Manhattan College when the World Trade Center was attacked Sept. 11,... More

CAMP HANSON, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Cpl. Cade,

CAMP HANSON, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Cpl. Cade,

CAMP HANSON, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Cpl. Cade, a yellow lab, poses for a photo before training with his owner Zanesville, Ohio, native Lance Cpl. Stephen Kessler. The handlers and their dogs are commo... More

CLB-4 conducts convoy

CLB-4 conducts convoy

CLB-4 Marines unload supplies using a palletized loading system on FOB Whitehouse Feb. 15. CLB-4 is attached to 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward).

Cpl. Josh Czerepka, combat engineer, 3rd Platoon, Bravo

Cpl. Josh Czerepka, combat engineer, 3rd Platoon, Bravo

Cpl. Josh Czerepka, combat engineer, 3rd Platoon, Bravo Co., 1st Bn., 8th Marines inspects the rubble of an insurgent fighting position after the Marines demolished it with C4 explosive, March 5.

A member of the Afghan Narcotics Interdiction Unit

A member of the Afghan Narcotics Interdiction Unit

A member of the Afghan Narcotics Interdiction Unit cuts a lock on a suspected insurgent compound during Operation Speargun in Urmuz, Afghanistan, March 26, 2012. The five-day operation was intended to disrupt e... More

Lance Cpl. Sergey Huber, a squad automatic weapon gunner

Lance Cpl. Sergey Huber, a squad automatic weapon gunner

Lance Cpl. Sergey Huber, a squad automatic weapon gunner with 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, posts watch from the roof of an abandoned Afghan compound during a regimental operat... More

Sergeant Luke McNally of Marlton, N.J., patrols through

Sergeant Luke McNally of Marlton, N.J., patrols through

Sergeant Luke McNally of Marlton, N.J., patrols through the brush during a live-fire exercise. The 27-year-old squad leader with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, led his squad... More

Citizens of Kajaki attend a shura here, April 14, 2012.

Citizens of Kajaki attend a shura here, April 14, 2012.

Citizens of Kajaki attend a shura here, April 14, 2012. The villagers had the opportunity to speak directly to commanders of the Marines and Afghan National Civil Order Police who provide security for their community.

An officer with the Afghan National Civil Order Police

An officer with the Afghan National Civil Order Police

An officer with the Afghan National Civil Order Police sits in front of an ANCOP vehicle at Patrol Base Virginia in Kajaki, April 14, 2012. Marines formerly operated the patrol base before turning over responsi... More

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and MRAP-All

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and MRAP-All

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and MRAP-All Terrain Vehicles provide over watch with heavy machine guns and automatic grenade launchers while Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Re... More

Marines of Golf Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine

Marines of Golf Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine

Marines of Golf Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, fire an illumination round from an M777 howitzer artillery piece here, April 17, 2012. The Marines of “Goliath Battery” provide support to Marine un... More

Staff Sgt. Gregory Sanders, Afghan National Army Advisor

Staff Sgt. Gregory Sanders, Afghan National Army Advisor

Staff Sgt. Gregory Sanders, Afghan National Army Advisor for Golf Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, poses for a photo with ANA soldiers serving here, April 18, 2012. Sanders and the Marines of Forwa... More

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, board

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, board

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, board an MV-22B Osprey to be relocated to an unfamiliar landing zone as part of their field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 10, 2016. Working together help... More

Lance Cpl. Luis Bustillos (left), from San Diego, and

Lance Cpl. Luis Bustillos (left), from San Diego, and

Lance Cpl. Luis Bustillos (left), from San Diego, and Lance Cpl. Heather Armstrong, from Durant, Okla., landing support specialist Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 4, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward)... More

The shower facility at Forward Operating Base Whitehouse,

The shower facility at Forward Operating Base Whitehouse,

The shower facility at Forward Operating Base Whitehouse, Afghanistan, offers 12 shower stalls and an array of hygiene products sent in general care packages. The water point team from Support Company, 9th Engi... More

Sgt. Julie Nicholson, a Female Engagement Team leader,

Sgt. Julie Nicholson, a Female Engagement Team leader,

Sgt. Julie Nicholson, a Female Engagement Team leader, lets Afghan children try on her sunglasses during a shura at Patrol Base Georgetown, Afghanistan, May 3, 2012. During the meeting, children were taught com... More

Marines from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine

Marines from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine

Marines from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, line up to get a warm meal at midnight after a 48-hour operation, May 14, 2012. “It doesn’t matter what time it is, we’ll do anything to keep thos... More

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Matthew Palma (right), commanding

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Matthew Palma (right), commanding

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Matthew Palma (right), commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines Regiment and Sgt. Maj. Andrew Cece, 3rd Bn., 3rd Marines sergeant major, case the battalion battle colors to symboliz... More

Harrisburg, Pa., native Petty Officer Third Class Gisbel

Harrisburg, Pa., native Petty Officer Third Class Gisbel

Harrisburg, Pa., native Petty Officer Third Class Gisbel Garcia, a corpsman with 8th Marine Regiment, checks the heart rate of a patient. Garcia has been a corpsman with the regiment for more than two years and... More

Maxx, an improvised explosive device detector dog,

Maxx, an improvised explosive device detector dog,

Maxx, an improvised explosive device detector dog, stands next to his handler, Lance Cpl. Stephen Mader, at Combat Outpost Paserlay, July 26, 2012. Mader, with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, Regimental Combat Team... More

Troy native serves with Marines in southern Afghanistan

Troy native serves with Marines in southern Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Joshua Taylor, assaultman, 2nd Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, stands outside of his tent at Combat Outpost Jaker, Afghanistan, July 27, 2012. Tay... More

Philadelphia native Cpl. Jason M. Hassinger (center

Philadelphia native Cpl. Jason M. Hassinger (center

Philadelphia native Cpl. Jason M. Hassinger (center right), receives the Silver Star from Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan, the outgoing commanding general of 2nd Marine Division during the 2nd Marine Division change-o... More

Training Noncommissioned Officer Cpl. Patrick Tep of

Training Noncommissioned Officer Cpl. Patrick Tep of

Training Noncommissioned Officer Cpl. Patrick Tep of Alexandria, Va., looks for an open receiver down field. Second Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, gave their weathered camouflage utilities... More

Transitioning to training: Infantryman mentors ANA on 2nd combat deployment

Transitioning to training: Infantryman mentors ANA on 2nd combat deplo...

During his second combat deployment, Cpl. Micah Howard continues to faithfully serve his country. Howard, a squad leader with 1st Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, from Columbia, S.C., ... More

Lance Cpl. Richie Chavis hugs a Marine from 1st Battalion,

Lance Cpl. Richie Chavis hugs a Marine from 1st Battalion,

Lance Cpl. Richie Chavis hugs a Marine from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, his former unit, after the Operation Coming Home presentation ceremony. Chavis, a bilateral amputee who was injured during a depl... More

Corporal Jonathan Stout, a scout sniper with Company

Corporal Jonathan Stout, a scout sniper with Company

Corporal Jonathan Stout, a scout sniper with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, loads a practice round into an M203 grenade launcher as part of a live-fire training exercise. Th... More

Jennifer E. Trimble, Officer and Spouses Club division

Jennifer E. Trimble, Officer and Spouses Club division

Jennifer E. Trimble, Officer and Spouses Club division representative, hands Amy Zappa a prize for her participation during the Lejeune's Got Talent luncheon in the Tinian Room at the Marston Pavilion Feb. 14, ... More

Emily Pagragan performs an Irish step dance during

Emily Pagragan performs an Irish step dance during

Emily Pagragan performs an Irish step dance during the Lejeune's Got Talent luncheon in the Tinian Room at the Marston Pavilion Feb. 14, 2013. Pagragan jumped and danced with a mug of soda and did not spill a drop.

Sergeant Major Michael L. Kufchak, the 1st Marine Division

Sergeant Major Michael L. Kufchak, the 1st Marine Division

Sergeant Major Michael L. Kufchak, the 1st Marine Division sergeant major, checks his work email first thing in the morning, March 21, 2013. Kufchak, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, arrives to work at 5:30 a.m. a... More

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division stage their bags and weapons and talk to their families just before the Marines deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedo... More

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, clear

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, clear

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, clear the remnants of a building during the demilitarization of FOB Payne that once stood here, May 11. “The demilitarization of this FOB is not only good, but i... More

A U.S. Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th

A U.S. Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th

A U.S. Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines (2/8), Regimental Combat Team 7 dons his protective outer garment as he prepares to conduct a mission rehearsal on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, May 2... More

U.S. Marine Sgt. Ryan Burks, a squad leader with Fox

U.S. Marine Sgt. Ryan Burks, a squad leader with Fox

U.S. Marine Sgt. Ryan Burks, a squad leader with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines (2/8), Regimental Combat Team 7, prepares to conduct a mission rehearsal on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, May 27, 2013. The ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Prince Han with Fox Company,

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Prince Han with Fox Company,

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Prince Han with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines (2/8), Regimental Combat Team 7, listens to a mission rehearsal brief on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, May 28, 2013. The Marines and S... More

A U.S. Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th

A U.S. Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th

A U.S. Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines (2/8), Regimental Combat Team 7 gears up for a mission rehearsal on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, June 2, 2013. The Marines and Sailors of 2/8 conduct... More

Soldiers with Afghan National Security Forces alongside

Soldiers with Afghan National Security Forces alongside

Soldiers with Afghan National Security Forces alongside U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines (2/8), Regimental Combat Team 7, provide security during Operation Nightmare in Nowzad, Afghanis... More

A U.S. Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th

A U.S. Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th

A U.S. Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines (2/8), Regimental Combat Team 7, speaks with one of his Afghan counterparts after sharing a meal to celebrate the beginning of Ramadan on Camp Leathern... More

First Sgt. Jason Davey, the Echo Company first sergeant

First Sgt. Jason Davey, the Echo Company first sergeant

First Sgt. Jason Davey, the Echo Company first sergeant with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, reads the award citations for Lance Cpls. Jesse Pearsall and Timothy Pierce, both rifle... More

In every clime and place

In every clime and place

In every clime and place because freedom has never been free. (Poster by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Derek Turner, a squad leader

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Derek Turner, a squad leader

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Derek Turner, a squad leader with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines (2/8), Regimental Combat Team 7, directs his marines during mission rehearsals on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, ... More

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, gather at the Harvest Falcon Gym July 23 to watch the strong man competition. “Our goal was to boost the morale of the Marines, while t... More

Communications Marines with Headquarters and Service

Communications Marines with Headquarters and Service

Communications Marines with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, talk with Sgt. Maj. Paul A. Berry, the Regional Command (Southwest) sergeant major, about their current deployme... More

Brigadier Gen. James Lukeman, commanding general of

Brigadier Gen. James Lukeman, commanding general of

Brigadier Gen. James Lukeman, commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, pins the Silver Star onto Sgt. Ryan Steinkamp’s chest during his award ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Aug. 28, 2013. Ste... More

Cpl. Neemah Roghanchi, Afghanistan

Cpl. Neemah Roghanchi, Afghanistan

Cpl. Neemah Roghanchi, a machine gunner with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, poses for a picture after being interviewed by four news outlets across America about his experience during 9/11. Currently on hi... More

Major General Raymond C. Fox, the commander of U.S.

Major General Raymond C. Fox, the commander of U.S.

Major General Raymond C. Fox, the commander of U.S. Marine Forces Africa, talks to Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1, Jan. 11, 2014, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Ital... More

A member of the Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine

A member of the Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine

A member of the Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos studies a map as U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Dewayne Gregory observes his technique. The commandos were trained by a team of U.S. Marines from Special... More

Kentucky Marine trains Senegalese Commandos

Kentucky Marine trains Senegalese Commandos

United States Marine Lance Cpl. Dewayne Gregory teaches land navigation techniques to members of the Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos. The commandos were trained by a team of U.S. Marines from S... More

Senegalese Commandos train in basic infantry tactics

Senegalese Commandos train in basic infantry tactics

Senegalese Commandos train in basic infantry tactics during a theater security cooperation mission in Senegal in February. The commandos were trained by a team of U.S. Marines from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Gr... More

A soldier with the Burundi National Defense Force maneuvers

A soldier with the Burundi National Defense Force maneuvers

A soldier with the Burundi National Defense Force maneuvers a concertina wire obstacle during a training exercise held by Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14, March 21, 2014. The... More

Eastern Texas native, Marine awarded Bronze Star Medal for actions in combat

Eastern Texas native, Marine awarded Bronze Star Medal for actions in ...

Cpl. Brandon K. Moore, right, receives the Bronze Star Medal with a combat distinguishing device from Maj. Gen. H. Stacy Clardy III March 14 during a ceremony at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. “Moore was given th... More

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, stand in formation during the battalion’s 73rd birthday celebration at Marston Pavilion aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Mar. 26... More

Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine

Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine

Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, take a break during their 13 mile hike to Range 62 at Fort Bliss, Texas, April, 4, 2014. As a light infantry unit, infantry Marines must rely on th... More

Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine

Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine

Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, prepare to hike to their first training exercise at Range 62 on Fort Bliss, Texas, April 4, 2014. After completing the 13 mile hike, Marines traine... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nicholas Williams, team

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nicholas Williams, team

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nicholas Williams, team leader, Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division (2nd MARDIV), provides security for a live fire squad attack drill during a Net... More

Lance Cpl Patrick Phelan, mortarman, 3rd Battalion,

Lance Cpl Patrick Phelan, mortarman, 3rd Battalion,

Lance Cpl Patrick Phelan, mortarman, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, assigned to Black Sea Rotational Force 14, observes a target for a mortar fire mission aboard Camp Adazi, Latvia, April 10, 2014. This is... More

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division call in air support from AH-64 Apache helicopters with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division, during a ... More

Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine

Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine

Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, move under the cover of darkness during a training assault exercise on a village at Fort Bliss, Texas, April 28, 2014. Marines ... More

The Sun Never Sets on Workhorse

The Sun Never Sets on Workhorse

World map detailing the locations of Workhorse Marines and Sailors as of May 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps illustration by Lance Cpl. Alexander Hill/Released)

Compton, Calif., native, Lance Cpl. Brian Beverly

Compton, Calif., native, Lance Cpl. Brian Beverly

Compton, Calif., native, Lance Cpl. Brian Beverly (foreground), a grenadier with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, and West Palm Beach, Fla., native, Pfc. Austin Mena backgr... More

Lance Cpl. Jacob Jones (center), a fire team leader

Lance Cpl. Jacob Jones (center), a fire team leader

Lance Cpl. Jacob Jones (center), a fire team leader with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division calls out enemy targets during a Military Operation in Urban Terrain, or MOUT town,... More

Marines assigned to Black Sea Rotational Force 14.2

Marines assigned to Black Sea Rotational Force 14.2

Marines assigned to Black Sea Rotational Force 14.2 from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, stand together after completing the Bucharest International Half Marathon, 18 May, 2014, Bucharest, Romania. Marines ... More

U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Joseph Jansen, drinks water from

U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Joseph Jansen, drinks water from

U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Joseph Jansen, drinks water from vine as part of the jungle survival course June 1 during Exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2014 at Teluk Gorek Beach, Malaysia. This year ma... More

U.S. Ambassador Richard B. Norland bids farewell to

U.S. Ambassador Richard B. Norland bids farewell to

U.S. Ambassador Richard B. Norland bids farewell to Col. Ryan Heritage, commanding officer of 6th Marine Regiment, after his visit to the staff of exercise Agile Spirit 14 at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, Jun... More

A Marine hangs over the edge of a cliff June 17 during

A Marine hangs over the edge of a cliff June 17 during

A Marine hangs over the edge of a cliff June 17 during a jungle skills course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonslaves. The hasty rappel is the most important event because it is what Marines are... More

Marines disembark a U.S. Navy C-40 Clipper aircraft

Marines disembark a U.S. Navy C-40 Clipper aircraft

Marines disembark a U.S. Navy C-40 Clipper aircraft June 22 at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Marines landed in Mongolia to take part in Exercise Khaan Quest 2014, which ... More

Members of the Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. Marines

Members of the Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. Marines

Members of the Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. Marines members transport their watercraft over land on June 25 using the low-carry method during the riverine operations lane of Khaan Quest 2014 at the Five Hill... More

U.S. Marines hold their ground against a crowd during

U.S. Marines hold their ground against a crowd during

U.S. Marines hold their ground against a crowd during riot control training June 25 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, during Exercise Khaan Quest 2014. KQ14 is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise... More

Philippine marine corps Master Sgt. Manuel Prado, a

Philippine marine corps Master Sgt. Manuel Prado, a

Philippine marine corps Master Sgt. Manuel Prado, a blademaster assigned to Marine Training Exercise Unit, demonstrates proper blade handling techniques to U.S. Marines assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion... More

Petty Officer 3rd Class Andres M. Espinosa  uses his

Petty Officer 3rd Class Andres M. Espinosa uses his

Petty Officer 3rd Class Andres M. Espinosa uses his rubber rifle to push barbed wire up so he can crawl underneath it July 20 during the Combat Endurance Course, the final test of the Jungle Medicine Combat C... More

A Serbian soldier, participating in a combat-lifesaver

A Serbian soldier, participating in a combat-lifesaver

A Serbian soldier, participating in a combat-lifesaver training course, grips a medical stretcher and sprints across an open field to a simulated casualty (not shown) during exercise Platinum Lion 14-2 at the N... More

U.S. and Romanian forces work together to construct

U.S. and Romanian forces work together to construct

U.S. and Romanian forces work together to construct a slider charge while participating in an urban-breaching course during exercise Platinum Lion 14-2 at the Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Aug. 5, 2014. A ... More

Platinum Lion close-air support

Platinum Lion close-air support

Two SU-25 aircrafts begin descending in altitude to display a show of force during a closed air support exercise scenario at exercise Platinum Lion 14-2 at the Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria Aug. 7. Platinu... More

U.S. servicemembers greet children from the Mokren

U.S. servicemembers greet children from the Mokren

U.S. servicemembers greet children from the Mokren Village Slantse Kindergarten School during a fieldtrip to the Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria Aug. 7. U.S. Marines and soldiers participating in exercise Pla... More

Sgt. Taylor S. Yontz, a field radio operator with

Sgt. Taylor S. Yontz, a field radio operator with

Sgt. Taylor S. Yontz, a field radio operator with Headquarters Company, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, hugs his wife during a homecoming aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 7, 2014. Du... More

A Bulgarian soldier stands at the alert during a

A Bulgarian soldier stands at the alert during a

A Bulgarian soldier stands at the alert during a humanitarian scenario while participating in the final exercise of Platinum Lion 14-2, Aug. 11, 2014 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. During the seven-hour ... More

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, board

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, board

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, board a KC-130 Hercules at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Sept. 26. The Marines practiced embassy reinforcement exercises and flew on the plane to ... More

Stefanie A. Walker takes aim with an M4 Carbine during

Stefanie A. Walker takes aim with an M4 Carbine during

Stefanie A. Walker takes aim with an M4 Carbine during 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment’s Jane Wayne Day aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Sept. 30. The event introduced military spouses to military... More

Lance Cpl. Matthew L. Jolley, a rifleman with Headquarters

Lance Cpl. Matthew L. Jolley, a rifleman with Headquarters

Lance Cpl. Matthew L. Jolley, a rifleman with Headquarters Company, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, stands at attention while Col. Kenneth M. Detreux, the commanding officer of the 8th Marines, pins a... More

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