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RADM George B. Schick Jr., commander, Amphibious Group One/Task Force '76, discusses the proceedings of exercise Team Spirit '82 with a U.S. Marine officer and a Korean officer

RADM George B. Schick Jr., commander, Amphibious Group One/Task Force ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '82 Base: Pohang Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: PH1 D. Brockschmidt Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

From left to right, BGEN Eugene B. Russel, 1ST Marine Air Wing; MGEN Stephen G. Olmstead, 3rd Marine Amphibious Force; VADM M. Staser Holcomb, commander, 7th Fleet; RADM George B. Schick, commander, Amphibious Group One; and BGEN Edwin J. Godfrey pose in front of an SH-3A Sea King helicopter during exercise Team Spirit '82

From left to right, BGEN Eugene B. Russel, 1ST Marine Air Wing; MGEN S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '82 Base: Pohang Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: PH1 D. Brockschmidt Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

A Marine from the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit is positioned on the roof of a building as his unit redeploys back to ships of Amphibious Squadron 4, at the conclusion of a multinational peacekeeping operation

A Marine from the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit is positioned on the roo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beirut Country: Lebanon (LBN) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Chet King Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

155 mm ammunition is prepared for loading onto trucks as the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit redeploys back to ships of Amphibious Squadron 4, at the conclusion of a multinational peacekeeping operation

155 mm ammunition is prepared for loading onto trucks as the 22nd Mari...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beirut Country: Lebanon (LBN) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Chet King Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Marines of the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit load 155 mm ammunition onto a flatbed truck as they prepare to redeploy back to ships of Amphibious Squadron 4 at the conclusion of a multinational peacekeeping operation

Marines of the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit load 155 mm ammunition onto...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beirut Country: Lebanon (LBN) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Chet King Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Marines throw sand bags from the top of a command tracked landing vehicle (LVTC 7), as the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit redeploys back to ships of Amphibious Squadron 4 at the conclusion of a multinational peacekeeping operation

Marines throw sand bags from the top of a command tracked landing vehi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beirut Country: Lebanon (LBN) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Chet King Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Two LVTP7 (Amphibious Assault Vehicle) tracked landing vehicles at Onslow Beach during Exercise Solid Shield '85

Two LVTP7 (Amphibious Assault Vehicle) tracked landing vehicles at Ons...

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 T.K. Burch Release... More

Rear Adm. John J. Higginson, commander, Amphibious Group Three, speaks during the commissioning of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42)

Rear Adm. John J. Higginson, commander, Amphibious Group Three, speaks...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Seattle State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Lockheed Shipbuilding Co. Release Status: Released... More

Rear Adm. John J. Higginson, commander, Amphibious Group Three, attends the commssioning the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42)

Rear Adm. John J. Higginson, commander, Amphibious Group Three, attend...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Seattle State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Lockheed Shipbuilding Co. Release Status: Released... More

Steelworker Constructionman Grant Ramey, Amphibious Construction Battalion 2, welds a pier piling during Exercise ELCAS (Elevated Causeway), a training exercise in which Seabees learn pier-construction techniques

Steelworker Constructionman Grant Ramey, Amphibious Construction Batta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ELCAS (ELEVATED CAUSEWAY) Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scen... More

Rendering salutes during the commissioning ceremony for the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) are, from left to right, Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Glenn E. Whisler Jr., commander, Amphibious Group Two: Vice Admiral (VADM) John W. Nyquist, assistant chief of naval operations, Surface Warfare; Secretary of the Navy William L. Ball III; Senator Charles S. Robb of Virginia; and VADM Joseph S. Donnell III, commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet

Rendering salutes during the commissioning ceremony for the dock landi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Alex C. Hicks, USN Release Status: Released... More

Captain (CAPT) Ted S. Willandt, commanding officer of the Dock Landing Ship USS JUNEAU (LPD 10), talks about the Navy's role in the EXXON VALDEZ oil spill cleanup during a briefing aboard the JUNEAU.  At left is Coast Guard Vice Admiral (VADM) Clyde E. Robbins, Pacific area commander of Amphibious Group Three, is at right

Captain (CAPT) Ted S. Willandt, commanding officer of the Dock Landing...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Valdez State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

Captain (CAPT) Michael D. Barker, Commanding Officer of the US Navy (USN) Amphibious Command Ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19), flagship of the 7th Fleet, discusses an American arms display with Chinese military personnel during a four-day goodwill visit in which over 1,600 US Navy Sailors are enjoying the sights and sounds of Shanghai

Captain (CAPT) Michael D. Barker, Commanding Officer of the US Navy (U...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Shanghai Country: China (CHN) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Carolyn Harris, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... More

RADM (lower half) Henri B. Chase III, Commander, Amphibious Group 1/Task Force 76, stands at attention during a ceremony marking the opening the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89

RADM (lower half) Henri B. Chase III, Commander, Amphibious Group 1/Ta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Comb... More

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

Captain Andrew J. Murphy, Commander, Amphibious Squadron 7, speaks during the decommissioning ceremony for the dock landing ship USS ALAMO (LSD 33)

Captain Andrew J. Murphy, Commander, Amphibious Squadron 7, speaks dur...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Michael Poche Release Sta... More

Two women hand out flowers to members of Amphibious Construction Battalion One (ACB-1) riding in an M-939 5-ton cargo truck during the "San Diego Salutes the Troops" parade. The parade is being held in honor of all veterans, with special recognition being given to units that took part in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

Two women hand out flowers to members of Amphibious Construction Batta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... More

A garland decorates the bow of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42) as the large harbor tug CANONCHET (YTB-823) maneuvers the vessel toward a pier. The GERMANTOWN, along with other ships of Commander, Amphibious Squadron 1, has returned from the Persian Gulf area where it was deployed during Operation Desert Storm

A garland decorates the bow of the dock landing ship USS GERMANTOWN (L...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California(CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

Members of Amphibious Construction Unit 1 (ACU-1) set up a water purifying unit on a pier during OPERATION RESTORE HOPE relief efforts. The maritime prepositioning ship PFC James Anderson Jr. (T-AK-3002) is moored in the backkground

Members of Amphibious Construction Unit 1 (ACU-1) set up a water purif...

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

A C-5 Galaxy takes off on a flight to Somalia with personnel and equipment of Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 (ACB-1) on board. ACB-1 is being deployed to Somalia to assist in relief efforts during Operation Provide Hope

A C-5 Galaxy takes off on a flight to Somalia with personnel and equip...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE HOPE Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Came... More

Equipment Operator 3rd Class Angelique Wilde operates a 75-ton hydraulic crane during a causeway-building exercise with Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 (ACB-1)

Equipment Operator 3rd Class Angelique Wilde operates a 75-ton hydraul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Carolyn Harris Release... More

Equipment Operator Construction Apprentice Miller climbs operates a bulldozer during a causeway-building exercise with Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 (ACB-1)

Equipment Operator Construction Apprentice Miller climbs operates a bu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Carolyn Harris Release... More

Naval Amphibious Base. Steelworker Constructionman Erica Goldman hauls on a line attached to a pile extractor during a causeway building exercise with Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 (ACB-1)

Naval Amphibious Base. Steelworker Constructionman Erica Goldman hauls...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Coronado State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Carolyn Harris Release Status: Released to Pu... More

Canadian PETTY Officer Tony Falletta in wetsuit and SIVA Underwater Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Diving Apparatus (oxygen rebreather). grabs the reigns of a rubber dive boat during mine counter measure operations as part of Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. The Canadian divers are part of a group of mine counter measure teams, including US and Austrailian teams, working from USS Denver (LPD 9) off the coast of Southern California. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine...

Canadian PETTY Officer Tony Falletta in wetsuit and SIVA Underwater Mi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Canadian PETTY Officer Tony Falletta in wetsuit and SIVA Underwater Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Diving Apparatus (oxygen rebreath... More

A Abrams M1-A1 Main Battle Tank (MBT) is loaded aboard a Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC), from Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU 5), DET BRAVO, for transport to USS COMSTOCK (LSD 45) at White Beach, Camp Pendleton, California. The USS COMSTOCK is participating in Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on erational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault...

A Abrams M1-A1 Main Battle Tank (MBT) is loaded aboard a Landing Craft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: A Abrams M1-A1 Main Battle Tank (MBT) is loaded aboard a Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC), from Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU 5),... More

Captain Chris Ames, Commanding Officer of the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) reads message traffic on the bridge during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97 taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton. KERNEL BLITZ is a biannual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Captain Chris Ames, Commanding Officer of the USS TARAWA (LHA 1) reads...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Scene Camera Operator: Stephen Batiz, PH1(Nac), USN Release Status: Released to Pub... More

US Army National Guard Reservists dig an obstacle on Red Beach with D-7 bulldozer during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

US Army National Guard Reservists dig an obstacle on Red Beach with D-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

Lance Corporal Eric Wagner, Crash Fire & Rescue, Marine Wing Support Squadron, 3d Marine Air Wing, fills an emergency wash tank during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Lance Corporal Eric Wagner, Crash Fire & Rescue, Marine Wing Support S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... More

Marines from 2d Squad, 3d Platoon, Charlie Company 1/4, 1ST Marine Division, rehearse a beach assault prior to D-Day during Exercise Kernel Blitz 97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marines from 2d Squad, 3d Platoon, Charlie Company 1/4, 1ST Marine Div...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... More

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) from 3d Amibious Assault Battalion returns to the USS Anchorage (LSD-36) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) from 3d Amibious Assault Batta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... More

Marines pass in front of flight deck control after departing their helicopter during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton is a biannual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marines pass in front of flight deck control after departing their hel...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Tarawa (LHA 1) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Major Command Shown: USS TARAWA (LHA 1) Scene C... More

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) from 1ST Platoon, Bravo Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, rolls down the beach while LCAC's (Landing Craft, Air Cushioned) from ACU-5 return to shore during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) from 1ST Platoon, Bravo Compan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... More

An Army Medic with the 126th Medical Battalion, US Army National Guard, administers triage treatment to a wounded (simulated) soldier from the same unit near the MOUT (Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain) facility, during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

An Army Medic with the 126th Medical Battalion, US Army National Guard...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... More

Opposition Forces (OPFOR) attack the Marines with an M136 AT-4 light anti-tank weapon during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Opposition Forces (OPFOR) attack the Marines with an M136 AT-4 light a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... More

Lance Corporal Benny Gonzales of 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion maintains security over a (simulated) wounded Marine Corporal Derek Cyzmer, an instructor at the School of Infantry (SOI), during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. AAV-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle is seen in background. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Lance Corporal Benny Gonzales of 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion main...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97. Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scen... More

Lance Corporal Monjaral from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit's MSPF (Maritime Special Purpose Force) Unit bears down on a target during a ship boarding drill on the USS Comstock (LSD-45) off the Southern California coast during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. The weapon shown is the M203 40mm Grenade Launcher attached directly to the 5.56mm Colt M16A2 Assault Rifle. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the...

Lance Corporal Monjaral from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit's MSPF...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Lance Corporal Monjaral from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit's MSPF (Maritime Special Purpose Force) Unit bears down on a tar... More

Members of Seal Team 3 transmit a surf report during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Members of Seal Team 3 transmit a surf report during Exercise KERNEL B...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... More

Army Medic SPECIALIST 4 Moreno prepares to administer First Aid to a wounded (simulated) soldier, also from 126th Medical Battalion, US Army National Guard, during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97 at Camp Pendleton, California. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Army Medic SPECIALIST 4 Moreno prepares to administer First Aid to a w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... More

A Marine rushes up a hill with a M2 .50 caliber machine gun receiver after assaulting Red Beach during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

A Marine rushes up a hill with a M2 .50 caliber machine gun receiver a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... More

Medics from 126th Medical Battalion, US Army National Guard, carry a (simulated) wounded Marine from 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1ST Marine Division, into a Bradley M4 fighting vehicle near the MOUT (Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain) facility on Camp Pendleton, California, during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of...

Medics from 126th Medical Battalion, US Army National Guard, carry a (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Medics from 126th Medical Battalion, US Army National Guard, carry a (simulated) wounded Marine from 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, ... More

An Army Medic with the 126th Medical Battalion, US Army National Guard checks the vital signs of a (simulated) wounded Marine during Exercise Kernel Blitz '97 off the coast of Southern California. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

An Army Medic with the 126th Medical Battalion, US Army National Guard...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... More

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) belonging to the 1ST Marines 3rd Battalion, returns to its temporary home aboard the USS JUNEAU (LPD 10) after successfully completing missions ashore during Exercise KERNAL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ, largely taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton, is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) belonging to the 1ST Marines 3rd B...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Juneau (LPD 10) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST Marines 3rd Battalion ... More

Crewmen from Marine Wing Support Squadron 374 prepare a AV-8B Harrier for flight during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Crewmen from Marine Wing Support Squadron 374 prepare a AV-8B Harrier ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

A military policeman (MP) stands watch over the port facility during Exercise DYNAMIC MIX '98. The AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle in the foreground was part of the barrier plan put into effect by the Force Protection Operations Center. DYNAMIC MIX is a combined exercise comprising air, land, maritime, and amphibious operations throughout the Turkey southern region to improve command and control procedures

A military policeman (MP) stands watch over the port facility during E...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DYNAMIC MIX '98 Base: Iskenderum Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Major Command Shown: II MEF (FWD.) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT ... More

A U.S. Navy sailor ground guides a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Amphibious Vehicle just after it came on shore at a Jongsa-dong beach in Republic of Korea, Oct. 31, 1998. The LCAC Amphibious vehicles are landing on the beach to drop off U.S. and Republic of Korea Marine troops and their equipment in support of Foal Eagle '98. Foal Eagle '98 is a deployment exercise that takes place once a year in Korea. (U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Joel C. Miller) (Released)

A U.S. Navy sailor ground guides a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Am...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: FOAL EAGLE '98KOREA CD Base: Jongsa-Dong Beach Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Joel C. Miller Re... More

A Republic of Korea Marine rushes the shore line during an Amphibious landing at Jongsa-dong beach in Republic of Korea, Oct. 31, 1998. The Republic of Korea Marines are landing on the beach via Light Armed Amphibious Vehicles (LAV) in support of Foal Eagle '98. Foal Eagle '98 is a deployment exercise that takes place once a year in Korea

A Republic of Korea Marine rushes the shore line during an Amphibious ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: FOAL EAGLE '98KOREA CD Base: Jongsa-Dong Beach Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Joel C. Miller Re... More

An American Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Amphibious Vehicle heads back to sea after coming on shore at Jongsa-dong beach in Republic of Korea, Oct. 31, 1998. The LCAC Amphibious vehicles landed on the beach to drop off U.S. Marine troops and equipment in support of Foal Eagle '98. Foal Eagle '98 is a deployment exercise that takes place once a year in Korea. (U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Joel C. Miller) (Released)

An American Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Amphibious Vehicle heads ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: FOAL EAGLE '98KOREA CD Base: Jongsa-Dong Beach Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Joel C. Miller Re... More

Marine with 3rd Tracks refueling an Amtrack or Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV7A1) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97 held on Camp Pendleton, California. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marine with 3rd Tracks refueling an Amtrack or Amphibious Assault Vehi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) are ground guided into their assigned positions in the enormous well deck on board the USS Anchorage (LSD-36) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97, held at Camp Pendleton, California. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) are ground guided into their assi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Uss Anchorage (LSD 36) State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... More

Dolphins racing the ship (unidentified) jump the choppy waves below as sailors sit and wait for a live fire test during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '99 off the coast of Camp Pendleton, California. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Dolphins racing the ship (unidentified) jump the choppy waves below as...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

Marine with 1ST Marine Division, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines, Echo Company, 1ST platoon eat chow aboard the USS MOUNT VERNON (LSD-39) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ'99.  KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV).  KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marine with 1ST Marine Division, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines, Echo Compa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Mcb Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Sho... More

US Marine CH-53Es from 3rd MAW Air Combat Element (ACE), fly in assault Marines to secure the airfield (not shown), while Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) commence the beach assault. Impacts continue to pound the beach head, as the AAV7A1, with a mine clearance system kit and the M1A1 Abrams mineplow tank prepare to breach the minefield, during rehearsals for Kernel Blitz '99

US Marine CH-53Es from 3rd MAW Air Combat Element (ACE), fly in assaul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '99 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

Simulated line charge from a Mk 154 LMC (Launcher Mine Clearance) attached to an AAV-P7A1 (right) goes f on Red Beach during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '99 held at Camp Pendleton, California. The line charge allows the Abrams M1A1 Main Battle Tank (MBT) to move forward as AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter provides fire support. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training Sailors and Marines in the complexities...

Simulated line charge from a Mk 154 LMC (Launcher Mine Clearance) atta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Simulated line charge from a Mk 154 LMC (Launcher Mine Clearance) attached to an AAV-P7A1 (right) goes off on Red Beach during E... More

Medium, right side front shot of an Amphibious Assault Vehicle Personnel (AAVP7A1) as it's about to embark on the USS MOUNT VERNON (LSD-39) (not shown) for Kernel Blitz '99. Three US Marines are seen out of the three turrets on the vehicle. Kernel Blitz '99 is an amphibious assault beach landing conducted primarily by the 1ST Marine Division

Medium, right side front shot of an Amphibious Assault Vehicle Personn...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '99 Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: CPL William J. Resinger Release Status: Released to Publ... More

An Air Cushion Landing Craft (LCAC) moves onto the beach at Litohoro, Greece carrying equipment for the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The first wave of U.S. Marines assigned to the 26th MEU arrived ashore in Litohoro during the early-morning hours in support of the NATO Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo. The 26th MEU and USS KEARSAGE (LHD 3) Amphibious Ready Group are deployed in support of NATO Operation Allied Force

An Air Cushion Landing Craft (LCAC) moves onto the beach at Litohoro, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ALLIED FORCE Base: Litohoro Country: Greece (GRC) Scene Camera Operator: CWO2 Seth Rossman Release Status: Released to Publi... More

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

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

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

Philippine Marines assault the beach after landing in an USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle at Marine Base Ternate, while conducting amphibious assault training, during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

Philippine Marines assault the beach after landing in an USMC AAV7A1 A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... More

A US Navy (USN) Seabee, assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion One (ACB-1), Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, California (CA), watches an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV7A1) come ashore during Exercise TURBO PATRIOT, a Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (JLOTS) Exercise

A US Navy (USN) Seabee, assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TRUBO PARTIOT Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Ca... More

An oblique port side view of the Amphibious Transports Docks Ship USS DULUTH (LPD 6) underway while on deployment to the Western Pacific

An oblique port side view of the Amphibious Transports Docks Ship USS ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 David Miller, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An oblique bow on view of the Amphibious Transports Docks Ship USS DULUTH (LPD 6) underway while on deployment to the Western Pacific

An oblique bow on view of the Amphibious Transports Docks Ship USS DUL...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 David Miller, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The local people watch excitedly as a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) (Not shown) with Amphibious Craft Unit 5, attached to Tarawa Amphibious Ready Group, lands on Arturo Island bringing much needed building material and supplies to the local people during a Humanitarian Assistance Operation in East Timor, September 2000. US Marines and Sailors (Not shown) from Tarawa Amphibious Ready Group spent three days in East Timor providing Medical and Community Relations Services to help rebuild the war torn nation

The local people watch excitedly as a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE OPERATION, EAST TIMOR Base: Arturo Island Country: East Timor (TMP) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Brande... More

Several U.S. Marine AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles from 31st Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan, prepare for the combined amphibious beach assault at Tak San Ri Beach near Pohang, South Korea, in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest Joint and Combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from October 25th to November 3rd. About 25,000 U.S. troops will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

Several U.S. Marine AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles from 31st Exped...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: FOAL EAGLE 2000 Base: Tak San Ri Country: Republic Of Korea (ROK) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT James E. Lotz, USAF Release St... More

The Kilo Company, Third Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, Fire Support Team (FiST), inside an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) during COMBINED ARMS EXERCISE (CAX) 2-01, at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twenty-Nine Palms, CA

The Kilo Company, Third Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, Fire Suppo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COMBINED ARMS EXERCISE (CAX) 2-01 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (US... More

Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Halcomb directs the landing of a CH-53 E Sea Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of USS Essex (LHD 2) for Deck Landing Qualifications (DLQs) during Blue-Green Workups. Testing their rapid response, Blue-Green Workups are a series of training exercises designed to solidify the working relationship of Sailors and Marines during an Amphibious Ready Group deployment

Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Halcomb directs the la...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Essex (LHD 2) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 James Davis, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... More

A convoy of US Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB) is used transport USMC personnel from 3rd Battalion 4th Marine Regiment, to a tactical area, at Camp Pendleton, California (CA), during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 2001

A convoy of US Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ 2001 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scen... More

Amphibious Assault Vehicle AAV7A1 attached to 3rd Battalion 7th Marines Lima Company off the USS FREDERICK (LST 1184) storms a Philippine beach at Ternate during Exercise BALIKATAN 2001. BALIKATAN is a joint military exercise with US and the Republic of the Philippines Armed Forces to improve combat readiness and interoperability

Amphibious Assault Vehicle AAV7A1 attached to 3rd Battalion 7th Marine...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2001 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Major Command Shown:... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) members with A Company, Combat Assault Battalion (CAB), 7th Marines, practice Military Operations and Urban Terrain (MOUT) warfare at the Camp Hansen, Central Training Area, using Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1)

US Marine Corps (USMC) members with A Company, Combat Assault Battalio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Hansen State: Okinawa Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Major Command Shown: 3 MEF Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Antonio J. Vega,... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) members with A Company, Combat Assault Battalio (CAB), 7th Marines, practice Military Operations and Urban Terrain (MOUT) warfare at the Camp Hansen, Central Training Area, using an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV7A1)

US Marine Corps (USMC) members with A Company, Combat Assault Battalio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Hansen State: Okinawa Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Major Command Shown: 3 MEF Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Antonio J. Vega,... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB), 1ST Marine Division, lay out a camouflaged net near their Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assaul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Camp Coyote Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT K... More

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Combat Earthmover (ACE) used in the mock breaching of sand berms at the Grizzly Range, in Kuwait

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Combat Earthmover (ACE) used in th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: CEB Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Brandon M. Sorensen, USMC ... More

US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman Second Class (HM2) Mark Nix (left), 4th Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB), Alfa Company, listens to USN Commander (CDR) Elson Irving, Rabbi, 1ST Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF), during Jewish Service at Camp Matilda during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman Second Class (HM2) Mark Nix (left), 4t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Matilda Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST Marine Division Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jennifer A. Krusen, USMC Release S... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Bravo Command uses mobile fuel bladders to fill their Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) in the dispersal area near the Iraqi border, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Bravo Command uses mobile fuel bladders to fill...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 7th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Paul L. Anstine Ii, ... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 7th Marines, move into position with an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV7A1) to engage Iraqi ground forces at an abandoned oil storage facility near Az Zubayr, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. (Substandard image)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Charlie Company, 1ST Battal...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Az Zubayr Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Kevin C. Quihuis Jr, USMC Release Status: Rele... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to C/Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th Marines, 1ST Marine Division engage the enemy using a Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV7A1) during a firefight on a sniper position with Iraqi Forces near Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to C/Company, 1ST Battalion, 5...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. Reed, USMC Release Status: Released to P... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Antonio M. Rivera, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, assigned to Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th Marines, 1ST Marine Division out of Camp Pendleton, California, displays his damaged gear after a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) impacted an Amphibious Assault Vehicle Personnel (AAVP7A1), during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Antonio M. Rivera, from P...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. R... More

Armed US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to 1/7 C/Company 1ST Platoon, drive their Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) pass a large painted over billboard of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Armed US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to 1/7 C/Company 1ST Pla...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Micheal J. Glowacki, USMC Release Status: Release... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), patrol behind a Light Armored Vehicles (LAV-25) at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Recon...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Su Song Ri Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Gregory A. Russell, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Mathew Breed (foreground), a Machine Gunners Assistant assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, feeds belt fed ammunition into his gunners M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) during a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Mathew Breed (foreground), a Mac...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Su Song Ri Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Gregory A. Russell, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Orin Backlund, a Machine GUNNER assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, fires the M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) during a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Orin Backlund, a Machine ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Su Song Ri Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Gregory A. Russell, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Orin Backlund, a Machine GUNNER assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, loads belt fed ammunition into ammo can for the M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) before participating in a mechanized raid training exercise at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Orin Backlund, a Machine ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Su Song Ri Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Gregory A. Russell, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Chris Chambers (front), 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion (BN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Fleet Marine Force (FMF), runs from one building corner to another while participating in a fire team movement MOUT (Military Operations on Urban Terrain) training class in the MOUT facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). He and other Marines are participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US Navy (USN)...

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Chris Chambers (front), 3...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Chris Chambers (front), 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion (BN), 1ST ... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion (BN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Fleet Marine Force (FMF), and Weapons Company (Wpns Co), 2nd Battalion (BN), 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3), 3rd Marine Division (MARDIV), III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), participate in MOUT (Military Operations on Urban Terrain) training in the MOUT facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). These Marines are participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise...

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion (BN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), I Marine Ex... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit Marines instruct Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marines, at a landing zone (LZ) on Camp Mujuk, located near Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR), how to prepare their two howitzers to be transported by a USMC 31st MEU(SOC) Unit CH-53E cargo helicopter during a joint USMC and ROKMC training exercise conducted as part of Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). ARGEX 04 is a joint USMC and US Navy (USN) training exercise designed to acquaint each service about the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with the deployment of a MEU(SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Op...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Mu Juk Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Gregory A. Russell, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

A US Marine Corps (USMC) 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit, CH-53E cargo helicopter lifts off from a landing zone (LZ) on Camp Mujuk, located near Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR), carrying two Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) howitzers during a joint USMC and ROKMC training exercise conducted as part of Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). ARGEX 04 is a joint USMC and US Navy (USN) training exercise designed to acquaint each service about the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with the deployment of a MEU(SOC) Unit

A US Marine Corps (USMC) 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Mu Juk Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Gregory A. Russell, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

A US Marine Corps (USMC) 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit, CH-53E cargo helicopter lifts off from a landing zone (LZ) on Camp Mujuk, located near Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR), carrying two Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) howitzers during a joint USMC and ROKMC training exercise conducted as part of Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). ARGEX 04 is a joint USMC and US Navy (USN) training exercise designed to acquaint each service about the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with the deployment of a MEU(SOC) Unit

A US Marine Corps (USMC) 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Mu Juk Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Gregory A. Russell, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) James Rodinette repairs an Assault Amphibian engine from Alpha Company (A CO), 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion (AAB), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), at Camp Fellujah, Al Anbar Province, Iraq (IRQ).  Also shown are two AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV).  The 1ST MARDIV is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the area in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) James Rodinette repairs a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Fallujah State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Chad R. Kiehl, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine, Alpha Company (A CO), 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion (AAB), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), drives an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV7A1) at Camp Fellujah, Al Anbar Province, Iraq (IRQ).  The 1ST MARDIV is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the area in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine, Alpha Company (A CO), 3rd Assault Amp...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Fallujah State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Chad R. Kiehl, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine assigned to the forward deployed Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), helps to offload relief supplies from a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter at a local community village located near Tacloban City, Philippines. This relief effort is a result of a mudslide, which devastated a large area of the southern part of the island of Leyte in the Republic of Philippines

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine assigned to the forward deployed Amphi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tacloban City State: Leyte Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Justin Park, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

The US Navy (USN) Amphibious Command Ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) Public Affairs Officer (PAO), Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Tom Cotton, discusses the ship's mission while touring the Malaysian media through the pilot house. The Seventh Fleet Command Ship BLUE RIDGE is permanently forward deployed to Yokosuka Naval Base (NB), Japan (JPN)

The US Navy (USN) Amphibious Command Ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) Publ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Port Kelang Country: Malaysia (MYS) Scene Major Command Shown: USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Tucker M. Yates, USN Release S... More

A US Army (USA) CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to Bravo Company, 2-52nd Aviation Regiment, prepares to land aboard the US Navy (USN) Amphibious Command Ship, USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) during a joint training evolution, conducted while the ship is underway in the Korean Straits, off the coast of the Republic of Korea (ROK)

A US Army (USA) CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to Bravo Company, 2-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN David J. Hewitt, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... More

US Navy (USN) Captain (CAPT) Jeff Bartkoski (foreground), Commanding Officer of the Amphibious Command Ship, USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) looks back over the flight deck from the cockpit of a US Army (USA) CH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to Bravo Company, 2-52nd Aviation Regiment. CAPT Bartkoski piloted the Army helicopter during multiple landing aboard his ship, during a joint training evolution, conducted while the ship is underway in the Korean Straits, off the coast of the Republic of Korea (ROK)

US Navy (USN) Captain (CAPT) Jeff Bartkoski (foreground), Commanding O...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Scene Camera Operator: Josn Marc Rockwell-Pate, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital P... More

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Dock Landing Ship USS HARPER'S FERRY (LSD 49), a US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) awaits the word to launch his Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) from the well deck for a landing rehearsal exercise. Commander, Task Force 76 (CTF-76) ships, units and embarked 31st MEU elements are currently participating in Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration and FOAL EAGLE 2006

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Dock Landing Ship USS HARPER'S FERRY (LSD 49...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Brian P. Biller, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Ph... More

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), plunges into waters of the Pacific Ocean and head towards the beach, during an amphibious landing exercise at Okinawa, Japan (JPN). Commander, Task Force 76 (CTF-76) ships, units and embarked 31st MEU elements are returning from operations supporting Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (RSOI) and Exercise FOAL EAGLE 2006. The Exercise is designed to strengthen interoperability between the US and the Republic of Korea (ROK)

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) assigned...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Brian P. Biller, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) man the commander and gunner positions aboard their Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) during a joint US/Thai antiterrorism training at Hat Yao, Thailand (THA), during EXERCISE COBRA GOLD 2006. This year is the 25th anniversary of COBRA GOLD, a combined annual joint training exercise aimed at developing interoperability, strengthening relationships between services and developing cross-cultural understanding among participating nations

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hat Yao Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Brian Biller, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... More

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Amphibious Command Ship, USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19), USN ENSIGN (ESN) ENSIGN Scotty S. Lieng, Disbursing Officer, describes the ship's communications capabilities to a tour group from the Japanese International Association of Yokosuka City. Approximately 250 guests came aboard for tours and memorabilia from the Seventh Fleet Command Ship, which is forward deployed at Yokosuka, Japan

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Amphibious Command Ship, USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Tucker M. Yates, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photo... More

U.S. Navy (USN) CAPT. Jeff Bartkoski (right), Commanding Officer, Amphibious Command Ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19), presents a command coin to PeopleΘs Liberation Army (Navy) CMDR. Liu Zhe (center), Commanding Officer, Jiangwei II Class Frigate SANMING (FFGHM 523) on Jun. 28, 2006. The BLUE RIDGE is the forward deployed 7th Fleet command ship homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, and visited Shanghai to promote friendship and camaraderie between the two Navies. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Second Class Keith A. Bryska) (Released)

U.S. Navy (USN) CAPT. Jeff Bartkoski (right), Commanding Officer, Amph...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Sanming (FFGHM 523) State: Shanghai Country: China (CHN) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Keith Bryska, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

060726-N-9851B-007 (Jul. 26, 2006)US Navy (USN) Boatswain's Mate First Class (BM1) Earnest Pippin, Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS TORTUGA 46 (LSD 46), takes a blood pressure reading from a civilian patient, during Exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) at Seberang, Malaysia (MYS).U.S. Navy official photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class John L. Beeman (Released)

060726-N-9851B-007 (Jul. 26, 2006)US Navy (USN) Boatswain's Mate First...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Seberang Country: Malaysia (MYS) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 John L. Beeman, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... More