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Christine McCormack, 3rd officer aboard the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2), assists in sea and anchor detail for the ship's outboard journey from New Caledonia during Koa Moana 17.

Christine McCormack, 3rd officer aboard the dry cargo and ammunition s...

NOUMEA, New Caledonia (Jul. 11, 2017) Christine McCormack, 3rd officer aboard the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2), assists in sea and anchor detail for the ship's outboard journey from Ne... More

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Zachary Bigus

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Zachary Bigus

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Zachary Bigus with Task Force Koa Moana 20 (TFKM 20), I Marine Expeditionary Force, demonstrates how to properly swab the nostrils during COVID-19 antibodies testing at Cam... More

U.S Marine Sgt. Jason Javierdelacruz, communications

U.S Marine Sgt. Jason Javierdelacruz, communications

U.S Marine Sgt. Jason Javierdelacruz, communications chief with Headquarters Company, Task Force Koa Moana 16-4, plays tug of war with service members from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, in Suva, Fiji, O... More

U.S. Navy Corpsmen, with I Marine Expeditionary Force,

U.S. Navy Corpsmen, with I Marine Expeditionary Force,

U.S. Navy Corpsmen, with I Marine Expeditionary Force, attend to a simulated bullet wound during Valkyrie Emergency Whole Blood Transfusion Training program at Camp Pendleton, California, May 14, 2020. Valkyrie... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Thomas Stona, commander

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Thomas Stona, commander

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Thomas Stona, commander of Task Force Koa Moana 20 (TFKM 20), I Marine Expeditionary Force, briefs Marines and Sailors during check-in for sequestration at Camp Pendleton, California,... More

Gunnery Sgt. Tamalia C. Adams, contracting chief with

Gunnery Sgt. Tamalia C. Adams, contracting chief with

Gunnery Sgt. Tamalia C. Adams, contracting chief with Task Force Koa Moana 16-4, embrace her son and daughter at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 14, 2016. Family and friends greeted Marines as th... More

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana and Peruvian

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana and Peruvian

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana and Peruvian Marines participate in a fighting position class in Ancon, Peru, Sept. 3, 2016. Koa Moana is a U.S. Marine Corps-led exercise designed to enhance military tie... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Meroney and Staff Sgt.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Meroney and Staff Sgt.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Meroney and Staff Sgt. Paul Butcher, explosive ordnance disposal technicians with Task Force Koa Moana 20, calibrates the IVER3-580 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle while conducting am... More

U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine

U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine

U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, engage targets during Exercise Koa Moana 15.2 in Dili, Timor-Leste, June 25. The platoon of U.S. Marines conduc... More

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 10, 2018)

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 10, 2018)

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 10, 2018) – Yap Police Officers Francis Itamana, front, and Josh Fagalmoorow, both patrol privates with Yap State Police Force, participate in a vehicle search and seiz... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christophe P. Dorris, a combat

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christophe P. Dorris, a combat

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christophe P. Dorris, a combat engineer with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), sets pallet of wood in place for later use in Peleliu, Republic of Palau,... More

A fragment of spent ordnance lies exposed where it

A fragment of spent ordnance lies exposed where it

A fragment of spent ordnance lies exposed where it was discovered by U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Aaron Birdwell, an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine E... More

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 11, 2018)

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 11, 2018)

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 11, 2018) – Yap Police Officers Francis Itaman, right, and Patrick Sogaw, both patrol privates, with Yap State Police Force, participate in a noncompliant handcuffing p... More

BABELDAOP, Republic of Palau - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl.

BABELDAOP, Republic of Palau - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl.

BABELDAOP, Republic of Palau - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Brock Portier, a combat engineer with Combat Engineer Detachment, Task Force Koa Moana, grabs a shell fragment during explosive ordnance disposal training a... More

ANGAUR, Republic of Palau — A nurse from the Ministry

ANGAUR, Republic of Palau — A nurse from the Ministry

ANGAUR, Republic of Palau — A nurse from the Ministry of Health gives a child a vaccine at the Angaur Community Center, Sept. 27, 2019. U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Gennadiy Birman, a corpsman with Exe... More

Kennosuke A. Suzuky, Republic of Palau, Angaur Governor,

Kennosuke A. Suzuky, Republic of Palau, Angaur Governor,

Kennosuke A. Suzuky, Republic of Palau, Angaur Governor, gives the opening remarks during the Angaur Airfield Joint Improvement Project closing ceremony, Aug. 27, 2020. U.S. Marines and Sailors with Task Force ... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.—Corporal George

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.—Corporal George

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.—Corporal George Dunn, a combat engineer with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, grabs an occlusive dressing for a simulated sucking chest wound on a moc... More

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Task Force Koa Moana

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Task Force Koa Moana

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Task Force Koa Moana 20 (TFKM 20), I Marine Expeditionary Force, watch a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, California, June 17, 2020. While adhering to COVID-19 mitigation precautions, T... More

U.S. Marines with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Force

U.S. Marines with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Force

U.S. Marines with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Force Koa Moana 16-4, integrate with the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and play hand ball during Croix Du Sud in Plum, New Caledonia, Nov. 6, 2016. Croix Du Su... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jose Avitiaolivas, a field mess

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jose Avitiaolivas, a field mess

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jose Avitiaolivas, a field mess chief with 1st Marine Logistics Group, Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) fires an M-9 beretta during the TF KM Mission Rehearsal Exercise at Marine Corps Base C... More

NGATPANG, Republic of Palau – U.S. Marine Corps Cpl.

NGATPANG, Republic of Palau – U.S. Marine Corps Cpl.

NGATPANG, Republic of Palau – U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Amandalys Torres, a drafter and surveyor chief with Combat Engineer Detachment, Task Force Koa Moana, teaches students drill at Belau Modekngei High School, ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Brian Kim, an explosive ordnance

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Brian Kim, an explosive ordnance

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Brian Kim, an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), measures UXO in Peleliu, Republic of Palau, Aug. 6, 20... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Meroney and Staff Sgt.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Meroney and Staff Sgt.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Meroney and Staff Sgt. Paul Butcher, explosive ordnance disposal technicians with Task Force Koa Moana 20 assemble the IVER3-580 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle while conducting amphi... More

PAPENOO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Aaron Kempster,

PAPENOO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Aaron Kempster,

PAPENOO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Aaron Kempster, a combat engineer with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Force Koa Moana, provides rear security after an assault on mock enemy combatants in Papenoo, Tahiti... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Toby Dalbey with Task Force

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Toby Dalbey with Task Force

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Toby Dalbey with Task Force Koa Moana 20 (TFKM 20), I Marine Expeditionary Force, opens a test kit during COVID-19 antibodies testing at Camp Pendleton, California, June 5, 2020. Marines ... More

U.S Marine Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer, combat photographer

U.S Marine Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer, combat photographer

U.S Marine Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer, combat photographer with Headquarters Company, Task Force Koa Moana 16-4, practices applying sutures during basic field medical training with the Republic of Fiji Milita... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Rothering with

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Rothering with

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Rothering with Task Force Koa Moana 17 pulls weeds from a memorial site on Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Kiribati, June 19, 2017. Koa Moana 17 is designed to improve theater se... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Johnathan Watkins, right, a

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Johnathan Watkins, right, a

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Johnathan Watkins, right, a ground radio repairman with Task Force Koa Moana, and a French Army soldier alternate wearing each other's gear during a field exercise at Taravao, French Poly... More

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Tyler Strawser, an engineer

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Tyler Strawser, an engineer

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Tyler Strawser, an engineer detachment platoon guide with Task Force Koa Moana, listens to a security coordinator for the Bauerfield International Airport during an airport survey, ... More

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 11, 2018)

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 11, 2018)

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 11, 2018) – Yap Police Officers Patrick Sogaw, right, a patrol corporal, and Clayton Sarmaithog, a fire fighter, both with Yap State Police Force, participate in a nonc... More

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 11, 2018)

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 11, 2018)

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 11, 2018) – Yap State Police Force officers and firefighters with Yap State Police Force, participate in a noncompliant handcuffing practical application class taught b... More

KOROR, Republic of Palau - Palauan Police Lieutenant

KOROR, Republic of Palau - Palauan Police Lieutenant

KOROR, Republic of Palau - Palauan Police Lieutenant Lebuu Gibbons, a detective officer with Palau Police Force participates in a class taught by U.S. Marine Corps Law Enforcement class taught by the LE Detachm... More

KOROR, Republic of Palau - Palauan Police Officers,

KOROR, Republic of Palau - Palauan Police Officers,

KOROR, Republic of Palau - Palauan Police Officers, with Palau Police Force, practice defensive tactics with U.S. Marines, attached to Law Enforcement Detachment, Task Force Koa Moana, at Palau National Gymnasi... More

AIRAI, Republic of Palau - U.S. Marines with Combat

AIRAI, Republic of Palau - U.S. Marines with Combat

AIRAI, Republic of Palau - U.S. Marines with Combat Engineer Detachment, Task Force Koa Moana and a U.S. Sailor, top left, with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, cut concrete at the Aircraft Rescue and Fir... More

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 16, conduct

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 16, conduct

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 16, conduct speed reloads onboard USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2), June 2, 2016. KM 16 will serve to further strengthen alliances around the Asia-Pacific region as well as highli... More

AIRAI, Republic of Palau -U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle

AIRAI, Republic of Palau -U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle

AIRAI, Republic of Palau -U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle Clark, a squad leader with Combat Engineer Detachment, Task Force Koa Moana, uses a jack hammer to break up concrete at the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighter... More

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 8, 2018)

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 8, 2018)

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 8, 2018) – U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. William Murphy, the officer in charge of Law Enforcement Detachment, Task Force Koa Moana, gives a handcuffing techniques class to ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Robert Guerra, a meteorologist

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Robert Guerra, a meteorologist

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Robert Guerra, a meteorologist with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF), is tested for COVID-19 at the port of Malakal, Republic of Palau, July 22, 2020.... More

Petty Officer 2nd Class Olusola Adeyemo, a hospital

Petty Officer 2nd Class Olusola Adeyemo, a hospital

Petty Officer 2nd Class Olusola Adeyemo, a hospital corpsmen for KOA MOANA 15-3, delivers a soccer ball to children of a small village in Namosi Province, Fiji, Oct. 13. Marines and sailors participated in comm... More

FAAONE, Tahiti – U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana

FAAONE, Tahiti – U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana

FAAONE, Tahiti – U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 16-4 tie a rope bridge to overcome the next obstacle during a jungle endurance course along with French Forces in Faaone, Tahiti, Sept. 22, 2016. U.S. Mar... More

PACIFIC OCEAN -- U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matthew Bicskei,

PACIFIC OCEAN -- U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matthew Bicskei,

PACIFIC OCEAN -- U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matthew Bicskei, a team leader with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Force Koa Moana 16-4, loads an M-9 pistol aboard the USNS Pililaau (T-AKR 304) Sept. 17, 2016. Marines p... More

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Geofrey Tanner, a combat

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Geofrey Tanner, a combat

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Geofrey Tanner, a combat engineer officer with I Marine Expeditionary Force, utilizes gear as a flotation device during Marine Corps Water Survival Training at Marine Corps Base Camp P... More

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael Perez, a combat

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael Perez, a combat

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael Perez, a combat marksmanship trainer with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), speaks to shooters before conducting a pistol range during a s... More

161020-N-QV906-067 AT SEA--Petty Officer 3rd Class

161020-N-QV906-067 AT SEA--Petty Officer 3rd Class

161020-N-QV906-067 AT SEA--Petty Officer 3rd Class Damien Concordia and Seaman Brandon Hutchins, attached to Assault Craft Unit ONE (ACU-1), exchange a portable fuel tank while participating in a refueling evol... More

U.S. Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Mark Esper, center,

U.S. Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Mark Esper, center,

U.S. Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Mark Esper, center, exits a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Koror, Republic of Palau, during the first-ever SECDEF visit to Palau, Aug. 28, 2020. Esper visited U.S. Mar... More

Lt. Col. Demetrius Bolduc, commanding officer for KOA

Lt. Col. Demetrius Bolduc, commanding officer for KOA

Lt. Col. Demetrius Bolduc, commanding officer for KOA MOANA 15-3, presents an award to Maj. Henry Macomber, a commander with the Republic of Fiji Military Force during a ceremony following a training exercise b... More

The medical team, with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM)

The medical team, with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM)

The medical team, with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), attend to a simulated patient during a medevac drill in Peleliu, Republic of Palau, Aug. 1, 2020. Marines and Sailors ... More

KOROR, Republic of Palau- U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl.

KOROR, Republic of Palau- U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl.

KOROR, Republic of Palau- U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Adolfo Cartagena, left, and Staff Sgt. James Fortune, right, both military policemen with Law Enforcement Detachment, Exercise Koa Moana, instruct baton te... More

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 20 (TFKM 20),

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 20 (TFKM 20),

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 20 (TFKM 20), I Marine Expeditionary Force, donate blood at Camp Pendleton, California, June 5, 2020. Marines and Sailors donated blood, tested for blood type and for COVI... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Cason Cunningham, a machine

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Cason Cunningham, a machine

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Cason Cunningham, a machine gun squad leader with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, congratulates a Timor-Leste Defence Force member for exc... More

U.S. Marines and Sailors, with Task Force Koa Moana,

U.S. Marines and Sailors, with Task Force Koa Moana,

U.S. Marines and Sailors, with Task Force Koa Moana, hike with French Army soldiers during a field exercise at Taravao, French Polynesia, Sept. 27, 2018. Task Force Marines deployed to French Polynesia to condu... More

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 11, 2018)

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 11, 2018)

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 11, 2018) – A Yap Police Officer is handcuffed during a noncompliant handcuffing techniques practical application class taught by U.S. Marines with Law Enforcement Deta... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Taylor Scheunemann, an explosive

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Taylor Scheunemann, an explosive

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Taylor Scheunemann, an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician with I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF), digs a hole to place explosives on San Clemente Island, California, April 9,... More

Members of the Timor-Leste Defence Force’s naval force

Members of the Timor-Leste Defence Force’s naval force

Members of the Timor-Leste Defence Force’s naval force and one platoon of their Marines participated in the opening ceremony of Exercise Koa Moana 15.2 in Dili, Timor-Leste, June 22. The U.S. Marines with Compa... More

161015-N-QV906-053 SUVA, Fiji—Contracted mariner Jason

161015-N-QV906-053 SUVA, Fiji—Contracted mariner Jason

161015-N-QV906-053 SUVA, Fiji—Contracted mariner Jason Beckford, attached to maritime prepositioning force ship USNS Pililaau (T-AKR 304), and a Marine from of Task Force KOA MOANA 16-4 grill chicken and steaks... More

KOROR, Republic of Palau- Palau locals lead the parade

KOROR, Republic of Palau- Palau locals lead the parade

KOROR, Republic of Palau- Palau locals lead the parade during Palau’s Independence Day parade, Sept. 22. The parade celebrated the 25th anniversary of Palau’s independence. Koa Moana is an exercise designed to... More

U.S. Marine Cpl. Karlsen Smith and Cpl. Souheil Nassar,

U.S. Marine Cpl. Karlsen Smith and Cpl. Souheil Nassar,

U.S. Marine Cpl. Karlsen Smith and Cpl. Souheil Nassar, combat engineers with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Force Koa Moana 16-4, patrol through the mountains in Plum, New Caledonia, Nov. 8, 2016. Croix Du Sud ... More

PELELIU, Republic of Palau – U.S. Ambassador to Palau,

PELELIU, Republic of Palau – U.S. Ambassador to Palau,

PELELIU, Republic of Palau – U.S. Ambassador to Palau, Amy Hyatt, places a wreath during the 75th Commemoration of the Battle of Peleliu, Sept. 28, 2019 to honor the Marines killed in the battle. The Battle of... More

TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Joseph Gray, an expeditionary

TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Joseph Gray, an expeditionary

TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Joseph Gray, an expeditionary airfield systems technician with Headquarters Company, Task Force Koa Moana 16-4, throws a javelin during a squad competition with French forces in Ta... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Andrew Aguilar and Lance Cpl.

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Andrew Aguilar and Lance Cpl.

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Andrew Aguilar and Lance Cpl. Joseph McKenna, reconnaissance Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 20, return from surf passage drills during an amphibious training event at Camp Pendleton, C... More

FAAONE, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Larae Butler, left,

FAAONE, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Larae Butler, left,

FAAONE, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Larae Butler, left, climbs unto a combat rubber raiding craft with Cpl. Tayler Kunkle, both military police Marines with Law Enforcment Detachment, Task Force Koa Moana 16-4, d... More

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 8, 2018)

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 8, 2018)

YAP, Federated States of Micronesia (Dec. 8, 2018) – U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Randy Noriega, bottom, a military policeman with Law Enforcement Detachment, Task Force Koa Moana, participates in a handcuffing techn... More

Littoral Explosive Ordnance Neutralization (LEON) and

Littoral Explosive Ordnance Neutralization (LEON) and

Littoral Explosive Ordnance Neutralization (LEON) and reconnaissance personnel, with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), take x-rays of an unexploded ordinance (UXO) item and re... More

AIRAI, Republic of Palau - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Gerardo

AIRAI, Republic of Palau - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Gerardo

AIRAI, Republic of Palau - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Gerardo Zavala, right, a water support technician with Engineer Detachment, and Cpl. Vincent Torrezlopez, a field mess non-commissioned officer with Headquarter... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Lelen Gonzales, a combat engineer

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Lelen Gonzales, a combat engineer

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Lelen Gonzales, a combat engineer with Combat Engineer Detachment, Task Force Koa Moana, swims in the Pacific Ocean near Taravao, French Polynesia, Sept. 30, 2018. Task Force Marines depl... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jackie Tran, an explosive ordnance

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jackie Tran, an explosive ordnance

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jackie Tran, an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), measures the diameter of an exposed unexploded ordna... More

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juan Herrera, a team leader

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juan Herrera, a team leader

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juan Herrera, a team leader with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, discusses weapons system and maintenance with Timor-Leste Defence Force m... More

TALIAI, Tonga –U.S. Marine Cpl. Jonathan Melendez,

TALIAI, Tonga –U.S. Marine Cpl. Jonathan Melendez,

TALIAI, Tonga –U.S. Marine Cpl. Jonathan Melendez, a combat engineer with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Force Koa Moana 16-4, receives a ball while playing rugby with His Majesty’s Armed Forces in Taliai, Tonga... More

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 17 conduct patrolling

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 17 conduct patrolling

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 17 conduct patrolling drills aboard the USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2), June 3, 2017. Koa Moana 17 is designed to improve theater security, law enforcement, and infantry trainin... More

TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Cory Walters,

TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Cory Walters,

TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Cory Walters, a combat engineer with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Forces Koa Moana 16-4, prepares to enter a room with French forces during urban operations training in... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Raymond Miller with Task Force

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Raymond Miller with Task Force

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Raymond Miller with Task Force Koa Moana 17, participates in a game of Tug-of-War against French soldiers in celebration for Bastille Day aboard the USNS Sacagawea on July 14, 2017. Basti... More

Lance Cpl. Katherine Bogomolov, a combat engineer for

Lance Cpl. Katherine Bogomolov, a combat engineer for

Lance Cpl. Katherine Bogomolov, a combat engineer for engineer platoon, Koa Moana 15-3, rests during a hike at Moorea Island in French Polynesia, Sept. 29. The hike included U.S. Marines and French troops and c... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Josh Sena, right, a military

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Josh Sena, right, a military

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Josh Sena, right, a military policeman with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM), demonstrates how Marines respond to a police calls to foreign law enforcement acto... More

PAPENOO, Tahiti – U.S. Marines with Combat Engineer

PAPENOO, Tahiti – U.S. Marines with Combat Engineer

PAPENOO, Tahiti – U.S. Marines with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Force Koa Moana, patrol the jungle with French forces in Papenoo, Tahiti, Sept. 26, 2016. Marines integrated squads with the French forces and p... More

TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Daniel Oelke, a

TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Daniel Oelke, a

TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Daniel Oelke, a combat engineer with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Force Koa Moana 16-4, throws Frisbees during a squad competition with French forces in Taravao, Tahiti, Sept... More

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael Perez, a combat

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael Perez, a combat

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael Perez, a combat marksmanship trainer with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), sets up targets for a pistol range during a subject matter exp... More

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Desirae A. Montoya,

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Desirae A. Montoya,

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Desirae A. Montoya, left, with Task Force Koa Moana, speaks with hospital staff during a survey at Central Hospital, Port Vila, Efate Island, Republic of Vanuatu, Nov. 15, ... More

TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Cody Sprouse, a

TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Cody Sprouse, a

TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Cody Sprouse, a combat engineer with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Forces Koa Moana 16-4, instructs French forces on urban operations before integrating teams with Americans i... More

KOROR, Republic of Palau – U.S. Marines from 1st Marine

KOROR, Republic of Palau – U.S. Marines from 1st Marine

KOROR, Republic of Palau – U.S. Marines from 1st Marine Division attend Palau’s 25th annual boat race at the Japan-Palau Friendship Bridge, Sept. 29, 2019. The race is an annual event, held around Palau’s Inde... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jacon Ingram, a ground electronics

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jacon Ingram, a ground electronics

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jacon Ingram, a ground electronics transmission systems maintainer with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), conducts a radio check during an airfield repa... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Taylor Scheunemann, left, Sgt.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Taylor Scheunemann, left, Sgt.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Taylor Scheunemann, left, Sgt. Brian Kim, right, explosive ordnance disposal technicians, and U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Zachery Bigus with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I M... More

A member of the Vanuatu Police Force listens as U.S.

A member of the Vanuatu Police Force listens as U.S.

A member of the Vanuatu Police Force listens as U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Johnathan Watkins, left, a ground radio repairman with Task Force Koa Moana, conducts a square loop antenna practical application at Port V... More

Master Sgt. Leroy A. Forbes reads off names for

Master Sgt. Leroy A. Forbes reads off names for

Master Sgt. Leroy A. Forbes reads off names for accountability for Task Force Koa Moana at Tengan Pier, Okinawa, Japan on May 18, 2016. The task force is responsible for conducting a series of bilateral, multi-... More

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Task Force Koa Moana

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Task Force Koa Moana

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), compete in a softball tournament versus the U.S. Embassy of Koror, Navy Civic Action Team, and Belau Force at M... More

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Task Force Koa Moana

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Task Force Koa Moana

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), integrated with a joint U.S. team to improve the Angaur Airstrip during an airfield repair project in Angaur, R... More

U.S. Marines with I Marine Expeditionary Force conduct

U.S. Marines with I Marine Expeditionary Force conduct

U.S. Marines with I Marine Expeditionary Force conduct close quarter tactics on Camp Pendleton, California, May 15, 2020. Marines conducted training in order to maintain unit readiness in close quarter combat s... More

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana unload gear

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana unload gear

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana unload gear after arriving in Ancon, Peru, Sept. 2, 2016. Koa Moana is a U.S. Marine Corps-led exercise designed to enhance military ties with Honduras and several Pacific... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alexander Johnson Cantwell,

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alexander Johnson Cantwell,

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alexander Johnson Cantwell, explosive ordnance disposal technician with Task Force Koa Moana (TFKM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force, prepares to turn in his test sample during COVID-19 t... More

KOROR, Republic of Palau - U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman

KOROR, Republic of Palau - U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman

KOROR, Republic of Palau - U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Mishell Dumont, center, and U.S. Marines, all with Task Force Koa Moana, visit high school students at Palau High School, Koror, Republic of Pala... More

PELELIU, Republic of Palau -- U.S. Marine Corps Sgt.

PELELIU, Republic of Palau -- U.S. Marine Corps Sgt.

PELELIU, Republic of Palau -- U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Joshua Hodel, left, and Cpl. Jake Sadowski, right, both combat engineers with Exercise Koa Moana, dig holes for monkey bar base posts at Peleliu Elementary S... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Luis Mosquedajimenez and

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Luis Mosquedajimenez and

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Luis Mosquedajimenez and Lance Cpl. Toby Vargas, both combat engineers with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), measure and mark wood for cutting in... More

U.S. Marine Cpl. Ethan Duncan, military police Marine

U.S. Marine Cpl. Ethan Duncan, military police Marine

U.S. Marine Cpl. Ethan Duncan, military police Marine with Law Enforcement Detachment, Task Force Koa Moana 16-4, participates as a non-compliant suspect with Vanuatu Police Force during a Mechanical Advantage ... More

U.S. Marines with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Force

U.S. Marines with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Force

U.S. Marines with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Force Koa Moana 16-4, sit in a French air force rotary-wing helicopter in Plum, New Caledonia, Nov. 7, 2016. Croix Du Sud is a multi-national, humanitarian assist... More

U.S. Marines and sailors with Task Force Koa Moana

U.S. Marines and sailors with Task Force Koa Moana

U.S. Marines and sailors with Task Force Koa Moana 17 pick up trash on Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Kiribati, June 14, 2017. Koa Moana 17 is designed to improve theater security, and conduct law enforcement and... More

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Desirae A. Montoya,

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Desirae A. Montoya,

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Desirae A. Montoya, left, with Task Force Koa Moana, speaks with hospital staff during a survey at Central Hospital, Port Vila, Efate Island, Republic of Vanuatu, Nov. 15, ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Chris Madison, left, and

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Chris Madison, left, and

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Chris Madison, left, and Staff Sgt. Paul J. Butcher, explosive ordnance disposal technicians with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), remove a Strat... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kaleb Z. Stedman a reconnaissance

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kaleb Z. Stedman a reconnaissance

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kaleb Z. Stedman a reconnaissance Marine with with Task Force Koa Moana (TF KM) 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), conducts subsurface sweeps for hazardous obstacles in Peleliu, Repu... More

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 17 pose for

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 17 pose for

U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 17 pose for a photo with children on Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Kiribati, June 13, 2017. Koa Moana 17 is designed to improve theater security, law enforcement, and infant... More

U.S. Marine Cpl. Scott Korman, military police Marine

U.S. Marine Cpl. Scott Korman, military police Marine

U.S. Marine Cpl. Scott Korman, military police Marine with Law Enforcement Detachment, Task Force Koa Moana 16-4, observes Vanuatu Police Force members practicing Mechanical Advantage Control Holds (MACH) in Po... More

Sgt. Leon Brown, water purification specialist with

Sgt. Leon Brown, water purification specialist with

Sgt. Leon Brown, water purification specialist with Combat Engineer platoon, Task Force Koa Moana 16-4, poses for a photo with his girlfriend at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 14, 2016. Family a... More

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