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U.S. Marine Sgt. Erik Maehler aims in on his target

U.S. Marine Sgt. Erik Maehler aims in on his target

U.S. Marine Sgt. Erik Maehler aims in on his target at a fire-and-maneuver range aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 11, 2015. Maehler is a team leader with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid F... More

Force Reconnaissance Marines with the 31st Marine

Force Reconnaissance Marines with the 31st Marine

Force Reconnaissance Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) Maritime Raid Force clear a stairway during a close-quarters tactics range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 20, 2020. The 31st MEU... 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 prepare to engage their targets on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2) in the South China Sea, June 12, 2015. The MRF practices bo... More

INDIAN OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2015) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman

INDIAN OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2015) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman

INDIAN OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2015) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jeremiah Zapata fires at a target with an M45 1911A1 pistol aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Zapata is a corpsman with the ... 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

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) Maritime Raid Force fast ropes into a close-quarters tactics exercise on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 21, 2020. The 31st MEU, th... More

U.S. Marine Sgt. Daniel Mullis, left, teaches nomenclature

U.S. Marine Sgt. Daniel Mullis, left, teaches nomenclature

U.S. Marine Sgt. Daniel Mullis, left, teaches nomenclature and handling techniques for the M9 Beretta pistol during a female engagement team class aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Mullis is... More

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force carries a simulated casualty during a stress shoot as part of a close-quarters tactics range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, ... 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 fire at targets aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 10, 2015. The MRF is honing their marksmanship skills to maintain their combat rea... More

ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Alex Daigle

ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Alex Daigle

ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 5, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Alex Daigle fires at his target with an M45 1911 A1 pistol during a deck shoot aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Daigle is a member of the 15th M... More

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force provides rear security during a bottom-up house clearing exercise as part of a close-quarters tactics range on Camp Ha... 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 practice room-entering procedures on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2) at sea in the Pacific Ocean, May 28, 2015. These Marines ... More

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rumple aims at his

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rumple aims at his

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rumple aims at his target during Certification Exercise (CERTEX) aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) off the coast of San Diego April 10, 2015. Rumple is a member of the 15th Marine Exp... More

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 14, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Bryan

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 14, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Bryan

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 14, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Bryan Rodriguez fires an M45 1911 A1 pistol during a deck shoot aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). Rodriguez is a point man with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Un... More

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force carries ammo cans during a stress shoot as part of a close-quarters tactics range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, May 14, 202... More

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine

A Force Reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force grabs ammunition prior to a modified qualification as part of a close-quarters tactics range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, ... More

The Purple Heart was established by Gen. George Washington

The Purple Heart was established by Gen. George Washington

The Purple Heart was established by Gen. George Washington at Newburgh, New York, Aug. 7, 1782, during the Revolutionary War. It was reestablished by the President Herbert Hoover in 1932 and is now awarded in t... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – A Mexican

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – A Mexican

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – A Mexican sailor uses duct tape to secure bricks of TNT to a fence stake to make a Field-expedient Bangalore, an explosive charge packed into a tube or fixed to an obj... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July 26, 2016) – Commander of the 1st Canadian Air Division Maj. Gen. Christian Drouin tours the flight line with U.S. Marines, July 26, 2016, during the Southern C... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July 29, 2016) – U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division prepare for a beach insert during the Southern California portion of Rim of the... More

U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault

U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault

U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion take part in a shore-to-shore exercise using assault amphibious vehicles to enhance their sea-to-land capabilities during Rim of the Pacific 201... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July 18, 2016) - Marines provide security while participating in a mechanized assault training exercise during the Southern California portion of Rim of the Pacific... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., July 13,

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., July 13,

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., July 13, 2016– U.S. Marines, Mexican sailors and Canadian soldiers prepare grid coordinates for close air support missions during the Southern California portion of Rim... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July 18, 2016) — Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion engage a mock enemy during an attack drill aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, July 1... More

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (July 21, 2016) – U.S. Marines and Mexican sailors brief the commanding officer of the15th Marine Expeditionary Unit the concept of operations for an amphibious assa... More

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Donny Swanson gives a thumbs up signal to indicate a green deck for the launch of an AV-8 Harrier

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Donny Swanson gives a thumbs up signa...

At sea aboard USS Essex Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Donny Swanson gives a thumbs up signal to indicate a "green deck" for the launch of an AV-8 Harrier, a high performance, single-engine, single-seat, Vert... More

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter flies over members of the local population and members of the 11th Marine Expeditionary unit working their way inland during the joint Thai/US exercise THALAY THAI '89

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter flies over members of the local pop...

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

Surf breaks over an 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle as a Newport class tank landing ship waits further off shore during the initial assault phase of the joint Thai/U.S. exercise Thalay Thai '89

Surf breaks over an 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit AAVP-7A1 amphibious...

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

A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter flies over the gulf after taking off from the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise THALAY THAI '89. The helicopter is from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter flies over the gulf after taking off fr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

An AH-1W Sea Cobra helicopter armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile, foreground, and several CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters sit on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopters are assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

An AH-1W Sea Cobra helicopter armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile, ...

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

An 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit AAVP6A1 amphibious assault vehicle moves through the surf back to its mother ship during the joint Thai/US exercise THALAY THAI '89

An 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit AAVP6A1 amphibious assault vehicle m...

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

Local inhabitants watch an AAVP7A1 amphibious assault vehicle of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit as it moves inland during the joint Thai/US exercise THALAY THAI '89

Local inhabitants watch an AAVP7A1 amphibious assault vehicle of the 1...

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

An AH-1W Sea Cobra helicopter armed with two AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, foreground, and several CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters sit on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopters are assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

An AH-1W Sea Cobra helicopter armed with two AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles...

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

A Marine of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit looks out the hatch of his AAVP6A1 amphibious assault vehicle during the initial assault phase of the joint Thai/US exercise THALAY THAI '89

A Marine of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit looks out the hatch of ...

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

An 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit AAVP6A1 amphibious assault vehicle rolls down the road during the joint Thai/US exercise THALAY THAI '89

An 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit AAVP6A1 amphibious assault vehicle r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Base: Ban Pluak Ket Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Michael D.P. Flynn Release Status: Re... More

A Navy ordnance officer checks over an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile mounted on an AH-1W Sea Cobra helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopter is assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

A Navy ordnance officer checks over an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile mounte...

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

A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter flies over the gulf after taking off from the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint Exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopter is from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter flies over the gulf after taking off fr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Flynn, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

Flight deck personnel assist the crew of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter being readied for flight aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopter is assigned to , the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

Flight deck personnel assist the crew of a CH-53E Super Stallion helic...

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

Two Marines assigned to the combat cargo office aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) wait to carry a pallet of small arms ammunition onto a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during the combined Thai/U.S. joint Exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopter is assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

Two Marines assigned to the combat cargo office aboard the amphibious ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

A flight deck director aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) guides in a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopter is from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

A flight deck director aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (...

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

Members of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) practice rope-descending techniques from a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter positioned at the edge of the stern elevator of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopter is from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

Members of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) practice rope...

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

A member of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) pauses near a group of Thai civilians to talk on an AN/PRC-77 field radio during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89

A member of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) pauses near ...

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

On the shoreline near Pattaya Beach, Marines of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) prepare to move their LAV-25 light armored vehicles off of the air cushion landing craft LCAC-2 during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89

On the shoreline near Pattaya Beach, Marines of the 11th Marine Expedi...

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

A sailor stands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) near an AH-1W Sea Cobra helicopter armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopter is assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

A sailor stands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS ...

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

A Marine of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) sits on the edge of the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. In the background is the amphibious transport dock USS VANCOUVER (LPD-2)

A Marine of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) sits on the ...

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

Marines of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) man a Mark 19 automatic grenade launcher mounted atop an M-998 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) parked in a village near Pattaya Beach during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89

Marines of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) man a Mark 19...

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

A member of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) runs past two other Marines manning a Mark 19 automatic grenade launcher mounted atop an M-998 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89

A member of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) runs past tw...

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

Marines of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit practice rope descent aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during the joint Thai/US exercise THALAY THAI '89

Marines of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit practice rope descent ab...

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

Two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters sit on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopters are assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

Two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters sit on the flight deck of the am...

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

An 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) tows a second AAVinto the surf near Pattaya Beach during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89

An 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) AAVP-7A1 amphibious assau...

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

Two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters wait to take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopters are assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

Two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters wait to take off from the flight...

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

Members of the flight crew of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter look over the helicopter's main rotor blades as part of a preflight check aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopter is assigned to , the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

Members of the flight crew of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter look ...

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

A Marine of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, an M16A2 rifle on his back, prepares to monitor the unloading of air cushion landing craft LCAC13 during the initial assault phase of the joint Thai/US exercise THALAY THAI '89

A Marine of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, an M16A2 rifle on his ...

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

Marines of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare for an equipment inspection aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA 1) during the joint Thai/US exercise THALAY THAI '89

Marines of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare for an equipment...

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

Members of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) practice rope-descending techniques from a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter positioned at the edge of the stern elevator of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopter is from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th MEU. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Members of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) practice rope...

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

A flight deck director aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) guides in a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during the combined Thai/U.S. joint Exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopter is assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

A flight deck director aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THALAY THAI '89 Country: Gulf Of Thailand Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Flynn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

Members of the flight crew of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter look over the helicopter's main rotor blades as part of a preflight check aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopter is assigned to , the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

Members of the flight crew of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter look ...

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

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter is prepared for flight aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) during the combined Thai/U.S. joint exercise Thalay Thai '89. The helicopter is assigned to , the reinforced aviation combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter is prepared for flight aboard the a...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An infantry platoon from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) marches along a road beside the beach during the combined Thai/U.S. exercise Cobra Gold '90

An infantry platoon from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Rayong Province Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Joseph F. Lancaster Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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