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Cpl. Jeremy Chow, a Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Cpl. Jeremy Chow, a Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Cpl. Jeremy Chow, a Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Special Reactions Team (SRT) member, fires the M1911 Service Pistol during training at MCAS Miramar, Calif., May 15. The Marines conducted this training to h... More

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Benjamin T. Watson, commanding

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Benjamin T. Watson, commanding

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Benjamin T. Watson, commanding officer of Marine Barracks Washington (MBW), speaks during a recpetion of an Evening Parade at Crowder Hall, MBW, Washington, D.C., April 29, 2016. The gues... More

A U.S. Marine with Marine Barracks Washington (MBW)

A U.S. Marine with Marine Barracks Washington (MBW)

A U.S. Marine with Marine Barracks Washington (MBW) and a guest pose for a photo before an evening parade at MBW, Washington, D.C., April. 29, 2016. The guest of honor was Gen. Robert B. Neller, the 37th comman... More

The fight for Tarawa: 75th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific Theater of WWII

The fight for Tarawa: 75th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles...

U.S. Marines storm Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands. Nov. 20, 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Tarawa, which was part of Operation Galvanic. It marks one of the bloodiest battles of WW... More

180718-N-DL434-1077 POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii

180718-N-DL434-1077 POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii

180718-N-DL434-1077 POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii (July 18, 2018) Royal Australian Navy Commodore Ivan Ingham and Chilean Navy Rear Adm. Pablo Niemanni, Combined Forces Maritime Component Commander, center-ri... More

160706-M-PQ336-001 MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (July 6,

160706-M-PQ336-001 MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (July 6,

160706-M-PQ336-001 MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (July 6, 2016) —U.S. Marines and Australian soldiers conduct shallow water egress training, July 6, 2016, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. III Marine Expeditionary Force ... More

Marines assigned to Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon,

Marines assigned to Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon,

Marines assigned to Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon, Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, storm a beach during Rim of the Pacific 2012. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more tha... More

180728-N-VR594-1139 MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS,

180728-N-VR594-1139 MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS,

180728-N-VR594-1139 MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS, Hawaii (July 28, 2018) Military members from Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, His Majesty's Armed Forces Tonga and U.S. Marines depart an Australian Army ... More

160711-N-ND864-001 POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii

160711-N-ND864-001 POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii

160711-N-ND864-001 POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii (July 11, 2016) – Lance Cpl. Desederio Gonzalez ground guides a Logistics Vehicle Replacement System at a motor pool at the Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Ju... More

RIMPAC 16: III MEF MARINES CONDUCT NONCOMBATANT EVACUATION OPERATION

RIMPAC 16: III MEF MARINES CONDUCT NONCOMBATANT EVACUATION OPERATION

160731-M-WH287-009 MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (July 31, 2016) - Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 3, post security while role players wait in line before getting screened while participating in a Noncombata... More

U.S. Marines of the 3rd Marine Regiment, charge up

U.S. Marines of the 3rd Marine Regiment, charge up

U.S. Marines of the 3rd Marine Regiment, charge up a hill toward an objective during a live-fire platoon supported attack as part of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise July 24, 2014, at the Pohakuloa Trai... More

A U.S. Marine with Charlie company, 1st Battalion,

A U.S. Marine with Charlie company, 1st Battalion,

A U.S. Marine with Charlie company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, discuss a scheme of maneuver to Spanish Marines with 7th company, 2nd... More

U.S. Marine Cols. Phillip N. Frietze (left) and James

U.S. Marine Cols. Phillip N. Frietze (left) and James

U.S. Marine Cols. Phillip N. Frietze (left) and James R. Hensien (right) exchange the regimental colors at the 1st Marine Logistics Group Headquarters Regiment Change of Command on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June ... More

Archibald Mosley gives a speech after receiving a

Archibald Mosley gives a speech after receiving a

Archibald Mosley gives a speech after receiving a Congressional Gold Medal memento for Montford Point Marines, May 27, at the Colp Area Veterans Celebration, Dedication and Remembrance Ceremony, in Colp, Illino... More

U.S. Marines with Combat Engineers, 3rd Battalion,

U.S. Marines with Combat Engineers, 3rd Battalion,

U.S. Marines with Combat Engineers, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3) discuss deconstruction in Karmah, Iraq, on November 19, 2007. Combat Engineers with 3/3 expand the berthing area at an observation po... More

Lance Cpl. Joel P. Dumbacher from Arvada,Col. with

Lance Cpl. Joel P. Dumbacher from Arvada,Col. with

Lance Cpl. Joel P. Dumbacher from Arvada,Col. with Combat Engineers, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3) watches as a excavator digs a hole in Karmah, Iraq on November 19, 2007.Combat Engineers with 3/3 ex... More

Medical and Dental Community Action Project

Medical and Dental Community Action Project

A landing signal enlisted directs a CH-46E Sea Knight, assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 265, to depart after the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived off the coast of Sihanoukvil... More

Sailors and Marines board a CH-46E Sea Knight, assigned

Sailors and Marines board a CH-46E Sea Knight, assigned

Sailors and Marines board a CH-46E Sea Knight, assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 265, after the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived off the coast of Sihanoukville, Kingdom of Cam... More

U.S. Marines with I Co, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines

U.S. Marines with I Co, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines

U.S. Marines with I Co, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines (3/3) patrol through a village in Zaidon, Iraq on December 2, 2007. I Co conducts a dwell operation to collect census information and conduct security patrols ... More

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines listen

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines listen

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines listen attentively to the mission brief in Karmah, Iraq on December 6, 2007. U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines conduct a mounted patrol throughout in order... More

U. S. Marine Corps Cpl. Owen Bailey, from Columbia

U. S. Marine Corps Cpl. Owen Bailey, from Columbia

U. S. Marine Corps Cpl. Owen Bailey, from Columbia Tenn., with L Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines checks items off a preparation list in Karmah, Iraq.

Marines, with 1st Platoon, 2nd Battalion, L Company,

Marines, with 1st Platoon, 2nd Battalion, L Company,

Marines, with 1st Platoon, 2nd Battalion, L Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, prepare to begin their patrol in Karmah, Iraq.

U.S. Marines with Regimental Combat Team 6, Police

U.S. Marines with Regimental Combat Team 6, Police

U.S. Marines with Regimental Combat Team 6, Police Transition Team, search Iraqi men at Mualimeen Iraqi police station in Al Fallujah, Iraq, on Dec. 15. U.S. Marines are recruiting Iraqi men to serve as Iraqi ... More

U.S. Marines with Regimental Combat Team 6, Police

U.S. Marines with Regimental Combat Team 6, Police

U.S. Marines with Regimental Combat Team 6, Police Transition Team, search Iraqi men at Mualimeen Iraqi Police Station in Al Fallujah, Iraq, on Dec. 15. U.S. Marines are recruiting Iraqi men to serve as Iraqi ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Rodrigo Cantu,, with Regimental

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Rodrigo Cantu,, with Regimental

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Rodrigo Cantu,, with Regimental Combat Team 6, Police Transition Team 8, hands an Iraqi child a toy in Al Fallujah, Iraq, on Dec. 16. U.S. Marines with PTT 8 are conducting a foot patrol... More

Capt. Rodrigo Cantu Hands an Iraqi Child a Toy

Capt. Rodrigo Cantu Hands an Iraqi Child a Toy

Capt. Rodrigo Cantu, attached to Regimental Combat Team 6, Police Transition Team 8, hands an Iraqi child a toy. The Marines of PTT-8 are conducting foot patrols with their Iraqi police counter-parts to develop... More

An Iraqi Woman Smiles As She Walks With Her Daughter

An Iraqi Woman Smiles As She Walks With Her Daughter

An Iraqi woman smiles as she walks with her daughter. U.S. Marines attached to Regimental Combat Team 6, Police Transition Team 8 are conducting a foot patrol with their Iraqi police counterparts to develop a s... More

Sailors Participate in Mochitsuki

Sailors Participate in Mochitsuki

Capt. Troy Hart, amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) executive officer, and Cmdr. Ryuji Yamada, aviation and executive officer, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer JDS Kurama (DDH 144), participa... More

U.S. Marines with Regimental Combat Team 6, Police

U.S. Marines with Regimental Combat Team 6, Police

U.S. Marines with Regimental Combat Team 6, Police Transition Team 8, brief Iraqi police before departing the Joint Coordination Center on a foot patrol in Al Fallujah, Iraq, Dec. 19, 2007.

A U.S. Marine, with I Company ,3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines,

A U.S. Marine, with I Company ,3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines,

A U.S. Marine, with I Company ,3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, observes his surroundings in Zaidon, Iraq, on Dec. 29. U.S. Marines gather information on villages in Zaidon, Iraq.

Iraqi citizens participate in activities during a event

Iraqi citizens participate in activities during a event

Iraqi citizens participate in activities during a event at the Fallujah Business Development Center in Al Fallujah, Iraq, on Jan. 19, 2008. Fallujah Radio Station, 95.9 FM, is hosting the event for Iraqi famili... More

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Philip D. Benzie, with

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Philip D. Benzie, with

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Philip D. Benzie, with Headquarters Company, Regimental Combat Team 1, colors with Iraqi children at the Fallujah business development center in Al Fallujah, Iraq, on Jan. 19, 2008.... More

U.S. Marines with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines,

U.S. Marines with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines,

U.S. Marines with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1 (RCT-1) interact with children while other U.S. Marines (not shown) interview citizens of the Al Dubat district of Al Fallujah, ... More

Baseball

Baseball

U.S. Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, play baseball during their free time aboard Camp Fallujah in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Jan. 27. Marines create their baseball field with sandbags and use concre... More

U.S. Marine Col. Lewis A. Craparotta, Regimental Combat

U.S. Marine Col. Lewis A. Craparotta, Regimental Combat

U.S. Marine Col. Lewis A. Craparotta, Regimental Combat Team 1 commanding officer, and Sgt. Maj. Don W. Gallagher, sergeant major of RCT-1, salute the colors before uncasing the RCT-1 battle colors during the t... More

During a visit to the Djibouti baby orphanage, Jan.

During a visit to the Djibouti baby orphanage, Jan.

During a visit to the Djibouti baby orphanage, Jan. 26, Marine 1st Lts. James D. Lasley, right, and Tim S. Heffington, left, donate their time to help French nuns who run the orphanage feed babies and toddlers.... More

USS Essex returns from non-combatant evacuee mission

USS Essex returns from non-combatant evacuee mission

Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles Pickert, stationed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex, inputs data from non-combatant evacuee's as Marines from 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit return from a mission for... More

An Iraqi policeman (IP) stands outside his police station

An Iraqi policeman (IP) stands outside his police station

An Iraqi policeman (IP) stands outside his police station during a visit from U.S. Marines (not shown) with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment in Fallujah, Al Anbar province, Iraq on February 26, 200... More

U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 use

U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 use

U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 use a flame thrower to clear areas of brush aboard Observation Post Black, in Fallujah, Al Anbar province, Iraq on February 26, 2008. Regimental Combat Team 1 is d... More

Sen. John S. McCain (Rep. - Ariz.) walks with Maj.

Sen. John S. McCain (Rep. - Ariz.) walks with Maj.

Sen. John S. McCain (Rep. - Ariz.) walks with Maj. Gen. John F. Kelly, commanding general, Multi-National Force - West, after disembarking from an MV-22 Osprey aircraft in Haditha, Iraq, on March 16, 2008. McCa... More

Senator John S. McCain (R-Az.) walks with Maj. Gen.

Senator John S. McCain (R-Az.) walks with Maj. Gen.

Senator John S. McCain (R-Az.) walks with Maj. Gen. John F. Kelly, Commanding General, Multi-National Force - West, after disembarking from an MV-22 Osprey aircraft in Haditha, Iraq, March 16. Sen. McCain visit... More

Sheikh Talib Albu Issa is greeted by members of the

Sheikh Talib Albu Issa is greeted by members of the

Sheikh Talib Albu Issa is greeted by members of the Iraqi press on Camp Fallujah, Iraq on March 24, 2008. Sheik Talib visited Camp Fallujah to attend a leadership summit along with several government officials ... More

Three Sisters of Ramadi stand at a search point outside

Three Sisters of Ramadi stand at a search point outside

Three Sisters of Ramadi stand at a search point outside the Business Center in Ramadi, March 29. The Sisters of Ramadi make government meetings safer by providing the Iraqi police with the ability to search Iraqi women.

Service members from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

Service members from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

Service members from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and USS Tarawa provided medical and dental care for villagers of Goubetto, Djibouti, during a Medical Civil Action... More

Kamal Abd Al Salam Abd Al Wahid, the mayor of the city

Kamal Abd Al Salam Abd Al Wahid, the mayor of the city

Kamal Abd Al Salam Abd Al Wahid, the mayor of the city of Karmah in Al Anbar province (blue suit, center), addresses the attendees of a celebration, while the Marines of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regi... More

U.S. Marine Stands Watch

U.S. Marine Stands Watch

Sgt. Daniel M. Matthews, security chief, Team 1, Civil Affairs Detachment 2, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines (2/11), Regimental Combat Team 1, stands watch in an industrial high school currently under construction ... More

U.S. Marines with Company D, 2nd Light Armored

U.S. Marines with Company D, 2nd Light Armored

U.S. Marines with Company D, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Task Force Mech (TF Mech), Multi-National Force - West, Ground Combat Element prepare for the evening as the sun sets near Balad Iraq, Au... More

U.S. Marines in support of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine

U.S. Marines in support of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine

U.S. Marines in support of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3), Regimental Combat Team 1 (RCT-1), assemble a tent before the Cooperative Medical Engagement (CME), in Karmah, Iraq on Aug. 11, 2008. The CME ... More

Iraqi children wait in line to enter the Mulaab Soccer

Iraqi children wait in line to enter the Mulaab Soccer

Iraqi children wait in line to enter the Mulaab Soccer Stadium to watch a soccer tournament in Ramadi, Iraq, on Aug. 13, 2008. The soccer tournament is sponsored by U.S. Marines (not shown) with 1st Battalion,... More

Iraqi children pick up trash outside the Mulaab Soccer

Iraqi children pick up trash outside the Mulaab Soccer

Iraqi children pick up trash outside the Mulaab Soccer Stadium before a soccer tournament in Ramadi, Iraq, Aug. 14, 2008. The soccer tournament is sponsored by U.S. Marines (not shown) with 1st Battalion, 9th ... More

U.S. Marine corporals from Marine Aviation Logistics

U.S. Marine corporals from Marine Aviation Logistics

U.S. Marine corporals from Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16's Corporal's Course demonstrate proper technique during a morning drill session at Al Asad Air Base in the Anbar province of Iraq on Sept. 20, 20... More

Osprey Look Out

Osprey Look Out

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Theo Mahiai of Molokai, Hawaii, an MV-22 Osprey crew chief from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266, keeps a watchful eye out the rear of his aircraft on the flightline at Al Asad Air Ba... More

United States Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines addresses USS Essex personnel

United States Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines addresses ...

United States Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines Kristie A. Kenney speaks to Sailors and Marines aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex. Essex is the lead ship of the only forw... More

Naval Hospital

Naval Hospital

The statue of Robert E. Bush, which stands in front of the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital in Twentynine Palms, Calif., depicts him in action that resulted in him receiving the Medal of Honor during the Battle of... More

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry steams in formation with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Haruna. U.S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ships assigned to the... More

Iraqi policeman Lt. Col. Mahood, Media Officer South

Iraqi policeman Lt. Col. Mahood, Media Officer South

Iraqi policeman Lt. Col. Mahood, Media Officer South District, listens to U.S. Marines with Regimental Combat Team 1 during a meeting in the South District Police Station in Ramadi, Iraq, Nov 26, 2008. Marines ... More

Aaron Tippin entertains U.S. service members during

Aaron Tippin entertains U.S. service members during

Aaron Tippin entertains U.S. service members during a concert aboard Camp Ramadi, Iraq, on Nov 26, 2008. The concert is part of the "Drill and Thrill" tour where Aaron Tippin preforms for troops across Iraq.

U.S. Marine Sgt. Steven Haddicks, vehicle commander,

U.S. Marine Sgt. Steven Haddicks, vehicle commander,

U.S. Marine Sgt. Steven Haddicks, vehicle commander, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1 smiles before giving Iraqi police backpacks for their children in Ramadi, Iraq, Nov. 27, 2008. T... More

An Iraqi police officer talks to children as U.S. Marines

An Iraqi police officer talks to children as U.S. Marines

An Iraqi police officer talks to children as U.S. Marines (not shown) with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, participate in a joint patrol with IPs in Ramadi, Iraq, Dec. 4... More

An Iraqi police officer talks to children as U.S. Marines

An Iraqi police officer talks to children as U.S. Marines

An Iraqi police officer talks to children as U.S. Marines (not pictured) with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, participate in a joint patrol with IPs in Ramadi, Iraq, Dec... More

An Iraqi police officer talks to children as in Ramadi,

An Iraqi police officer talks to children as in Ramadi,

An Iraqi police officer talks to children as in Ramadi, Iraq, Dec. 4. Marines and IPs patrol to protect people in the area and to provide an opportunity for the IPs to practice techniques the Marines have taught them.

Iraqi police load blankets, heaters and clothing supplied

Iraqi police load blankets, heaters and clothing supplied

Iraqi police load blankets, heaters and clothing supplied by U.S. Marines (not shown) with 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, to give out in Ramadi, Iraq, Dec. 4. The IPs will give th... More

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

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

A U.S. Marine with Company B, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4), Regimental Combat Team 1, hands out candy to Iraqi children in the Andaloos Precinct of Al Fallujah, Iraq, Dec. 5. U.S. Marines with 1/4 a... More

Patrol in Al Fallujah

Patrol in Al Fallujah

A hospital corpsman assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1 hands out candy to Iraqi children in the Andaloos Precinct of Al Fallujah, Iraq. Marines and Iraqi police ... More

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham shakes hands with U.S.

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham shakes hands with U.S.

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham shakes hands with U.S. Marine Lt. Col. David L. Odom, the commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, the ground combat element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-... More

A U.S. Navy customs agent, left, inspects the personal

A U.S. Navy customs agent, left, inspects the personal

A U.S. Navy customs agent, left, inspects the personal belongings of a Marine at Al Asad Air Base. Marines are currently in a trial process of departing Iraq from Al Asad Air Base directly to the United States.

Marine Lance Cpl. Jason Mueske, an engineer with Route

Marine Lance Cpl. Jason Mueske, an engineer with Route

Marine Lance Cpl. Jason Mueske, an engineer with Route Clearance Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Afghanistan, tightens part of a wheel module to a "Husk... More

U.S. Army Soldiers listen as Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling,

U.S. Army Soldiers listen as Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling,

U.S. Army Soldiers listen as Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, commander, Multi-National Division - North, gives his remarks during a Transfer of Authority Ceremony aboard Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Tikrit,... More

Smoke from illumination flares hangs in the night sky

Smoke from illumination flares hangs in the night sky

Smoke from illumination flares hangs in the night sky over Camp Barber Dec. 9. U.S. Marines and sailors with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, the ground combat element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Ta... More

Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles Swoboda (left) and

Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles Swoboda (left) and

Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles Swoboda (left) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Shaw (right) organize boxes donated by citizens across America on Camp Barber, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dec. 12. Swoboda ... More

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment (Reinforced), fire 120 mm mortars on a combat outpost during Operation Gateway III Jan. 2, 2009, in the Farah province of Afghanistan. 3/8 is the ground combat el... More

Family support volunteer Laura Frolich greets U.S.

Family support volunteer Laura Frolich greets U.S.

Family support volunteer Laura Frolich greets U.S. Marines arriving at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., July 30, 2009. The Marines, from Camp Pendleton, have just returned from a deployment in support of Operati... More

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Marine Lcpl Carlos A. Gonzalez places the sling onto the single point external hook from the MH-53 Sea Dragon during the pick up of the excavator. USS DENVER is currently co... More

Monday Night Football

Monday Night Football

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Alan J. Benoit, a vocalist and French horn player from the Marine Forces Reserve Band here, sings the national anthem while accompanied by a joint-service color guar... More

Combat Logistics Regiment 2 Trains for Deployment

Combat Logistics Regiment 2 Trains for Deployment

Cpl. Timothy Sanderson with Transportation Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, eats a meal ready to eat (MRE) inside his Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle afte... More

Sgt. Julian Bejarano, joint fires observer, teaches

Sgt. Julian Bejarano, joint fires observer, teaches

Sgt. Julian Bejarano, joint fires observer, teaches combat marksmanship to Lance Cpl. Gregory Limbaher, nuclear biochemical defense specialist, with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, duri... More

U.S. Marines with Engineer Company, Combat Logistics

U.S. Marines with Engineer Company, Combat Logistics

U.S. Marines with Engineer Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, prepare their crew serve weapons for skills training during Enhanced Mojave Viper (EMV), on Marine Corps Air Ground C... More

Wide receiver Bryce Treggs, from Bellflower, Calif.,

Wide receiver Bryce Treggs, from Bellflower, Calif.,

Wide receiver Bryce Treggs, from Bellflower, Calif., and Linebacker Scott Starr, from Norco, Calif., pose for a photo at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl banquet, Jan. 1, 2012. Treggs and Starr will suit up... More

Master Gunnery Sgt. Socorro Hernandez with Combat Logistics

Master Gunnery Sgt. Socorro Hernandez with Combat Logistics

Master Gunnery Sgt. Socorro Hernandez with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, brings hot chow to his Marines in the field during Enhanced Mojave Viper (EMV), on Marine Corps Air Ground Com... More

Donna Humphreys, the Air Station Library technician

Donna Humphreys, the Air Station Library technician

Donna Humphreys, the Air Station Library technician read a book to a Child Development Center preschool class, May 20. The Air Station Library hosts stor time once a month for 30 minutes to help keep children i... More

Staff Sgt. David Donaldson, a forward observer with

Staff Sgt. David Donaldson, a forward observer with

Staff Sgt. David Donaldson, a forward observer with Regimental Combat Team 2, briefs the class on what they will be covering during the afternoon training session, July 2. Donaldson, a brown-belt instructor, ha... More

Rim of the Pacific 2010

Rim of the Pacific 2010

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron 147 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan during a Rim of the Pacific 2010 training mission. RIMPAC is th... More

Marines from the 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Division

Marines from the 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Division

Marines from the 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Division arrive on the beach of Bellows Air Force Base, Hawaii, July 11, while aboard a U.S. Navy Landing Air Cushion class hover craft while in support of the Rim of... More

Petty Officer 3rd Class Liz J. Arevalo, a corpsman

Petty Officer 3rd Class Liz J. Arevalo, a corpsman

Petty Officer 3rd Class Liz J. Arevalo, a corpsman with Combat Logistics Battalion 5, looks over a young Afghan child during a village medical engagement, just outside Patrol Base Siapan, Marjah, Helmand provin... More

Sgt. Zaza Chapodze, a fire support chief with Company

Sgt. Zaza Chapodze, a fire support chief with Company

Sgt. Zaza Chapodze, a fire support chief with Company B, 31st Georgian Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 2, hands a stuffed toy polar bear to a young Afghan boy from Bogholabad village in Bakwa district, Farah ... More

Sailors assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security

Sailors assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security

Sailors assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 9 and U.S. Coast Guardsman assigned to Port Security Unit 308 carry an injured sailor to safety during a Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Integrated... More

Composite unit training exercise

Composite unit training exercise

Marines fast rope from a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter onto the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman during a composite unit training exercise. (U.S. Navy pho... More

Camp Trident Summer Camp

Camp Trident Summer Camp

Michael Albritton navigates a kayak during a confidence building evolution at Camp Trident summer camp. Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Chief Petty Officers Association chose to sponsor Albritton based on the... More

Afghan National Police recruits sit ready to graduate

Afghan National Police recruits sit ready to graduate

Afghan National Police recruits sit ready to graduate from the Joint Security Academy Southwest at Camp Leatherneck, July 14. The 117 graduates completed an eight-week intense training syllabus that included si... More

Enhanced Mojave Viper

Enhanced Mojave Viper

Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Nowak, hospitalman, assigned to Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, prepares to reload his M4 service rifle during training exercise Enhanced Mojave Viper at Marine Corps... More

USS Constitution

USS Constitution

Esteban Quintero, fireman apprentice, left, and Airman Dylan Roberts, both assigned to USS Constitution, steer the rudder aboard the Friendship of Salem as part of their final evolution of sail training. Consti... More

Marines with 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Light

Marines with 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Light

Marines with 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, patrol through a deserted bazaar near Combat Outpost Castle, July 14. “My quality of life has improved since the Marines arri... More

Sailors prepare to attach cargo to an MH-60S Sea Hawk

Sailors prepare to attach cargo to an MH-60S Sea Hawk

Sailors prepare to attach cargo to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Island Knights of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 25 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during a vertical replenishmen... More

Operation Bungalow Breeze

Operation Bungalow Breeze

Petty Officer 2nd Class Corey Hill, damage control specialist, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque, explains the use of the peri-jet eductor during Operation Bungalow Breeze with the Mald... More

Sgt. Guadalupe Rodriquez, 29, a member of the female

Sgt. Guadalupe Rodriquez, 29, a member of the female

Sgt. Guadalupe Rodriquez, 29, a member of the female engagement team with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, reads an old issue of Cosmopolitan magazine at Combat Outpost Bandini, July 15.

Osprey takes on 'Brown-Out' in Afghanistan

Osprey takes on 'Brown-Out' in Afghanistan

An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 lands in "brown out" conditions during routine missions, July 15. Osprey and other helicopter pilots face these types of landings every day as they sup... More

Educator Orientation

Educator Orientation

Petty Officer 1st Class Derrick Edwards, machinist's mate, explains various pipe patching methods to a group of educators during an educator orientation visit at the Submarine Learning Center Detachment San Die... More

Joint Training Exercise

Joint Training Exercise

A CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman during a joint training exercise with the amphibious transport dock ship USS Ponce. Ponce is... More

USS Iwo Jima

USS Iwo Jima

An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 452 prepares to launch from the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima. Iwo Jima departed Norfolk en route to Central and South America and the Car... More

Naval Station Guantanamo Bay

Naval Station Guantanamo Bay

The North East Gate at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is the only entry and exit point to mainland Cuba from the naval station. It has been closed to base personnel since the United States broke off diplom... More