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Standing left to right alongside of Bell XS-1 are: Captain Charles E. Yeager, Major Gus Lundquist and Captain James Fitzgerald

Standing left to right alongside of Bell XS-1 are: Captain Charles E. ...

Photograph shows "Chuck" Yeager, Gus Lundquist, and Jim Fitzgerald wearing a flight suit, standing next to the Bell XS-1 rocket research airplane "Glamorous Glennis." Title from item. A.C. 34514. Credit: U.S. A... More

Watchdog

Watchdog

Staff Sgt. Erick Hart, assigned to Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, from Peru, New York, scans the waters while sitting in the turret of an assault amphibious vehicle during the Rim of the Pacific e... More

Starting Lineup

Starting Lineup

Marines with Combat Logistics Detachment 111, Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, straiten tilted targets during a live-fire range or “deck shoot” aboard the USS Makin Island (LHD 8),... More

Eyeballs Click

Eyeballs Click

Sgt. Johnathan Stamets, radio operator with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, looks through his M8541A optic attached to the M-110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System rifle aboard the USS Somerset (LPD 25) Ombudsman... More

The Deep End

The Deep End

A Marine with the Maritime Raid Force climbs a caving ladder attached to an MH-60 Seahawk during a helocast training evolution near the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) afloat in the Indian Ocean, Nov. 28, 2016. The t... More

Shoot To Thrill

Shoot To Thrill

Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire their M4A1 rifles at targets during a live-fire deck shoot aboard the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) while afloat in the Pacific Ocean, November ... More

A Knight and his Stallion

A Knight and his Stallion

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (Reinforced), the "Black Knights", 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted CH-53 Super Stallion recovery operations April 12, 2016 aboard the USS San Ant... More

Shots in the Dark

Shots in the Dark

Marines with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct a deck shoot at night during their Western Pacific Deployment 16 aboard the USS New Orleans, April 1. More then 4,500 Marines and sailors from the Boxer ARG, ... More

Hawk Landing

Hawk Landing

A Navy MH-60S Sea Hawk conducts a vertical replenishment at sea with the USNS Alan Shepard, Nov.18, 2015 in the Arabian Gulf. The ship is embarked on the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge as part of the Kea... More

Ride the Waves

Ride the Waves

Lance Cpl. Chance Seckenger with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, rides in a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft during launch and recovery drills from the well deck of the USS Green Bay, at sea, July 9, 2015. Talisman... More

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

Reconnaissance Marines with the 24th MEU's Maritime Raid Force walk toward a UH-1Y Huey on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, prior to conducting low-light fast rope training in the Gu... More

Maybe He's Born With it, Maybe He's A Marine

Maybe He's Born With it, Maybe He's A Marine

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Defile applies camouflage during Certification Exercise (CERTEX) aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 10, 2015. Defile is a scout with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Detachment,... More

Blowing Smoke

Blowing Smoke

A Marine engages targets from a UH-1Y Venom with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) above San Clemente Island, California, ... More

Dark Waters

Dark Waters

Marines with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct a nighttime boat operation exercise using a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft as part of Amphibious integration Training aboard the USS Green Bay, at sea, March 11,... More

Reconnaissance Patrol

Reconnaissance Patrol

Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct a leaders’ reconnaissance during Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training... More

The Morning Commute

The Morning Commute

MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fly in formation during Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) aboard C... More

Air, Land, Sea

Air, Land, Sea

Lance Cpl. Zachery Johnson prepares to engage targets from a UH-1Y Venom during Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training above San Clemente Island Feb. 28, 2015. Johnson is a crew chie... More

Special Delivery

Special Delivery

Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), assigned to the combat cargo division of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), secure a pallet during an underway replenishment aboard the ... More

Portside Watch

Portside Watch

Lance Corporal Mohamad Jrad, a low-altitude air defense gunner with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, surveys the shores of Morocco aboard the USS New York, at sea, Dec. 25, 2014. Jrad was part of a defensive... More

The Night Shift

The Night Shift

A Marine with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced)(VMM-163 [REIN], secures the blades of an AH-1Z Super Cobra after flight quarters on the flight deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Die... More

Dropping a Line

Dropping a Line

Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fast rope from an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter on the flight deck of the USS Iwo Jima, Oct. 31, 2014. The MRF conducted fast-rope training usin... More

Bang Bang

Bang Bang

A machine gunner with Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires an M240B machinegun during a gunners qualification aboard the amphibious assaul... More

Unload Show Clear

Unload Show Clear

Marines aboard an amphibious assault vehicle exit the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine... More

Just Hanging Out

Just Hanging Out

A Marine with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), rappel out of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a fast rope and rappel training exercise ab... More

Ospreys Away

Ospreys Away

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, watch as MV-22B Ospreys take off from the flight deck of the USS Makin Island during Amphibious Squadron Marine Ex... More

Prepare to Board!

Prepare to Board!

Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to enter the well deck aboard the USS San Diego during Amphibious Squadron Marine Expedtionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) off ... More

Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), load onto an MV-22 Osprey aircraft aboard the USS Bataan (LHD 5) for a bi... More

Working Party

Working Party

U.S. Marines and sailors scrub the flight deck of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Gulf of Oman. The Harry S. Truman was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security... More

Clear!

Clear!

Marines assigned to Reconnaissance Platoon, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conduct live fire training aboard the USS Boxer (LHD 4) at sea Jan. 8, 2014. The 13th MEU is deployed... More

Buried At Sea

Buried At Sea

Sailors lay to rest 19 individuals during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the Multipurpose Amphibious Assault Ship USS Bataan off the East Coast Dec. 7, 2013. The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and Bataan Amphi... More

Morning Maintenance

Morning Maintenance

Cpl. Hunter Espinoza, left, and Lance Cpl. Cory Hurley, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), ordnance technicians clean and perform maintenance on an AH... More

Seaside Take Off

Seaside Take Off

An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266(Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes off from the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge, at sea, Nov. 1, 2013. The 26th MEU finished th... More

Ship Shot

Ship Shot

Marines assigned to Low Altitude Air Defense Platoon, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire a Stinger Launch Simulator during familiarization training aboard th... More

Rainbow Rifle Range

Rainbow Rifle Range

Marines with Command Element, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire assault rifles at intended targets on the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme-Richard during live fire training, Sept. 16, 2013. The 31st MEU regul... More

School Circle

School Circle

Lt. Col. Kevin Collins, commanding officer of Combat Logistics Battalion 26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, gives his Marines a liberty brief on the flight deck of the USS San Antonio, Sept. 6, 2013. The 26th ... More

Taking the Engine Out

Taking the Engine Out

Cpl. Garret J. Madson (left), a 22-year-old native of Henderson, La., and Cpl. Josh L. Loudermeck, a 30-year-old native of Taylorsville, N.C., both airframe mechanics with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (... More

Peek-a-Boo

Peek-a-Boo

Lance Cpl. Tony Hernandez, assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, attaches a Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) to an AV-8B Harrier II aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer at sea Aug. 2, 2013.... More

Controlled Pair

Controlled Pair

Staff Sgt. Shawn Coleman, assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducts a Table 3 live-fire exercise on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), at sea, July 25, 2013.... More

Security at Sea

Security at Sea

Lance Cpl. Xavier Forges, a mortarman from New Orleans, La., assigned to Company K, Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security against possible small boat incursions aboard th... More

Rock and Fire with It

Rock and Fire with It

Marines assigned to Scout Sniper Platoon, Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct an M4 Carbine live-fire exercise on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge, at sea, July 18, 201... More

The Air Up There

The Air Up There

A Marine assigned to Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fast ropes from a CH-53 Super Stallion assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th MEU, during familiariz... More

Vertical Landing

Vertical Landing

An AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft assigned to the air combat element of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) performs a vertical landing on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer June 16,... More

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadon 266, (Reinforced), descends onto the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge as an MV-22B Osprey prepares to takeoff, at sea, May 27, 2013. The 26th Marine ... More

Rounds on the Ridge

Rounds on the Ridge

Lance Cpl. Joshua Babcock, assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) fires an M-9 pistol during an advanced driven combat drill aboard the U.S 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). B... More

All Aboard

All Aboard

26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Maritime Raid Force Marines climb aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat after conducting scout swimming exercises at sea, April 24, 2013. Eagle Resolve is an annual multilater... More

Guarding the Rails

Guarding the Rails

Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) stand armed watch on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) while transiting the Suez Canal on April 5, 2013. Kear... More

Landing Craft

Landing Craft

Landing craft air cushions with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group sail alongside USS Green Bay (left) and USS Rushmore during routine training, March 29. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit is deployed as part ... More

Rushing by the Rushmore

Rushing by the Rushmore

A UH-1Y Huey with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), flies past the USS Rushmore, March 29, 2013. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as ... More

Hot Harrier

Hot Harrier

An AV-8B Harrier from Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 214 performs a vertical take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is underway conducting training off the coast of ... More

Don't Look Down

Don't Look Down

A Marine assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit fast ropes aboard the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) while at sea March 19, 2013. The 26th MEU is deploying to the 5th Fleet and 6th Fleet areas of operation. The ... More

Quick Draw

Quick Draw

Marines assigned to Battery B, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire 9mm pistols during marksmanship training on the flight deck of USS Rushmore, March 9. Using the M9 Beretta, each ... More

Splashing Away

Splashing Away

Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, ride in a rigid hull inflatable boat after completing gas and oil platform seizure training during Exercise Leading Edge 13, Feb. 7. The exercis... More

Chop Circles

Chop Circles

An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to takeoff during flight operations aboard the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), while s... More

Reload at Sea

Reload at Sea

A MH-60S Knighthawk with Helicopter Combat Squadron 23 conducts a vertical replenishment from the USNS Bridge to the USS Rushmore during a replenishment-at-sea, Jan. 21. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit is de... More

Birdbath

Birdbath

A Marine with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, washes a CH-53E Super Stallion during daily maintenance aboard the USS New York, Dec. 8, 2012. The 24th Marine E... More

Fast-Rope n' Roll

Fast-Rope n' Roll

Marines with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct fast-rope training from a CH-53E Super Stallion onto the flight deck of the USS New... More

Birdbath

Birdbath

A Marine with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, washes a CH-53E Super Stallion during daily maintenance aboard the USS New York, Dec. 8, 2012. The 24th Marine E... More

Fast-Rope n' Roll

Fast-Rope n' Roll

Marines with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct fast-rope training from a CH-53E Super Stallion onto the flight deck of the USS New... More

Fun Run at Sea

Fun Run at Sea

Members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group participate in a 5K Thanksgiving fun run aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, Nov. 22, 2012. The run is part of the ... More

Locked and Loaded

Locked and Loaded

Lance Cpl. Joshua Allen, an Augusta, Maine, native with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, loads his M249 squad automatic weapon during a li... More

I Spy

I Spy

A Marine with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, stands security watch aboard USS New York as the ship transits through the Suez Canal Nov. 5, 2012. The 2... More

Like a Boss

Like a Boss

Lance Cpl. Gabriel L. Parks, ammo man, and Lance Cpl. Kevin D. Cassara, gunner, both with Machine Gun Section, Weapons Platoon, Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, practice... More

Osprey Stack

Osprey Stack

You voted and this week's Corps Top Shot comes from Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo...Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys with Marine Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forwar... More

Let the Brass Fall Where It May

Let the Brass Fall Where It May

Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, replace their targets after conducting a multiple target, live-fire range on the flight deck of USS Iwo Ji... More

Meet the Deck

Meet the Deck

Cpl. Jose Salcido performs a hip toss during martial arts training aboard USS Pearl Harbor Nov. 17. Salcido, a 23-year-old El Paso, Texas, native, is a motor transport operator with Combat Logistics Battalion 1... More

Maintaining the Sky's Knight

Maintaining the Sky's Knight

Staff Sgt. Jason Kirklighter conducts maintenance on a CH-46E Sea Knight here Nov. 16. Kirklighter is a 32-year-old Fredericksburg, Va., native and the staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of avionics, detac... More