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Marines and sailors with I Marine Expeditionary Force salute the flag during the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl National Anthem, Dec. 28, 2017. In 2017, I MEF Marines and Sailors supported more than 140 community events.
U.S. Marines from 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conduct the first amphibious landing in an Assault Breacher Vehicle with a Modified Full Width Mine Plow prototype during Exercise Steel Knight on the west coast. Marine Corps Systems Command tested the prototype which will make it easier to transport the ABV from ship to shore.
U.S. Marines from 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conduct the first amphibious landing in an Assault Breacher Vehicle with a Modified Full Width Mine Plow prototype during Exercise Steel Knight on the west coast. Marine Corps Systems Command tested the prototype which will make it easier to transport the ABV from ship to shore.
U.S. Marines from 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, prepare to load an Assault Breacher Vehicle onto a Landing Craft Utility at Camp Pendleton, California. All vehicles were loaded onto LCUs then transported to the USS Rushmore to conduct the first amphibious landing in an ABV with a Modified Full Width Mine Plow prototype. Marine Corps Systems Command tested the prototype which will make it easier to transport the ABV from ship to shore.
U.S. Marines with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, form a conveyer belt to load sea bags into the back of a 7ton truck in Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 1, 2018. The Marines are preparing to embark on the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) going to Thailand to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Cobra Gold 18 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand and runs from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations.
U.S. Marines with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, get into buses that will take them to White Beach in Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 1, 2018. The Marines are preparing to embark on the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), an going to Thailand to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Cobra Gold 18 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand and runs from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations.
U.S. Marines with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, march on the pier towards the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) in Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 1, 2018. The Marines are preparing to embark on the USS Bonhomme Richard going to Thailand to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Cobra Gold 18 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand and runs from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations.
U.S. Marines with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, wait for their turn to board the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) in Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 1, 2018. The Marines are preparing to embark on the USS Bonhomme Richard going to Thailand to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Cobra Gold 2018 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand and runs from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations.
A father reunites with his son following the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s aviation combat element’s return to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Feb. 1. During the deployment, more than 4,500 Marines and Sailors of the America Amphibious Readiness Group and embarked 15th MEU conducted maritime security operations and multiple military-to-military exchanges with partner nations in support of regional security, stability and the free flow of maritime commerce in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.
"A Nation's Call" is the latest advertisement released under the “Battles Won” strategy. “A Nation’s Call” unfolds by showcasing the full power of the United States Marine Corps engaged in an assault mission. Depicting a 5th Generation Marine Corps operation (naval integration, ship-to-objective, technology-fueled). As the Marines move toward the objective, each layer of ships, tanks, armored vehicles, planes and helicopters is removed. This visual story, in combination with the voiceover, will communicate and emphasize to the audience that, when the Nation faces any battle, the Marines themselves—with their fighting spirit—are the greatest weapon in the United States Marine Corps’ arsenal.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Karissa Tanguay-Jones, a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado stars in "A Nation's Call," the latest advertisement released under the Marine Corps' “Battles Won” strategy. The commercial unfolds by showcasing the full power of the United States Marine Corps engaged in an assault mission. Depicting a 5th Generation Marine Corps operation (naval integration, ship-to-objective, technology-fueled). As the Marines move toward the objective, each layer of ships, tanks, armored vehicles, planes and helicopters is removed. This visual story, in combination with the voiceover, will communicate and emphasize to the audience that, when the Nation faces any battle, the Marines themselves—with their fighting spirit—are the greatest weapon in the United States Marine Corps’ arsenal.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Karissa Tanguay-Jones, a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, sits in the back of an MV-22 Osprey during a recent training flight in California. Tanguay-Jones stars in "A Nation's Call," the latest advertisement released under the Marine Corps' “Battles Won” strategy. The commercial unfolds by showcasing the full power of the United States Marine Corps engaged in an assault mission. Depicting a 5th Generation Marine Corps operation (naval integration, ship-to-objective, technology-fueled). As the Marines move toward the objective, each layer of ships, tanks, armored vehicles, planes and helicopters is removed. This visual story, in combination with the voiceover, will communicate and emphasize to the audience that, when the Nation faces any battle, the Marines themselves—with their fighting spirit—are the greatest weapon in the United States Marine Corps’ arsenal.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Karissa Tanguay-Jones, a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, sits in the back of an MV-22 Osprey during a recent training flight in California. Tanguay-Jones stars in "A Nation's Call," the latest advertisement released under the Marine Corps' “Battles Won” strategy. The commercial unfolds by showcasing the full power of the United States Marine Corps engaged in an assault mission. Depicting a 5th Generation Marine Corps operation (naval integration, ship-to-objective, technology-fueled). As the Marines move toward the objective, each layer of ships, tanks, armored vehicles, planes and helicopters is removed. This visual story, in combination with the voiceover, will communicate and emphasize to the audience that, when the Nation faces any battle, the Marines themselves—with their fighting spirit—are the greatest weapon in the United States Marine Corps’ arsenal.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Headley Hall (left) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Tylor Tharp (right) high five children during a visit to Namisato Preschool in Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 30, 2018. Marines visited the school for a community relations event that helps the children learn basic English. Hall, a Chicago native, is an administrative clerk and Tharp, a St. Augustine, Florida native, is a religious program specialist. Both Marines are with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. The Marines continue fostering relations with the local population and building bonds with allies.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Mac Sautia sits with children during a visit to Namisato Preschool in Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 30, 2018. Marines visited the school during a community relations event to help children learn basic English. Sautia, an Oceanside, California native, is a radio technician with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. Marines continue fostering relations with the local population and building bonds with allies.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Darren Broughton reads Where the Wild Things Are to children during a visit to Namisato Preschool in Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 30, 2018. Marines visited the school as a community relations event that helps the children learn basic English. Broughton, an Odessa, Texas native, is a team leader with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division.. Marines continue fostering relations with the local population and building bonds with allies.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Luke Skeens, a Military Police Officer with Alpha Company, 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, 1st Marine Division, scans for enemy contact during a simulated patrol aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018. 1st LEB particpated in detainee operations to prepare its Marines with the knowledge required to operate a detention facility.
A U.S. Marine Corps infantryman with Detachment 4th Force Reconnaissance Company conducts a pool training event, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2018.
A U.S. Marine Corps infantryman with Detachment 4th Force Reconnaissance Company conducts a pool training event, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2018.
A U.S. Marine Corps infantryman with Detachment 4th Force Reconnaissance Company conducts a pool training event, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2018.