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A U.S. Marine with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, throws an M67 fragmentation grenade during phase two of Eagle Wrath 2017 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 3, 2017. Phase two consisted of conducting live-fire training exercises to give MWSS-171 the knowledge and confidence to utilize weapons systems effectively in a deployed environment.
A U.S. Marine with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, shoots an M240B machine gun during phase two of Eagle Wrath 2017 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July, 5, 2017. Phase two consisted of conducting live-fire training exercises to give MWSS-171 the knowledge and confidence to utilize weapons systems effectively in a deployed environment.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sarah Kelly, a small arms repair technician with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, shoots an M136E1 AT4-CS confined spaces light anti-armor weapon during phase two of Eagle Wrath 2017 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 10, 2017. Phase two consisted of conducting live-fire training exercises to give MWSS-171 the knowledge and confidence to utilize weapons systems effectively in a deployed environment.
U.S. Marine Cpls. Otto Thiele, Eric Goodman, and Christopher Ehms and Lance Cpl. Avelardo Guevera Osuna receive Navy Achievement Medals from Col. Forrest Poole aboard Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, July 11, 2017. The Marines came together to assist a local Japanese woman during their hike on Mount Fuji, Japan, July 3, 2017. The woman, Moe Oda, was found lying on the ground, hyperventilating and struggling to breathe when the Marines came to her assistance. Together, they created a makeshift stretcher to carry her down approximately two miles to get to medical assistance. The Marines are with Electronics Maintenance Company, 3d Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3d Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, wait for pilots to walk to three F-35B Lightning IIs on the first day of Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10. Red Flag 17-3 is a realistic combat training exercise involving the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps and this iteration is the first to have both the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II and the Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II, which is capable of short takeoff vertical landing.
A pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conducts the preflight inspection of an F-35B Lightning II on the first day of Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10. Red Flag 17-3 is a realistic combat training exercise involving the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps and this iteration is the first to have both the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II and the Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II, which is capable of short takeoff vertical landing.
Four F-35B Lightning IIs with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, wait to take off on the first day of Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10. Red Flag 17-3 is a realistic combat training exercise involving the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps and this iteration is the first to have both the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II and the Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II, which is capable of short takeoff vertical landing.
Brig. Gen. Helen G. Pratt, the commanding general of 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, tours East Saint John High School with leaders of the Louisiana Innovative Readiness Training project in Reserve, Louisiana on July 10, 2017. This year's IRT builds mutually beneficial civil-military partnerships between local communities to provide high quality, mission-essential training for service members and their units.
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller presented an award to U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, deputy commandant, Aviation, during Davis’ retirement ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, Washington, D.C., July 10, 2017. Davis retired after 37 years of service.
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller gives remarks during the retirement ceremony of U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, deputy commandant, Aviation, at Marine Barracks Washington, Washington, D.C., July 10, 2017. Davis retired after 37 years of service.
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, deputy commandant, Aviation, and his wife Carol walk down center walk with their grandchildren during his retirement ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, Washington, D.C., July 10, 2017. Davis retired after 37 years of service.
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, deputy commandant, Aviation, salutes the flag during the playing of the national anthem during his retirement ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, Washington, D.C., July 10, 2017. Davis retired after 37 years of service.
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, deputy commandant, Aviation, and his wife Carol walk down center walk with their grandchildren during his retirement ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, Washington, D.C., July 10, 2017. Davis retired after 37 years of service.
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller gives remarks during the retirement ceremony of U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, deputy commandant, Aviation, at Marine Barracks Washington, Washington,D.C., July 10, 2017. Davis retired after 37 years of service.
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller presented an award to U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, deputy commandant, Aviation, during Davis’ retirement ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, Washington, D.C., July 10, 2017. Davis retired after 37 years of service.
Sgt. Aenoi Luangxay, right, a squad leader with Combat Engineering Company, 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, receives a challenge coin July 7, 2017, in Okinawa, Japan, from Maj. Gen. Craig Timberlake, the 3rd Marine Division commanding officer, for winning the outstanding squad leader award while participating in the 2nd annual Marine Corps Combat Engineer Sapper competition held in Camp Pendleton, California. Luangxay was one of four squad leaders to be in the running for the award.
Lance Cpl. Mason Blankenship, an assault amphibious vehicle driver with India Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, heads toward land aboard an Assault Amphibious Vehicle during rehearsals for Exercise Talisman Saber 17, near Australian Defence Force’s Cowley Beach Training Area, Queensland, Australia, July 8, 2017. India Company is the mechanized raid company for the 31st MEU, currently supporting Talisman Saber 17 while deployed on its regularly-scheduled patrol of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Talisman Saber is a biennial exercise designed to improve the interoperability between Australian and U.S. forces.
Cpl. Robert Lozano, an avionics technician attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 conducts maintenance on an MV-22B Osprey, in the hangar bay of the USS Bonhomme Richard while underway in the Pacific Ocean, July 8, 2017. A Harlingen, Texas native, Lozano enlisted in the Marine Corps in February 2014 at 19, after graduating from Los Fresnos High School. VMM-265 is part of the Aviation Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Talisman Saber 17 while deployed on its regularly-scheduled patrol of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise designed to improve the interoperability between Australian and U.S. forces.
U.S Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, move along a rope obstacle during the endurance course, aboard Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2017. The Jungle Warfare Training Center provides individual and unit level training to increase survivability and lethality while operating in a jungle environment. The Hawaii-based battalion is forward deployed to Okinawa, Japan as part of the Unit Deployment Program.
A Marine aviation crewman sits atop the exit ramp of an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft after lifting off of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during flight operations while underway in the Pacific Ocean, July 7, 2017. The Osprey belongs to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced). VMM-265 (Rein.) and Marine Attack Squadron 311 combine to form the Aviation Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Talisman Saber 17 while deployed on its regularly-scheduled patrol of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise designed to improve the interoperability between Australian and U.S. forces. The squadrons fly a variety of aircraft, including the MV-22B Osprey, AV-8B Harrier, CH-53E Super Stallion, AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom.