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A member of the Australian Army, attached to Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, establishes communication after debarking a CH53E Super Stallion helicopter during  Rim of the Pacific 2016.  Twenty-six nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC 16 from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans.
A Marine Corps Body Bearer prepares to deliver the national flag during a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., July 20, 2016. The Marine Corps Body Bearers have the solemn and honorable duty to lay the Corps’ brothers and sisters to rest at the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery and other locations throughout the National Capital Region. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
A CH-53E Super Stallion flies over Naha city July 22, 2016, in Okinawa, Japan. Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing currently deployed with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing as part of the unit deployment program, worked alongside the Japan Self-Defense Force and Okinawa emergency services in Chura-Shima Rescue 2016. The annual exercise hosted by the 15th Brigade, Western Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, trains humanitarian assistance and disaster relief-involved agencies for a swift reaction to a large-scale earthquake and tsunami in Okinawa
1st Lt. Molly Hurt approaches a CH-53E Super Stallion, Okinawa, Japan Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing currently deployed with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing as part of the unit deployment program, worked alongside the Japan Self-Defense Force and Okinawa emergency services in Chura-Shima Rescue 2016. The annual exercise hosted by the 15th Brigade, Western Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, trains humanitarian assistance and disaster relief-involved agencies for a swift reaction to a large-scale earthquake and tsunami in Okinawa. Hurt is a CH-53E pilot wit Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing currently deployed with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing as part of the unit deployment program.
A CH-53E Super Stallion returns to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma July, 22 2016, at Camp Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing currently deployed with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing as part of the unit deployment program, worked alongside the Japan Self-Defense Force and Okinawa emergency services in Chura-Shima Rescue 2016. The annual exercise hosted by the 15th Brigade, Western Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, trains humanitarian assistance and disaster relief-involved agencies for a swift reaction to a large-scale earthquake and tsunami in Okinawa.
Pilots with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 exit F-35B Lightning II’s after conducting training during exercise Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 20, 2016. This is the first time that the fifth generation fighter has participated in the multiservice air-to-air combat training exercise.
Lt. Col. J.T. Bardo, second from left, commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, answers questions about the F-35B Lightning II participating in exercise Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 20. This is the first time that the fifth generation fighter has participated in the multiservice air-to-air combat training exercise.
An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 takes off during exercise Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 20. This is the first time that the fifth generation fighter has participated in the multiservice air-to-air combat training exercise.
Lance Cpl. Thomas Devito, a boat operator with Bridge Company Bravo, 6th Engineer Support Company, guides an M977 heavy expanded mobility tactical truck across the continuous span bridge during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 19, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks operating Mk3 bridge erection boats, and practicing connecting all the IRBs in preparation for the final exercise, which was a continuous IRB span across the Arkansas River.
Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Bridge Co. Bravo, 6th ESB and U.S. Army soldiers with 814th Multi-Roll Bridge Co. begin allowing vehicles to cross the continuous span bridge during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, July 19, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks operating Mk3 bridge erection boats and practicing connecting IRBs in preparation for the final exercise, which was a continuous IRB spanned across the Arkansas River.
Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion and Bridge Co. Bravo, 6th ESB prep an Improved Ribbon Bridges before connecting it to the continuous bridge during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 19, 2016. The Marines prepped and guided their IRBs upstream to where the U.S. Army 814th Multi-Roll Bridge Co. was constructing their portion of the continuous span.
U.S. Army soldiers with 814th Multi-Roll Bridge Company float four Improved Ribbon Bridges to complete the continuous span bridge during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, July 19, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks operating Mk3 bridge erection boats and practicing connecting all the IRBs in preparation for the final exercise, which was a continuous IRB spanned across the Arkansas River.
A CH-47 Chinook flies to the drop point with an Improved Ribbon Bridge during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 19, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks operating their Mk3 bridge erection boats and practicing connecting IRBs in preparation for the final exercise, which was a continuous IRB spanned across the Arkansas River.
Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion and Bridge Co. Bravo, 6th ESB maneuver an Improved Ribbon Bridge using a Mk3 bridge erection boat during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 19, 2016. The Marines prepped and guided IRBs upstream to link with U.S. Army 814th Multi-Roll Bridge Co.
Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion and Bridge Co. Bravo, 6th ESB tie an Improved Ribbon Bridge to a Mk3 bridge erection boat during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 18, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks operating Mk3 bridge erection boats practicing connecting all the IRBs in preparation for the final exercise, which was a continuous IRB spanned across the Arkansas River.
Lance Cpl. Bailey Smith, a combat engineer with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, guides a Mk3 bridge erection boat driver during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 19, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks operating Mk3 bridge erection boats and practicing connecting all the IRBs to construct a continuous span in preparation for the final exercise which was a continuous IRB span across the Arkansas River.
A Marine with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion guides an Improved Ribbon Bridge into place during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 19, 2016. The Marines prepped and guided IRBs upstream to where the 814th Multi-Roll Bridge Co. was constructing their portion of the continuous IRB.
U.S. Marines hike to their designated position to set up security around an air strip July 20, 2016 2016 at Iejima, Okinawa, Japan. Marines immediately set up security, simulated engaging the enemy and set up a combat operations center after getting off an MV-22B Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft. The Marines were a part of Golf Company, 2nd Marine Division currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force through the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amaia Unanue/Released)
Marine students with the Fast Rope Masters Course, ran by Expeditionary Operations Training Group, enter a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during elevator drills at Landing Zone Kingfisher, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 13, 2016. The week-long course is the first of its kind and focuses on qualifying Marines as subject matter experts and gives them the ability to execute fast rope training within their subordinate command.
A Marine student with the Fast Rope Masters Course, ran by Expeditionary Operations Training Group prepares to fast rope out of the "hell hole" in a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during elevator operations at Landing Zone Kingfisher, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 13, 2016. The fast rope masters course is a new course offered by EOTG and teaches Marines how to properly conduct fast rope operations from structures as well as rotary wing aircraft.