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Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, maneuver through a combat town while conducting a mechanized raid as part of the Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 16, 2017. MEUEX integrates aviation, ground and logistics elements to build the interoperability between the components of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force.
Two F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, prepare to land at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. VMFA-121 conducted a permanent change of station to MCAS Iwakuni, from MCAS Yuma, Ariz., and now belongs to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The F-35B Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter, which is the world’s first operational supersonic short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft. The F-35B brings strategic agility, operational flexibility and tactical supremacy to III MEF with a mission radius greater than that of the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II in support of the U.S. – Japan alliance.
An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, lands at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. VMFA-121 conducted a permanent change of station to MCAS Iwakuni, from MCAS Yuma, Ariz., and now belongs to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The F-35B Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter, which is the world's first operational supersonic short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft. The F-35B brings strategic agility, operational flexibility and tactical supremacy to III MEF with a mission radius greater than that of the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II in support of the U.S. - Japan alliance.
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. J. T. Bardo, commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, emerges from an F-35B Lightning II upon arrival at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. VMFA-121 conducted a permanent change of station to MCAS Iwakuni, from MCAS Yuma, Ariz., and now belongs to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The F-35B Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter, which is the world’s first operational supersonic short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft. The F-35B brings strategic agility, operational flexibility and tactical supremacy to III MEF with a mission radius greater than that of the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II in support of the U.S. – Japan alliance.
An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, lands at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. VMFA-121 conducted a permanent change of station to MCAS Iwakuni, from MCAS Yuma, Ariz., and now belongs to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The F-35B Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter, which is the world’s first operational supersonic short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft. The F-35B brings strategic agility, operational flexibility and tactical supremacy to III MEF with a mission radius greater than that of the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II in support of the U.S. – Japan alliance.
The honormen of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, return the guidons to their drill instructors during the graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 13. These guidons have been carried by the platoon guides for the duration of training, and this portion of the ceremony marks the disbanding of the platoons. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego.
Drill instructors from Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, march in formation after receiving the guidons from the company honormen during the graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 13. These guidons have been carried by the platoon guides for the duration of training, and this portion of the ceremony marks the disbanding of the platoons. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego.
Marines with Marine Air Control Squadron 1 cheer on a fellow Marine during the o-course relay as part of the "Super Squadron" competition at the Memorial Sports Complex aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.
Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid and Sailors with USS Mesa Verde, conduct a visit, board, search and seizure training event at sea, Jan. 14, 2017 during Composite Training Unit Exercise. COMPTUEX is a compilation of a series of training scenarios designed to solidify unit cohesion and refine operational efficiency prior to their upcoming deployment as an integrated unit.
Lance Cpl. Robert M. Martinez Jr., sends rounds down range during table two of his annual rifle range qualification, Jan. 12, 2017, at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The Marine Corps revised table two of the marksmanship program to increase marksmanship skill and realism in a combat environment. The Corps requires Marines to annually qualify at the range to determine their marksmanship skill. Martinez Jr., a Tucson, Arizona, native, is a warehouse clerk with Combat Logistics Regiment-35, 3d Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Marines await their turn to shoot the table two portion of their annual rifle range qualification, Jan. 12, 2017, at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The Marine Corps revised table two of the marksmanship program October 2016 to increase marksmanship skill and realism in a combat environment. The Corps requires Marines to annually qualify at the range to determine their marksmanship skill.
Marines from various units within Okinawa prepare for their turn to fire the table two portion of the annual rifle range qualification, Jan. 12, 2017, at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.  The Marine Corps revised table two of the marksmanship program October 2016 to increase marksmanship skill and realism in a combat environment. The Corps requires Marines to annually qualify at the range to determine their marksmanship skill.
Sgt. Tyler R. Woelmer, announces commands to shooters on the firing line when to engage their targets during table two of the annual rifle range qualification, Jan. 12, 2017, at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The Marine Corps revised table two of the marksmanship program October 2016 to increase marksmanship skill and realism in a combat environment. The Corps requires Marines to annually qualify at the range to determine their marksmanship skill. Woelmer, an Ida Township, Michigan, native, is a rifle range pit noncommissioned officer attached with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Capt. Ian Carter-Condon fires an M16A4 service rifle during table two of his annual rifle range qualification, Jan. 12, 2017, at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The Marine Corps revised table two of the marksmanship program October 2016 to increase marksmanship skill and realism in a combat environment. Carter-Condon is an assistant operations officer with Combat Logistics Regiment-3, 3d Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, middle right, poses for a photo with four Marines and one Sailor following an awards ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Jan. 13, 2017. The four Marines and one Sailor included, from left to right, Staff Sgt. Michael Mendoza, who received a Navy Cross; and Master Sgt. Steven Davis; HM1 Michael Atkinson; Sgt. Nicholas Brandau; and Sgt. Edward Huth, who were each awarded a Silver Star for their actions.
Maj. Gen. Richard L. Simcock II, commanding general of 3rd Marine Division, runs with his Marines and Sailors prior to his change of command on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 12, 2017. The run celebrated the accomplishments of each Division Marine and Sailor during Simcock's time in the command.
U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, test their helicopter expedient refueling system while forward deployed in the Middle East, Jan. 6, 2017. This system allows for aircraft to refuel almost anywhere on the battlefield, and extends the reach of the SPMAGTF’s crisis response capabilities far beyond their normal area of operation.
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Richard L. Simcock II, commanding officer, 3rd Marine Division, leads a division wide motivational run at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 12, 2017. Approximately 2,500 Marines and Sailors gathered as a division to celebrate the accomplishments and reputation of 'Caltrap Nation.' In his closing remarks, Simcock, a native of San Mateo, California, applauded the accomplishments of each Marine and Sailor of the division during his time in the command and thanked them for their service.
Sgt. Gabriel R. McInnis, engineer equipment mechanic with Bulk Fuel Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, poses for a photo after receiving a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2017. McInnis received the medal for his actions in preventing an assault of a family in Tempe, Ariz., Dec. 27, 2016.
An F-35B lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 prepares to take off aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Jan. 9, 2017, as it transits the Pacific en route to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. VMFA-121 is the first operational F-35B squadron in the Marine Corps, with its relocation to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing at Iwakuni.  The F-35B was developed to replace the Marine Corps’ F/A-18 Hornet, AV-8B Harrier and EA- 6B Prowler. The Short Take-off Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft is a true force multiplier. The unique combination of stealth, cutting-edge radar and sensor technology, and electronic warfare systems bring all of the access and lethality capabilities of a fifth-generation fighter, a modern bomber, and an adverse-weather, all-threat environment air support platform.