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Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 conducts flight operations during exercise Distant Frontier on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 17, 2017. Distant Frontier is a unit-level training iteration designed to sharpen participants' tactical combat skills and develop interoperable plans and programs across the joint force.
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – Marines attached to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit participate in shallow water grappling during a Martial Arts Instructors Course aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii on May 1, 2017. The MAIC is a three week long course that puts students through various training to include paper test, physical training and evaluations on properly teaching techniques. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group/11th MEU is currently underway on their Western Pacific 16-2 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary Orr)
The Salty Dogs of VX-23's Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) made aviation history Monday, May 8, when they completed airborne gunfire testing for the F-35B Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant.
The Salty Dogs of VX-23's Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) made aviation history Monday, May 8, when they completed airborne gunfire testing for the F-35B Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Sgt. Travis R. Dipiazza, center, teaches room clearing techniques to role players during General Exercise 2 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 3, 2017. The Marines conducted the final rehearsal exercise of the Marine Advisor Course in order to assess their readiness to train foreign security forces during their upcoming deployment to Central America. Dipiazza is a tactics instructor with the Ground Combat Element, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command. The Marine Advisor Course is taught by the Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group.
Staff Sgt. Christopher Sherrill, a competition shooter, jumps over an obstacle during the Marine Corps Championships at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 10, 2017. Each year, the Marine Corps Shooting Team hosts the championship matches for medalists from each Marine Corps Markmanship Competition site to compete in individual and team matches.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kyle Mascucci, a competition shooter, rushes to the next obstacle during the Marine Corps Championships at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. May 10, 2017. Each year, the Marine Corps Shooting Team hosts the championship matches for medalists from each Marine Corps Markmanship Competition site to compete in individual and team matches.
Mark Urrutic, project officer for Family of Field Medical Equipment Team at Marine Corps Systems Command, uses an Infrascanner to locate a simulated hematoma on a mannequin's skull while MCSC's Executive Director William Williford looks on at the Navy League's Sea Air Space Exhibition in National Harbor, Maryland, on April 3. The Infrascanner is a portable, medical diagnostic device that provides early detection of intracranial hematomas-or bleeding within the skull-in the field, potentially saving lives and improving casualty care and recovery.
Capt. Erin Demchko portrays a convoy commander engaged in a firefight during the filming of "Battle Up," a new commercial published by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command May 12, 2017. "Battle Up," like the other work in the recently-launched campaign, is aimed at the recruitable population and their influencers – parents, teachers, coaches and community leaders.
A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest observes as an Afghan National Army soldier with the 215th Corps ties detonation cord to a block of C-4 at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 10, 2017. More than 20 ANA soldiers are executing explosive hazard reduction training with assistance from Marines and Sailors with TFSW. The unit is comprised of approximately 300 service members, whose mission is to train, advise and assist the ANA 215th Corps and 505th Zone National Police. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
A pair of C-4 blocks explode during a demolition range at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 10, 2017. Marines and Sailors assigned to Task Force Southwest partnered with Afghan National Army soldiers from the 215th Corps as part of an explosive hazard reduction training course. The training provides the soldiers with the knowledge and skills needed to overcome the threats of improvised explosive devices.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps prepare to tie demolition charges to a trunk line at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 10, 2017. More than 20 soldiers completed a demolition range as part of an explosive hazard reduction course, which provides students with the knowledge and skills to diminish the threat of improvised explosive devices. U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest are assisting the Afghans throughout the training as part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Defence Security Forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Rear Adm. Brent W. Scott gives closing remarks during the Chaplain’s Professional Development Workshop at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, May 8, 2017. Scott’s guided discussions were centered on the topic of targeted and interpersonal violence. Chaplains are an indispensable asset to these types of instances. Scott is the chaplain of the Marine Corps.
Marines with Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting suppress a fire during a training fire exercise at Landing Zone Westfield aboard Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay on May 6, 2017. The purpose of this training is to help ARFF Marines maintain readiness, and be able to effectively extinguish multiple fires in a controlled environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isabelo Tabanguil)
A Marine with Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting withstands a simulated fire during a training fire exercise at Landing Zone Westfield aboard Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay on May 6, 2017. The purpose of this training is to help ARFF Marines maintain readiness, and be able to effectively extinguish multiple fires in a controlled environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isabelo Tabanguil)
Marines with Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting help secure each other’s fire proximity suits before conducting a training fire exercise at Landing Zone Westfield aboard Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay on May 6, 2017. The purpose of this training is to help ARFF Marines maintain readiness, and be able to effectively extinguish multiple fires in a controlled environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isabelo Tabanguil)
Marines with Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting extinguish a fire during a training fire exercise at Landing Zone Westfield aboard Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay on May 6, 2017. The purpose of this training is to help ARFF Marines maintain readiness, and be able to effectively extinguish multiple fires in a controlled environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isabelo Tabanguil)
A Marine with Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting douses water in the cockpit of a Mobile Aircraft Firefighting Training Device during a training fire exercise at Landing Zone Westfield aboard Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay on May 6, 2017. The purpose of this training is to help ARFF Marines maintain readiness, and be able to effectively extinguish multiple fires in a controlled environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isabelo Tabanguil)