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U.S. Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar spar in the ocean during Marine Corps martial arts instructor course 224-19 at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., Oct. 9. 2019. The three-week MAI course trains marines to become martial arts instructors.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Krysten Houk

10 OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

11 Oct 2019 | Defense Media Activity

From Marines in the South China Sea to those in the desert of California, these are 10 of the most influential photos from around the Marine Corps Oct. 7-11, 2019.

 

Flight at Sea Photo by Cpl. Dalton Swanbeck
A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron163, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes off of the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer during a vertical replenishment-at-sea. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners, and allies, and maintain a presence postured to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations.

A CH-53E Super Stallion takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) in the South China Sea Oct. 9.

 

 

Guardian Angels Photo by Sgt. Conner Robbins
U.S. service members with Task Force San Francisco participate in an urban search and rescue exercise hosted by the San Francisco Fire Department at the SFFD Training Center on Oct. 8, 2019. San Francisco Fleet Week is an opportunity for the Marine Corps to learn more about emergency response needs and to share their crisis response skills with civil authorities to enhance their emergency response capabilities.

U.S. service members with Task Force San Francisco participate in an urban search and rescue exercise hosted by the San Francisco Fire Department in San Francisco Oct. 8.

 

 

The Guardian Photo by Cpl. Scott Jenkins
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jakob Jones with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, kneels next to a simulated casualty during motorized operations course as part Integrated Training Exercise1-20 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 5, 2019. CLB-8 integrated with 2nd Marine Regiment during ITX to provide direct support and tactical logistics beyond the regiment's organic capabilities in the areas of transportation, field level maintenance, and general engineering.

A U.S. Marine kneels next to a simulated casualty on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 5.

 

 

Prepare for War Photo by Cpl. Scott Jenkins
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, prepare ammunition before the motorized operations course as part Integrated Training Exercise 1-20 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 6, 2019. CLB-8 integrated with 2nd Marine Regiment during ITX to provide direct support and tactical logistics beyond the regiment's organic capabilities in the areas of transportation, field level maintenance, and general engineering.

U.S. Marines prepare ammunition before a motorized operations course on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 6.

 

 

On the Guard Photo by Cpl. Scott Jenkins
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, provide security out of the back of a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement during motorized operations course as part Integrated Training Exercise 1-20 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 6, 2019. CLB-8 integrated with 2nd Marine Regiment during ITX to provide direct support and tactical logistics beyond the regiment's organic capabilities in the areas of transportation, field level maintenance, and general engineering.

U.S. Marines provide security from a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 6.

 

 

Fire Evacuation Photo by Cpl. Scott Jenkins
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, pull simulated causalities out of a downed vehicle during motorized operations course as part Integrated Training Exercise 1-20 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 6, 2019. CLB-8 integrated with 2nd Marine Regiment during ITX to provide direct support and tactical logistics beyond the regiment's organic capabilities in the areas of transportation, field level maintenance, and general engineering.

U.S. Marines pull simulated casualties out of a downed vehicle on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 6.

 

 

Sweep the House Photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Chandler Blanton advances to clear a building during military operations in urban terrain training as part of exercise Fuji Viper 20.1 on Camp Fuji, Japan, Oct. 7, 2019. Fuji Viper is a regularly scheduled training evolution for infantry units units assigned to 3rd Marine Division as part of the unit deployment program. The training allows units to maintain their lethality and proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics. Blanton is assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, and a native of Pensacola, Fla.

A U.S. Marine advances to clear a building during urban operations training as part of exercise Fuji Viper on Camp Fuji, Japan, Oct. 7.

 

 

Take off Photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Cortez
An MV-22B Osprey takes off from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 10, 2019. The air station operates and maintains a secure airfield in order to support I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton tenant commands and visiting units to enhance their mission capabilities and combat readiness.

An MV-22B Osprey takes off from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 10.

 

 

International Relations Photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani
Philippine Air Force Airman Junnevee Cuenca points out a terrain feature to U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Tatyana Saldana during KAMANDAG 3 at Colonel Ernesto P. Ravina Air Base, Philippines, Oct. 9, 2019. The specific objectives of KAMANDAG, such as mutual defense, counterterrorism, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, promote realistic training that supports regional security. Cuenca, a native of Zamboanga City, Philippines, is a combat air controller with 710th Special Operations Wing. Saldana, a native of Tallulah, La., is a military policeman with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion. KAMANDAG 3 is a Philippine-led, bilateral exercise with participation from Japan. KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase “Kaagapay Ng Mga Manirigma Ng Dagat,” which translates to “Cooperation of the Warriors of the Sea,” highlighting the partnership between the U.S. and Philippine militaries.

A Philippine Air Force Airman points out a terrain feature to a U.S. Marine during KAMANDAG 3 at Colonel Ernesto P. Ravina Air Base, Philippines, Oct. 9.

 

 

Amphibious Warrior Photo by Lance Cpl. Krysten Houk
U.S. Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar spar in the ocean during Marine Corps martial arts instructor course 224-19 at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., Oct. 9. 2019. The three-week MAI course trains marines to become martial arts instructors.

U.S. Marines spar in the ocean during a Marine Corps martial arts instructor course at Naval Air Station North Island, California, Oct. 9.