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U.S. Marines with the rifle detail for the annual Klipper Ceremony perform the traditional 21-gun salute for those who gave their lives on Dec. 7, 1941, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.

Photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns

20 OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOS FROM DECEMBER 2019

6 Jan 2020 | Defense Media Activity

From Marines in the Aibano Training Area of Japan to those aboard assault ships at sea, these are 20 of the most influential photos from around the Marine Corps during the month of December.

 

191219-M-IU565-1571 Photo by Lance Cpl. Angela Wilcox

 

A U.S. Marine Raider conducts high-value target detainment and evacuation operations during a multipurpose canine handler training course hosted on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 19.

 

 

191228-N-KC192-1025 Photo by Seaman Apprentice Travis Decker

 

A U.S. Marine participates in shooting practice aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan, Dec. 28.

 

 

191219-M-LK264-0074 Photo by Cpl. Eric Tso

 

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Keegan McNew and Cpl. Neftaly Jordan, 3rd Marine Regiment, grapple during a regimental squad competition on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 19.

 

 

We Do It For The Fallen: Miramar National Cemetery’s Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony Photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph

 

A U.S. Marine and Gold Star family members, take part in laying a wreath on behalf of all the Gold Star Families who lost their loved ones in San Diego, Dec. 14.

 

 

191210-M-UE724-102 Photo by Lance Cpl. Dangelo Yanez

 

U.S. Marines and Soldiers prepare to board an MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, during an insert as part of a comprehensive force on force event at Forest Light Middle Army in Aibano Training Area, Japan, Dec. 10.

 


191221-M-FG361-965 Photo by Sgt. Branden Bourque

 

U.S. Marines drive a Utility Task Vehicle during a tactical vehicle driving course in Kuwait, Dec. 21.

 

 

191206-M-IU565-1689 Photo by Lance Cpl. Angela Wilcox

 

U.S. Marines carry simulated casualties after an assault through a combat town in the Tango Training Area during Steel Knight 20 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 6.

 

 

191206-M-IU565-1274 Photo by Lance Cpl. Angela Wilcox

 

U.S. Marines participate in an amphibious landing and assault through a combat town on Red Beach during Steel Knight 20 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 6.

 

 

191203-M-ML146-1007 Photo by Pfc. Colby Bundy

 

A U.S. Marine low crawls to the objective while carrying the guidon during Martial Arts Instructor Course 1-20 aboard Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Dec. 4.

 

 

191203-M-UE724-109 Photo by Lance Cpl. Dangelo Yanez

 

U.S. Marines conduct a combat marksmanship range during Forest Light Middle Army in Aibano Training Area, Japan, Dec. 3.

 

 

Vipers Storm the Sky Photo by Lance Cpl. Juan Anaya

 

Four U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Vipers hover during exercise Viper Storm at El Centro, Calif., Dec. 11.

 

 

191210-M-RM278-0005 Photo by Lance Cpl. Jose Angeles

 

U.S. Service members jump out of an MV-22B Osprey during a parachute training operations, Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Dec. 10.

 

 

191205-M-RA909-1122 Photo by Cpl. Matthew Kirk

 

A retired U.S. Navy radio operator shakes a U.S. Marine's hand during his visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5.


 

191211-M-SS016-0005 Photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez

 

A U.S. Marine holds a radio during casualty response exercises, Marine Corps Training Area, Bellows, Dec. 11.

 

 

191211-M-IV944-0125

 

U.S. Marines conduct a reconnaissance patrol on Camp Hansen, Japan, Dec. 11.


 

191209-M-MY519-2169 Photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Bray

 

A U.S. Marine prepares to clear a building during a simulated raid of a town at the Central Training Area, Japan, Dec. 9.

 


191218-M-DB029-1090 Photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Cortez

 

U.S. Marines drive a new Amphibious Combat Vehicle ashore during low-light surf transit testing at AVTB Beach on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 18.

 

 

191211-M-IV944-0086

 

A U.S. Marine posts security during a reconnaissance patrol on Camp Hansen, Japan, Dec. 11.

 

 

191209-M-MY519-2275 Photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Bray

 

U.S. Marines move up a set of stairs while clearing buildings during a simulated raid of a hostile town at the Central Training Area, Japan, Dec. 9.

 

 

191207-M-GN053-0176 Photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns

 

U.S. Marines perform the traditional 21-gun salute for those who gave their lives on Dec. 7, 1941, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7.