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A U.S. Marine fires his M4A1 service rifle during a deck shoot aboard amphibious assault ship USS America, March 26.

Photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell

20 OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOS FROM MARCH 2020

31 Mar 2020 | Courtesy Story Defense Media Activity

From Marines in the waters of Japan to those at the beaches of Thailand, these are 20 of the most influential photos from around the Marine Corps during the month of March.

 

Dive Training Photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Dukes
U.S. Marine signals to the diving supervisor during open-circuit dive training at Naval Base White Beach, Okinawa, Japan, Mar. 30.

 

A U.S. Marine signals to the diving supervisor during open-circuit dive training at Naval Base White Beach, Japan, March 30.

 

 

Lift Training Photo by Cpl. Nello Miele
Marine walks off the flightline during external lift training at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 25.

 

A U.S. Marine walks off the flightline after connecting a cargo bundle to an MV-22 Osprey during external lift training at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 25.

 

 

Ceremony for Change Photo by Cpl. Matthew Kirk
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Alejandro Garcia Jr. (left), on-coming sergeant major, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, and Sgt. Maj. Alfonso Ramos Jr., off-going sergeant major, VMU-3, stands at attention during the VMU-3 relief and appointment ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, March 4, 2020. Sgt Maj. Alfonso Ramos Jr. relinquished responsibilities to Sgt. Maj. Alejandro Garcia Jr. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Kirk)

 

U.S. Marines stand at attention during the VMU-3 relief and appointment ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, March 4.

 

 

Battle Color Ceremony Photo by Lance Cpl. Alison Dostie
U.S. Marines perform during the Battle Color Ceremony at the 52 Area parade deck on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 3.

 

U.S. Marines perform during the Battle Color Ceremony at the 52 Area parade deck on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 3.

 

 

Incoming Photo by Lance Cpl. Brennan Beauton
U.S. Marines fast rope during rappel tower training at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, March 3.

 

U.S. Marines fast rope during rappel tower training at Camp Schwab, Japan, March 3.

 

 

MCMAP Belt Advancement Course Photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Neuenhoff
U.S. Marines conduct a pistol belt drag during the culminating event of their Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) course at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, March 3, 2020. Professional development, such as MCMAP, builds mutual understanding, implicit communication, a feeling of pride, fellowship, and common loyalty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Neuenhoff)

 

U.S. Marines conduct a pistol belt drag during the culminating event of their Marine Corps Martial Arts Program course at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., March 3.

 

 

Grenade Launcher Photo by Lance Cpl. Melissa Ugalde
A U.S. Marine prepares 40 mm ammunition for a Mark 19 40 mm automatic grenade launcher live-fire range at Range 204B on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 2.

 

A U.S. Marine prepares 40 mm ammunition for a grenade launcher live-fire range at Range 204B on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 2.

 

 

Effective Response Photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell
A U.S. Marine racks the bolt of an M40A6 sniper rifle during a bilateral sniper shooting package in Nong Kra Chang, Kingdom of Thailand, March 2.

 

A U.S. Marine racks the bolt of an M40A6 sniper rifle during a bilateral sniper shooting package in Nong Kra Chang, Kingdom of Thailand, March 2.

 

 

Line Up Photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Bray
U.S. Marines identify their targets while conducting shooting drills aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), March 1.

 

U.S. Marines identify their targets while conducting shooting drills aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), March 1.

 

 

Beware the Bite Photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell
A military working dog attacks a simulated hostile following a parachute insert onto Hat Yao Beach, Kingdom of Thailand, March 1.

 

A military working dog attacks a simulated hostile following a parachute insert onto Hat Yao Beach, Kingdom of Thailand, March 1.

 

 

Fire Training Photo by Lance Cpl. Alison Dostie
U.S. Marines control a fire hose during mobile aircraft fire training on MCAS Camp Pendleton, California, March 5.

 

U.S. Marines control a fire hose during mobile aircraft fire training on Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 5.

 

 

Beware the Sting Photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell
A Royal Thai Marine showcases a scorpion to U.S. Marines during jungle survival training at Camp Lotawin, Kingdom of Thailand, March 4.

 

A Royal Thai Marine showcases a scorpion to U.S. Marines during jungle survival training at Camp Lotawin, Kingdom of Thailand, March 4.

 

 

Make a Splash Photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell
U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Royal Thai Marines jump out of the back of a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, during helocast training in Hat Yao, Kingdom of Thailand, March 5, 2020, as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2020. Exercise Cobra Gold 20, in its 39th iteration, is designed to advance regional security and ensure effective responses to regional crises by bringing together multinational forces to address shared goals and security commitments in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell)

 

U.S. Marines jump out of the back of a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter during helocast training in Hat Yao, Kingdom of Thailand, March 5.

 

 

Run the Race Photo by Lance Cpl. Garrett Gillespie
Athletes competing in the 2020 Marine Corps Trials race during the men’s 400 meter dash visually impaired competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 5.

 

Athletes competing in the 2020 Marine Corps Trials race during the men’s 400 meter dash visually impaired competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 5.

 

 

Take Off Photo by Lance Cpl. Kolby Leger
A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter takes off from a flight during flight operations in the Philippine Sea, March 30.

 

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter takes off from a flight during flight operations in the Philippine Sea, March 30.

 

 

Fast Rope Photo by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon
U.S. Marines fast rope out of a UH-1Y Venom helicopter during an aerial gunnery demonstration at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 7.

 

U.S. Marines fast rope out of a UH-1Y Venom helicopter during an aerial gunnery demonstration at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 7.

 

 

Prepare to Launch Photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell
An F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft prepares to take off from amphibious assault ship USS America during flight operations March 20.

 

An F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft prepares to take off from amphibious assault ship USS America during flight operations, March 20.

 

 

Prepare to Shoot Photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell
A U.S. Marine prepares an M40A6 sniper rifle for a full mission profile defense of the amphibious task force exercise aboard amphibious assault ship USS America, March 28.

 

A U.S. Marine prepares an M40A6 sniper rifle for a full mission profile defense of the amphibious task force exercise aboard amphibious assault ship USS America, March 28.

 


Secure the Package Photo by Cpl. Nello Miele
U.S. Marines secure a cargo bundle during external lift training at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 25.

 

U.S. Marines secure a cargo bundle during external lift training at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 25.

 

 

Deck Shoot Photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell
A U.S. Marine fires his M4A1 service rifle during a deck shoot aboard amphibious assault ship USS America, March 26.

 

A U.S. Marine fires his M4A1 service rifle during a deck shoot aboard amphibious assault ship USS America, March 26.