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U.S. Marines conduct fast roping during exercise Forest Light Eastern Army in mainland Japan, Dec. 10.

Photo by Cpl. Levi Guerra

20 OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOS FROM December 2020

1 Jan 2021 | Courtesy Story Defense Media Activity

From Marines in the skies of California to those in the ranges of Japan, these are 20 of the most influential photos from around the Marine Corps during the month of December.

 

Prepare the Team Photo by Cpl. Levi Guerra

 

A crew chief with the 30th Infantry Regiment, 12th Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marines conduct an air assault in mainland Japan, Dec. 15.

 

 

Steel Knight Photo by Lance Cpl. Gustavo Romero

 

U.S. Marines debrief their results during Steel Knight 21, Dec. 4.

 

 

Eye On The Sky Photo by Lance Cpl. Cameron Rowe

 

U.S. Marines conduct an aerial assault on San Clemente Island, Calif., Dec. 5.

 

 

Secure the Horizon Photo by Lance Cpl. Cameron Rowe

 

U.S. Marines and sailors post security from the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2) off the coast of Southern Calif., Dec. 4.

 

 

Mortar Fire Photo by Lance Cpl. Ujian Gosun

 

U.S. Marines fire an M224A1 60mm mortar system for a live-fire range  at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Dec. 9.

 

 

Flying Formation Photo by Sgt. Branden Bourque

 

U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys and a CH-47JA Chinook helicopter assigned to the Japan Ground Self Defense Force fly in a formation over the flight line at Camp Soumagahara, Japan, Dec. 9.

 

 

Fire Away Photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon

 

U.S. Marines lay down fire during a live-fire range in the Niigata Prefecture, Japan, Dec. 8.

 

 

Prepare to Land Photo by Cpl. Leilani Cervantes

 

U.S. Marines conduct a new expeditionary landing demonstration on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 3.

 

 

The Invisible Man Photo by Cpl. Levi Guerra

 

An infantryman from the 30th Infantry Regiment, 12th Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conceals himself in mainland Japan, Dec. 14.

 

 

Tactical Recovery Photo by Sgt. Jennessaa Davey

 

An MV-22 Osprey stages during a night during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 16.

 

 

Area Secure Photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon

 

U.S. Marines scan for enemies during exercise Forest Light Eastern Army in mainland Japan, Dec. 16.

 

 

Sparks Fly Photo by Cpl. Brennan Beauton

 

A U.S. Marine welds a fence on Camp Foster, Japan, Dec. 4.

 

 

Ready to Land Photo by Sgt. Branden Bourque

 

An MV-22B Osprey comes in for a landing at the flight line at Camp Soumagahara, Japan, Dec. 3.

 

 

Level Launch Photo by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ujian Gosun

 

U.S. Marines fire an MK-153 shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Dec. 10.

 

 

Sunset Shooting Photo by Lance Cpl. Mackenzie Binion

 

A U.S. Marine fires his M4 carbine during a combat marksmanship training event aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), Dec. 19.

 

 

Life Saver Photo by Cpl. Cody Rowe

 

A U.S. Navy sailor carries a simulated casualty during En Route Care training as part of a MEU Exercise at Ie Shima Auxiliary Airfield, Japan, Dec. 8.

 

 

Follow the Lead Photo by Sgt. Stephanie Cervantes

 

U.S. Marines convoy to defensive positions at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 7.

 

 

All Aboard Photo by Lance Cpl. Cameron Rowe

 

U.S. Marines and sailors board a landing craft utility (LCU) on San Clemente Island, Dec. 8.

 

 

Rapid Response Photo by Cpl. Alexa Hernandez

 

U.S. Marines participate in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense response on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Dec. 7.

 

 

Fast Rope Photo by Cpl. Levi Guerra

 

U.S. Marines conduct fast roping during exercise Forest Light Eastern Army in mainland Japan, Dec. 10.