From Marines in the crashing waves of Japan to those fighting flames in Alaska, these are 20 of the most influential photos from around the Marine Corps during the month of May.
Photo by Cpl. Ethan LeBlanc
A U.S Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom helicopter prepares to take off during a training exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Japan, May 18.
Against the Tide
Photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall
U.S. Marines train in a coxswain course at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan, May 27.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Voss
U.S. Marines attach ordnance to an F-35B Lightning II at a Forward Arming and Refueling Point in El Centro, Calif., May 26.
Photo by Staff Sgt. Kassie McDole
U.S. Marines extinguish a vehicle fire during a controlled burn training event at Cold Bay airport, Alaska, May 5.
Together at Sea
Photo by Lance Cpl. Justin Marty
U.S, Australian, French, and Japanese naval assets transit together during exercise Jeanne D’Arc 21, off the coast of Kagoshima, Japan, May 14.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Emma Gray
A U.S. Marine utilizes the M3E1 Multi-purpose Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System to engage targets on Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 6.
Out of This World
Photo by Lance Cpl. Samwel Tabancay
U.S. Marines fire illumination rounds during a live-fire exercise at Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah, May 1.
Eyes in the Sky
Photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Bray
A U.S. Marine AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter conducts a flight mission at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Calif., May 6.
Photo by 1st Lt. Mark Andries
Landing Craft Utility 1661 deploys a Utility Tactical Vehicle in Portugal, May 9.
Ready to Lift
Photo by Sgt. Jennessa Davey
U.S. Sailors signal a UH-1Y Venom during takeoff from Essex, May 13.
From the Treeline
Photo by Cpl. Patrick King
U.S. Marines observe an objective point during Exercise Raven in Nashville, Tenn., May 29.
Photo by Sgt. Micha Pierce
U.S. Marines watch an MV-22B Osprey land at Point Fawcett, Australia, May 27.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Brienna Tuck
Japanese soldiers, French Legionnaires and U.S. Marines oversee an amphibious landing rehearsal during exercise Jeanne D’Arc 21 at Camp Ainoura, Japan, May 13.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Grace Gerlach
U.S. Marines take on crashing waves during an amphibious raid rehearsal at Kin Blue training area, Japan, May 14.
Photo by Sgt. Micha Pierce
Australian Army soldiers carry their gear off a landing zone at Point Fawcett, Australia, May 24.
Photo by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ian Simmons
A U.S. Sailor signals Landing Craft, Air Cushion 72, to depart the well deck in the Pacific Ocean, May 17.
U.S. Marines increase their critical thinking and problem solving abilities by playing a game of chess on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 13.
Secure the Surroundings
Photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph DeMarcus
A U.S. Marine posts security on Camp Hansen, Japan, May 25.
Photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert
A U.S. Sailor signals a CH-53E Super Stallion before takeoff aboard amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27), May 18.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Colton Brownlee
A U.S. Marine provides suppressive fire on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 7.