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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Troy Mole, section leader, Combined Anti-Armor Team, Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, fires a shoulder-fired Javelin missile during Exercise Bougainville II on Range 20A, Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, May 15, 2019. Bougainville II is the second phase of pre-deployment training conducted by the battalion in order to enhance unit cohesion and combat readiness.
190514-M-HB658-0083 PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII A U.S. Marine with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit salutes the USS Arizona memorial while manning the rails of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine operations as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Johnathan Scott, an infantry Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 7, conducts military operations on urbanized terrain training during exercise Northern Edge, May 13, 2019, at Fort Greely, Alaska. Approximately 10,000 U.S. military personnel will participate in exercise NE 2019, a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces that prepares joint forces to respond to crises in the Indo-Pacific region.
U.S. Marines with Combat Assault Company, attached to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct demolition breaching tactics during Exercise Bougainville II on Range 9, Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, May 12, 2019. Bougainville II is the second phase of pre-deployment training conducted by the battalion in order to enhance unit cohesion and combat readiness.
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Lance Cpl. Jesse Hester, a native from Orlando, Fla., with 3rd Battalion 6th Marines, Camp Lejuene, pose for a photo during the Friendship Festival May 11, 2019, on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. The local community, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, and U.S. service members experience a day dedicated to Japanese and Marine Corps tradition and culture events.
U.S. Marines display the American and Japanese flag attached to the M777’s for the Friendship Festival May 11, 2019, on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. The local community, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, and U.S. service members experience a day dedicated to Japanese and Marine Corps tradition and culture events.
A local child explores the aircraft static display for the Friendship Festival May 11, 2019, on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. The local community, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, and U.S. service members experience a day dedicated to Japanese and Marine Corps tradition and culture events.
The local children play in the bushes during the Friendship Festival May 11, 2019, on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. The local community, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, and U.S. service members experience a day dedicated to Japanese and Marine Corps tradition and culture events.
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, lands during external-lift training at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, April 18, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa.
U.S. Marines with the Marine Corps Band perform during the Virginia International Tattoo at Scope Arena, Norfolk, VA., April 25, 2019. The Tattoo showcases over 1,000 performers from several different nations, celebrating military and musical heritage from all over the world.
The Single Marine Program dragon boat team rows in sync to gain the most speed during the 45th Annual Naha Dragon Boat Race May 5, 2019, at Naha Port, Okinawa, Japan. Local and military communities participated in the famous race, also known as the "Haarii." The SMP team placed first in their preliminary heat.
The Single Marine Program dragon boat team pushes off the dock to begin their race during the 45th Annual Naha Dragon Boat Race May 5, 2019, at Naha Port, Okinawa, Japan. Local and military communities participated in the famous race, also known as the "Haarii." The SMP team placed first in their preliminary heat.
Nobuhiro Hirahara, head coach for the Single Marine Program dragon boat team, leads service members through a series of warm up exercises during the 45th Annual Naha Dragon Boat Race May 5, 2019,  at Naha Port, Okinawa, Japan. Local and military communities participated in the famous race, also known as the "Haarii." The SMP team placed first in their preliminary heat.
The Single Marine Program dragon boat team poses with their trophy during the 45th Annual Naha Dragon Boat Race May 5, 2019 at Naha Port, Okinawa, Japan. Local and military communities participated in the famous race, also known as the "Haarii." The SMP team won first place in the preliminary heat.
The Single Marine Program dragon boat team celebrates their victory during the 45th Annual Naha Dragon Boat Race May 5, 2019, at Naha Port, Okinawa, Japan. Local and military communities participated in the famous race, also known as the "Haarii." The SMP team placed first in their preliminary heat.
The Single Marine Program dragon boat team rows in sync to the beat of the gong during the 45th Annual Naha Dragon Boat Race May 5, 2019, at Naha Port, Okinawa, Japan. Local and military communities participated in the famous race, also known as the "Haarii." The SMP team placed first in their preliminary heat.
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, made up of Japanese-American soldiers, stands in formation at Iolani Palace, Hawaii, prior to a departure for training, March 1943. The month of May is designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the U.S. This monthlong observance celebrates the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. and recognizes the hardships and challenges they endured.
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey on static display during the 43rd Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force – Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Friendship Day at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, May 5, 2019. Since 1973, MCAS Iwakuni has held a single-day air show designed to foster positive relationships and offer an exciting experience that displays the communal support between the U.S. and Japan. The air show encompassed various U.S. and Japanese static display aircraft, aerial performances, food and entertainment.
Team Fastrax perform a flag jump during the 43rd Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force – Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Friendship Day at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, May 5, 2019. Since 1973, MCAS Iwakuni has held a single-day air show designed to foster positive relationships and offer an exciting experience that displays the communal support between the U.S. and Japan. The air show encompassed various U.S. and Japanese static display aircraft, aerial performances, food and entertainment.