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U.S. Marines and Soldiers assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7 fortify border fencing along the southwest border on Nov. 11, 2018. U.S. Northern Command is providing military support to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secure the Southern border of the United States.
Forward deployed Marines gathered for a photo following a cake cutting ceremony celebrating the 243rd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, Nov. 10, 2018. The Marines are assigned to Forward Operating Base Erbil in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Krieter observes his surroundings from a UH-1Y Venom during a live fire range as part of Integrated Training Exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Nov. 9, 2018. ITX is a large-scale, combined-arms training exercise intended to produce combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated Marine air-ground task force. Krieter is a crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167.
Tinian residents sit inside a military vehicle after a ceremony marking the end of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s mission as part of the U.S. Defense Support of Civil Authorities relief efforts on Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 14, 2018. Marines and Sailors with the 31st MEU and Combat Logistics Battalion 31 assisted the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and local and civil authorities on Tinian to deliver aid to Tinians affected by Super Typhoon Yutu, which struck here Oct. 25 as the second strongest storm to ever hit U.S. soil. Marines and Sailors with the 31st MEU and CLB-31 arrived on Tinian Oct. 29-31 to lead relief efforts on Tinian in response to Yutu as part of Task Force-West. TF-W is leading the Department of Defense’s efforts to assist CNMI’s local and civil authorities provide critical assistance for citizens devastated by Yutu. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations across the Indo-Pacific region.
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 31 helps a Tinian child into a flak jacket and helmet after a ceremony marking the end of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s mission as part of the U.S. Defense Support of Civil Authorities relief efforts on Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 14, 2018. Marines and Sailors with the 31st MEU and CLB-31 assisted the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and local and civil authorities on Tinian to deliver aid to Tinians affected by Super Typhoon Yutu, which struck here Oct. 25 as the second strongest storm to ever hit U.S. soil. Marines and Sailors with the 31st MEU and CLB-31 arrived on Tinian Oct. 29-31 to lead relief efforts on Tinian in response to Yutu as part of Task Force-West. TF-W is leading the Department of Defense’s efforts to assist CNMI’s local and civil authorities provide critical assistance for citizens devastated by Yutu. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations across the Indo-Pacific region.
U.S. Marines Cpl Justin Droll and Lance Cpl. Stephen Luzier, Machine Gunners, with E Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, assault an enemy position during exercise Trident  Juncture 18, Norway, Nov. 7, 2018. Events for Trident Juncture will provide 2nd Marine Division to train in unique environments in support of partner nations.
U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Connor Williams with II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group reads Gen. John A. Lejeune’s birthday message during a cake cutting ceremony celebrating the Marine Corps’ 243rd birthday on Vaernes Air Station, Norway, Nov. 10, 2018. The ceremony is held at the conclusion of Exercise Trident Juncture 18, an exercise in place to enhance the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions.
An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires its main gun during a predeployment training exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018. Darkhorse is preparing for deployment as the ground combat element of the 11th MEU, next year.
An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank attached with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, patrols during a predeployment training exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018. Darkhorse is preparing for deployment as the ground combat element of the 11th MEU, next year.
Marine Forces Reserve personnel present the colors during a wreath laying ceremony held at the Grace Episcopal Church of West Feliciana in St. Francisville, La., Nov. 10, 2018. Every year, Marines lay a wreath on the gravesite of Gen. Robert H. Barrow, 27th Commandant of the Marine Corps, in honor of his service to the Marine Corps and the country.
A landing craft air cushion lands on Alvund Beach, Norway during an amphibious landing in support of Trident Juncture 18, Oct. 30, 2018. Trident Juncture provides a unique and challenging environment for Marines and Sailors to rehearse their amphibious capabilities which will result in a more ready and proficient fighting force. The LCACs originated from USS New York and showcased the ability of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit to rapidly project combat power ashore.
Marines and Sailors offload light armored vehicles from a landing craft air cushion on Alvund Beach, Norway during an amphibious landing in support of Trident Juncture 18, Oct. 30, 2018. Trident Juncture provides a unique environment for the Marines and Sailors to rehearse their amphibious capabilities. The LCACs originated from USS New York and showcased the ability of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit to rapidly project combat power ashore. The vehicles and Marines are with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 24th MEU.
U.S. Marines secure a landing strip after disembarking from Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion during air assault training at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Oct. 17, 2018, during Exercise Trident Juncture 18.Trident Juncture training in Iceland promoted key elements of preparing Marines to conduct follow-on training in Norway in the later part of the exercise.
U.S. Navy pilots land the  MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during air assault training at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Oct. 17, 2018,.during Exercise Trident Juncture 18.Trident Juncture training in Iceland promoted key elements of preparing Marines to conduct follow-on training in Norway in later part of the exercise.
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1 fire rounds from a Light Armored Vehicle during Exercise Northern Screen at Setermoen, Norway, Nov. 5, 2018. The exercise increases the Marines’ proficiency in cold-weather, arctic, and mountainous environments.
A cutout silhouette stands at the Veteran’s memorial park during the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Combat Logistics Battalion 31 243 Marine Corps Birthday ceremony on Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 10, 2018. All the Marines taking part in the relief efforts here in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu missed the traditional Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Okinawa, Japan, where both the 31st MEU and CLB-31 are garrisoned – improvising as Marines often do, the Marines and Sailors here pitched-in to coordinate a short ceremony which included a guest speaker, remarks from the commanding officer, a cake-cutting and gourmet dinner of hamburgers, hotdogs and a slice of cake. Marines and Sailors with the 31st MEU and CLB-31 are assisting local and civil authorities on Tinian to deliver aid for families affected by Super Typhoon Yutu, which struck here Oct. 25 as the second strongest storm to ever hit U.S. soil. Marines and Sailors with the 31st MEU and CLB-31 arrived on Tinian Oct. 29-31 to lead relief efforts on Tinian in response to Yutu as part of Task Force-West. TF-W is leading the Department of Defense’s efforts to assist CNMI’s local and civil authorities provide critical assistance for citizens devastated by Yutu. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations across the Indo-Pacific region.
A ramp marshal prepares to guide a landing craft air cushion into USS Iwo Jima Nov. 9, 2018. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit back loaded vehicles and personnel Nov. 8-10 after completing exercise Trident Juncture 18. Trident Juncture is the largest NATO exercise since 2002 and allowed the 24th MEU to exercise their amphibious capabilities as a sea-based Marine Air-Ground Task Force.
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green participate in a motivational run at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Nov. 8, 2018. Marines ran in celebration of the Marine Corps 243rd birthday.
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31 sit in the rear of a 7-ton flatbed truck while delivering U.S. Federal Emergency Management-provided shelter tents as part of U.S. Defense Support of Civil Authorities relief efforts on Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 9, 2018. Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and CLB-31 are assisting local and civil authorities on Tinian to deliver FEMA shelters for families affected by Super Typhoon Yutu, which struck here Oct. 25 as the second strongest storm to ever hit U.S. soil. Marines and Sailors with the 31st MEU and CLB-31 arrived on Tinian Oct. 29-31 to lead relief efforts on Tinian in response to Yutu as part of Task Force-West. TF-W is leading the Department of Defense’s efforts to assist CNMI’s local and civil authorities provide critical assistance for citizens devastated by Yutu. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations across the Indo-Pacific region.
Lance Cpl. Tyreek Baxter, a 19-year-old water purification specialist from the Bronx, sits in the rear of a 7-ton flatbed truck while delivering U.S. Federal Emergency Management-provided shelter tents as part of U.S. Defense Support of Civil Authorities relief efforts on Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 9, 2018. Baxter enlisted in July 2017 after graduating from Harry S. Truman High School in June of the same year. Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and CLB-31 are assisting local and civil authorities on Tinian to deliver FEMA shelters for families affected by Super Typhoon Yutu, which struck here Oct. 25 as the second strongest storm to ever hit U.S. soil. Marines and Sailors with the 31st MEU and CLB-31 arrived on Tinian Oct. 29-31 to lead relief efforts on Tinian in response to Yutu as part of Task Force-West. TF-W is leading the Department of Defense’s efforts to assist CNMI’s local and civil authorities provide critical assistance for citizens devastated by Yutu. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations across the Indo-Pacific region.