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United States Marine Corps Sgt. David Lam, an assistant warehouse chief with 3rd Transportation Support Battalion, pictured here aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan, was one of seven Marines who acted quickly to save an U.S. Airman’s life following a recent motorcycle accident Dec. 31, 2018.  Lam, a native of San Jose, Calif., reported the accident, checked the injured and stood in the middle of the road directing traffic to allow emergency services to arrive.
United States Marine Corps Cpl. Devan Duranwernet, a training non-commissioned officer with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion pictured here aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan, was one of seven Marines who acted quickly to save an U.S. Airman’s life following a recent motorcycle accident Dec. 31, 2018.  Duranwert, a native of Charleston, S.C., started to support the injured airman's body by stabilizing their head to ensure they didn't move from being in major shock.
United States Marine Corps 1st Lt. Jose Diaz, the motor transportation platoon commander with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, pictured here aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan, was one of seven Marines who acted quickly to save a U.S. Airman’s life following a recent motorcycle accident Dec. 31, 2018. Diaz, a native of Orlando, Fla., ran to the neighboring areas to find large pieces of wood to create splints to support the airman's broken bones and started cutting off the layers of the injured airman clothes to see all the wounds.
United States Marine Corps 1st Lt. Sterling Elliot, the Operations Officer with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, pictured here aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan, was one of seven Marines who acted quickly to save an U.S. Airman’s life following a recent motorcycle accident Dec. 31, 2018.  Elliot, a native of Katy, Texas, stayed with the injured airman providing body support stabilization, he also flew back with the injured airman on the helicopter to the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa as an escort.
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, set up security and prepare the litter for extraction during a simulated visit, board, search and seizure mission aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore on Jan. 15, 2019. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group and the 13th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 5th fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason Roberts, a boatswain, assigned to the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, watches as a U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, approaches the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore, Jan. 5, 2019. The Essex ARG and the 13th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 5th fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
Owen Conner, uniforms and heraldry curator with the National Museum of the Marine Corps, inspects medal collection belonging to U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Russell Rose at warehouse 2288, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 10, 2019. Several Marine Corps artifacts were collected from the MCB Camp Pendleton History Museum Branch for transport to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia.
U.S. Marines with Sierra Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, patrol while conducting 'Reconnaissance and Selection of Position' training during the Fuji High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Exercise at the Combat Arms Training Center on Camp Fuji, Japan, on Jan. 10-12, 2019. RSOP training allows Marines to select the most effective firing position in order to complete missions successfully. Training at CATC Fuji offers S Battery the ability to develop their warfighting proficiency in a cold weather environment.
A recruit with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, attempts to climb an obstacle during the Crucible on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Jan. 11, 2019. The Crucible is a 54-hour culminating event that requires recruits to work as a team and overcome challenges in order to earn the title United States Marine.
Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire M240B machine guns during a battle sight zeroing range on the flight deck of the USS Arlington (LPD 24) in the Mediterranean Ocean, Jan. 4, 2018. The USS Arlington is making a scheduled deployment as part of the 22nd MEU and the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, in support of maritime security operations, crisis response and theatre security cooperation, while also providing a forward Naval and Marine presence.
Photo courtesy of the Camp Lejeune Globe (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Austyn Saylor)
U.S. Navy Aviation Boatsmate Handler Airmen Bryan Sanchez, assigned with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, prepares a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, for takeoff while aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex, Jan. 5, 2019.
U.S. Marines with the Command Element, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire on their targets during a morning rifle range aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex, Jan. 2, 2019. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Isaiah Chavez, a heavy equipment mechanic with Combat Logistics Battalion 13, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, removes a helmet during the culminating event of a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructor course, aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex, Dec. 27, 2018. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
Lance Cpl. Quentin Francomano, a M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle driver and tank mechanic with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, looks through a gun sight while conducting routine maintenance aboard the USS Kearsarge, Dec. 27, 2018. The 22nd MEU is currently on deployment to the 5th and 6th fleet areas of responsibility with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group.
A UH-1Y Venom with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit takes off from the flight deck during flight operations aboard the USS Kearsarge, Dec. 28, 2018. Marines and Sailors with the 22nd MEU and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are currently underway for a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
A U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is staged aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex, Dec. 30, 2018. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
Sailors transport an MV-22 Osprey with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit to the hangar bay via elevator aboard the USS Kearsarge, Dec. 27, 2018. The 22nd MEU is currently on deployment to the 5th and 6th fleet areas of responsibility with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group.
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage, and embarked 13th MEU participate in a cooperative deployment with the Indian vessel, INS Rajput, to test their ability to communicate and improve on maritime capabilities between partners, Dec. 26, 2018. The Anchorage is deployed as part of the Essex ARG Amphibious Ready Group. The Essex ARG and 13th MEU are a capable and lethal Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners and allies and maintain a presence postured to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations.
Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, are getting evaluated during a final drill evaluation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 22. During evaluations, drillmasters score the platoons based on their uniforms, bearing, movements, as well as the drill instructor’s cadence and sword control. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Feb. 1.