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Petty Officer 1st Class Will Crampton, a first class navy diver with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, monitors Marines inside a Standard Navy Double Lock Hyperbaric Recompression Chamber at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 9, 2019. Crampton observed the Marines to ensure their safety while in a SNDLRCS during a training scenario to simulate the pressure felt when diving up to 60 feet in order to enhance combat readiness.
Senior Chief Mark Sawyer, a master diver with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, monitors Marines from inside a Standard Navy Double Lock Hyperbaric Recompression Chamber at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 9, 2019. Sawyer observed the Marines to ensure their safety while in a SNDLRCS during a training scenario to simulate the pressure felt when diving up to 60 feet in order to enhance combat readiness.
Cpl. Angel Gonzales, a combat engineer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, provides security atop a 7-ton truck during vehicle convoy training, Naval Base Guam, March 9, 2019. Gonzales, a native of Calexico, California, graduated from Calexico High School in June 2015 before enlisting in August the same year. The Marines and Sailors of CLB-31 offloaded in Guam March 6 to conduct roughly two weeks of planned unit-level training. CLB-31 provides security, logistics, and transportation as the Logistics Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU partnering with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region.
The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during the Battle Color Ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 16.
Lieutenant General Carol A. Mutter, Marine Corps, was the first woman in the U.S. military to achieve the rank of three star general.
The Reunion of Honor ceremony is a testament to the strength of our alliance which has developed over 74 years.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Cade Allen, a UH-1Y Venom crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, scans the horizon during flight operations.. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine operations as a part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
U.S. Marines with Fox Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, launch rockets from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during live-fire training at Adazi Training Area, Latvia, March 7, 2019, in support of exercise Dynamic Front 19. Exercise Dynamic Front 19 includes approximately 3,200 service members from 27 nations who are observing or participating from Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany; Riga, Latvia; and Torun, Poland; during March 2-9, 2019. Dynamic Front is an annual U.S. Army Europe exercise focused on the readiness and interoperability of U.S. Army, joint service, and allied and partner nations’ artillery and fire support working together in a multinational environment.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Benjamin Westmoreland, a chief scout sniper with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, sights in behind a .50-caliber Special Applications Scoped Rifle aboard 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 in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, escort MV-22B Osprey aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268 over Hawaii, Feb. 26, 2019. U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment and VMM-268 along with A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft conducted training including a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel scenario and a combat search and rescue scenario.
U.S. Marine corporals Reid Geyer and Michael Womack, crewmasters with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepare to refuel an F/A-18 Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, MAG-11, carrying ten AIM-120 and two AIM-9X Air-to-Air missiles, over the W-291 training area in southern California, March 6.
Marines with 2nd Marine Division Band perform during a Mardi Gras parade, New Orleans, March 5, 2019.
A U.S. Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, III Marine Expeditionary Force, charges toward a target during a squad supported attack at the Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, March 5, 2019.
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, ride in a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise.
A U.S. Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2, flies off the coast of North Carolina, Feb 28, 2019. VMAQ-2 is conducting its last flights prior to their deactivation on March 8, 2019. VMAQ-2 is a subordinate unit to Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.
Two U.S. Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2, fly off the coast of North Carolina, Feb 28, 2019. VMAQ-2 is conducting its last flights prior to their deactivation on March 8, 2019. VMAQ-2 is a subordinate unit to Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.
A U.S. Marine Corps athlete practices during the 2019 Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 27.  The Marine Corps Trials promotes recovery and rehabilitation through adaptive sports participation and develops camaraderie among recovering service members and veterans. Additionally, the competition is an opportunity for participants to demonstrate physical and mental achievements and serves as the primary venue to select Marine Corps participants for the DoD Warrior Games.
British Royal Marine Jack Agu participates in archery during the 2019 Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 28. The Marine Corps Trials promotes recovery and rehabilitation through adaptive sports participation and develops camaraderie among recovering service members and veterans.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Blake DeLeon practices shooting during the 2019 Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Mar. 1. The Marine Corps Trials promotes recovery and rehabilitation through adaptive sports participation and develops camaraderie among recovering service members and veterans. Additionally, the competition is an opportunity for participants to demonstrate physical and mental achievements and serves as the primary venue to select Marine Corps participants for the DoD Warrior Games.
A Georgian athlete participates in hand cycling during the 2019 Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 1. The Marine Corps Trials promotes recovery and rehabilitation through adaptive sports participation and develops camaraderie among recovering service members and veterans. Additionally, the competition is an opportunity for participants to demonstrate physical and mental achievements and serves as the primary venue to select Marine Corps participants for the DoD Warrior Games.