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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.
A Reconnaissance Team Leader Course Instructor observes Haven Tablada’s toy rifle after a raid demonstration, Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, May 4, 2019. The Marine Reconnaissance Foundation conducted their annual Gold Star Family retreat, allowing the families to observe a raid to get a better picture of what their father, husband or son did when they served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom aircraft assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, MAWTS-1 prepares to land in support of a UH-1 battle drill during Weapons and Tactics Instructor, WTI course 2-19 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, April 5, 2019. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force. WTI provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation training and readiness, and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics.
Lance Cpl. Kody L. Stallard, a landing support specialist with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, fires an M240B medium machine gun during machine gun training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 3, 2019 During the training, Marines with CLB-31 fired several thousand rounds to increase and maintain proficiency with medium and heavy machine guns. Stallard, a native of Conneaut, Pennsylvania, graduated from Conneaut Area Senior High in June 2017 before enlisting in June of the same year. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, 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.
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, undergo an oleoresin capsicum spray course during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19-1 at the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, April 28, 2019. The course requires Marines to complete various physical tasks while under the effects of OC spray in order to prepare for potential real-life scenarios.
The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform during the 2019 Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Air Show. MCAS Beaufort hosts the air show in order to bring the community together and demonstrate U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Combat Element and Marine Air-Ground Task Force capabilities.
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, disembark an MV-22 Osprey during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, April 28, 2019. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a multiple force provider designed to employ ground, logistics and air capabilities throughout the Central Command area of responsibility.
Pilots with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 fly the F-35B Lightning II during the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Air Show, April 27. MCAS Beaufort hosts the air show in order to bring the community together and demonstrate U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Combat Element and Marine Air-Ground Task Force capabilities.
The Geico Skytypers, also known as the T-6 Texans, practice routine flight patterns above Marine Corps Air Station during the 2019 MCAS Beaufort Air Show, April 27. MCAS Beaufort hosts the air show in order to bring the community together and demonstrate U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Combat Element and Marine Air-Ground Task Force capabilities.
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform during the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort hosts the air show in order to bring the community together and demonstrate U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Combat Element and Marine Air-Ground Task Force capabilities.
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform during the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Air Show, April 27. MCAS Beaufort hosts the air show in order to bring the community together and demonstrate U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Combat Element and Marine Air-Ground Task Force capabilities.
A Screening Obscuration Module attached to a Utility Task Vehicle is autonomously activated during the Robotic Complex Breach Concept on Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, April 26, 2019. RCBC allows the military to utilize autonomous systems that provide increased awareness on the modernization of the equipment.
A Marine with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, speaks into a handheld radio during a simulated helicopter raid as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise at Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018. BLT 1/4 is the Ground Combat Element for the 31st MEU. MEUEX is the first in a series of pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st MEU to deploy at a moment’s notice. 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.
Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, CA – Seaman Roy Wells, a hospital corpsman with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, holds position during a hike during Mountain Training Exercise 4-18 aboard Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, Calif., July 30, 2018. MWTC Bridgeport provides units a unique training experience by allowing the Marines to train in a mountainous environment and at high altitudes.