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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Brooke Sharp receives the 2018 Marine Times Marine of the Year award July 11, 2018. The awards honor handpicked service members for their exceptional efforts in the line of duty.
U.S. Marine Corps Recruits, with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, fight with pugil sticks at Leatherneck Square at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island South Carolina, July 11, 2018. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program helps to create the warrior ethos by utilizing armed and unarmed techniques from various styles of martial arts.
Marines in the Infantry Officer Course drag a cherry picker back to their trench during a live fire training exercise at Range 410A at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 9, 2018. The Purpose of IOC is to train and educate newly selected infantry and ground intelligence officers in leadership, infantry skills, character required to serve as infantry platoon commanders in the operating forces.
A U.S. Marine with 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command cuts through a simulated aircraft cockpit during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise July 9, 2018. The exercise simulated the rescue of two downed pilots in a night-time environment.
A U.S. Navy sailor watches as a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command comes in for a landing on the flight deck of the USS Gunston Hall while conducting deck landing qualification training off the coast of Belize, July 7, 2018. The Marines of SPMAGTF-SC worked closely with Gunston Hall sailors to qualify six pilots and five enlisted aircrew members responsible for the helicopters’ safe operation. Having qualified Marines provides SPMAGTF-SC with helicopter movement capabilities of personnel and cargo between the shore and ship. The Marines and sailors of SPMAGTF-SC are conducting security cooperation training and engineering projects alongside partner nation military forces in Central and South America. The unit is also on standby to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the event of a hurricane or other emergency in the region.
3rd MAW supports firefighting operations at Camp Pendleton
3rd MAW supports firefighting operations at Camp Pendleton
An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 164 loaded with Marines attached to 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment prepare to execute a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise July 8, 2018. The exercise simulated the rescue of two downed pilots in a night time environment.
U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. David B. Scranton, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crew chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, scans the water below his aircraft during a flight near the coast of Belize, July 8, 2018. The SPMAGTF-SC aviation detachment conducted this exercise to prepare for transporting Marines from ship to shore in the event of a natural disaster or humanitarian operation. The Marines and sailors of SPMAGTF-SC are conducting security cooperation training and engineering projects alongside partner nation military forces in Central and South America. The unit is also on standby to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the event of a hurricane or other emergency in the region.
Lance Cpl. Christopher Alcazar, a welder with General Support Maintenance Company, 3rd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, welds a piece of scrap metal while practicing metalworking July 9, 2018 at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan. GSM Co. is the largest Marine Corps metalworking shop in the Indo-Pacific region, providing III Marine Expeditionary Force with capabilities to manufacture a multitude of parts and components. Alcazar is a native of South El Monte, California.
A CH-53 Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, carries a Humvee during an aerial refueling training operation with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234 on Feb. 23, 2017. VMGR-234 assisted HMH-464 in the training to maintain interoperability.
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 takes off to conduct an external lift training exercise at Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Atlantic, N.C., June 27, 2018. The training was conducted to enhance readiness for landing support specialists with TSP-2 and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464.
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 is utilized during an external lift training exercise at Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Atlantic, N.C., June 27, 2018. The training was conducted to enhance readiness for landing support specialists with Transportation Support Battalion 2 and HMH-464.
U.S. Marines with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, help load a simulated vehicle during an external lift training exercise at Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Atlantic, N.C., June 27, 2018. The training was conducted to enahnce readiness for landing support specialists with TSB-2 and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464.
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 takes off to conduct an external lift training exercise on Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Atlantic, N.C., June 27, 2018. The training was conducted to enahnce readiness for landing support specialists with TSP-2 and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464.
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C. march down Center Walk during a Friday Evening Parade at the Barracks, June 29, 2018. The guest of honor for the ceremony was the Under Secretary of the Navy, Thomas B. Modly, and the hosting official was the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Glenn M. Walters.
Students of the Martial Arts Instructor Trainer Course participate in drills at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 27, 2018. The drills include various engagements used to encourage familiarity with the techniques taught in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.
Maj. Gen. Loretta Reynolds, off-going commanding general, Marine Forces Cyberspace Command, passes the colors to on-coming commanding general, Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy during a change of command ceremony at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, July 2, 2018. During the ceremony, Reynolds was promoted to lieutenant general and will assume the duties of Deputy Commandant for Information, July 3, 2018.
Capt. Amanda Anderson, Communication Strategy and Operations officer, Marine Forces Cyberspace Command, and Sgt. Maj. Daniel Krause, Sergeant Major, Marine Forces Cyberspace Command, pin lieutenant general stars on then Maj. Gen. Loretta Reynolds during a change of command ceremony at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, July 2, 2018. Reynolds will assume the duties of Deputy Commandant for Information, July 3, 2018.
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, hike up to a rally point to rappel down a cliffside, during Mountain Exercise 3-18, at Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., June 22, 2018. After completing Integrated Training Exercise 4-17 last year, 2nd Bn., 24th Marines took part in MTX 3-18 to further develop small-unit leadership and build an understanding of the different climates and scenarios they could face in the future.