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UNDISCLOSED LOCATON, MIDDLE EAST – U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command carry the American flag during A Ruck to Remember 10k Hike June 9, 2018. The hike honored fallen servicemen and women.
An MV-22 Osprey prepares to land during external lift training at Landing Zone Dodo, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 6, 2018. Landing support specialist Marines with Air Delivery Platoon, 3rd Transportation Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, conducted this training to refine their helicopter support skills. The Osprey is a heavy-lift helicopter capable of transporting 15,000 pounds of external cargo.
Landing support specialist Marines with Air Delivery Platoon, 3rd Transportation Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, participate in internal and external lift training June 6, 2018 at Landing Zone Dodo, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. Transporting cargo by aircraft provides a safe and efficient means for resupplying units in hostile environments or to deliver supplies during humanitarian crises.
Captain Billy Grissom, company commander, Alpha Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., stands at a ceremonial position during the Friday Evening Parade at the Barracks, June 8, 2018. The hosting official for the parade was U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frank McKenzie, director, Joint Staff, and the guests of honor were U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, deputy chief of staff for the Army; U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, deputy commandant, plans, policies and operation; U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, deputy chief of operations for operations, plans and strategy; and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark C. Nowland, deputy chief of staff for operations.
A U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tank attached to Tank Platoon, Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, engage targets at night during live-fire training as part of exercise Baltic Operations 2018 at Ustka, Poland, June 9, 2018. BALTOPS is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic region and one of the largest exercises in Northern Europe enhancing flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations.
A U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tank attached to Tank Platoon, Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, engage targets at night during live-fire training as part of exercise Baltic Operations 2018 at Ustka, Poland, June 9, 2018. BALTOPS is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic region and one of the largest exercises in Northern Europe enhancing flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations.
A U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tank attached to Tank Platoon, Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, engage targets at night during live-fire training as part of exercise Baltic Operations 2018 at Ustka, Poland, June 9, 2018. BALTOPS is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic region and one of the largest exercises in Northern Europe enhancing flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations.
A U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tank attached to Tank Platoon, Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, engage targets at night during live-fire training as part of exercise Baltic Operations 2018 at Ustka, Poland, June 8, 2018. BALTOPS is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic region and one of the largest exercises in Northern Europe enhancing flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations.
Noncommissioned officers with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit toss medicine balls during a Force Fitness Instructor led High Intensity Tactical Training session at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 8, 2018. The 31st MEU is adopting an NCO-led FFI program to improve overall physical fitness while reducing injury and building unit morale. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations.
U.S. Marine Col. Maria McMillen places a flower on the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Memorial Monument during a memorial ceremony at Pohang City Battle Monument and 1st MAW Memorial Monument in Pohang, South Korea, June 6, 2018. One at a time, each guest placed a flower on the memorial. McMillen, a Craig, Colorado native, is the G-5 assistance chief of staff with 1st MAW.
U.S. Navy Capt. Denis Cox (left) and U.S. Marine Col. Maria McMillen (right) in front of the 1st Marine Aircraft Memorial Monument during a memorial ceremony at Pohang City Battle Monument and 1st MAW Memorial Monument in Pohang, South Korea, June 6, 2018. The Korea Freedom Federation Songdo Branch hosted the ceremony to remember the fallen service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Korean War. Cox, a native of Columbus, Ohio, is 1st MAW’s wing chaplain. McMillen, a Craig, Colorado native, is the G-5 assistance chief of staff with 1st MAW.
U.S. Marine Col. Maria McMillen participates in the Korean ancestral memorial rites ritual during a memorial ceremony at Pohang City Battle Monument and 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Memorial Monument in Pohang, South Korea, June 6, 2018. The Korea Freedom Federation Songdo Branch hosted the ceremony to remember the fallen service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Korean War. McMillen, a Craig, Colorado native, is the G-5 assistance chief of staff with 1st MAW.
Marines with the Assault Amphibian Schools Battalion Training Command operate an AAV7 Amphibious Assault Vehicle during water operations on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 6, 2018. The AAV was operated by instructors with AAS Bn. to teach the basic operations of the vehicle to students with the basic repair course.
A UK F-35B Lightning II taxis aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 6.
Romanian Marines assigned to the 307th Naval Infantry Battalion and U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, line up in the well deck of the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill to mount designated AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicles prior to a multilateral amphibious landing during exercise Baltic Operations 2018 in the Baltic Sea June 4. BALTOPS is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic region and one of the largest exercises in Northern Europe enhancing flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations.
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Dorian Gardner, a native of Rialto, California, participates in a 2018 DoD Warrior Games swim practice at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 4, 2018. The Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. Approximately 300 athletes representing teams from the Marine Corps, Navy, Army, Air Force, Special Operations Command, United Kingdom Armed Forces, Canadian Armed Forces, and the Australian Defence Force will compete June 1 - June 9 in archery, cycling, track, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, and - new this year - powerlifting and indoor rowing.
Clement E. Hill holds the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously awarded to his father Pfc. Burnie W. Hill, a Montford Point Marine May 31, 2018 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. In 1942, African Americans were given the opportunity to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. Nearly 20,000 African Americans from 1942-1949 were trained separately from their white counterparts at Montford Point, a facility at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Pfc. Burnie W. Hill is posthumously honored with four awards during a Congressional Gold Medal Award Ceremony May 31, 2018 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. His son, Clement E. Hill, accepted the citations a behalf of his father, a Montford Point Marine. In 1942, African Americans were given the opportunity to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. Nearly 20,000 African Americans from 1942-1949 were trained separately from their white counterparts at Montford Point, a facility at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, commander of Marine Corps Force Central Command, presents Clement E. Hill with the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his late father Pfc. Burnie W. Hill, May 31, 2018 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. In 1942, African Americans were given the opportunity to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. Nearly 20,000 African Americans from 1942-1949 were trained separately from their white counterparts at Montford Point, a facility at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Clement E. Hill shakes hands with Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, commander of Marine Corps Forces Central Command, after a Congressional Gold Medal Award Ceremony, May 31, 2018 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Hill accepted the award in honor of his late father Pfc. Burnie W. Hill, a Montford Point Marine. In 1942, African Americans were given the opportunity to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. Nearly 20,000 African Americans from 1942-1949 were trained separately from their white counterparts at Montford Point, a facility at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.