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U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron and U.S. Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp prepare for flight operations in international airspace March 29, 2019 in the Philippine Sea. The U.S. is proud to participate in the Philippines-led exercise in order to conduct capabilities development training that enhances our forces' tactics, techniques and procedures across a wide range of military operations.
U.S. Marine Corp Sgt. Naomi L. Polumbo, a motor transport mechanic with Combat Logistics Detachment 34, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, checks a seal for leakage on a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle in Southwest Asia Jan. 26, 2019. As a quick reaction force, the SPMAGTF-CR-CC is capable of deploying aviation, ground and logistical forces forward at a moment’s notice.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Naomi L. Polumbo, left, Lance Cpl. Jacob Walton, center, motor transport mechanics, and Lance Cpl Edgar Garcia, right, a small arms repairman, all with Combat Logistics Detachment 34, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, pose for a photo with a mine resistant, ambush protected vehicle, Southwest Asia, February 10, 2019. As a quick reaction force, the SPMAGTF-CR-CC is capable of deploying aviation, ground and logistical forces forward at a moment’s notice.
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. John Koman, multi-purpose canine handler with Delta Company, 1st Marine Raider Support Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, awaits command during the retirement ceremony of his multi-purpose canine, Roy, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 29, 2019. Koman and Roy have served together with 1st MRSB for five years. Upon his retirement, Roy was adopted by Koman.
Lance Cpl. Samuel Flores, a heavy equipment operator with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, mans a firing position during machine gun training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, March 29, 2019. Flores, a native of Miami, graduated from Miami Coral Park High School in September 2016 before enlisting in January the following year. CLB-31 is the Logistics Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed MEU partnering with the U.S. Navy's Amphibious Squadron 11, 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.
Cpl. Dylan Frank, a crew master with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, watches as two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One perform a high altitude aerial refuel in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 2-19 in Yuma, Arizona, March 27, 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 also provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation training readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics.
From left, Armed Forces of the Philippines Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, commander, Southern Luzon Command, and Philippine Exercise Co-Director; Undersecretary Cardozo M. Luna, Undersecretary of the Department of National Defense; Sung Y. Kim, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines; Armed Forces of the Philippines Gen. Benjamin Madrigal, Jr., AFP Chief of Staff; and U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Christopher A. McPhillips, commanding general, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade stand shoulder-to-shoulder at Tejeros Hall, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, April 1, 2019. The ceremony represented the official commencement of Balikatan 2019 and the continued partnership between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines. Balikatan 19, in its 35th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from April 1 to April 12.
Sgt. Joseph Torres, the noncommissioned officer in charge of quality assurance with Installation Personnel Administration Center, Marine Forces Reserve, holds a low plank at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, March 29, 2019, during a Total Force Fitness event. The MARFORRES Marines conducted various physical activities, such as tug-of-war, buddy carries, high-intensity suicide drills, medicine ball exercises and the dissemble and assembly of a M4 Service Carbine. The event promoted physical fitness, unit cohesion and esprit de corps.
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, links 7.62 mm ammunition during a live-fire range in Sierra De Retin, Spain, March 26, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa.
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One performs a high altitude aerial refuel in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 2-19 in Yuma, Arizona, March 27, 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 also provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation training readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics.
Kelly, a military working dog with the Provost Marshal’s Office, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, brings down U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Johnanthony Anayaburgos, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, during a demonstration of the installations MWDs, MCBH, Mar. 28, 2019. The MWDs capabilities were presented to U.S. Marine Corps riflemen to have a better understanding of working alongside a K-9 unit in a deployed environment.
U.S. Marines with the Marine Corps Forces, Pacific band perform on stage at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Mar. 26, 2019. The performance served as a dress rehearsal for the Marine Corps Forces, Pacific brass and rock band as well as entertain family, friends, and guests.
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Cpl. Bruce Russell, military working dog handler, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, opens a door to inspect a room as his military working dog waits for his command during an exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 21. This exercise trains patrol explosive detector dogs to detect explosives in a combat environment.
Sgt. Bryce Schmidt, military working dog handler, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, gives commands to his military working dog during a controlled aggression exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 21. This exercise trains military working dogs on how to take down an immediate threat to become more adaptive in a combat environment.
Lance Cpl. Alexis Delarm, military working dog handler, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, throws a toy for her military working dog during a training exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 21. This exercise trains military working dogs and their handlers to give and receive commands on navigational directions, so they can work more efficiently in a combat environment.
Cpl. Raymond Lemus, military working dog handler, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, prepares to release his military working dog during a controlled aggression exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 21. This exercise trains military working dogs on how to take down an immediate threat to become more adaptive in a combat environment.
Cpl. Cody Hebert, military working dog handler, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, prepares to release his military working dog during a controlled aggression exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 21. This exercise trains military working dogs on how to take down an immediate threat to become more adaptive in a combat environment.
A U.S. Marine with a Low Altitude Air Defense Gunner with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems Detachment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, loads ammunition into the Marine Air Defense Integrated System Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle during a live-fire range in southwest Asia Feb. 18, 2019. By adapting from conventional aircraft defense systems to more non-conventional aerial threats, LAAD puts more Marines in the fight and enhances regional theatre security. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is specifically designed to be capable of deploying aviation, ground, and logistics forces forward at a moment’s notice.
U.S. Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems Detachment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, prepare to fire the Marine Air Defense Integrated System Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle during a live-fire range in southwest Asia Feb. 17, 2019. The MADIS is the first vehicle to utilize kinetic and non-kinetic measures to disable Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is specifically designed to be capable of deploying aviation, ground, and logistics forces forward at a moment’s notice.