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During June’s Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month the Behavioral Health Section staff is taking the opportunity to remind military personnel and civilians of the wide variety of support options available aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.
Members of the Australian Defence Force board a CH-53 helicopter during Exercise Sea Explorer aboard the HMAS Canberra at Sea June 9, 2018. The helicopters and soldiers were practicing rescue and recovery missions as part of the overall Ex Sea Series 18. The series is designed to train Australian Forces and get them amphibious ready. U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force - Darwin 18 are working along side the ADF as part of the Amphibious Task Group.
Artist rendering of The National Native American Veterans Memorial, Warriors' Circle of Honor, Harvey Pratt
Artist rendering of The National Native American Veterans Memorial, Warriors' Circle of Honor, Harvey Pratt
Harvey Pratt in Da Nang, Vietnam. Pratt, the designer whose concept was selected to create the Smithsonian’s National Native American Veterans Memorial for the National Museum of the American Indian is a Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal member. He is a self-taught artist from Oklahoma and a forensic artist. Pratt works in oil, watercolor, metal, clay and wood. His works include themes of Native American history and tradition and the Cheyenne people.
Aircraft, Rescue and Firefighting Marines and Expeditionary Firefighting and Rescue Marines battle a blazing fire during a training exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., June 21, 2018. The exercise gave Marines firsthand experience fighting the kind of fires they may encounter during their careers. The ARFF Marines are assigned to MCAS Cherry Point and the EFR Marines are assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 274, Marine Wing Support Group 27, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.
U.S. Marine AAV-P7/A1 Assault Amphibian Vehicles with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit board the USS Arlington via the well deck during Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 15, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and U.S. Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
A U.S. Sailor fires an M4 carbine as part of a small arms qualification course on the USS Fort McHenry flight deck during the Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 17, 2018. Enhancing the integration of the Navy-Marine Corps team, PHIBRON-MEU is a two-week training evolution that allows U.S. Sailors and Marines to combine individual and unit skills in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
U.S. Navy flight crew with USS Arlington refuel a AH-1W “Super Cobra” attack helicopter with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit as UH-1Y Huey “Venom” utility helicopter approaches the flight deck during Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 13, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
A U.S. Navy landing craft, air cushion with the Assault Craft Unit 4 board the USS Arlington via the well deck during the Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 13, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
A U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit lands on the deck of the USS Arlington during Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 15, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and U.S. Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
U.S. Sailors with the USS Arlington prepare to conduct a replenishment at sea from the USNS Supply during Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 15, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and U.S. Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
U.S. Marine Corps Drillmaster Staff Sgt. Ryan Guinty inspects recruits with Platoon 1057, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Battalion during an initial drill evaluation June 25, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. Drill instructors are evaluated on their appearance, sword control and cadence during the evaluation. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate August 24, 2018. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 19,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for approximately 49 percent of male recruits and 100 percent of female recruits in the Marine Corps.
Lance Cpl. Garrett Hamilton, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, rappels 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.
Marines with Fox Battery, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, defend a patrol route during embassy reinforcement training as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 21, 2018. MEUEX is the first in a series of pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit 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.
A U.S. Marine from 1st Battalion, 6th Marines maneuvers through a forest during Exercise Saber Strike 18, near Skrunda, Latvia, June 11, 2018. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force participated in Exercise Saber Strike, which is an integrated field-training exercise that occurs annually throughout Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, increasing joint operational capability and enhancing the NATO alliance.
Colonel Jeffrey C. Smitherman, Commanding Officer of 6th Marine Corps District, hands his cover to an attendant of the Recruiting Station Jacksonville change of command ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida, June 22, 2018. During the ceremony, Maj. Michael Valenti, the outgoing commanding officer for RS Jacksonville, will relinquish his command to Maj. Joseph Gill.
Cpl. Benjamin A. Allen, a field artillery fire control marine with Fox Battery, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, and a native of Norwood, Massachusetts provides security during embassy reinforcement training as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 21, 2018. MEUEX is the first in a series of pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit 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.
Cpl. Benjamin A. Allen, a field artillery fire control Marine with Fox Battery, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, and a native of Norwood, Massachusetts provides security during embassy reinforcement training as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 21, 2018. MEUEX is the first in a series of pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit 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.
U.S. service members stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni pose for a photo after completing the Iwakuni Driving School class in Iwakuni City, Japan, June 23, 2018. The class, promoted through the city of Iwakuni, was held in order to educate Status of Forces Agreement drivers on common driving errors that are made in the city and how to correct them.