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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan George, 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, pilots a drone-target during a C-UAS Marine Air Defense Integrated System Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle live-fire range in southwest Asia Feb. 17, 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, fire the Marine Air Defense Integrated System Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle during a live-fire range in southwest Asia Feb. 18, 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.
A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, stands security in a Bandvagn 206 all-terrain carrier’s .50-caliber mounted weapon during Exercise Northern Wind 19 in northern Sweden, March 21, 2019. The exercise increases interoperability between the U.S. Marines with NATO allies and partners; reinforcing mutually-beneficial defense relationships between participating countries.
Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., execute their "long line" sequence at the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, Mar. 19, 2019. The platoon posed for photos to recreate images that were taken by previous platoon's at the bridge.
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Detachment 34, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, conduct an external lift during a Helicopter Support Team exercise in support of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264, also attached to SPMAGTF-CR-CC, in Southwest Asia, March 20, 2019. The HST exercise provides proficiency training to landing support specialists with CLD 34 and VMM-264 pilots in the insertion and extraction of assets in restrictive terrain.
Lance Cpl. Caleb E. Engelhardt, a machine gunner with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines fires an M240B medium machine gun while aboard the USS Green Bay, underway in the Pacific Ocean, March 14, 2019. Engelhardt, a native of Joliet, Illinois, graduated Plainfield South High School in May 2017 before enlisting in September later that year. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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. Marine Corps Pfc. Aaron Rivera, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, provides security during the Infantry Integration with Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Operations at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 21, 2019. TACEX 19.2 is an exercise for infantry and CI/HUMINT to tailor patrols for both units to effectively locate and sustain possible threats in order to properly train participants for combat deployments.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Kyle Fogarty, an anti-tank missileman with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, stands watch on the flight deck of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry. The Marines and Sailors aboard stood watch while the Fort McHenry dropped anchor for routine maintenance. Marines and Sailors with the 22nd MEU and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit play basketball in the well deck of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry. In their free time, Marines played basketball for fun and to improve physical fitness. Marines and Sailors with the 22nd MEU and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
U.S. Marines with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and contractors with Facilities Maintenance Department, Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, receive “thank you” letters from students at Santa Margarita Elementary School on MCB Camp Pendleton, California, March 18, 2019. The students of the elementary school wrote personal “thank you” letters to the Marines and contractors for building a bridge over and repairing a sinkhole in Carnes Road that resulted in the evacuation and temporary closing of the school on Feb. 4. The sinkhole was caused by erosion resulting from persistent heavy rain storms that swept through Southern California.
U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit run on the flight deck during a physical fitness test aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge. Marines performed the test before starting a Martial Arts Instructor Course to ensure they could meet the physical demands of the training. Marines and Sailors with the 22nd MEU and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
U.S. Marines with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division recuperate after conducting night time security during a deployment for training at Fort Irwin, California, March 10, 2019. The Marines of 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion participated in National Training Center 19-05 as the opposing force against the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. The exercise provided Marines and Sailors an opportunity to sustain training in primary conventional combat operations against a peer competitor.
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton hosts the annual Environmental Law Training Symposium
Petty Officer 1st Class Will Crampton, a first class navy diver with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, monitors Marines inside a Standard Navy Double Lock Hyperbaric Recompression Chamber at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 9, 2019. Crampton observed the Marines to ensure their safety while in a SNDLRCS during a training scenario to simulate the pressure felt when diving up to 60 feet in order to enhance combat readiness.
Senior Chief Mark Sawyer, a master diver with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, monitors Marines from inside a Standard Navy Double Lock Hyperbaric Recompression Chamber at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 9, 2019. Sawyer observed the Marines to ensure their safety while in a SNDLRCS during a training scenario to simulate the pressure felt when diving up to 60 feet in order to enhance combat readiness.
Cpl. Angel Gonzales, a combat engineer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, provides security atop a 7-ton truck during vehicle convoy training, Naval Base Guam, March 9, 2019. Gonzales, a native of Calexico, California, graduated from Calexico High School in June 2015 before enlisting in August the same year. The Marines and Sailors of CLB-31 offloaded in Guam March 6 to conduct roughly two weeks of planned unit-level training. CLB-31 provides security, logistics, and transportation as the Logistics Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU partnering with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, 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.
The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during the Battle Color Ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 16.
Lieutenant General Carol A. Mutter, Marine Corps, was the first woman in the U.S. military to achieve the rank of three star general.
The Reunion of Honor ceremony is a testament to the strength of our alliance which has developed over 74 years.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Cade Allen, a UH-1Y Venom crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, scans the horizon during flight operations.. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine operations as a part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group in the eastern Pacific Ocean.