USMC Gallery: Warriors in action
Security Patrol Afghanistan
Lance Cpl. Shawn Cole provides security during a patrol in the Southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.
Cpl. Colby Brown/U.S. Marine Corps
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Ceremonial marchers from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during an enlisted awards parade at the Modern Day Marine Military Exposition at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.
U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Larry Babilya
U.S. Marines assigned to Force Reconnaissance Platoon, Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct military freefall parachute operations from UH-60 Black Hawks in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone
Miramar F-35 Formation
Three F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, fly in formation during fixed-wing aerial refueling training over eastern California. VMFA-121 is the first F-35B squadron in the USMC.
U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Raquel Barraza
Capt Christopher Prout with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232, the Red Devils, fires AIM-7 Sparrow missiles from an F/A-18C Hornet.
U.S. Marine Corps/Cpt Christopher Prout
26th MEU Water Insertion
26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Maritime Raid Force Marines conduct an amphibious insertion during sustainment training in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone
Marine HALO Freefall
Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command freefall during a High Altitude Low Opening training exercise at an airfield in North Carolina.
U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Steven Fox
Staff Sgt. Franklin Williams, an aviation ordnance technician with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465 "Warhorses" and a San Diego native, fires a GAU-21 .50 caliber weapon system during a training mission in the desert outside of El Centro, Calif.
USMC/ Lance Cpl. Christopher Johns
Cpl. Barrett Helzer, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment fires an 84mm high explosive anti-tank round from a Carl Gustav recoiless rifle while conducting live fire and maneuver drills during Dawn Blitz 2013 on Camp Pendleton, Calif.
USMC/Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal
Marines assigned to the Amphibious Assault Vehicle Platoon, Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), cross train at a demolitions range during an exercise in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Edward Guevara
Hand to hand
Just another day in the U.S. Marine Corps. Martial Arts Instructor Course.
U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Codey Underwood
26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Maritime Raid Force Marines exit the back of an MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadon 266, while conducting parachute operations over Djibouti, Africa.
USMC/Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone
Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct insertion exercises from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter into a combat rubber raiding craft.
U.S. Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Alan Gra
Twentynine Palms, Calif. - Marines with Battery N, 5th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, fire an M777 A2 howitzer during a series of integrated firing exercises at the Combat Center’s Quakenbush Training Area.
USMC/Cpl. William J. Jackson
No Pain, No Gain
Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Eric Smack motivates William Oedel, an officer candidate, during Recruiting Station Portsmouth’s and Recruiting Station Springfield’s Officer Candidates School prep weekend.
USMC/Bryan G. Lett
No road no problem
Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit(MEU) plow through the waves in an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) as part of qualifications to ensure they’re ready no matter where the mission takes them.
USMC/Cpl Timothy Childers
Osprey rear view
FOB Shir Ghazay, Helmand province, Afghanistan - U.S. Marines with Regional Command (Southwest) and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 watch an MV-22 Osprey fly past en route to Forward Operating Base Shir Ghazay, Afghanistan.
USMC/Sgt. Tammy K. Hineline
Super Cobra Closeup
Pilots flying an AH-1Z Super Cobra approach USS Makin Island. The pilots serve with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 the aviation combat element for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
A U.S. Marine fires an AK-47 rifle during night-fire sustainment training in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
USMC/Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
At Sea - A UH-1N Huey with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), flies past the USS Rushmore.
USMC/Cpl. Bobby J. Gonzalez
Silent Drill Team
Marines with the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, 8th and I Battle Color Detachment, perform precision drill during the Battle Colors Ceremony aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
USMC/Cpl. Crystal Druery
An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes off from the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), at sea in the 6th Fleet area of operations.
USMC/Cpl. Crystal Druery
Ring of fire
Cpl. Michael Oberley, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment section chief and Cpl. Kyle Beagle, 1st Bn., 12th Marines mortar gunner, fire a round from a 120-mm mortar system creating a fire ring during a training session Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
USMC/Cpl. James A. Sauter
Marines serving with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion explain the capabilities of assault amphibious vehicles to a visiting company commander serving with the Singapore Guards, before conducting amphibious assault training at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
USMC/Lance Cpl. Corey Dabney
An assistant jump master gives Marines from Landing Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group the “OK” to jump during an airborne exercise near Camp Lejeune, N.C.
USMC/Lance Cpl. Devin Nichols
F-35B Lightning II takes flight
An F-35B Lightning II from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 conducts a vertical landing on the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. flightline.
USMC/Staff Sgt Jessica Smith
Marines with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, provide security while awaiting a helicopter extract after rescuing a simulated downed pilot during training at Camp Pendleton.
USMC/Cpl. Mark Garcia
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