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September 27, 2012

Where in the World September 28, 2012

Marines prepare to fire rounds from an M777A2 155 mm howitzer at East Fuji Maneuver Area in mainland Japan, Sept. 11. The Marines wait for fire commands from the fire direction center prior to sending rounds downrange.

Lance Cpl. Martin Williams, an automatic rifleman with 1st Platoon, Company B, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon during high-angle marksmanship training as part of a three-week training package in Djibouti, Sep. 15. The training was focused on the application of infantry skills in rugged mountain terrain. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout U.S. Central Command and the Navy’s 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

Lance Cpl. Jethel Hernandez, a machine gunner with Company G, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and a native of Sioux City, Iowa, carries his M-240 machine gun while conducting a foot patrol during a helicopter raid on an enemy-held town, September 22. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.




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Where in the World December 20, 2012

Afghanistan – Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, patrol through the construction site during Operation Golden Gate in Sangin, Afghanistan, Nov. 10, 2012. Golf Co. is tasked with providing security for the entire construction site along the Helmand River for the duration of the construction project. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl....
 
 

Where in the World December 13, 2012

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Ca – A CH-53E Super Stallion lands aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov.29. Capt. Charlene “Cindy Lou” Wyman, a pilot with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 462, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and a Denver, Colo., native, instructs other pilots as they practice the exercise. (Official United States Marine Corps...
 
 

Where in the World December 7, 2012

Photo by Cpl. Kenneth Jasik Mecca, Saudi Arabia – Lance Cpl. Michael S. Isabelle, a wireman with Communications Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, visits the Kaaba, the most sacred site of Islamic faith. Isabelle was afforded a chance to participate in the Hajj by the King of Saudi Arabia in a...
 

 

Where in the World: November 15, 2012

Photo by Nathan L. Hanks Jr. Sgt. Maj. Joseph M. Davenport, sergeant major, Marine Corps Logistics Command, the oldest Marine present at the Kids’ Marine Corps Birthday Ball at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, passes a slice of cake to the youngest child, Louis Mixa, 2, during a cake-cutting ceremony, Nov. 3. Photo by Nathan...
 
 

Where in the World November 8, 2012

Photo by Lance Cpl. Tucker S. Wolf Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary take a break from aircraft maintenance aboard USS Iwo Jima to view the sights along the Suez Canal as they transit through the canal, Nov. 5. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is currently in...
 
 
Photo by Sgt. James Mercure

Air superiority: Harriers continue operations over Helmand

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan – Two AV-8B Harrier II Plus aircraft appear to dot the gray sky, as ground crewmembers prepare for their arrival.
 




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