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October 4, 2012

Where in the World October 4, 2012

Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett throws the ceremonial first pitch at Marine Corps Day in Nationals Park Sept. 24. The event featured the Marine Corps Base Quantico Band playing the national anthem, the Marine Barracks Washington Color Guard and a heartwarming salute to wounded warriors in attendance.

A Marine from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit watches as the USS Rushmore leaves U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, a week into the unit’s Western Pacific Deployment, Sept. 25. The MEU and Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group will continue their deployment, where they plan to conduct theater security cooperation exercises and humanitarian operations.

Marines fire a shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon on Camp Schwab Sept. 19. Marines participated in a two-day weapons training event, which included firing the M249 squad automatic weapon, M240B medium machine gun, MK19 40 mm grenade launcher, .50-caliber Browning machine gun and the SMAW. Lance Cpl. Colby T. Jones is a combat engineer squad automatic weapon with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.




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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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