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U.S. Marine Sgt. Scott Veck, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crew chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, observes flight operations in Coveñas, Colombia, Sept. 30, 2019, during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal. The exercise will test and strengthen the interoperability and responsiveness between these countries, preparing for real-world disaster scenarios in the region. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. Veck is a native of Parker, Colorado.

Photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy

9 OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

7 Oct 2019 | Defense Media Activity

From Marines along the beaches of Malaysia to the skies of Arizona, these are 9 of the most influential photos from around the Marine Corps Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2019.

 

191001-M-GM961-1016 Photo by Lance Cpl. Alison Dostie
U.S. Marine Pfc. Wyatt Fender, a student with Assault Amphibian School Battalion, Training Command, conducts a communications check in an AAV-P7/A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle prior to basic water and amphibious operations at the 21 Area boat basin on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 1, 2019. This training is meant to teach students basic amphibious operations like going to and from shore. The mission of the battalion is to teach Marines in Amphibious Assault Vehicle operations and maintenance while assisting in the development of formal training and logistical evaluations of new AAV systems. Fender is a native of Valdosta, Georgia.

A U.S. Marine rides in an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle during basic water and amphibious operations on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 1.

 

 

191002-M-KY522-005 Photo by Lance Cpl. Krysten Houk
Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B-29’s that are still capable of flying today and it departed MCAS Miramar on Oct. 3 after being used as a static display during the 2019 MCAS Miramar Air Show.

U.S. Marines and family tour the ‘Doc,’ one of the two B-29’s still capable of flying today on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Oct. 3.

 

 

190930-M-CV834-1838 Photo by Pfc. Zane Ortega
A U.S. Marine with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, fires an M203 grenade launcher during weapons familiarization training range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sep 30, 2019. The purpose of the training is to improve accuracy, communication abilities and suppressive fire capabilities with the MK-19 and M203 grenade launcher.

A U.S. Marine fires an M203 grenade launcher during weapons familiarization training range at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 30.

 

 

191003-M-ZV042-0059 Photo by Cpl. Lisa Collins
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One conducts defensive maneuvers in support of a ground threat reaction exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-20 at Baker’s Peak in Wellton, Arizona, Oct. 3, 2019. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force. WTI also provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation training and readiness, and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics.

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft practices defensive maneuvers in support of a ground threat reaction exercise at Baker’s Peak in Wellton, Arizona, Oct. 3.

 

 

191002-M-KZ009-0306 Photo by Cpl. Benjamin Drake
U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, conduct an external lift exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-20 at Auxiliary Airfield II in Yuma, Arizona, Oct. 2, 2019. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force. WTI also provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation training and readiness, and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics.

U.S. Marines practice an external lift exercise at Auxiliary Airfield II in Yuma, Arizona, Oct. 2.

 

 

190930-M-LP762-1467 Photo by Cpl. Lauren Brune
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ross Roby, right, a UH-1Y Venom crew chief, with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, engages targets while conducting an offensive air support exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-20 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, Sept. 30, 2019. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force. WTI also provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation training and readiness, and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics.

A U.S. Marine engages targets during an offensive air support exercise at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, Sept. 30.

 

 

191003-M-BP396-039 Photo by Lance Cpl. Christine Phelps
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Conner Travis, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division, demonstrates how they conduct an ambush to the members of the Malaysian Armed Forces during Tiger Strike 2019. Tiger Strike 19 focuses on strengthening joint military interoperability and on increasing readiness by practicing for humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, amphibious and jungle warfare operations, all while fostering cultural exchanges between the MAF and the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps team.

A U.S. Marine rifleman demonstrates an ambush to the members of the Malaysian Armed Forces during Tiger Strike in Malaysia Oct. 3.

 

 

Partnerships Photo by Cpl. Josue Marquez
A U.S. Marine meets a member of the Malaysian Armed Forces’ Royal Malaysian Navy at Blue Beach, Malaysia, on Sept. 30.

A U.S. Marine meets a member of the Malaysian Armed Forces’ Royal Malaysian Navy at Blue Beach, Malaysia, Sept. 30.

 

 

190930-M-BG142-044 Photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy
U.S. Marine Sgt. Scott Veck, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crew chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, observes flight operations in Coveñas, Colombia, Sept. 30, 2019, during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal. The exercise will test and strengthen the interoperability and responsiveness between these countries, preparing for real-world disaster scenarios in the region. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. Veck is a native of Parker, Colorado.

A U.S. Marine observes flight operations during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal in Coveñas, Colombia, Sept. 30.


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U.S. Marine Sgt. Scott Veck, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crew chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, observes flight operations in Coveñas, Colombia, Sept. 30, 2019, during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal. The exercise will test and strengthen the interoperability and responsiveness between these countries, preparing for real-world disaster scenarios in the region. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. Veck is a native of Parker, Colorado.

Photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy

9 OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

7 Oct 2019 | Defense Media Activity

From Marines along the beaches of Malaysia to the skies of Arizona, these are 9 of the most influential photos from around the Marine Corps Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2019.

 

191001-M-GM961-1016 Photo by Lance Cpl. Alison Dostie
U.S. Marine Pfc. Wyatt Fender, a student with Assault Amphibian School Battalion, Training Command, conducts a communications check in an AAV-P7/A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle prior to basic water and amphibious operations at the 21 Area boat basin on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 1, 2019. This training is meant to teach students basic amphibious operations like going to and from shore. The mission of the battalion is to teach Marines in Amphibious Assault Vehicle operations and maintenance while assisting in the development of formal training and logistical evaluations of new AAV systems. Fender is a native of Valdosta, Georgia.

A U.S. Marine rides in an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle during basic water and amphibious operations on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 1.

 

 

191002-M-KY522-005 Photo by Lance Cpl. Krysten Houk
Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B-29’s that are still capable of flying today and it departed MCAS Miramar on Oct. 3 after being used as a static display during the 2019 MCAS Miramar Air Show.

U.S. Marines and family tour the ‘Doc,’ one of the two B-29’s still capable of flying today on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Oct. 3.

 

 

190930-M-CV834-1838 Photo by Pfc. Zane Ortega
A U.S. Marine with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, fires an M203 grenade launcher during weapons familiarization training range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sep 30, 2019. The purpose of the training is to improve accuracy, communication abilities and suppressive fire capabilities with the MK-19 and M203 grenade launcher.

A U.S. Marine fires an M203 grenade launcher during weapons familiarization training range at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 30.

 

 

191003-M-ZV042-0059 Photo by Cpl. Lisa Collins
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One conducts defensive maneuvers in support of a ground threat reaction exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-20 at Baker’s Peak in Wellton, Arizona, Oct. 3, 2019. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force. WTI also provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation training and readiness, and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics.

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft practices defensive maneuvers in support of a ground threat reaction exercise at Baker’s Peak in Wellton, Arizona, Oct. 3.

 

 

191002-M-KZ009-0306 Photo by Cpl. Benjamin Drake
U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, conduct an external lift exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-20 at Auxiliary Airfield II in Yuma, Arizona, Oct. 2, 2019. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force. WTI also provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation training and readiness, and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics.

U.S. Marines practice an external lift exercise at Auxiliary Airfield II in Yuma, Arizona, Oct. 2.

 

 

190930-M-LP762-1467 Photo by Cpl. Lauren Brune
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ross Roby, right, a UH-1Y Venom crew chief, with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, engages targets while conducting an offensive air support exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-20 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, Sept. 30, 2019. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force. WTI also provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation training and readiness, and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics.

A U.S. Marine engages targets during an offensive air support exercise at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, Sept. 30.

 

 

191003-M-BP396-039 Photo by Lance Cpl. Christine Phelps
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Conner Travis, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division, demonstrates how they conduct an ambush to the members of the Malaysian Armed Forces during Tiger Strike 2019. Tiger Strike 19 focuses on strengthening joint military interoperability and on increasing readiness by practicing for humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, amphibious and jungle warfare operations, all while fostering cultural exchanges between the MAF and the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps team.

A U.S. Marine rifleman demonstrates an ambush to the members of the Malaysian Armed Forces during Tiger Strike in Malaysia Oct. 3.

 

 

Partnerships Photo by Cpl. Josue Marquez
A U.S. Marine meets a member of the Malaysian Armed Forces’ Royal Malaysian Navy at Blue Beach, Malaysia, on Sept. 30.

A U.S. Marine meets a member of the Malaysian Armed Forces’ Royal Malaysian Navy at Blue Beach, Malaysia, Sept. 30.

 

 

190930-M-BG142-044 Photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy
U.S. Marine Sgt. Scott Veck, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crew chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, observes flight operations in Coveñas, Colombia, Sept. 30, 2019, during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal. The exercise will test and strengthen the interoperability and responsiveness between these countries, preparing for real-world disaster scenarios in the region. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. Veck is a native of Parker, Colorado.

A U.S. Marine observes flight operations during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal in Coveñas, Colombia, Sept. 30.


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