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Dan Geltmacher, range and training manager, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, leads a tour of the new Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain during U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Christopher McPhillips', commanding general, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan, visit to MCBH, April 13, 2021. The purpose of this visit was to inform senior leaders and staff on the installation’s roles, missions, and capabilities, as well as highlight the ways in which it supports operational forces, their families, and the surrounding community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marine Corps SSgt. Cole Lietha, left, a combat instructor of the Detachment Hawaii Enhanced Squad Leader Course, shakes hands with Sgt. Brandon Cooper, right, a student in the course, after grappling at the ground fighting station, one of twelve stations in the initial performance assessment portion of the course, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 8, 2021. The course is an experimental proof of concept, with the intent of modernizing training and providing squad leaders with new capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Aultman)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Speros Koumparakis, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, greets U.S. Congressman Edward Case (D-HI) during his visit to MCBH, April 6, 2021. The purpose of the visit was to inform Case and staff on the installation’s roles, missions, and capabilities, as well as highlight the ways in which it supports operational forces, their families, and the surrounding community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Navy Lt. Timothy Pate, deputy command chaplain, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, delivers a sermon during the annual Easter Sunrise church service, Landing Zone Eagle, MCBH, April 4, 2021. The service was open to service members and their families, and was held to celebrate Easter Sunday. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Aultman)
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Desrochers, a Bell UH-1Y Venom Super Huey helicopter pilot with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, practices donning the MPU-5(V)/P joint service aircrew mask during a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear flight simulation training event, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, March 31, 2021. The purpose of the training was to familiarize aircrew with donning, doffing, and performing basic flight operations while wearing the new CBRN gear. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Aultman)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Aileen Chavez Pacheco, an aviation operations specialist from Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, poses for a picture in front of a C-130 cargo plane, MCBH, March 29, 2021. Cpl. Chavezpacheco was recently selected as the 2021 Marine Corps Installation Command Marine of the Year.
U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, set up an M777A2 Howitzer during exercise Spartan Fury 21.1, Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, March 10, 2021. Exercise Spartan Fury demonstrates 1/12’s ability to conduct distributed operations inside an adversary’s sensors and weapons engagement zone, attain and defend key maritime terrain, and conduct sea denial in support of fleet operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Aultman)
U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kyle Ellison, commanding general, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and deputy commanding general, III Marine Expeditionary Force, is greeted by U.S. Navy Cmdr. DeVere Crooks, commanding officer, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) during a visit aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2021. Navy and Marine Corps forces teamed up to conduct Exercise Spartan Fury 21.1, which utilizes an integrated operating concept designed to increase efficiency and lethality amongst the naval team and joint force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 12th Marines and U.S. Army soldiers from 5th Battalion, 3d Field Artillery Regiment conduct a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Rapid Infiltration fire mission during Exercise Spartan Fury 21.1, Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, March 12, 2021. Exercise Spartan Fury demonstrates 1/12’s ability to conduct distributed operations inside an adversary’s sensors and weapons engagement zone, attain and defend key maritime terrain, and conduct sea denial in support of fleet operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Aultman)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Speros Koumparakis, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, listens as a prayer is read to bless the newly completed Fairway Inn, MCBH, March 15, 2021. It is Hawaiian tradition to conduct both a blessing and an untying of a Maile Lei at the grand opening to introduce the building to the community and protect it. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Aultman)
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, left, director, Defense Health Agency, U.S. Marine Corps Col. Speros Koumparakis, center, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and U.S. Navy Capt. Christopher Tepera, right, commanding officer, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Pearl Harbor, discuss the future of the Naval Clinic during a tour of the Branch Health Clinic Kaneohe Bay, MCBH, Feb. 25, 2021. The purpose of the tour was to show Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s appreciation for Naval Medical’s continued support to the Marine Corps warfighters in the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
Lt. Col. Timothy Pochop, director, Environmental Compliance and Protection Division, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, speaks to State Representative Matthew LoPresti (Hawaii – District 41), during a visit and tour of Pu’uloa Range Training Facility, Hawaii, March 3, 2021. The engagement, hosted by Marine Corps Base Hawaii staff, aimed to provide information about the important training conducted at Pu’uloa Range Training Facility and to ensure comprehensive understanding regarding the shoreline stabilization options being considered to support range activity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Speros Koumparakis, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, discusses the importance of the base with local Australia Consulate Staff during a visit of the base, MCBH, Feb. 26, 2021. The purpose of this visit was to inform local Australian Consulate Staff on the bases roles, missions, capabilities and how it supports the operational forces, their families and the surrounding community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Aultman)
Marine Corps Base Hawaii is now in HPCON Bravo.
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Ruben Arzate, attached to the "Lucky Red Lions" of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363, lowers a payload from an MV-22B Osprey to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson in the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands. Underway replenishment sustains the fleet anywhere/anytime. This event was designed to test and evaluate the tactics, techniques, and procedures of U.S. Strategic Command's expeditionary logistics and enhance the overall readiness of our strategic forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Kirk)
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Timothy Pochop, director, Environmental Compliance and Protection Division, and Erik Franklin, assistant research professor, Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, discuss the future of the Nu’upia Ponds, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Oct. 19, 2020. The visit between base environmental specialists and local Hawaiian subject matter experts aimed to ensure that protected species and habitats aboard MCBH continue to receive the best care possible. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shane Linder)
A U.S. Marine with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 awaits a UH-1Y Venom with HMLA-367, during a special patrol-insertion and extraction rigging and fast roping insertion extraction exercise, Scholfield Barracks, Oct. 8, 2020. SPIE and FRIE systems are used to rapidly insert and extract Marines and Soldiers when a landing zone is not available. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jose Angeles)
U.S. Marines with both Headquarters and Service Companies, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, participated in a casualty evacuation exercise, evacuating a simulated casualty onto a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter, MCBH, Oct. 8, 2020.



However, this training iteration was different.



Despite being the company commander for Headquarters Company, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Sean Kelleher, a CH-53 Super Stallion pilot by trade, was fortunate enough to pilot a helicopter and fly the Marines of his company.



“This opportunity was unique in that it differs from my typical exposure to the Headquarters Marines,” said Capt. Kelleher, regarding his role during the training. This offered him a chance to connect with the Marines under his charge while doing what he loves. “Being afforded the opportunity to fly and lead the HQ Marines is just icing on the cake.”
A CH-53 Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 maneuvers during a casualty evacuation exercise, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Oct. 8, 2020. The exercise aimed to increase the expeditionary readiness of Marines within HQBN. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shane Linder)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Itzel Andrade, an administration specialist with Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii reviews the nine line order of communication while taking notes, MCBH, Oct. 6, 2020. This training was conducted in order to familiarize HQBN Marines with the process of a casualty evacuation, increasing their expeditionary readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shane Linder)
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