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U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Nicholas Law, left, incoming commanding officer, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, congratulates Lt. Col. Thomas Farrington, outgoing commanding officer, VMU-3, during the VMU-3 change of command ceremony, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, June 3, 2022. Farrington relinquished command to Law. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marines with Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy Hawaii lead poolees with Recruiting Substation Honolulu on a run during a poolee function on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, June 3, 2022. SNCOA-Hawaii personnel conducted the training alongside Recruiting Substation Honolulu to promote community relations and increase recruit resiliency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Israel Ballaro)
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Company 33 set up the HDT Base-X Model 305 shelter, Landing Zone 216, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, June 2, 2022. The shelters were set up in order to inspect operabilty for future utilization in support of the 2022 Rim of the Pacific Exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Pennisson)
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Kevin Hopkins, left, alpha company first sergeant, presents a plaque to U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Richard Jr., right, offgoing sergeant major, during the 3d radio Battalion Relief and Appointment ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, June 2, 2022. Richard was relieved as the Sergeant Major of 3rd Radio Bn. by  Sgt. Maj. Adan Moreno. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chandler Stacy)
An unmanned aircraft system, the RQ-21A “Blackjack,” assigned to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, launches during its final flight, Landing Zone Westfield, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 24, 2022. U.S. Marines with VMU-3 conducted the RQ-21A “Blackjack” final flight to recognize its four years of support to INDOPACOM, as VMU-3 transitions to the MQ-9A “Reaper.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marines with Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii receive an instructional brief before initiating vehicle extrication training, MCAS Kaneohe Bay, MCBH, May 18, 2022. The training was conducted in order to increase proficiency with emergency joint operational incidents through practical application of vehicular extrication alongside U.S. Airmen with 624 Civil Engineering Squadron and Federal Firefighters. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Survival Technician 2 Christopher Lynch, a rescue swimmer with Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, conducts a simulated vertical surface rescue at Pyramid Rock Beach, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 10, 2022. The Coast Guardsmen conducted vertical rescue training in order to evaluate the hazards, feasibility and techniques for recovering a survivor from a vertical surface. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Israel Ballaro)
Winners of the Federal Leader, Supervisor, and Manager of the Year category pose for a photo during the 66th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Ceremony, Hickam Officers’ Club, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 6, 2022. The purpose of the ceremony was to acknowledge the hard work of U.S. service members and civilians across the federal government. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
A simulated casualty is treated by Shock Trauma Platoon One, Bravo Surgical Company during an STP and Enroute Care exercise, Landing Zone Eagle, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 4, 2022. Landing Zone Eagle, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 4, 2022. The purpose of this training was to assess Bravo Surgical Company’s STP and ERC programs in order to enhance operational readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Brando Benigno, left, and U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Pjay Smith, right, participate in Operation “Malama Ka Aina” on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 26, 2022. Operation “Malama Ka Aina” was a base cleanup held in effort to protect Hawaii’s resources by keeping MCBH litter free. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chandler Stacy)
U.S. service members alongside members of the local community participate in a beach clean-up event at Waimanalo Beach, Hawaii, April 24, 2022. The event was held in an effort to protect resources by cleaning up local beaches. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Sloan)
Congressman Kaiali’I Kahele, left, 2nd District of Hawaii, and U.S. Marine Corps Col. Speros Koumparakis, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, pose for a group photo with Mokapu Elementary School staff, MCBH, April 21, 2022. The purpose of the tour was to provide Kahele with a broader perspective on Marine Corps operations, concepts, and force design on MCBH. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brandon Aultman)
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, center left, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Sen. Mazie Hirono, center right, receive a brief from U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Mark Hashimoto, executive director for Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, during a visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 13, 2022. During the visit, the senators received updates on the security environment in the Indo-Pacific region and the Marine Corps’ efforts to address potential national security threats. Marines demonstrated their central role in enabling the joint force during a potential conflict and highlighted advantages created through Marine Corps posture and innovation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Speros Koumparakis, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, throws the first pitch at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa versus University of California Riverside baseball game, Les Murakami Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 9, 2022. Koumparakis was invited to throw the first pitch during the pre-game festivities, which served as an opportunity to engage with the community and maintain the longstanding relationship between the University of Hawaii and MCBH. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chandler Stacy)
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Scott Jones, right, commander, Naval Air Forces Reserve, greets Cmdr. Heath Leggett, left, on-coming commanding officer, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 51, during the VR-51 Change of Command Ceremony, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April, 8, 2022. Cmdr. Joshua Lostetter relinquished command to Leggett. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Col. Terence Kerrigan, director, College of Distance Education and Training, Marine Corps University, Quantico, speaks during the Senior Enlisted Education Symposium, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 4, 2022. The Senior Enlisted Education Symposium was conducted in order to educate on leadership styles and to prepare senior leaders for future promotions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Speros Koumparakis, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, signs a new proclamation concerning alcohol awareness during the 2022 MCBH Alcohol Awareness Proclamation Signing, MCBH, April 1, 2022. MCBH leadership and Marine Corps Community Services employees  met to sign a new alcohol awareness proclamation into effect, in effort to change attitudes towards alcohol use. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brandon Aultman)
The competitors of the Chef of the Quarter competition pose for a photo, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 1, 2022. Chef of the Quarter competitions allow an opportunity for food service specialists to hone their craft, while fostering competition and esprit de corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Jose Romero, left, offgoing sergeant major, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sgt. Maj. Matthew Kidder, middle, incoming sergeant major, and Lt. Col. Stephen McNeil, right, commanding officer, Headquarters Battalion, MCBH, conduct a relief and appointment ceremony, MCBH, March 30, 2022. Romero was relieved as the sergeant major of Headquarters Battalion by Kidder. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brandon Aultman)
U.S. Marines with Sergeants School 4-22, conduct squad pushups during the Sergeants School Director’s Cup, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, March 30, 2022. The Director’s Cup is a squad competition conducted the day prior to graduation in order to boost morale, promote team building and reinforce esprit de corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chandler Stacy)
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