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Members of the Japanese Religious Committee for World Federation pray over the Pacific War Memorial during their visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2018. The group annually visits the base to offer prayers and respects at the Pacific War Memorial, the Klipper Memorial and the Japanese Lt. Fusata Iida crash site marker. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
U.S. Marines with the Marine Aircraft Group 24 colorguard march during the 2018 Waimanalo Christmas Parade, Dec. 8, 2018. The parade is held annually and supported by U.S. Marines from Marine Corps Base Hawaii. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Kirk)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Raul Lianez, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), waves to a crowd during the 2018 Waimanalo Christmas Parade, Dec. 8, 2018. The parade is held annually and supported by U.S. Marines from MCBH. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Kirk)
Members of the Japanese Religious Committee for World Federation pray over the Pacific War Memorial during their visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2018. The group annually visits the base to offer prayers and respects at the Pacific War Memorial, the Klipper Memorial and the Japanese Lt. Fusata Iida crash site marker. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
A wreath is placed before the Klipper Monument each year to honor those who gave their lives during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, during the annual Klipper Memorial Ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2018. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns)
A U.S. Marine climbs out of water during a Marine Corps Instructor Course of Water Survival (MCIWS) at the base pool, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2018. A certified MCIWS instructor qualifies, re-qualifies, and upgrades Marines in Marine Corps Water Survival Training (MCWST) levels. They are responsible for ensuring compliance with Marine Corps orders, directives, and training standards that govern Marine Corps Water Survival Training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns)
A Special Olympics athlete bowls during the Hawaii Special Olympics, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 19, 2018. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Luke Kuennen)
Lisa Kitagawa, a Hawaii State Representative for District 48, listens to a brief during a visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 20, 2018. Installation leaders welcomed the newly elected legislators with a tour and brief about the installation, informing them how U.S. Marine Corps assets assist the State of Hawaii and its communities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
U.S. Marines with Combat Assault Company (CAC), 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct a motived run on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 27, 2018. CAC held the run to commemorate the retirement of Master Gunnery Sgt. John Kelsch, the engineer chief for U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
A participant of the H3 Triathlon Race to the Base navigates Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the run component of the triathlon, Nov. 17, 2018. The triathlon consisted of a 750 or 1500 meter swim at Ala Moana Beach Park, followed by a 27 mile bike ride over the H3 Freeway, and culminating with a 5 or 10 kilometer run across the base. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns)
Medals are presented to the place winners of the Hawaii Special Olympics, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 19, 2018. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Luke Kuennen)
U.S. Marines with Combat Assault Company (CAC), 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct a motived run on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 27, 2018. CAC held the run to commemorate the retirement of Master Gunnery Sgt. John Kelsch, the engineer chief for U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
U.S. Marines with the Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 3 Color Guard march off the colors during the CLB 3 Marine Corps Birthday Ball ceremony, Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 17, 2018. This year, Nov. 10, marks 243 years since the founding of the Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns)
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Paul Goguen, commanding officer, Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 3 cuts the birthday cake during the battalion’s Marine Corps Birthday Ball ceremony, Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 17, 2018. This year, Nov. 10, marks 243 years since the founding of the Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns)
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 3 march on the traditional birthday cake during the CLB-3 Marine Corps Birthday Ball ceremony, Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 17, 2018. This year, Nov. 10, marks 243 years since the founding of the Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns)
A student with Mokapu Elementary School works on a class assignment at the Nu’ Upia Ponds during a field trip, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 14, 2018. The base’s Environmental Department partnered with the school to host a cultural learning field trip to teach students the significance of the ponds and the Hawaiian culture. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
Students with Mokapu Elementary School take a tour of the Nu’ Upia Ponds during a field trip, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 14, 2018. The base’s Environmental Department partnered with the school to host a cultural learning field trip to teach students the significance of the ponds and the Hawaiian culture. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
Biologists and students of UH Manoa gently handle a juvenile wedge-tailed shearwater to place a colored band on the bird's leg.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Elizabeth Bedolla and Lance Cpl. James Davis, both dressed as Marines from the Korean War, march out in front of the crowd during the Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s Birthday Pageant, Nov. 8, 2018. The birthday pageant celebrates the 243rd Marine Corps birthday and pays homage to the rich legacy of the Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
A U.S. Marine Corps crewchief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, poses for a photo wearing his Aircrew Chem Bio Respirator Protective Assembly during chemical/biological and decontamination training, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 1, 2018. The training was a crawl, walk and run approach to prepare crewmen and pilots to be confident in their equipment in case they would ever work in a chemical or biological environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)