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U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, dismount an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle while participating in an urban operations assault demonstration during exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2020. Native Fury 20 is a joint, bilateral exercise with the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces demonstrating the ability to respond to contingencies, natural disasters and other crises in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin)
A U.S. Marine plots points on a map during exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, March 22.
A group of Marines aim weapons in a dirt area.
USNS Seay (T-AKR302) unloads I Marine Expeditionary Force equipment during exercise Native Fury 20 in the Arabian Gulf, March 14, 2020. Native Fury 20 is a joint bilateral exercise involving thousands of forces demonstrating the ability to respond to contingencies, natural disasters and other possible crises in the region.
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An operator with the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Agency waits for a signal to advance while conducting Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure training aboard the U.S.S. Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) during exercise Iron Defender 20 in the Arabian Gulf, March 2, 2020. Iron Defender 20 is a U.S. Naval Forces Central Command led bilateral exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and the UAE naval and air defense forces. Iron Defender 20 allows the U.S. Armed Forces to train bilaterally with the UAE Armed Forces to enhance maritime interoperability and strengthen our maritime security posture. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andre Payton, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participates in  a casualty response drill while preparing for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22, 2020. Native Fury is an exercise where units from I Marine Expeditionary Force employ a variety of different techniques to accomplish several training objectives. The exercise involves live fire and maneuver training with urban environment training facilities, skill development and exchange with the armed forces of the United Arab Emiratis, ship-to-shore offloads of personnel, equipment and humanitarian resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gage Ramsey, fire team leader, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participates in small unit training while preparing for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22, 2020. Native Fury is an exercise where units from I Marine Expeditionary Force employ a variety of different techniques to accomplish several training objectives. The exercise involves live fire and maneuver training with urban environment training facilities, skill development and exchange with the armed forces of the United Arab Emiratis, ship-to-shore offloads of personnel, equipment and humanitarian resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jennessa Davey)
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gage Ramsey, fire team leader, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participates in small unit training while preparing for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22, 2020. Native Fury is an exercise where units from I Marine Expeditionary Force employ a variety of different techniques to accomplish several training objectives. The exercise involves live fire and maneuver training with urban environment training facilities, skill development and exchange with the armed forces of the United Arab Emiratis, ship-to-shore offloads of personnel, equipment and humanitarian resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jennessa Davey)
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Holly Vega, the 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Marine Corps Spouse of the Year, with her husband, Marine Corps Lt. Col. Javier Vega and their three children at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
U.S. Marine Corps Colonels Devin Young, left, Marine Corps Forces, Central Command's Staff Judge Advocate and Thomas Pecina, right, MARCENT Chief of Staff, flank Medal of Honor recipients, U.S. Army Sgt. Gary Beikirch, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Littrell, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Drew Dix for a photo during a Tampa Bay Lightning game commemorating the announcement of the 2019 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention. The convention will be held in Tampa 22-29 October 2019 and bring together roughly 50 of the 74 surviving Medal of Honor recipients for a week of events in the Tampa Bay area.
ARABIAN SEA – U.S. Navy Aviation Boatsmate Handler Airmen Bryan Sanchez, assigned with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), prepares a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), for takeoff while aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Jan. 5, 2019. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex ARG and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Francisco J. Diaz Jr./Released)
Marine Corps fire weapons aboard a ship.
A U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is staged aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex, Dec. 30, 2018. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Mrs. Ellyn Dunford meet with deployed service members at bases across Iraq, Dec. 25, 2016 as part of the Chairman's USO Holiday tour.
Lieutenant General Carl E. Mundy, III, the new commander of United States Marine Corps Forces, Central Command addresses the service members and attendees during the MARCENT change of command ceremony, at the Vince Tolbert Building at MacDill Air Force Base, July 11. Mundy assumed command from Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, who has served as the MARCENT Commander since Oct. 27, 2015.
Sergeant Major William T. Thurber, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command sergeant major, presents the MARCENT battle colors to Lt. Gen. Dave “Smoke” Beydler during a change of command ceremony at the Vince Tolbert Building at MacDill Air Force Base, July 11. Beydler, who has served as the MARCENT commander since Oct. 27, 2015, will pass the battle colors to Lt. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, III, representing the exchange of command.
An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 164 loaded with Marines attached to 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment prepare to execute a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise July 8, 2018. The exercise simulated the rescue of two downed pilots in a night time environment.
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U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, dismount an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle while participating in an urban operations assault demonstration during exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2020. Native Fury 20 is a joint, bilateral exercise with the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces demonstrating the ability to respond to contingencies, natural disasters and other crises in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin)
A U.S. Marine plots points on a map during exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, March 22.
A group of Marines aim weapons in a dirt area.
USNS Seay (T-AKR302) unloads I Marine Expeditionary Force equipment during exercise Native Fury 20 in the Arabian Gulf, March 14, 2020. Native Fury 20 is a joint bilateral exercise involving thousands of forces demonstrating the ability to respond to contingencies, natural disasters and other possible crises in the region.
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An operator with the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Agency waits for a signal to advance while conducting Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure training aboard the U.S.S. Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) during exercise Iron Defender 20 in the Arabian Gulf, March 2, 2020. Iron Defender 20 is a U.S. Naval Forces Central Command led bilateral exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and the UAE naval and air defense forces. Iron Defender 20 allows the U.S. Armed Forces to train bilaterally with the UAE Armed Forces to enhance maritime interoperability and strengthen our maritime security posture. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andre Payton, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participates in  a casualty response drill while preparing for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22, 2020. Native Fury is an exercise where units from I Marine Expeditionary Force employ a variety of different techniques to accomplish several training objectives. The exercise involves live fire and maneuver training with urban environment training facilities, skill development and exchange with the armed forces of the United Arab Emiratis, ship-to-shore offloads of personnel, equipment and humanitarian resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gage Ramsey, fire team leader, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participates in small unit training while preparing for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22, 2020. Native Fury is an exercise where units from I Marine Expeditionary Force employ a variety of different techniques to accomplish several training objectives. The exercise involves live fire and maneuver training with urban environment training facilities, skill development and exchange with the armed forces of the United Arab Emiratis, ship-to-shore offloads of personnel, equipment and humanitarian resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jennessa Davey)
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gage Ramsey, fire team leader, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participates in small unit training while preparing for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22, 2020. Native Fury is an exercise where units from I Marine Expeditionary Force employ a variety of different techniques to accomplish several training objectives. The exercise involves live fire and maneuver training with urban environment training facilities, skill development and exchange with the armed forces of the United Arab Emiratis, ship-to-shore offloads of personnel, equipment and humanitarian resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jennessa Davey)
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Holly Vega, the 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Marine Corps Spouse of the Year, with her husband, Marine Corps Lt. Col. Javier Vega and their three children at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
U.S. Marine Corps Colonels Devin Young, left, Marine Corps Forces, Central Command's Staff Judge Advocate and Thomas Pecina, right, MARCENT Chief of Staff, flank Medal of Honor recipients, U.S. Army Sgt. Gary Beikirch, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Littrell, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Drew Dix for a photo during a Tampa Bay Lightning game commemorating the announcement of the 2019 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention. The convention will be held in Tampa 22-29 October 2019 and bring together roughly 50 of the 74 surviving Medal of Honor recipients for a week of events in the Tampa Bay area.
ARABIAN SEA – U.S. Navy Aviation Boatsmate Handler Airmen Bryan Sanchez, assigned with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), prepares a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), for takeoff while aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Jan. 5, 2019. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex ARG and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Francisco J. Diaz Jr./Released)
Marine Corps fire weapons aboard a ship.
A U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is staged aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex, Dec. 30, 2018. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Mrs. Ellyn Dunford meet with deployed service members at bases across Iraq, Dec. 25, 2016 as part of the Chairman's USO Holiday tour.
Lieutenant General Carl E. Mundy, III, the new commander of United States Marine Corps Forces, Central Command addresses the service members and attendees during the MARCENT change of command ceremony, at the Vince Tolbert Building at MacDill Air Force Base, July 11. Mundy assumed command from Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, who has served as the MARCENT Commander since Oct. 27, 2015.
Sergeant Major William T. Thurber, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command sergeant major, presents the MARCENT battle colors to Lt. Gen. Dave “Smoke” Beydler during a change of command ceremony at the Vince Tolbert Building at MacDill Air Force Base, July 11. Beydler, who has served as the MARCENT commander since Oct. 27, 2015, will pass the battle colors to Lt. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, III, representing the exchange of command.
An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 164 loaded with Marines attached to 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment prepare to execute a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise July 8, 2018. The exercise simulated the rescue of two downed pilots in a night time environment.