U.S. Marines with Marine Special Operations Command provides security while conducting a UH-1 battle drill exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-19 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, April 5, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sabrina Candiaflores)









Interesting that their uniforms are BDU pattern fabric.
 
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U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division, participate in the Jungle Reconnaissance and Surveillance Course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonzalves, Okinawa, Japan, Mar. 18, 2019. The Jungle Reconnaissance and Surveillance Course is a three week course designed to teach Marines how to perform reconnaissance missions in a jungle environment.

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A Reconnaissance Team Leader Course Instructor assists Haven Tablada with reconnaissance gear after a raid demonstration, Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, May 4, 2019. The Marine Reconnaissance Foundation conducted their annual Gold Star Family retreat, allowing the families to observe a raid to get a better picture of what their father, husband or son did when they served in the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary Orr)

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U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. King Ritchie, platoon sergeant of 1st Platoon, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division fires an M4 carbine downrange during exercise Platinum Ren at Fort Trondennes, Harstad, Norway, May 8, 2019. Exercise Platinum Ren is a theater security cooperation training evolution held with Norwegian Coastal Ranger Commando to sustain mission essential tasks in harsh operating environments and strengthen coalition partnerships. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tayler P. Schwamb)
 
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Cpl. Jason L. Campbell, a 21-year-old from Twinsburg, Ohio, patrols Zaidon market during a recent operation. Campbell, assigned to B Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, is performing a mission that even 10 years ago, would not have been considered traditional reconniassance work. Recon Marines are using tools and executing mission well beyond the scope of what used to be considered reconnaissance missions. 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion is on duty in Iraq with Regimental Combat Team 5. May 16, 2006

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Cpl. Josiah M. Bailey, a 20-year-old from Coryden, Ind., keeps watch from behind his M-240G automatic machine gun. Bailey, assigned to B Company, 2nd Reconaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5, is performing missions and using gear many Recon Marines would have never dreamed of using. Recon Marines in Iraq are moving about their area in armored humvees with complete body armor and using heavy weapons, tools not traditionally associate with reconnaissance, where lighter usually better. Recon Marines in Iraq are working in roles beyond just gathering intelligence on the enemy. They routinely kill and capture insurgents on their own. May 16, 2006

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Two Marines from B Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5, clear a house in Zaidon during a "knock-and-talk" mission. Recon Marines are gathering intelligence at an arm's distance these days, instead of using stealth to watch the enemy. They are working with equipment and performing roles that would not have been associated with traditional reconnaissance work from past campaigns. May 17, 2006

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Marines from B Company's 3rd Platoon stand next to one of the many weapons' caches they dug from the ground during Operation Rubicon in Mushin, Iraq, west of Habbaniyah. The Recon Marines unearthed hundreds of mortars, artillery shells, rifles, machines guns, ammunition and improvised explosive device-making materials. Marines found so many caches, they said they could barely make it 100 meters before discovering another buried weapons' site. Aug. 30, 2006
 
The Marine Corps has identified an officer killed in a Thursday vehicle accident at a California base.

First Lt. Hugh C. McDowell died when a light armored vehicle rolled over at about 9 a.m. during a battalion training event. McDowell was a platoon commander with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion from Washington, D.C. He was 24.

"We are heartbroken at the loss of a member of our Marine Corps family," a Marine Corps statement reads. "...Semper Fidelis, Brother."

Six other Marines were injured in the LAV accident. They were treated at a nearby hospital, but their injuries were not serious, 1st Lt. Cameron Edinburgh, a spokesman for 1st Marine Division, said in a Thursday statement.

The accident remains under investigation. It's the second fatal vehicle rollover accident at Camp Pendleton in less than a month.

"We recognize that military operations are inherently dangerous and we take extreme precautions to ensure the safety and welfare of our Marines," a Marine Corps statement reads. "This is a tragic accident and we are heartbroken at the loss of a member of our Marine Corps family.

"We will do all we can to comfort the family, friends and colleagues of Lt. McDowell."

McDowell earned his Marine Corps commission in May 2017. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
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https://www.military.com/daily-news...leton-vehicle-rollover.html?ESRC=eb_190513.nl
 
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190313-M-YD783-1129 U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 13, 2019) U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit transport gear out of a CH-53E Super Stallion after departing from the Wasp-Class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) to conduct training. Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and with the embarked 22nd 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tawanya Norwood/Released)

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190313-M-YD783-1203 U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 13, 2019) U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Owen Purvis, an automatic rifle Marine with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, completes a sector sketch to define his fields of fire during sea-to-shore training following his departure from the Wasp-Class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and with the embarked 22nd 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tawanya Norwood/Released)

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190313-M-YD783-1231 SULTANATE OF OMAN (March 13, 2019) U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Liam Cornwell, an assault Marine with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, sights in on a M153 Shoulder-Launched Multi-Purpose Assault Weapon during training at Camp Rabkut in the Sultanate of Oman. Marines, with Alpha Company 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, arrived at the camp in preparation for Sea Soldier 19, a bilateral training exercise. Sea Soldier 19 integrates U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Royal Army of Oman assets to train in a range of critical combat-related capabilities to enhance interoperability, combat capability, and support long-term regional security and cooperation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tawanya Norwood/Released)

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190313-M-YD783-1265 U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 13, 2019) A U.S. Marine with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit posts security on a hilltop while conducting sea-to-shore training following his departure from the Wasp-Class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tawanya Norwood/Released)

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190313-M-YD783-1292 U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 13, 2019) U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher Hussain, a rifle Marine with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, posts security while conducting a patrol during sea-to-shore training following his departure from the Wasp-Class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tawanya Norwood/Released)

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190313-M-YD783-1343 U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 13, 2019) U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit post security on a hill during sea-to-shore training following their departure from the Wasp-Class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tawanya Norwood/Released)

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190314-M-YD783-1021 U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 14, 2019) U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Trey Bowie, a mortar Marine with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, adjusts the sight unit of a 60mm mortar during training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tawanya Norwood/Released)

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190314-M-YD783-1039 U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 14, 2019) U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conduct a rocket battle drill atop a hill during training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tawanya Norwood/Released)

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190314-M-YD783-1041 U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 14, 2019) U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Austin Gatcomb, an assault Marine with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, posts security for a rocket battle drill during training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tawanya Norwood/Released)

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190314-M-YD783-1075 U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 14, 2019) U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Dayka Francis, a mortar Marine with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, posts security during training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tawanya Norwood/Released)

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190314-M-YD783-1127 U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 14, 2019) U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Isaac Sala, a rifle Marine with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, posts security as his squad crosses a simulated danger zone during training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tawanya Norwood/Released)

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190314-M-YD783-1153 U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 14, 2019) U.S. Navy Lt. Joseph Frana, left, the Battalion Landing Team chaplain, speaks to Marines and Sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit about spiritual fitness during training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tawanya Norwood/Released)
 

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When I was a kid growing up in Cincinnati Ohio the Hustler sometimes would over fly our home. We only lived about 35 miles south of Wright-Patterson AFB...those B-58s just look like they can kick some major booty.
 
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Speaking of kicking butt.



U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Burgess, 307th Operations Group commander, gives a thumbs up after flying a B-52 Stratofortress, nicknamed "Wise Guy," to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 14, 2019. The bomber had been at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona since 2008. It took a team of Reserve Citizen Airmen and their active duty counterparts four months to prepare "Wise Guy" for flight after its decade long hiatus at AMARG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)



A B-52 Stratofortress, nicknamed "Wise Guy," taxis into Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 14, 2019. The jet had been sitting at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona since 2008. It is being returned to service to replace a B-52 lost during takeoff in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)



A B-52 Stratofortress, nicknamed "Wise Guy," makes its final approach to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 14, 2019. The bomber was flown out of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, also known as the "Boneyard", where it had been since 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)



A note found inside the cockpit of Wise Guy, a B-52 Stratofortress, is displayed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The jet has been a the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group since 2008 and was recently flow out to be restored to active service. (courtesy photo)

HI-RES is here >>>>>https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5364651/wise-guy-back-sky

On a side note...Starting this weekend I will be out out of the forum for about three weeks. Well actually off and on. We have a major meeting in our church Sunday thru Wednesday and then I'm going to San Diego for my granddaughter's 18th birthday & High School graduation...I should be back around the 12th of June.
 
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Speaking of kicking butt.



U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Burgess, 307th Operations Group commander, gives a thumbs up after flying a B-52 Stratofortress, nicknamed "Wise Guy," to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 14, 2019. The bomber had been at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona since 2008. It took a team of Reserve Citizen Airmen and their active duty counterparts four months to prepare "Wise Guy" for flight after its decade long hiatus at AMARG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)



A B-52 Stratofortress, nicknamed "Wise Guy," taxis into Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 14, 2019. The jet had been sitting at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona since 2008. It is being returned to service to replace a B-52 lost during takeoff in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)



A B-52 Stratofortress, nicknamed "Wise Guy," makes its final approach to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 14, 2019. The bomber was flown out of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, also known as the "Boneyard", where it had been since 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)



A note found inside the cockpit of Wise Guy, a B-52 Stratofortress, is displayed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The jet has been a the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group since 2008 and was recently flow out to be restored to active service. (courtesy photo)

HI-RES is here >>>>>https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5364651/wise-guy-back-sky

On a side note...Starting this weekend I will be out out of the forum for about three weeks. Well actually off and on. We have a major meeting in our church Sunday thru Wednesday and then I'm going to San Diego for my granddaughter's 18th birthday & High School graduation...I should be back around the 12th of June.

Safe travels Popeye and have a good time!
 
Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 364, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC), prepare to land an MV-22B Osprey aboard the expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) in the Arabian Gulf, May 11, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is specifically designed to be capable of deploying aviation, ground, and logistics forces forward at a moment’s notice
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