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The Patriots Jet Team performs aerial acrobatics as pyrotechnics provided by the Tora Bomb Squad of the Commemorative Air Force explode, forming a "Wall Of Fire" during the 2017 Yuma Airshow at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Saturday, March 18, 2017. The airshow served as an opportunity for MCAS Yuma to thank the local community for their continued support.
U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Killea, commanding general, Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, center right, and Lt. Col. Rafael Candelario, executive officer, 5th Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force, center left, pose for a photo with the contributors to the Staff Sgt. Reckless monument on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 26, 2016. War horse, Staff Sgt. Reckless, was known for her heroics at the Battle of Outpost Vegas during the Korean War and received many military decorations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brooke Woods)
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Kyle Randow (left), a Military Police Officer with Security and Emergency Services Battalion (SES Bn), Marine Corps Installations West (MCIWEST), Marine Corps Base (MCB), Camp Pendleton and 1st Lt. Bradley Worthan, a Military Police Officer, with SES Bn, MCIWEST-MCB, Camp Pendleton, participate in Exercise Vigilant Shield 2017 (VS-17) on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 18, 2016. Exercise VS-17 is a US Northern Command command level training event conducted as an Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Command Post Exercise, and supported by various Field Training Exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler S. Dietrich)
U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson, Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet signs the graphic of the USS John Basilone after the ship naming ceremony for the USS John Basilone (DDG-122) on Camp Pendleton, Calif., August 16, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler S. Dietrich)
CAMP PENDELTON, Calif. -- Ray Mabus, the Secretary of the Navy, shakes hands with Marines at the ship naming ceremony for the new Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer, the USS Basilone (DDG-122), at the 1st Marine Division Headquarters, Aug. 16, 2016. The USS Basilone is scheduled to be commissioned in 2022. (Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Emmanuel Necoechea)
A U.S. Marine Corps mounted color guard presents the colors during a change of command ceremony for Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, at the Santa Margarita Ranch House National Historic Site on Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 15, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brian D. Bekkala)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Camp Pendleton fire Department conducted a hazard reduction burn here, May 21. The hazard reduction burn was conducted to improve firefighter and public safety, protect property and minimize smoke impacts in the 52 Area, San Clemente and the I-5 Freeway. The burn aims to protect base property and the natural habitat by decreasing the possibility of human caused ignitions and limiting the severity and size of potential wildfires.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Sgt. Maj. Scott R. Helms relinquishes his duties as acting sergeant major of Marine Corps Installations – West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to his successor Sgt. Maj. Julio E. Meza during a relief and appointment ceremony at the Paige Fieldhouse at Camp Pendleton, May 6, 2016. The relief and appointment ceremony was followed by the retirement ceremony for Sgt. Maj. Helms, who enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1985 and has served as Marine Corps Installations - West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton's Sergeant Major since June 2013. (Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Asia Soreson)
Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 prepare the Bambi bucket for the 2016 Wildland Firefighting Exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 5. The exercise was a multiaircraft operation with both ground and air units working together for maximum firefighting efforts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Harley Robinson/Released)
Camp Pendleton hosts the Wildland Firefighting Exercise 2016 at Las Pulgas Lake, May 5. The Wildland Firefighting Exercise 2016 combines elements of aviation and ground units from Camp Pendleton, 3rd Marine Air Wing, Navy Region Southwest, The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and the San Diego's Sheriff's Department. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Emmanuel Necoechea/RELEASED)
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, perform shooting drills with their M16A4 service rifles during a squadron field exercise at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground training facility in Yuma, Ariz., Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
Marines with Search and Rescue, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., wait as a casualty is rushed to their HH-1N “Huey” helicopter during simulated medical and casualty evacuations in support of the Special Operations Terminal Air Control Course at Yuma Proving Ground, Friday, March 4, 2016.
Amphibious Assault Vehicles assault the beach after launching from the USS Essex (LHD 2) during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation Feb. 25, 2016. The MCCRE evaluates the readiness of the Marines of Company A, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion prior to their deployment to Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Camp Pendleton hosts the 71st Iwo Jima Commemoration, Feb. 18-20, 2016. The Iwo Jima Commemoration included a tour of various units and facilities, a Sunset Memorial involving the laying of the commemorative wreath and a banquet. (Marine Corps Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Leo Salinas/RELEASED)
Marines stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar prepare the American flag for presentation to the daughter of the deceased at a funeral aboard Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, Feb. 16. Funeral detail honors a military tradition for fallen active-duty members and veterans alike. The tradition includes the playing of “Taps,” the folding of an American flag to be presented to the next-of-kin of the deceased, and the 21-gun salute. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Harley Robinson/Released)
Sgt. Benjamin Hebert, a crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 (HMLA-469), based out of Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., observes and verifies hits as Sgt. Daniel O’Niel, an aerial observer, fires a GAU-21 machine gun from a UH-1Y “Venom,” during exercise “Scorpion Fire,” at the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.
An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 takes off to load the bucket while performing firefighting training while the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighters watch from below aboard Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base, Calif., Feb. 11. The Marines with VMM-165 flew out to Diamond Valley Lake on Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base to perform bucket dips in an effort to prove the aircraft was capable of such training while supporting Cal Fire.
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter answers questions from Marines during his visit aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Feb. 3. During his time aboard station, he also conducted a troop talk and handed out challenge coins. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alissa P. Schuning/Released)
Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion test Improved Ribbon Bridge components with representatives from Marine Corps Systems Command, and Marine Corps Engineer School, at the test pond aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow’s Yermo Annex, Calif., Jan. 25. Function checks are performed on the IRB before it is sent to the Operating Forces in order to ensure that they receive properly working equipment, said Gunnery Sgt. Quinton Shearer, Bridging Project Officer with Marine Corps Systems Command.
Marines Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton Marines conducted a foreign object debris walk on the flight line at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 8. Foreign object debris walks promote safety on the flight line by ensuring that the area is free of objects that might cause damage or injury to aircraft and personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Emmanuel Necoechea)