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A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 462 maintains an extremely low altitude for a Helicopter Support Team with Combat Logistics Regiment 17 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aug. 21. HMH-462 transported simulated cargo while the HST conducted training that included connecting and disconnecting cargo. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Owen Kimbrel)
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Sergeant Oscar Mena fires a Mk-19 40mm heavy machine gun during a crew-served weapons familiarization shoot for Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Aug. 20. Live-fire events like this keep the Marines proficient with the weaponry in the battalion. The Marines fired the Mk-19 40mm heavy machine gun, the M240G medium machine gun and the M2 .50 Caliber machine gun. Mena is a machine-gun section leader with Company K, BLT 3/5, 31st MEU, and a native of Anaheim, Calif. The 31st MEU is the force of choice for the Asia-Pacific region and is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU.
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140815-M-LV138-629 MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – Lt. Gen. Terry Robling, former commander of Marine Forces Pacific, walks of the parade deck with his wife, Cathe, after receiving awards for his 38 years of service during his retirement ceremony Aug. 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Robling was replaced by Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Dietz)
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140815-M-LV138-689 MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps (right) speaks about Lt. Gen. Terry Robling, former commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, during Robling’s retirement ceremony Aug. 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Robling has served 38 years in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Dietz)
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140815-M-LV138-513 MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, speaks to a crowd of visitors during the unit’s Change of Command ceremony Aug. 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Toolan replaced Lt. Gen. Terry Robling, who retired after the ceremony. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Dietz)
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140815-M-LV138-465 MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, receives the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific colors from Lt. Gen. Terry Robling, symbolizing the transfer of command of MARFORPAC, during the Change of Command Ceremony Aug. 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Dietz)
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Philippine Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Eric Castino performs mechanical advantage control holds on U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Rodriguez, with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Headquarters Group, at Fort Bonifacio, Philippines Aug. 04, 2014 during the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar field training exercise. The effective use of non-lethal weapons can be extremely valuable during rescue missions, for force protection in civil disturbances, while controlling rioting and prisoners of war, for checkpoint or convoy operations, HA/DR operations, or in situations in which civilians are used to mask a military attack.
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Philippine National Police Inspector Johnathan Catig has mechanical advantange control holds conducted on him at Fort Bonifacio, Philippines on Aug. 04, 2014 during the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar field training exercise. The effective use of non-lethal weapons can be extremely valuable during rescue missions, for force protection in civil disturbances, while controlling rioting and prisoners of war, for checkpoint or convoy operations, HA/DR operations, or in situations in which civilians are used to mask a military attack.
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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Joshua McFarland with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Headquarters Group observes service members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police practicing mechanical advantage control hold techniques at Fort Bonifacio, Philippines on Aug. 04, 2014 during the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar field training exercise. The effective use of non-lethal weapons can be extremely valuable during rescue missions, for force protection in civil disturbances, while controlling rioting and prisoners of war, for checkpoint or convoy operations, HA/DR operations, or in situations in which civilians are used to mask a military attack.
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Philippine Air Force 2nd Lt. Wilzon Paul Nicolas (left) and 2nd Lt. Jayson Martir practice mechanical advantage control holds together at Fort Bonifacio, Philippines Aug. 04, 2014 during the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar field training exercise. The effective use of non-lethal weapons can be extremely valuable during rescue missions, for force protection in civil disturbances, while controlling rioting and prisoners of war, for checkpoint or convoy operations, HA/DR operations, or in situations in which civilians are used to mask a military attack.
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FORT BONIFACIO, Philippines – Police Officer Rafael B. Muchuelas, a lead instructor with the Philippine National Police (PNP), performs a Mechanical Advantage Control Hold (MACH) on Jonathan Catig, a police inspector with the PNP, Aug. 4, during Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar 2014. NOLES is an annual field-training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, and hosted by various nations throughout the Asia-Pacific.  This is the 13th iteration of NOLES with members from the AFP, and Philippine National Police participating.
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FORT BONIFACIO, Philippines – Philippine Air Force 2nd Lt. Wilzon P. Nicolas, commander of Honor Escort and Ceremonial group and participant of Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2014, observes a Mechanical Advantage Control Hold (MACH) technique being taught Aug. 4. NOLES is an annual field-training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted by various nations throughout the Asia-Pacific. This is the 13th iteration of NOLES with members from the AFP, and Philippine National Police participating.
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MARINE BARRACKS RUDIARDO BROWN, Philippines – (From left to right) Philippine Brig. Gen. Arthur Ang, the U.S Ambassador to the Philippines, The Honorable Philip S. Goldberg, and Brig. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general, 1st Marine Logistics Group, observe participants of Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2014, August 14, during a demonstration of Non-lethal Weapons techniques. NOLES is an annual field-training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, and hosted by various nations throughout the Asia-Pacific. This is the 13th iteration of NOLES with members from the AFP, and Philippine National Police participating.
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MARINE BARRACKS RUDIARDO BROWN, Philippines – Cpl. Christopher Schumacher, a fiscal budget technician with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific performs a Mechanical Advantage Control Hold after being sprayed with Oleoresin Capsicum, during a demonstration of Non-lethal Weapons techniques, August 14. NOLES is an annual field-training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, and hosted by various nations throughout the Asia-Pacific. This is the 13th iteration of NOLES with members from the AFP, and Philippine National Police participating.
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POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - Australian soldiers assigned to 5th Royal Australian Regiment fire an 84 mm M3 Carl Gustave rocket launcher at Range 10, Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 20, during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Callahan/Released)
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POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - A Marine with Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, prepares grenades before conducting a grenade range at Range 5C in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 20, during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (Photo by Sgt. Sarah Dietz/Released)
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