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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – Lance Cpl. Dylan Johnson, a cannon crewman with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, preps a 120 mm high explosive round prior to it being fired from a M327 Expeditionary Fire Support System Oct. 7 during a training and readiness evaluation. The artillerymen from 1st Bn., 12th Marines, spent two days out on the range for their final evaluation prior to leaving to Okinawa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erik Estrada)
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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – Cpl. Thong I. Xiong, the section chief for gun 1 with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, readies the M327 Expeditionary Fire Support System Oct. 7 during a training and readiness evaluation. As the section chief, Xiong is ultimately responsible for the performance of the entire gun crew and is heavily evaluated. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erik Estrada)
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An Amphibious Assault Vehicle from Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, departs the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during the Amphibious Landing Exercise 15. PHIBLEX is an annual bilateral training exercise conducted with the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
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NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND, ZAMBALES, LUZON, Philippines – Philippine and U.S. Marines assault their objective during a mechanized assault as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 at Naval Education Training Command, Zambales, Luzon, Philippines, Oct. 5. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S Marine and Navy forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations including disaster relief and complex expeditionary operations.. The U.S. Marines are with Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. The Philippine Marines are with 4th Marine Company, Battalion Landing Team - 9.
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PELELIU, Palau – Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael J. Smith, band officer for the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band, conducts the band during the opening of the 70th Anniversary ceremony commemorating the landing on Peleliu, Sept. 15. The band performed a series of musical pieces during the ceremony, including “Stars and Stripes” and “The Marines’ Hymn.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erik Estrada)
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PELELIU, Palau – Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band arrive on the Island of Peleliu, Sept. 15, for the 70th Anniversary of the battle there. Marking the first visit for a Marine Corps band in more than 50 years to the island. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erik Estrada)
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KOROR, Palau - Sgt. Christopher Calamari, a trumpeter with the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band assist the tuba player, Cpl. Stephan Mowen, during an evening concert performance at a local park, Sept. 16. Calamari and Mowen are members of the “Party Band,” that usually open up for the “Concert Band.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erik Estrada)
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KOROR, Palau – Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band perform for residents of Palau, during an evening concert, Sept. 16.  This was the last performance by the band there during their five-day visit on the Republic of Palau.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erik Estrada)
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KOROR, Palau - Marines of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band, sing as part of a perfomance held at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence, Sept. 14. The MarForPac Band was providing entertainment for guest and veterans at the reception. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erik Estrada)
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U.S. Marines make their way upstairs Sept. 20 during an island seizure exercise as part of Valiant Shield 2014. The compound was being held by soldiers with the Guam National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment who were role-playing as the opposing forces. The Marines are with. Company A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei/ Released)
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Marines from the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Color Guard and police officers from the Palau Police present the organizational colors of MarForPac and the national ensigns of Palau, Japan and the U.S. at the 70th Anniversary Ceremony for the Battle of Peleliu, Sept. 15. Americans, Japanese and local residents were present to recognize the landing that took place 70 years earlier and was known as one of the bloodiest battles Marines had to fight in during their time in the Pacific for World War II.
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A plaque dedicated to the 1st Marine Division sits atop Bloody Nose Ridge at the 1st Marine Division Memorial on the Island of Peleliu, Palau, Sept. 15. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the landing on Peleliu, in which Marines from the 1st Marine Division fought in and was one of the bloodiest battles during World War II in the Pacific.
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Rear Adm. Babette "Bette" Bolivar, commander of Joint Regions Marianas, and Maj. Gen. Charles L. Hudson, commander of Marine Corps Installations, Pacific salute a wreath presented at the 81st Army Infantry Regiment Memorial, Sept. 15, during a tour of the memorial sites on Peleliu. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the landing on Peleliu, which turned into the 'bitterest battle for the Marines' during their World War II campaign in the Pacific against the nation of Japan.
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Stefan Mantovani, holds a photo of his father, Sgt. Edgar Mantovani a soldier who was with the 81st Infantry Regiment that fought during the Battle of Peleliu, during the 70th Anniversary ceremony on the Island of Peleliu, Palau, Sept. 15. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the Landing on Peleliu, in which Marines from 1st Marine Division fought in and was one of the bloodiest battles during World War II in the Pacific.
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A former active-duty Marine from the 1st Marine Division observes members of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band practice prior to the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Peleliu ceremony, Sept. 15, on the Island of Peleliu, Palau. The anniversary marks the landing on Peleliu, in which Marines for the 1st Marine Division fought in and was one of the bloodiest battles during World War II in the Pacific. Both citizens and veterans from Japan and the U.S. were present at the ceremony.
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Maj. Gen. Charles L. Hudson, commander of Marine Corps Installations, Pacific gives remarks in front of the 1st Marine Division Memorial, during a tour of memorial sites around the island in honor of the 70th anniversary of the landing on Peleliu, Palau, Sept. 15. The battle following the landing would turn into one of the hardest fought battles for the Marines in the Pacific during World War II.
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