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PELELIU, Palau - Maj. Gen. Charles L. Hudson, commander of Marine Corps Installations, Pacific addresses local residents of Peleliu, Sept. 15, at the 70th Anniversary Ceremony for the Battle of Peleliu. The landing on Peleliu took place Sept. 15, 1944 and was one of the bloodiest battles Marines took part in during World War II. Residents and local authorities attended, as well as Marines and U.S. government officials to honor the sacrifices made by Marines and sailors during this battle.
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PELELIU, Palau - Kiyokazu Tsuchida, 94, and William Darling, 89, shake hands during a ceremony held in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the landing on Peleliu, Sept 15. Tsuchida was a soldier for Japan and Darling a Marine with the 1st Marine Division during the Battle of Peleliu, a battle that has been said to be the "bitterest battle for the Marines" during World War II.
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Marine Wing Support Squadrons 171 and 172, both currently assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, drill a hole into the ground as part of the M31 Marine Corps expeditionary arresting gear system in preparation for Valiant Shield 2014. Arresting gear is used to stop aircraft quickly in case they land on a short runway or experience an emergency. Valiant Shield is a a U.S. only exercise integrating U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps assets, offering real-world joint operational experience to develop capabilities that provide a full range of options to defend U.S. interests and those of its allies and partners.
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A CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, departs the flight deck of the USS San Diego during flight operations as part of  the 11th MEU's WESTPAC 14-2 deployment. The 11th MEU and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious missions across the full range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman/RELEASED)
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U.S. Marines with Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), offload a Humvee from a Landing Craft, Utility belonging to Navy Beach Unit 7, as part of Amphibious Integration Training (AIT) at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, Sept 4, 2014. The Marines, partnered with Amphibious Squadron-11, are conducting AIT aboard the USS Peleliu (LHA-5) in support of the regularly scheduled Fall Patrol ‘14.
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General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi bin Raja Mohamed Noor, left, Malaysian Chief of Army, and Lt. Gen. John Toolan, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, address reporters at a press conference following the closing ceremony of Malaysia-United States Amphibious Exercise 2014 at Kg Tanduo Beach, Malaysia, Sept. 2. MALUS AMPHEX 14 is a bilateral exercise between the 11th MEU and Malaysian Armed Forces that includes operational and tactical level training in planning, command and control, and combat service support using both ground and sea assets. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus/Released)
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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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