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Female Marine work with testing equipment at the Electronic Support Branch

A fire team of marine officer candidates from The Basic School are slowly approaching a hut near the edge of a mockup Southeast Asian village

A side view of the colors being presented during a Marine Corps Birthday Pageant

Denmark trucks carry U.S. Marine M-60A1 tanks to the railroad yard for transportation to Eutin, West Germany. The 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade is participating in the NATO exercise Northern Wedding

U.S. Marines march down a road toward their objective. The 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade is participating in the NATO exercise Northern Wedding

Combat-ready Marines of the 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade charge out of LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicles on Red Beach during the NATO exercise Northern Wedding

Two personnel tracked landing vehicles (LVTP-7) prepare to come ashore on Red Beach during a NATO exercise. The 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade is participating in the NATO exercise Northern Wedding

Members of a Marine combat-ready squad wear their field protective masks during their training with members of the NATO forces. The 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade is participating in the NATO exercise Northern Wedding on Red Beach

A Marine M-35 2 1/2-ton truck is too heavy for the soft wet Red Beach and sinks in the sand. The 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade is participating in the NATO exercise Northern Wedding

A Dutch Marine aims at his target as he looks through the sight of his 84mm Carl Gustaf anti-tank system. The Dutch Marines are participating in the NATO exercise Northern Wedding

Combat-ready Marines debark from two LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicles on Red Beach during a NATO exercise. The 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade is participating in the NATO exercise Northern Wedding

Dutch Marines prepare their positions inland from Red Beach. They are getting ready for the NATO exercise Northern Wedding

Dutch Marines take a lunch break while participating in the NATO exercise Northern Wedding

A squad of Marines from the 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade is given a briefing. Next to them is an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle. The 4th MAU is participating in the NATO exercise Northern Wedding

Combat-ready U.S. Marine infantrymen and tanks move toward their objective on Red Beach. The 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade is participating in the NATO exercise Northern Wedding

Marines from the 1ST Marine Air Wing who are taking part in the Marine amphibious unit landing exercise, receive cold weather boots as part of their cold weather clothing

An AV-8 Harrier aircraft arrives to take part in the Marine amphibious unit landing exercise. The aircraft is being directed by a ground crewman

LCPL Muluaney makes an adjustment to a multi-channel radio antenna

Marines show two NROTC students how to handle blasting caps and detonators for mines

Woman Marine LCPL Sherry Bateman instructs CPL Donald Lane on how to operate the tape cleaner for computer tapes

A Marine Corps personnel carrier, half track (M3), viewed from the left front with camouflage paint and without the canvas top

A Canadian armored vehicle general purpose (AVGP) Cougar demonstrates its amphibious abilities in the Potomac River. The Cougar is one of two AVGP being demonstrated before an audience of more than 100 Marines and civilians

The Canadian armored vehicle general purpose (AVGP) doesn't have any problem going over obstacles during a mobility demonstration at the Murphy Demonstration Area

Major General Edward J. Bronars, Commanding General, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, congratulates Colonel Gerald L. Ellis as the colonel takes command of Marine Aircraft Group 32

COL Gerald L. Ellis assumes command of Marine Aircraft Group 32 from COL James L. McManaway. Ellis is wearing the sunglasses

MAJ Harold Slacum squats beside a German Maxim machine gun circa 1900. The gun is a part of the 500-piece collection of German memorabilia that the major has been collecting since he was a teenager

MAJ Thomas C. McClay receives the Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 32 Colors as he relieves LTC Frederick F. Harshbarger of command

LCPL Peter C. Fisher of Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 211 (VMA-211) makes repairs to a Marine A-4M Skyhawk aircraft

CPL Larry Kuzhiak on air traffic controller talk

Midshipmen participate in a rope rappelling class at the Infantry Training School, while on their college spring break and tour of Camp Pendleton

A midshipmen is instructed by a Marine instructor on how to put on a rope during rope rappelling class at the Infantry Training School. The midshipman is on his collge spring break and is touring Camp Pendleton with other many other midshipmen

LCPL H. D. Sulger of the base communications center is processing a message on a Univac optical character reader so that the message can be transmitted to another military base

An instructor adjusts the oxygen mask for one of the Marine students during their low compression chamber test

LCPL Edward D. Ford of Co. A, 1ST Bn., 12th Marines, 3rd Mar. Div., Fleet Marine Force, guards part of the perimeter with an M-60 machine gun during the battalion's combat readiness evaluation at the Pakalula Training Area

A view of the Marine Corps birthday pageant held in the stadium

Former Commandant of the U. S. Marine Corps GEN Wallace M. Greene (second from left), is the guest of honor at a Marine Corps birthday pageant held in the stadium. To his left is LGEN Lewis J. Fields, commanding general

The morning color guard detail stands at attention, as the trumpeter sounds "Attention to Colors"

A woman Marine sergeant, who is a member of the band blows her trumpet, during a Marine Corps Birthday Pageant held in the stadium

During 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion's mass casualty field training at the Central Training Area, serious casualties are transported from the field aid station by CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter to the 3rd Medical Battalion Dispensary at Camp Hansen

SGT Michael K. Lahammer is a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron 18 and has the job of tracking all approaching aircraft by using a headset and equipment with a status display screen

One of the many jobs that PFC Robert W. Cook has with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron 18, is the posting of flight times on a glass display panel

During 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion's mass casualty field training at the Central Training Area, LCPL Pete Leyva is one of the make believe casualties with a fractured leg. PFC Russell Boyes tends to Leyva's leg by using his rifle as a splint

LCPL Terry Jackson keeps a record of the minefield his company is laying during their field training at the Central Training Area

SSGT F. Berry, commander, 2nd Plt., Co. A., Bn. Landing Team 1/2, briefs his squad leaders after the company had assaulted Scusset Beach and moved to Camp Edwards for their field exercise

An M-48 tractor attached to a flatbed trailer is covered with a large camouflage net during Marine training at the Central Training Area. The Marines are a part of the 3rd Marine Division

During 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion's mass casualty field training at the Central Training Area, one of the casualties is placed on a stretcher and taken to the field aid station

During 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion's mass casualty field training at the Central Training Area, LCPL Pete Goodson is one of the "casualties" with a chest wound. He is attended to by Hospitalman Ray Werts of Charlie Company

SGT Aguus R. Keydeniers gives SGT Robert C. Bunce a helping hand at loading a pallet of 50-gallon drums onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft

Two Guamanian brothers from Yona Village, left their heavy equipment business to join the United States Marine Corps to become marine mechanics. They are now a part of the 9th Motor Transport Battalion. They are, left to right, LCPL Thomas S. Munoz and CPL Victor E. Munoz

MGYSGT Vernon Zuleger, non-commissioned officer in charge of the Marine Corps Rifle Team, Weapons Training Battalion, aims his COL .45 pistol during target practice at the Marine Corps Development and Education Command

LCPL L. Patrick and another Marine from the demonstration platoon explain tactical techniques to the candidates at the Officer Candidate School, Marine Corps Development and Education Command. They are armed with an M-16A1 rifle

LCPL S. Saunders applies camouflage make-up on his squad leader, CPL C. Candelario, during their training in tactical maneuvers at the Marine Corps Development and Education Command. Both men are from the Marine detachment of the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62)

LCPL S. Saunders from the Marine detachment of the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) moves out with his M-16A1 rifle during tactical maneuvers at the Marine Corps Development and Education Command

LCPL S. Saunders applies camouflage make-up on the face of his squad leader, CPL C. Candelario, during their training in tactical maneuvers at the Marine Corps Development and Education Command. Both men are from the Marine detachment of the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62)

CPL C. Candelario gives directions to his assistant, LCPL S. Saunders, both from the Marine detachment of the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62), during their training in tactical maneuvers at the Marine Corps Development and Education Command. The men are armed with M-16A1 rifles

ROTC midshipmen do push-ups during a physical training period at the Officer Candidate School

A female midshipman, from the University of North Carolina, tries to keep her balance as she walks across an obstacle on the Officer Candidate School Obstacle Course. Other female members of the Reserve Officer's Training Corps wait their turn behind her

A Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lifts a Canadian armored vehicle, general purpose (AVGP), Cougar, with ease. The vehicle can be fielded under 14 tons

GYSGT C.W. Simpson and SSGT E.M. Curtis prepare a food plot for the wild game at the Indian Lake Wildlife Refuge that is located on the base. Simpson is the base game warden

GYSGT C.W. Simpson, base game warden for the Indian Lake Wildlife Refuge, plants a food plot by using a tractor. The refuge is located on the Marine Base

SGT D.M. Scherrer is the supply liaison for civilians and military personnel on the base. Here, he is pictured making notes for a supply order for the Maintenance Branch, Facilities and Services Division

A Marine infantryman provides a field of covering fire with his M-60 machine gun during a field exercise. In the background, an Army UH-1 Iroquois helicopter prepares to land. The Marine is a member of Co. F, 2nd Bn., 1ST Marines

Army helicopter pilots and Marine infantry officers take notes during a briefing prior to an assault on combat town. Marines from Co. F, 2nd Bn., 1ST Marines, are taking part in the field exercise

During a break period on a 120-mile hike, LCPL Fred Spurlin, Combat Service Support Detachment 17, takes a quick nap while holding his M-16A1 rifle close. A total of 130 Marines are marching from Twentynine Palms to Camp Pendleton

While aboard the dock landing ship, USS PLYMOUTH ROCK (LSD-29), LCPL William Robb of Weapons Co., 3rd Bn., 6th Mar., shows a group of Colombian Marines how to hold an M-60A1 machine gun in the off-hand position. The Marines are preparing for the joint amphibious landing exercise, Unitas XXII

A replica of the Japanese battleship YAMOTO

Private First Class Jim Bates of the 1ST Forward Area Defense Platoon, Marine Corps Air Support Squadron 2, aims a tracking-head trainer during exercise Coral Aces. The trainer simulates the Redeye lightweight surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile launcher

Marines get special training in preparation for security guard duty in the Delmar area. CPL Gary E. Bocra, an instructor, demonstrates a take-down hand hold on LCPL Frank J. Kevin as part of the training

During a personnel inspection of the U.S. Marine detachment aboard the dock landing ship, USS PLYMOUTH ROCK (LSD-29), VADM Brigido of the Brazilian navy, speaks to LCPL Trujillio, Co. K, 3rd Bn., 6th Mar. The Marines are here to participate in the amphibious landing exercise, Unitas XXII

CPL Julio Melendez (half kneeling) and LCPL Kurtis St. Dennis of the 2nd Squad, 1ST Plt., Co. C, 1ST Bn., 23rd Marines, are observing their company's live firing exercise at range 408

LCPL Guy Green along with other members of Co. K, 3rd Bn., 6th Mar., are going through the Brazilian marine obstacle course. This is a part of cross training between the two countries, prior to their participating in the amphibious landing exercise, Unitas XXII

GYSGT Ronald D. Smith, one of the evaluators from Co. C., 1ST Bn., 12th Marines, 3rd Mar. Div., Fleet Marine Force, checks LCPL Richard S. McKinnon's M-60 machine gun, during the battalion's combat readiness evaluation at the Pakalula Training Area

Marines and Air Force personnel load a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter into a C-5A Galaxy aircraft at MCAS (H) Futenma. Three CH-46's are being loaded aboard the C-5A for transport to MCAS (H) Tustin, California, via Hawaii. The helicopters are from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163)

Marines and Air Force personnel load a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter into a C-5A Galaxy aircraft at MCAS (H) Futenma. Three CH-46's are being loaded aboard the C-5A for transport to MCAS (H) Tustin, California, via Hawaii. The helicopters are from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163)

LCPL Winford E. Fisher from Technical Air Refueling Dispersing System 27, Cherry Point, North Carolina, guides in a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter with a fuel bladder attached, to the drop point during Exercise Crisex '81

MGEN Lawrence F. Sullivan, commanding general, Marine Corps Logistics Base, holds a gift from 1LT J. J. Sanga and MSGT U. A. Almajar of the Republic of the Philippines

U.S. Marine LCPL Patricio Taucan of Co. K, 3rd Bn., 6th Mar., is interviewed by the Chilean television news media

A combat-ready Marine, LCPL Williams, checks the scope of the M-151 jeep-mounted heavy anti-tank weapon (TOW) during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

In preparation for setting up the 105mm howitzer, LCPL Hodges digs a fire pit for his gun team. These Marines are participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

A combat-ready Marine, LCPL Jones, armed with an M-16A1 rifle, is in the prone position behind a rock to shield his body from possible enemy fire. The Marine is a participant in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Combat-ready LCPL Davis and other members of his fire team from Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, have just left an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle and are in the prone position, armed with M-16A1 rifles, on the crest of a hill. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

During Operation CAX-1-2-82, LCPL Jones of Hotel Company, 1ST Battalion, 10th Marines, prepares the rounds (ammunition) for his 105mm howitzer team

A combat-ready Marine, LCPL Smith, checks the sight on an M-29 81mm mortar prior to the next fire mission during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

While aboard the dock landing ship, USS PLYMOUTH ROCK (LSD-29), LCPL Trujillio shows a Peruvian Marine the operation of his M-16A1 rifle. Trujillio is here with Co. 3rd Bn., 6th Mar., to participate in Operation exercise Unitas XXII with many South American countries

LCPL G.C. Bryant III Models the Marine Corps uniform from the World War II era at the 206th Marine Corps birthday ball

LCPL David Williams, right, and other Marines clean their M-16 rifles aboard the tank landing ship USS FRESNO (LST-1182) during the trip to Korea to participate in exercise Team Spirit '82

Marines of the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion undergo training with the bangalore torpedo. PFC Edward Tapia (left), and LCPL Pete Leyva check this section of the torpedo to see which ends go together

Marine Corps LCPL Stephen Dickerson, India Company, displays a flower garland, presented to him in a parade, during exercise Team Spirit '82

LTC R.E. Dennison, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Inspector General's team, checks the M-16A1 rifle of LCPL M.A. Warshing, during a rifle and personnel inspection

During the U.S. Marine Corps Inspector General's inspection, BGEN Clyde D. Dean, inspector general, talks to LCPL N.C. Howlett about the wearing of the Marine uniform

LCPL Brenda Brown of the Military Police Company, stands at attention as MAJ W.A. Tweed, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Inspector General's team, talks to her during a personnel inspection

LCPL Tony Kennedy from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 235 (VMFA-235) mounts a fin on an AIM-7 Sparrow III missile before it is loaded aboard an F-4E Phantom II aircraft

LCPL Tony Kennedy, left, from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 235 (VMFA-235) helps load an AIM-7 Sparrow III missile aboard an F-4 Phantom II aircraft

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Kathryn M. Heezen stands guard in front of Marine One, a VH-3/D Sea King helicopter from Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 (HMX-1). She is a member of the presidential security guard

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Kathryn M. Heezen stands guard in front of Marine One, a VH-3/D Sea King helicopter from Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 (HMX-1). She is a member of the presidential security guard

LCPL Marshall and PFC Williams prepare a machine gun position for a live fire exercise during Operation CAX 4-81

CDR Richard Owen Kay, USNR-R (covered)

CDR Michael Stone Wade, USNR-R (covered)

CDR Glennon Michael Silliman, USNR-R (covered)

During Operation CAX 6-82, LCPL Mendez and his buddy from 2nd Battalion, 1ST Marines, 1ST Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, takes times to eat C-rations after digging their two-man fighting hole