The 2nd Marine Divison Band marches out of the Aisne-Marne American Memorial Cemetery in Belleau, France following the Memorial Day ceremony on May 29, 2016. Marines with 6th Marine Regiment and the 2nd Marine ... More
The 1st Armored Division Band, Fort Bliss, Texas, played the Army Song, the MP Regimental March as well as the National Anthem at the Change of Command and Change of Responsibility for 93D Military Police Batta... More
Paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division dismount a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an air assault mission at Freedom Village on Fo... More
Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew P. Stanley, now a chief petty officer and the group religious program specialist for 2nd Marine Logistics Group, stands on the deck of the USS Anzio in the North Arabian Sea. Stan... More
Lt. Col. Benjamin J. Palmer, former commanding officer of the 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, died as a result of wounds received from enemy small-arms fire in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 12.
Runners start the 10th annual Armed Services YMCA Mud Run at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. More than 2,500 service members and civilians participated in the 8K run through sand and mud. All ... More
Lt. Col. Scott E. Conway relieved his command of Marine Wing Support Squadron 274 to Lt. Col. Sean C. Killeen during a ceremony at the Naval Health Clinic parade field aboard Cherry Point, N.C., Aug. 17. Conwa... More
Lt. Col. Joel A. Burdette relieved his post as commanding officer of 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion to Maj. Scott E. Cobb during a ceremony at the battalion headquarters Aug. 31. Burdette, a native of T... More
Maj. Aaron Lilley (center), a Stability Transition Team advisor with 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center, and a Manhattan, ... More
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand Province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan -- Gunnery Sgt. Christopher McDougal, the lead instructor of a battalion MCMAP course, demonstrates the proper technique for tapping out durin... More
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Staff Sgt. Michael Price (right), Benton Harbor, Mich., native, takes time to talk with a junior Marine during a break. The casualty watch staff non-commissio... More
From left to right, 2nd Lts. Charles M. Felps, Brian C. Neri, James D. Glover and Kathryn M. Wichard review their notes and create a plan of action for calling in practice airstrikes against targets on a terrai... More
A 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion Marine takes notes during a mission brief before their foot patrol of the dense vegetation surrounding Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue May 17-19. Marines of B... More
The Marines on the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing non-commissioned officers’ staff ride to Belleau Wood had the chance to stop in Paris and take photos of the Eiffel Tower while on their way to Belleau, France, to se... More
Cpl. Richard L. Smith, right, watches as a Marine throws a grenade out of a training pit during Battery B, 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion’s grenade training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, June 8. Mo... More
Staff Sgt. Jerry M. Williams Jr., left, a trumpet player for the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing band, plays taps to honor those who’ve fallen for the flag, at the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band’s concert in Troy, N.Y.... More
More than 40 unserviceable U.S. flags are set to be put to rest during 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion’s flag disposal ceremony outside of Battery A, June 14.
The former 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Headquarters Building, Building 80, is torn down after more than 60 years of service aboard Cherry Point, June 15. The building was built in the mid 1940s as a temporary home... More
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nicholas Hizer, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing combat camera officer, informs Tyonek Engineering and Agile Manufacturing corporation, AAR Mobility and U.S. Special Operations Command represent... More
Sgt. Maj. Mario P. Fields, the incoming sergeant major of Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2, salutes Lt. Col. Thomas J. Witczak, commanding officer of the squadron, during the relief and appointment ceremony July 1.
Sgt. Maj. Brett C. Scheuer passes the unit enlisted sword to Lt. Col. Paul A. Rosenbloom during the Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 Relief and Appointment Ceremony at the squadron headquarters, July 7.
Lance Cpl. Kenneth S. Glutz throws the softball to first base during Motor Transport Company’s first softball game against the Air Operations Company at Marine Wing Support Squadron 274’s family day event at th... More
Cherry Point Aircraft Rescue Firefighters with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and Marine Wing Support Squadron 274 practice a bunker drill in preparation for a possible emergency NASA shuttle landing July 8.
Col. Andrew Shorter, commanding officer with Marine Aircraft Group 14, congratulates and awards Gunnery Sgt. Matthew L. Rumfelt, quality assurance chief with Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 1, with ... More
A KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 aerial refuels an MV-22B Osprey on a long distance aerial refueling exercise July 12. Two C-130s with 252 teamed up with four more C-130s and several... More
Marine and sailors from Special Operations Training Group, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, dangle 100 feet below a CH-53E and roughly 300 feet off the ground during their Special Purpose Insertion and Extractio... More
Lance Cpl. Kyle J. Goss feeds his son Remington, 7 months, for the last time before he leaves for deployment with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 to the Horn of Africa July 17. The Marines will be providin... More
John Fisher, a former customer service representative for Rolls-Royce, served as the expert on the Pegasus engine that powers the AV-8B Harrier. According to maintenance Marines he trained, Fisher is responsibl... More
Maj. Walter D. Reece attempts to release the locks on a window during the Aircraft Survival Training Course July 28. The ASTC aboard Cherry Point is one of the eight facilities in the United States used for wat... More
Lance Cpl. Joseph Sanchez, a reproduction specialist with 2nd MAW Combat Camera, practices a MCMAP hip throw on Lance Cpl. Nicholas Blackketter, an operations divisions training clerk with MWHS-2, during a MCMA... More
Col. Philip J. Zimmerman, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., speaks to hundreds of locals at Havelock’s national night out, Aug. 2.
Patrick Jolle entertains Marine and Navy patrons at Cunningham’s during his comedic act Aug. 4. As part of the Saints and Sinners comedy tour, Jolle has also gone to Kuwait and Iraq to entertain America’s troop... More
Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 Marines prepare to take off into the Slocum Creek during the squadron’s family day canoe race Aug. 5. A few hundred Marines, sailors and family members cheered on a... More
Gen. James F. Amos, 35th commandant of the Marine Corps speaks to Marines and sailors in the MCAS Cherry Point theater, Aug. 9. The visit marked the first time Amos has visited Cherry Point since his appointmen... More
Families welcome home their loved ones who returned after a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan during the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 return Aug. 8. More than 70 Marines with VMGR-252 and M... More
Lance Cpl. Brandon S. Hill, an air traffic control navigation aids technician with Marine Air Control Squadron 2, hugs his wife Casey and 5-month-old daughter Mackenzie, before leaving with Marine Air Communica... More
Maj. Nathan A. Mentink stands at attention as he prepares to take the Combat Logistics Company 21 colors from Chief Warrant Officer 3 Thomas A. Reconnu during the CLC-21 change of command ceremony Aug. 11. Reco... More
Lt. Col’s Todd M. Caruso and Adam M. Musoff salute the colors during the VMAQ-2 change of command ceremony aboard MCAS Cherry Point Aug. 12. Caruso relinquished command to Musoff after what he explains as, “a f... More
Donna M. Bagley, the school liaison officer for MCAS Cherry Point, sits down with a Marine to discuss the school history folder used by school liaisons during a meeting, Aug. 16.
Shelby Beasley, a defensive specialist for the East Carolina University women’s volleyball team, bumps the ball to her teammate during the ECU Volleyball Social at Cunningham’s Extreme Outdoor Park Aug. 16. The... More
Cpl. Justin Armstrong, the chief instructor at the Cherry Point combat pool with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2, acts as a victim waiting to be rescued in full combat gear during the advanced water surviva... More
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jonathan R. Cape launches the ball toward home after getting the force out at first base during the 2011 East Coast Regional Softball Tournament Aug. 19. Cape and Petty Officer 3rd Class... More
Air crew Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 274 conduct a “hot reload” of Mk-76 training rockets on an AV-8B Harrier at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue as a part of the Tactical Air Control Pa... More
Lt. Col. Thomas J. Witczak, commanding officer of Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2, dressed as Professor Serverus Snape from the Harry Potter movie series, teaches two “new Hogwarts students” how to duel dur... More
High winds and rain impacts areas around the headquarter building for Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Aug. 27 at approximately 10 a.m. All movement around the base was suspended immediately upon th... More
The Playboys quarterback Sam E. Rhodes (left) passes to Jamie L. Dorsey (right) inches over Rock Stars defender Cord M. Ybarra’s reach during the 2011 Intramural Flag Football Championship game at a softball co... More
Cpl. Jacob B. Mol, a tool room manager for Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3 cooks up a batch of burgers and hot dogs during their unit’s tailgate party at Grainger Stadium, Aug. 31, 2011. For a day... More
Col. Phillip Zimmerman (right), commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Base, talks to retired Maj. Gen. Hugh Overholt, left, and retired Navy Cmdr. Champ Mitchell at a Cherry Point community appreciation recept... More
Squadron intelligence course graduate Lance Cpl. Jaime Novotney, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, receives her certificate from Maj. Michael Pretus, 2nd MAW assistant chief of staff, at the SIC graduation Sept. 2. The... More
Jordan Lane, the son of Maj. Leron Lane, pins the rank of major on his father’s collar during a promotion ceremony and luncheon held at Millers Landing on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Sept. 4. J... More
Cpl. Lindsey L. Goodwin SSEC Clerk MWHS-2 26 years old Sept. 11, 2001 – 16 year old student. – 11th Grade Physics Class at Friendswood High School “It was scary. I lived right down the road from several chemica... More
Jim Chittick, president of the New Bern Civic Theatre board of directors, preaches to the locals of New Bern why it is so important to commemorate the ones who were lost during the 9/11 tragedy at the civic the... More
Eight Cherry Point Marines and sailors were selected to compete with the men and women’s All-Marine softball teams against the other branches of the U.S. military during the 2011 Armed Forces Softball Champions... More
Marines, sailors and civilians paid tribute to the victims of Sept. 11 during a morning colors ceremony in front of the headquarters building at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Friday. The memorial... More
Leathernecks from Marine Air Control Group 28 return to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., from a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan, Friday. There are five squadrons and one battalion that make up... More
Cpl. Timothy W. Dockum, a mechanic and crew chief for Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 holds on tight as the MV-22B Osprey maneuvers over the Belizean countryside, Sept. 10. Belize offers many training oppo... More
An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 kicks up a dirt storm during a confined area landing at a dirt landing zone in Belize Saturday. In combat theaters, it is necessary to land at unimprove... More
Golf carts line up to take the participants of the Commander’s Cup golf tournament at the Sound of Freedom golf course Sept. 10. The amateur tournament is a way for retired and active duty service members to bu... More
Cherry Point Marines form the rifle squad for the 9/11 Memorial unveiling ceremony at the Havelock Fire Department Sept. 11. More than 100 people attended the ceremony and saw the artifact of the World Trade Ce... More
Carolina Lauer, a program assistant with Marine Corps Community Services Child Development Center, and students read along to the book “No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed,” in Lauer’s last toddler class before ... More
Cpl. Sean Litchfield, the chief Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival at the Cherry Point combat pool, gives the safety brief during the intermediate portion of the new water survival course that replaced t... More
Tour guide Onofre Vellos gives the Marines of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 a Mayan math lesson atop a ruin at Altun Ha, Belize, Sept. 14. Despite never moving past the Stone Age, the Mayans were still e... More
A unmanned aerial target, flown and provided by Griffon Aerospace, prepares to take off from its launch point on Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., during the 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense... More
Marine and civilian firefighters spray water on a Mobile Aircraft Fire Trainer Device to put out a propane-controlled fire at the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport, Sept. 17. Throughout the training each team w... More
Metal rigid containment systems holding a 7-Ton at the Marine Air Support Squadron 1 Sept. 19. The durability of the metal containers outweighed the costs of the nylon ones used before.
Marine Attack Squadron 203 reached its quota of qualified AV-8B Harrier pilots early and became the first aviation training squadron in the Marine Corps to reach its quota this year.
Food service specialist Lance Cpl. Hanna Block puts a few last-minute touches on her presentation, using chocolate and caramel decorations to garnish the dessert plates she will serve the judges at the Mess Hal... More
Maj. Gen. Jon M. Davis, commanding general of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, takes the lead on preventative disease control with a flu shot and two other shots to keep him deployment ready. “I had my shots first... More
Cherry Point Patrons attending the 2011 Operation Ball Gown at Miller's Landing watched the three invitations to Marine Corps Balls from three Marines one who invited Snooki, played By Jesi Flora, to his ball t... More
Pfc Tyler J. Skinner, a student with the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, takes a pressure reading on the school’s AV-8B Harrier Maintenance Trainer during a class on proper hydraulic servicing giv... More
The Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron color guard stands ready for the 2011 Morehead City Veterans Day Parade to start in Morehead City, N.C., Nov. 5, 2011. "This parade was hosted to help show our appreci... More
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 Commanding Officer Lt. Col. James B. Wellons handles the sword of office before passing it to the squadron's new sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. David R. Stocks during a re... More
Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467’s new commanding officer, Lt. Col. William J. Bartolomea, remarks how excited he is to be a part of his new squadron Nov. 9. 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Commanding Gener... More
Nicholas Sparks signs his latest book for Sgt. Amy J. Hastie during the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point 2011 Toys for Tots Kickoff Event at the station theater Nov. 12.
Capt. Jon C. Banks, an EA-6B pilot, shares his first kiss in months with his wife, Deborah, in front of their children, Magnolia and Amalia, on the MCAS Cherry Point flightline when Marine Tactical Electronic W... More
The station color guard waits to present the Marine Corps flag for the singing of the national anthem by Lauren Alaina during the third annual Guitar Pull at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point theater, Nov. 16.
Kelly Narowski, a certified safety teacher, stresses the importance of safe driving habits during her presentation at the Cherry Point theater, Nov. 17. Narowski became a paraplegic in her twenties as a result ... More
Sgt. Maj. Scott D. Grade, left, and Sgt. Maj. Christopher J. Campbell stand before the commanding officer of Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 during VMU-2’s relief and appointment ceremony Nov. 18. The... More
Lt. Col. Thomas D. Gore, former commanding officer of Marine Attack Squadron 223, and a native of Tampa, Fla., pilots an AV-8B Harrier over the Kajaki Dam in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 20. From Novembe... More