From the Clouds A Marine serving with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit's ground combat element, Battalion Landing Team 3/1 fast ropes out of a UH-1Y Huey onto USS Makin Island here May 31. The unit is deployed as part of the Makin Island Ready Group, a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gene A. Ainsworth III)
1st Lt. Ross Matheny, the assistant operations officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, greets his wife during a welcome back ceremony at the French Creek Recreation Center aboard Camp Lejuene, N.C., Aug. 12, 2010. #military homecoming
Their work and sacrifice continues! Caption: Family and friends say goodbye to South Carolina Air National Guardsmen and active duty personnel from the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., April 8, 2012. On this Easter Sunday, personnel are departing from McEntire for an air expeditionary force deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More than a dozen South Carolina Air National Guard F-16 fighter jets and nearly 500 personnel will deploy.
MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. -Friends of the Marines and sailors of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, find a unique way of saying goodbye to their friends shortly before the buses pull out April 6, 2011.Lance Cpl. Sarah Anderson, 4/6/2011 5:07 AM