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July 01, 2020

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From Marines in the ranges of Japan to those in the waters of Hawaii, these are 20 of the most influential photos from around the Marine Corps during the month of June.

Readying Comms Photo by Lance Cpl. Garrett Kiger

A U.S. Marine programs radios for communication across the training area for Raid 1 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 4.

Get Low Photo by Lance Cpl. Alize Sotelo

A U.S. Marine participates in an endurance course during the Isaak Competition at Camp Geiger, N.C., June 8.

Mortar Training Photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer

U.S. Marines fire a round from a 61mm mortar during a live-fire range on Combined Arms Training Center Fuji, Japan, June 15.

Black Sea Transit Photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo Morrison

The DOS Regina Marina (FFHM 222), TCG Kinaliada (FSGHM 514), BGS Reshitelni (FSM 13) and the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transit the Black Sea behind the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), June 19.

Shouting Orders Photo by Sgt. Abrey Liggins

A U.S. Marine shouts orders to surrounding squad members during a squad fire and movement range at the Haltdalen Training Facility, Norway, June 21.

Applying Aid Photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick King

A U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class treats a patient during a 10-mile trauma run at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 17.

Fuji Viper Photo by Marine Corps Cpl. Savannah Mesimer

U.S. Marines utilize an M240B during a mixed weapons range on Combined Arms Training Center Fuji, Japan, June 19.

Live-Fire Photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer

A U.S. Marine participates in a live-fire M4 range on Combined Arms Training Center Fuji, Japan, June 17.

Gas Chamber Photo by Cpl. Dalton Swanbeck

A U.S. Marine burns a non-lethal chlorobenzylidene malononitrile capsule during a gas chamber qualification at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 19.

Dress Rehearsal Photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp

U.S. Marines conduct a full dress rehearsal in preparation for the upcoming Friday Evening Parades at the Oldest Post of the Corps, Washington, D.C., June 24.

Mountain Warfare Photo by Sgt. Abrey Liggins

U.S. Marines build a fighting position during the final exercise of their mountain warfare-training at the Haltdalen Training Facility, Norway, June 27.

Heavy Equipment Photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin

A U.S. Marine operates a 250G Hydraulic Excavator during the construction of a forward operating base at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 24.

Bullet Rain Photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Bray

U.S. Marines fire M240B medium machine guns at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 24.

Troop-To-Troop Transfer Photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons

U.S. Marines prepare rope for a troop-to-troop transfer off of Onslow Beach during a three-day ship-to-shore exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 26.

Crew Communication Photo by Lance Cpl. Elias Pimentel

A U.S. Marine communicates with in-flight crew during the squadron’s deployment for training at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., June 19.

Heavy Load Photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson

U.S. Marines fly with an M777 Howitzer during a hoist lift exercise alongside on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, June 18.

Target Observation Photo by Cpl. Josue Marquez

A U.S. Marine observes targets downrange during live-fire maneuver drills on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, June 18.

Hidden In Nature Photo by Sgt. Abrey Liggins

A U.S. Marine tests his concealment in an observation post during a fire team defense range at the Haltdalen Training Facility, Norway, June 17.

Night Range Photo by Cpl. Cutler Brice

U.S. Marines fire a M240B from an MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle during night time machine gun range in Kuwait, June 16.

Unknown Presence Photo by Cpl. Margaret Gale

A U.S. Marine posts security during an airfield assault and seizure simulation at Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field, Camp Davis, N.C., June 9.

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