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 May.
A U.S. Marine prepares to fire an M240B machine gun off a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle during a live-fire training event on Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 11.
A U.S. Marine observes effects of an explosion during a field exercise on San Clemente Island, Calif., May 8.
U.S. Marines observe 81 mm mortar illumination during a Fire Support Coordination Exercise in the United Arab Emirates, May 14.
A special amphibious reconnaissance corpsman fires his M45A1 service pistol during a stress shoot as part of a close-quarters tactics range on Camp Hansen, Japan, May 14.
F-15E Strike Eagles fly over the Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, N.C., May 1.
A U.S. Marine fires his M9 pistol during a live fire range on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 7.
U.S. Marines debrief after conducting military operations in urban terrain training on Camp Hansen, Japan, May 8.
A U.S. Marine conducts helicopter support team training along with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 11.
A U.S. Marine endures a taser shock during a non-lethal weapons course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 21.
A U.S. Marine provides security during a squad-level attack exercise at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, May 20.
A U.S. Marine cleans oleoresin capsaicin off his face during a non-lethal weapons course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 19.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen in this false color infrared exposure as it launched from Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station, May 30.
U.S. Marines prepare an MV-22B Osprey for takeoff prior to conducting a training exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 28.
U.S. Marines traverse through water during an amphibious assault exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 28.
The Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego Color guard, participates in an annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, May 25.
A U.S. Marine assaults an objective during a live-fire assault range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 5.
U.S. Marines conduct simulated fire missions with a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during an exercise at San Clemente Island, May 2.
U.S. Marines prepare to fire a round from a 60mm mortar during training on Camp Hansen, Japan, May 4.
A U.S. Marine watches the taxiway from the rear of an MV-22B Osprey, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 5.
U.S. Marines conduct a flight training exercise with the MV-22B Osprey along the shores of Oahu, Hawaii, May 28.