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20 OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOS FROM MAY 2020

May 31, 2020

This report originally publishes at marines.mil.

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.

Prepare to Fire Photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons

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.

Combined Arms Photo by Lance Cpl. Gadiel Zaragoza

A U.S. Marine observes effects of an explosion during a field exercise on San Clemente Island, Calif., May 8.

Illuminate the Sky Photo by Staff Sgt. Patricia Morris

U.S. Marines observe 81 mm mortar illumination during a Fire Support Coordination Exercise in the United Arab Emirates, May 14.

Close Quarters Tactics Photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell

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.

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Fly Over Photo by Sanders Hall

F-15E Strike Eagles fly over the Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, N.C., May 1.

Commence Firing Photo by Cpl. Tia Carr

A U.S. Marine fires his M9 pistol during a live fire range on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 7.

Go Fetch Photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer

U.S. Marines debrief after conducting military operations in urban terrain training on Camp Hansen, Japan, May 8.

Helicopter Support Photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary Zephir

A U.S. Marine conducts helicopter support team training along with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 11.

Non-lethal Weapons Photo by Cpl. Sarah Stegall

A U.S. Marine endures a taser shock during a non-lethal weapons course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 21.

Post Up Photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson

A U.S. Marine provides security during a squad-level attack exercise at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, May 20.

Rinse Off Photo by Cpl. Sarah Stegall

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.

SpaceX Falcon Photo by Courtesy Photo

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.

Take Off Photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson

U.S. Marines prepare an MV-22B Osprey for takeoff prior to conducting a training exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 28.

Amphibious Assault Photo by Cpl. Matthew Kirk

U.S. Marines traverse through water during an amphibious assault exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 28.

For the Fallen Photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary Beatty

The Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego Color guard, participates in an annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, May 25.

Live Fire Photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.

A U.S. Marine assaults an objective during a live-fire assault range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 5.

Engage and Destroy Photo by Sgt. Manuel Serrano

U.S. Marines conduct simulated fire missions with a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during an exercise at San Clemente Island, May 2.

Combat Operations Photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer

U.S. Marines prepare to fire a round from a 60mm mortar during training on Camp Hansen, Japan, May 4.

Flightline Watch Photo by Marine Corps Sgt. Alex Kouns

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.

Flight Formation Photo by Cpl. Eric Tso

U.S. Marines conduct a flight training exercise with the MV-22B Osprey along the shores of Oahu, Hawaii, May 28.

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