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From Marines in the Gulf of Omen to the ranges of Okinawa, these are 20 of the most influential photos from around the Marine Corps during the month of March.



Shots Down Range Photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer


A U.S. Marine engages targets during a live-fire range on Camp Hansen, Japan, March 5.



Prepare For Flight Photo by Cpl. Seth Rosenberg


A U.S. Marine conducts flight operations aboard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), March 21.


Setting Security Photo by Cpl. Josue Marquez


A U.S. Marine sets security at a patrol base during Castaway 21.1 on Ie Shima, Japan, March 10.


Long Road Ahead Photo by Staff Sgt. Kassie McDole


U.S. Marine Corps joint light tactical vehicles maneuver to a vehicle staging area in Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, March 7.


Fire In The Hole Photo by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Aulick


U.S. Marines breach a door during a demolition range in Jordan, March 6.


Out At Sea Photo by Lance Cpl. Davis Harris


U.S. Navy ships simulate a strait transit during Composite Unit Training exercise off the Atlantic coast, March 1.


Night Fire Photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons


U.S. Marines fire an M240B machine gun during a night live-fire attack on Range G-29, Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 5.


Prepare For Takeoff Photo by Cpl. Patrick Crosley


A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), March 1.


Fire Away Photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Bertram


U.S. Coast Guardsmen fire an M240B machine gun from a response boat near Bombing Target 9, N.C., March 9.


Time To Refuel Photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin


A U.S. Marine carries a fuel hose to a UH-1Y Venom at a forward arming and refueling point in Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, March 9.


On The Water Photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham


U.S. Marines conduct experimentation in littoral defense operations around Okinawa, Japan, March 18.


Vaccination Photo by Lance Cpl. Rachaelanne Woodward


Marines and Sailors continue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, March 25.


Loading Up Photo by Lance Cpl. Ujian Gosun


A U.S. Army Soldier prepares to load a CH-53E Super Stallion on Ie Shima, Japan, March 17.


Poolside Photo by Lance Cpl. Quince Bisard


A U.S. Marine participates in a poolside workout at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 11.


Saving Lives Photo by Lance Cpl. Alexandra Munoz


U.S. Navy sailors treat a simulated casualty during a crisis response exercise in Kuwait, Mar. 8.


Surface-To-Air Photo by Lance Cpl. Ujian Gosun


U.S. Marines provide surface-to-air defense using the FIM-92 Stinger during Castaway 21.1 on Ie Shima, Japan, March 16.


Off The Dock Photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin


U.S. Navy Landing Craft returns to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) in the Gulf of Oman, March 23.


Into the Nether Photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons


A U.S. Marine posts security during Exercise Caribbean Urban Warrior on Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 22.


Cure For COVID Photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Stippey


U.S. Marines receive the COVID-19 vaccination on Fort George G. Meade, Md., March 10.


Push Forward Photo by Cpl. Cody Rowe


U.S. Marines advance during a force on force exercise at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 4.