Common terms of modern US military history as applied to the generations who fought our wars.
Marine Mother’s Day - Roxanne Hatcher, native of Pasadena, Md., holds a photo of her son, Lance Cpl. Daulton Hatcher, a mortarman, who is currently deployed with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. Roxanne and other Marine moms tirelessly support their Marines through boot camp, deployments and the other stresses of a military lifestyle.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chelsea Flowers Anderson) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/eiApcA
The recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, endured chemical warfare training inside the gas chamber April 23, 2013, at the combat training area on Parris Island, S.C. This training introduces a common skill relevant to all Marines. The companies are scheduled to graduate June 14, 2013.
(Photos by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill)
U.S Marines drink cobra blood, eat frogs, lizards, scorpions and other poisonous creatures as they participate in a jungle survival program as part of the annual combined military exercise Cobra Gold 2010. This type of military exercise is held annually in Chonburi province, in Thailand. Nearly about 15000 military personnel from six nations took part in this.
Twentynine Palms, Calif. - 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion Marines, sailors and children release balloons that carry letters written by the children to their parents, who deployed to Afghanistan last month during the unit’s Deployment Workshop Saturday.
Source: Cpl. Ali Azimi
Lance Cpl. Ryan Burdge, a rifleman with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, uses a metal detector during Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) training at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, April 3, 2013. The training, taught by 2d Combat Engineer Battalion instructors, covered CIED tactics and techniques in a Military Operations in Urban Terrain environment.
(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Tammy K. Hineline)