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Marines with Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, volunteered to update a local community center today as part of Fleet Week New Orleans 2018. Marines and sailors aboard the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) volunteered to freshen up the facility and show their dedication to helping improve the local community. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Ryan O'Hare/Released.)
Marines with Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, volunteered to update a local community center today as part of Fleet Week New Orleans 2018. Marines and sailors aboard the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) volunteered to freshen up the facility and show their dedication to helping improve the local community. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Ryan O'Hare/Released.)
Marines with Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, volunteered to update a local community center today as part of Fleet Week New Orleans 2018. Marines and sailors aboard the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) volunteered to freshen up the facility and show their dedication to helping improve the local community. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Ryan O'Hare/Released.)
Mr. James McNeal, executive director, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, delivers a speech to his friends, family and honored guests during his retirement ceremony at the POW/MIA Chapel aboard Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Va., March 23. McNeal retired from his senior federal civilian position as executive director after 43 years of combined service to country and Corps. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Tuggle/Released)
Sgt. Devin Brown, instructor, Corporal’s Course 630-18, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, inspects Cpl. Patrick Flanigan and Cpl. Benigno Lopez-Duran during their guidon practice at Hopkins Hall Gym aboard Camp Allen, Norfolk, Va., March 21. Brown worked to prepare his students for their drill exam by fine tuning the techniques and repetition. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Tuggle/Released)
Marines from Corporal’s Course 630-18, held by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command Headquarters, practice sword manual at Hopkins Hall Gym aboard Camp Allen, Norfolk, Va., March 21. Students were taught proper techniques for the guidon as well as the NCO sword during this class. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Tuggle/Released)
Sgt. Lonnie A. Cooley, instructor, Corporal’s Course 630-18, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, demonstrates sword manual at Hopkins Hall Gym aboard Camp Allen, Norfolk, Va., March 21. The instructors demonstrated the proper technique for sword manual to the students in preparation for their test later that week. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Tuggle/Released)
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, speaks at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, Calif., March 13, 2018. President Trump visited MCAS Miramar during part of a larger trip to California to speak with service members and their families.
President of the United States visits MCAS Miramar
Bridge Company Field Training Exercise
Marines and sailors with Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, participate in the unit mess night at Hopkins Hall Gymnasium at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Va., March 8. Marines and sailors throughout the command gathered to take part in this time-honored tradition, enhancing camaraderie esprit de corps for senior service members and junior service members alike. (Courtesy Photo/Released)
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Halcomb, aviation boatswain equipment, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is showing the group of Marines different parts of the ship’s flight deck aboard the USS Ford, Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Feb. 23. Halcomb showed the Marines different parts of the flight deck and aircraft launch and landing procedures between the flight deck and tower. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Tuggle/Released)





Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Halcomb, aviation boatswain equipment specialist, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is showing the group of Marines different parts of the ship’s flight deck aboard the USS Ford, Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Feb. 23. Halcomb showed the Marines different parts of the flight deck and aircraft launch and landing procedures between the flight deck and tower. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Tuggle/Released)
Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and Wounded Warrior Detachment Portsmouth, Wounded Warrior Regiment, take a guided tour across the flight deck of the USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Feb. 23. Marines toured the flight deck to gain an understanding of basic operations of how aircraft are safely launched and landed by the ship’s crew and machinery. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Tuggle/Released)
Maj. Arleigh Lacefield, operations officer, Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, reads historical documents in the ship’s museum aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Feb. 23. The Marines from MARFORCOM and Wounded Warrior Detachment Portsmouth, Wounded Warrior Regiment, had a chance to review the history on The Honorable Mr. Gerald R. Ford before starting the ship tour. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Tuggle/Released)
Marines from various Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Teams wait for instructions inside a CS gas chamber during a protective mask verification exercise aboard Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., Feb. 14. The exercise is designed to ensure their equipment is in full-working order so they are confident should they need it in a real-life situation. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Petty Officer 3rd Class Herbert Peterson, corpsman, 3rd platoon, Charlie Co., Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, looks in a window at Marines from various FAST units conducting a protective mask verification exercise, aboard Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., Feb. 14. Marines were exposed to 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile, or CS gas, which caused irritation in the mucus membranes resulting in watery eyes, coughing, and other symptoms. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Sgt. James Toney, security specialist, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, runs the "5-10-5" shuttle run during a High Intensity Tactical Training Level II instructor course at Hopkins Hall Gym aboard Camp Allen, Va., Feb. 12. Marines had to demonstrate their abilities to instruct a HITT class, which included setting up drill stations, conducting functional assessments, and instructing other Marines on movement drills while maintaining safety standards. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Lance Cpl. David Hawes, administrative clerk, S1, Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, takes part in a kettle bell workout during the High Intensity Tactical Training Level I instructor course at Hopkins Hall Gym aboard Camp Allen, in Norfolk, Va., Feb. 7. During this four-day course, the HITT Level I instructor course coordinators taught Marines proper techniques for various workouts, safety measures, nutrition, and how to plan their own HITT workouts . (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Tuggle/Released)
Sgt. James Toney, security specialist, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, tosses a 20-pound medicine ball during a High Intensity Tactical Training Level I instructor course at Hopkins Hall Gym aboard Camp Allen, in Norfolk, Va., Feb. 
6. Marines worked with medicine balls to build their explosive power, however, an  element of sprints and push-ups were added to build anaerobic endurance.
"This training teaches me more than just working out with weights," said Toney.
Every HITT workout begins and ends with a dynamic warm-up and cool-down stretching that focuses on core stability and flexibility. HITT coordinators  stress these concepts because failure to do so can lead to serious injury, according to Harper. (Official Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)