U. S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jerome Hanley, a scout sniper assigned to Scout Sniper Platoon, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires his M107 special application scoped rifle during an exercise defending the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) against small boat attacks while at sea, Feb. 10, 2013. The 26th MEU is [...]
U.S. Marine recruit Jason Armour, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, prepares to fire an M16/A4 service rifle while conducting combat marksmanship training on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Jan. 30, 2013.
Recruits are required to complete combat marksmanship training as a graduation requirement. (U.S. [...]
U. S. Marine Lance Cpl. Austin J. Lapierre a field artillery cannoneer with 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force fires an M777 A2 155 mm howitzer during Exercise Fire Dragon 13-2 in the East Fuji Japan Maneuver Area Jan 30, 2013. The live-fire portion of Fire Dragon provides Marines [...]
DoD's Top Pick for 2011 by Sgt. Shawn P. Sales
A Triple Self-Portrait of Sgt. Shawn P. Sales, inspired by a life-long admiration of Norman Rockwell. (Photo by MCC Gregory Badger, USN)
Sgt. Shawn P. Sales
Thirty-five year old Sgt. Shawn P. Sales, a Combat Camera Production Specialist at DINFOS, has been named the Department of Defense 2011 [...]
United States Marine Corps Major Brian T. Thompson is promoted to Lieutenant Colonel by Maj. Norman Hatch, (retired Combat Camera Marine), in front of the Tarawa exhibit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Va., on March 1, 2012. LtCol Thompson is the Occupational Field Sponsor for Combat Camera. (U.S. Marine Corps photograph [...]
USMC photo by LCpl. Armando Mendoza
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jacob D. Marler with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 8, walks with a disabled Afghan boy during a security patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan Nov. 15, 2011. Marines conducted security patrols to help maintain the security in the surrounding areas.
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LCpl Jorge Ortiz was wounded in action in Afghanistan.
For those of you in the Quantico Area on Dec. 30, there will be a reception for injured combat cameraman LCpl Jorge Ortiz from 1000 to 1130 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Ortiz, a triple amputee, was taking pictures of a captured weapons cache [...]
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 2nd Radio Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) pay respects to Cpl. Lucas Pyeatt at a memorial ceremony at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Feb. 15, 2011. Pyeatt, a team leader and linguist with Charlie Company, was killed in action Feb. 5, 2011. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jeremy Ross/Released)
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U.S. Marines carry equipment boarding a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 362 at Forward Operating Base Geronimo, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 24, 2010. The squadron conducted daily flight missions in support of the International Security Assistance Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel J. [...]
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Marcus J. Kuiper, with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron (MWHS) 3, videotapes a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 362, prior to takeoff from Camp Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2010. The squadron conducted daily flight missions in support of the International Security Assistance Force. (U.S. Marine [...]
And the winners are:
Corporal William T. Perkins Combat Cameraman of the Year
SSgt. Michael K. Kropiewnicki, MCAS Iwakuni.
Captain Charles G. Grow Combat Camera Section of the Year
1 Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward)/ Regional Command (Southwest) Combat Camera Helmand Province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
1st, 2nd and Honorable Mention
Sgt. Kristopher J. Battles, Historical Division Quantico, Virginia.
COMCAM Layout and [...]
U.S. Marines fire a M-777 155 mm howitzer during sustainment training near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Sept. 1, 2009. The Marines are assigned to Sierra Battery, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Matt [...]