Military Moments

Marine Corps Recruit Depot - A recruit of Company E, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, hurdles over a wood beam during the Obstacle Course aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Sept. 5. Recruits must perform the course while wearing combat utilities and boots. Photo By: Cpl. Pedro Cardenas

 

Camp Pendleton CA United States - Sergeant Maj. Alberto Ruiz, former sergeant major, 5th Marine Regiment, salutes as the National Anthem is played by the 1st Marine Division Band during a relief, appointment and retirement ceremony at the Camp San Mateo helicopter landing pad here, Sept. 6, 2013. Marines and sailors of the Fighting Fifth bid farewell to Ruiz, who retired after 30 years of service, and welcomed Sgt. Maj. Clifford Wiggins, sergeant major, 5th Marines, during the ceremony. Wiggins served as the sergeant major of 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion before assuming his current post. Ruiz is a Laredo, Texas, native, and Wiggins is a Cincinnati native. Photo By: Sgt. Alfred V. Lopez

 

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 19, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Brandon Walton, from Cambridge, Minn., ties down a crash and salvage crane aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is moored and homeported at Naval Base Coronado. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Richard L.J. Gourley/Released)

 

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 18, 2013) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat during an anti-terrorism training drill. Ronald Reagan is moored and homeported at Naval Base Coronado. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Estes/Released)

 

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 18, 2013) Chief Damage Controlman Jack Yelder, from Leroy, Ala., assigned to Afloat Training Group, San Diego, trains Sailors on hose-handling techniques aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is moored and homeported at Naval Base Coronado. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew J. Ulm/Released)

 

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 20, 2011) Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan Jr., commanding general of Marine Expeditionary Force, delivers remarks during a ship naming ceremony at Naval Base San Diego. Toolan declared the names of the Navy's next three guided-missile destroyers: USS John Finn (DDG 113), USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tim D. Godbee/Released)

 

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 13, 2013) Sailors bird nest a mooring line aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is moored and homeported at Naval Base Coronado. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles D. Gaddis IV/Released)

 

9/19/2013 - Marines with Landing Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, discuss plans with a pilot from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, during a helicopter support team training operation aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013. The seven-man HST was responsible for the safe and timely external lift of cargo under two CH-46 Sea Knights. Photo By: Cpl. Timothy Childers

 

OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Lance Cpl. Jason Hallett, receives the game ball from Brig. Gen. John Bullard, right, commanding general, Marine Corps Installations West and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, and Col. Willard Buhl, commanding officer, Wounded Warrior Regiment during the Honor Bowl here, Sept. 7, 2013. Hallett, one of the guests of honor during the event, was injured Oct. 23, 2010, while deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan. The Honor Bowl is a two-day event put together by the Honor Group to raise awareness of the sacrifices of servicemembers. Photo By: Cpl. Timothy Lenzo