2013 Year in Photos (May) (On Target)

Pilot View 

Capt. Christopher Prout with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing shoots an AIM-7 Sparrow missile from an F/A-18C Hornet airplane while participating in a deployment for training (DFT) near Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 16, 2013. The DFT prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Christopher Prout)

Capt. Christopher Prout with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing shoots an AIM-7 Sparrow missile from an F/A-18C Hornet airplane while participating in a deployment for training (DFT) near Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 16, 2013. The DFT prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Christopher Prout/Released)

Search and Rescue

Cpl. Kyle A. Alessandro, a rescue swimmer in training with Marine Transport Squadron 1, carries a search and rescue basket, during training in the Croatan National Forest May 22. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrea Cleopatra Dickerson/Released)

Cpl. Kyle A. Alessandro, a rescue swimmer in training with Marine Transport Squadron 1, carries a search and rescue basket, during training in the Croatan National Forest May 22. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrea Cleopatra Dickerson/Released)

Corpsman Up

Corpsmen with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, II Marine Logistics Group provide medical care to an Afghan Uniformed Police officer at Combat Outpost Musa Qa'la May 18. The AUP were patrolling through Musa Qa'la District when a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) detonated. The police officer sustained minor injuries to his head and face, which were caused by shrapnel from the explosion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough/Released)

Corpsmen with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, II Marine Logistics Group provide medical care to an Afghan Uniformed Police officer at Combat Outpost Musa Qa’la May 18. The AUP were patrolling through Musa Qa’la District when a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) detonated. The police officer sustained minor injuries to his head and face, which were caused by shrapnel from the explosion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough/Released)

Birds of Prey

An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadon 266, (Reinforced), descends onto the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge as an MV-22B Osprey prepares to takeoff, at sea, May 27, 2013. The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group serving as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious operations across the full range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone/Released)

An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadon 266, (Reinforced), descends onto the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge as an MV-22B Osprey prepares to takeoff, at sea, May 27, 2013. The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group serving as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious operations across the full range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone/Released)

Move In

Cpl. William Schuler, with Black Sea Rotational Force 13, moves to his ambush position during a live-fire ambush exercise in Balta Verde Training Area, Craiova, Romania, March 14, 2013. BSRF-13 is focused on platoon and company offensive and patrolling operations in order to build partner nation capacity, enhance interoperability between countries and increase the overall effectiveness of the Romanian Land Forces to operate independently as a NATO member. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Hector R. Alejandro Jr./Released)

Cpl. William Schuler, with Black Sea Rotational Force 13, moves to his ambush position during a live-fire ambush exercise in Balta Verde Training Area, Craiova, Romania, March 14, 2013. BSRF-13 is focused on platoon and company offensive and patrolling operations in order to build partner nation capacity, enhance interoperability between countries and increase the overall effectiveness of the Romanian Land Forces to operate independently as a NATO member. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Hector R. Alejandro Jr./Released)

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2013 Year in Photos (May) (On Target)