Jan 30, 2019

Lance Cpl. Juan Sierra, a rifleman with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, the “China Marines,” applies camouflage paint to Petty Officer 3rd Class Keyan Sullivan, a hospital corpsman, in preparation for a simulated boat raid aboard the dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), Philippine Sea, Jan. 25, 2019. Sierra, a native of Elsa, Texas, graduated from Elsa High School in December 2016 before enlisting in February 2017. Sullivan, a native of Warner Robins, Georgia, graduated from Veterans High School in May 2015 before enlisting the flowing month. Alpha Company Marines are the small boat raid specialists for BLT 1/4, the Ground Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU partnering with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Harrison C. Rakhshani/Released)

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.

No camera details available.