Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, spoke to Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), on the flight deck of the Makin Island, in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 23, 2016. The CMC also spoke with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa Marines and Sailors about the importance of their mission to preserve the assets of U.S. and partner-nations at Camp Lemonnier.

By SSgt Penny Snoozy CJTF-HOA Djibouti Jan 07, 2017
13 photos: Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island
Photo 1 of 13: Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, prepares for a flight in an MV-22 Osprey departing Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 23, 2016. The Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps traveled from camp to the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) to speak with Marines and Sailors stationed overseas and forward deployed. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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13 photos: Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island
Photo 2 of 13: A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey sits on the flight line after transporting the Commandant of the Marine Corps from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 23, 2016. The Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps conducted a holiday tour to visit Marines and Sailors stationed overseas and forward deployed. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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13 photos: Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island
Photo 3 of 13: U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, prepares to depart from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 23, 2016. Sailors involved in flight deck operations wear color-coded apparel that identifies their specialization. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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13 photos: Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island
Photo 4 of 13: U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks to Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), on the flight deck of the Makin Island, in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 23, 2016. The Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps conducted a holiday tour to visit Marines and Sailors stationed overseas and forward deployed. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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13 photos: Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island
Photo 5 of 13: Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, speaks with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa Marines and Sailors about the importance of their mission to preserve the assets of U.S. and partner-nations at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 23, 2016. The SP-MAGTF is a ready force capable of providing support to U.S. embassies, conducting non-combatant evacuation, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, and crisis response. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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13 photos: Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island
Photo 6 of 13: U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks to Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), on the flight deck of the Makin Island, in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 23, 2016. The Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps conducted a holiday tour to visit Marines and Sailors stationed overseas and forward deployed. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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13 photos: Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island
Photo 7 of 13: U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa Marines and Sailors about the importance of their mission to preserve the assets of U.S. and partner-nations at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 23, 2016. The SP-MAGTF is a ready force capable of providing support to U.S. embassies, conducting non-combatant evacuation, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, and crisis response. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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13 photos: Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island
Photo 8 of 13: U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks to Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 23, 2016. A MEU is a forward-deployed, flexible sea-based Marine air-ground task force ready to respond to crisis and conduct limited contingency operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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13 photos: Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island
Photo 9 of 13: U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, hands a microphone to a Marine during the question and answer portion of his visit on the flight deck of the Makin Island, in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 23, 2016. Neller spoke to Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps conducted a holiday tour to visit Marines and Sailors stationed overseas and forward deployed. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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13 photos: Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island
Photo 10 of 13: A U.S. Navy Sailor, assigned to the USS Makin Island (LHD 8), prepares to launch an MV-22 Osprey transporting the Commandant of the Marine Corps from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship Makin Island to Camp Lemonnier, in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 23, 2016. Sailors involved in flight deck operations wear color-coded apparel that identifies their specialization. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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13 photos: Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island
Photo 11 of 13: Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, speaks to Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), during lunch aboard the Makin Island, in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 23, 2016. A MEU is a forward-deployed, flexible sea-based Marine air-ground task force ready to respond to crisis and conduct limited contingency operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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13 photos: Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island
Photo 12 of 13: U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa Marines and Sailors about the importance of their mission to preserve the assets of U.S. and partner-nations at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 23, 2016. The SP-MAGTF is a ready force capable of providing support to U.S. embassies, conducting non-combatant evacuation, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, and crisis response. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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13 photos: Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island
Photo 13 of 13: U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks to Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), on the flight deck the Makin Island, in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 23, 2016. The Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps conducted a holiday tour to visit Marines and Sailors stationed overseas and forward deployed. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, spoke to Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), on the flight deck of the Makin Island, in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 23, 2016. The CMC also spoke with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa Marines and Sailors about the importance of their mission to preserve the assets of U.S. and partner-nations at Camp Lemonnier. 

The SP-MAGTF is a ready force capable of providing support to U.S. embassies, conducting non-combatant evacuation, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, and crisis response. The Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps conducted a holiday tour to visit Marines and Sailors stationed overseas and forward deployed. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)

 

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