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U.S. Marines stationed in Okinawa, Japan, learn to adapt and overcome underwater challenges during the Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival course.
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Master Gunnery Sgt. Corey L. Croom and his daughter Lance Cpl. Chesney A. Croom pose for a photo at the summit of Mount Suribachi April 11, during a professional military education tour to Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo Jima. Corey Croom is the operations noncommissioned officer in charge with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 1, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, and Chesney Croom is a logistics embarkation clerk with MWHS-1, 1st MAW. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony J. Kirby/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Corey L. Croom and his daughter U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Chesney A. Croom have the lucky fate of serving with the same unit.
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Photo: U.S. Marines, assigned to III MEF Combat Assault Battalion, completed the endurance course, the culminating event in the Basic Jungle Survival Course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan.

Running an obstacle course has its challanges, but these Marines took it one step further.
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This year marks the 72nd anniversary of the Doolittle Raid on Japan. Retired Army Lt. Col Richard Cole recounts his experience from the historic flight.
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From a new U.S.-China military relations model to the first U.S.-hosted ASEAN Defense Forum and more U.S. naval assets in Japan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel covered a lot of ground during his 10-day trip.
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