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John Heidenescher, a technology trainer and curriculum developer from Jacksonville, North Carolina, teaches Marines how to use the new Mobile Field System on Camp Kinser, Aug. 4, 2015. The system, which is intended for use by small units and detachments, helps mechanics and technicians when they are not in a satellite location. It tracks all logistics, including the amount of time it takes to perform its functions and which functions are utilized while the system is disconnected. The Marines are with 3rd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. - John Heidenescher, a technology trainer and curriculum developer from Jacksonville, North Carolina, teaches Marines how to use the new Mobile Field System on Camp Kinser, Aug. 4, 2015. The system, which is intended for use by small units and detachments, helps mechanics and technicians when they are not in a satellite location. It tracks all logistics, including the amount of time it takes to perform its functions and which functions are utilized while the system is disconnected. The Marines are with 3rd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

A “Dyno” rests inside the Test Cell building on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Aug. 11. The “Dyno” simulates the engine running as if it were installed in a helicopter. It is one of the tools Test Cell Marines with, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron-36, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, use to ensure the engine is safe for flight. “We’re the last security checkpoint before the engines are issued out to the squadrons,” said Cpl. Yuliyan Shvartsman, a Test Cell engine operator. “Lives of other Marines (are at stake) and it’s up to us to make sure (the engine) is safe for flying.” - A “Dyno” rests inside the Test Cell building on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Aug. 11. The “Dyno” simulates the engine running as if it were installed in a helicopter. It is one of the tools Test Cell Marines with, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron-36, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, use to ensure the engine is safe for flight. “We’re the last security checkpoint before the engines are issued out to the squadrons,” said Cpl. Yuliyan Shvartsman, a Test Cell engine operator. “Lives of other Marines (are at stake) and it’s up to us to make sure (the engine) is safe for flying.”

Marines don Mission Oriented Protective Posture suits before a simulated chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear reconnaissance and decontamination demonstration with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, July 30, 2015. The troops participated in a combined integrated capabilities demonstration to identify how both units can benefit each other. The Marines are with CBRN Platoon, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force and Battery A, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, under the Unit Deployment Program. The JGSDF soldiers are with Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Unit, 15th Brigade. - Marines don Mission Oriented Protective Posture suits before a simulated chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear reconnaissance and decontamination demonstration with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, July 30, 2015. The troops participated in a combined integrated capabilities demonstration to identify how both units can benefit each other. The Marines are with CBRN Platoon, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force and Battery A, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, under the Unit Deployment Program. The JGSDF soldiers are with Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Unit, 15th Brigade.

Brigadier Gen. Russell A. Sanborn speaks to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing as their commanding general for the first time after a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, July 30, 2015. Sanborn recently served as the director of Marine and Family Programs in Quantico, Virginia. Sanborn assumed command of the wing from Maj. Gen. Steven R. Rudder who will become the director of J5 Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate, Pacific Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devon Tindle/Released) - Brigadier Gen. Russell A. Sanborn speaks to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing as their commanding general for the first time after a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, July 30, 2015. Sanborn recently served as the director of Marine and Family Programs in Quantico, Virginia. Sanborn assumed command of the wing from Maj. Gen. Steven R. Rudder who will become the director of J5 Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate, Pacific Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devon Tindle/Released)