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Ambassador Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, 29th United States ambassador to Japan, addresses Marines of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 during her visit to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 28, 2016. This is her first time since appointed as ambassador back in 2013 by President Barack Obama that Kennedy has visited MCAS Iwakuni. Kennedy, the daughter of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, met with Marines of VMGR-152 and expressed her gratitude for their service to their country. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr./RELEASED) - Ambassador Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, 29th United States ambassador to Japan, addresses Marines of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 during her visit to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 28, 2016. This is her first time since appointed as ambassador back in 2013 by President Barack Obama that Kennedy has visited MCAS Iwakuni. Kennedy, the daughter of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, met with Marines of VMGR-152 and expressed her gratitude for their service to their country. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr./RELEASED)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Cami Snider, a Westerville, Ohio native, welds a tress onto a support column as Royal Thai Marine Corps Seaman Class Chainarong Kaewyongkot observes Jan. 23 at the Watkhunsong humanitarian civic action site, Chanthaburi, Thailand. The construction at Watkhunsong is one of six HCA sites in which the Thai, U.S. and partner nation’s militaries will work together on HCA programs to support security and humanitarian interests of friends and partner nations during Cobra Gold 2016. The programs will improve the quality of life, as well as the general health and welfare of civilian residents in the exercise areas. Snider is a metal worker with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. Kaewyongkot is with the Engineer Battalion, Marine Division, Royal Thai Navy. - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Cami Snider, a Westerville, Ohio native, welds a tress onto a support column as Royal Thai Marine Corps Seaman Class Chainarong Kaewyongkot observes Jan. 23 at the Watkhunsong humanitarian civic action site, Chanthaburi, Thailand. The construction at Watkhunsong is one of six HCA sites in which the Thai, U.S. and partner nation’s militaries will work together on HCA programs to support security and humanitarian interests of friends and partner nations during Cobra Gold 2016. The programs will improve the quality of life, as well as the general health and welfare of civilian residents in the exercise areas. Snider is a metal worker with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. Kaewyongkot is with the Engineer Battalion, Marine Division, Royal Thai Navy.

First Lt. Melissa Cooling demonstrates a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program arm bar to Japan Ground Self-Defense Force officer candidates on Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 15. Three hundred and sixty officer candidates visited Combat Logistics Regiment 35 to complete joint and combined operation requirements. The cadets watched Marine Corps Martial Art Program demonstrations, learned the capabilities of various machine guns the Marine Corps uses, and observed a static display of motor transportation vehicles. Cooling, from Southbury, Connecticut, is the current operations officer with CLR-35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Williams Jr./Released) - First Lt. Melissa Cooling demonstrates a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program arm bar to Japan Ground Self-Defense Force officer candidates on Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 15. Three hundred and sixty officer candidates visited Combat Logistics Regiment 35 to complete joint and combined operation requirements. The cadets watched Marine Corps Martial Art Program demonstrations, learned the capabilities of various machine guns the Marine Corps uses, and observed a static display of motor transportation vehicles. Cooling, from Southbury, Connecticut, is the current operations officer with CLR-35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Williams Jr./Released)