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Marines and Sailors participating in Exercise Valiant Shield 16 look for trash during the 2016 International Coastal Cleanup on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 17, 2016. Members participating in VS16 formed a joint task force of approximately 120 members with home-stationed personnel and their families. This team went on to spend five hours collecting, bagging and tagging 20 bags of trash and 10 bags of recyclables. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ally Beiswanger) - Marines and Sailors participating in Exercise Valiant Shield 16 look for trash during the 2016 International Coastal Cleanup on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 17, 2016. Members participating in VS16 formed a joint task force of approximately 120 members with home-stationed personnel and their families. This team went on to spend five hours collecting, bagging and tagging 20 bags of trash and 10 bags of recyclables. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ally Beiswanger)

Marine biologists examine a hatched Green Turtle nest at Chulu Beach on the Island of Tinian, Sept. 18, 2016. The endangered Green Turtle egg nest was expected to hatch around the time the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit was scheduled to conduct a boat raid to Chulu beach as part of Exercise Valiant Shield. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kelsey Dornfeld) - Marine biologists examine a hatched Green Turtle nest at Chulu Beach on the Island of Tinian, Sept. 18, 2016. The endangered Green Turtle egg nest was expected to hatch around the time the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit was scheduled to conduct a boat raid to Chulu beach as part of Exercise Valiant Shield. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kelsey Dornfeld)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 23, 2016) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) lead a formation of Carrier Strike Group Five and Expeditionary Strike Group Seven ships including, USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Benfold (DDG 65), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), USS Germantown (LSD 42), USS Barry (DDG 52), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), as well as USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) during a photo exercise to signify the completion of Valiant Shield 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field-training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces. This is the sixth exercise in the Valiant Shield series that began in 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jay Pugh/Released) - PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 23, 2016) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) lead a formation of Carrier Strike Group Five and Expeditionary Strike Group Seven ships including, USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Benfold (DDG 65), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), USS Germantown (LSD 42), USS Barry (DDG 52), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), as well as USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) during a photo exercise to signify the completion of Valiant Shield 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field-training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces. This is the sixth exercise in the Valiant Shield series that began in 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jay Pugh/Released)