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2012 Year in Photos (October)

Joyous Reunion

Cpl. Colton Duran, an aircraft mechanic for the EA-6B Prowler with Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2, hugs his wife Cathia during a return ceremony at the squadron’€™s hangar aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. More than 100 Marines with the squadron returned from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan Oct 2, 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Stephen T. Stewart)

A Marine and His Horse

Lance Cpl. Tyler Langford, anti-tank missileman, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, leads his pack mule during a hike at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, Calif., Oct. 13, 2012. Langford was using skills he had learned in the Animal Packers Course, taught four times a year at MCMWTC. The 16-day course teaches Marines how to use animals in the region they find themselves in as a logistical tool to transport weapons, ammunition, food, supplies or wounded Marines through terrain that tactical vehicles cannot reach. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ali Azimi)

Get in Step

Parachute Rigger Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment-2 line up and walk towards the UH-1Y for a static line parachute jump at Auxiliary Airfield 2, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Oct. 5, 2012. During deployments, parachute riggers airdrop logistical supplies to forward operating bases that cannot be reached by convoys. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary Scanlon)

Don’t Go, Daddy

Kaydence Hoversten, 22-month-old daughter of Gunnery Sgt. Jared Hoversten, sits in front of buses shortly before her dad and other Regimental Combat Team 7, 7th Marines leave for their deployment to Afghanistan Oct. 9 at 7th Marine Regimental Headquarters. RCT-7 is departing for Helmand province, Afghanistan, where they will be taking over as the senior ground combat element in the area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William J. Jackson)

Crocodile Waters

USS Rushmore sails the open water off the coast of Timor-Leste, Exercise Crocodilo, Oct 13, 2012. Exercise Crocodillo is a series of civil programs and training exercises with the Timor Leste and Australian militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt John A. Lee II)

Happy and Healthy

Lt. J.G. Francesca Harris, physician assistant, Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, massages a child’s arm after administering him a vaccine in a Timor-Leste village, Oct. 11. during Exercise Crocodilo 2012. This is the first exercise the 15th MEU and Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group has conducted during its Western Pacific deployment. During the exercise a total of 10 sites were visited in which corpsmen from the MEU gave health screenings and vaccinations, made surgery referrals to a local hospital, provided dental care to include tooth removal, gave optometry screenings, prescribed and provided eyeglasses and issued medication and vitamins for minor illnesses or injuries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers)

Suck It Up

Recruits from Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, remove their M50 Joint Service General Purpose Mask to expose themselves to CS gas, a non-lethal, riot control agent, at the Confidence Chamber aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012. The purpose of this exercise is to let recruits experience the effects of the gas and allows them to gain confidence in their ability to properly clear the mask. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bridget M. Keane)

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