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2013 Year in Photos (December)

Crop Circles

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler L. Main/Released)

A Marine infantry officer signals the landing zone for an MV-22 Osprey during Palm Fex at Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 16, 2013. The Marine uses a “buzz saw,” which is three chemical lights strung together and waved overhead. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler L. Main/Released)

Rescue in the Deep Blue

An MH-60S Seahawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, lowers a rescue swimmer into the water as part of a simulated combat search and rescue water extraction at Agat Bay, Guam, during Exercise Forager Fury II (FF II), 11 December, 2013. Exercise FF II improves the aviation combat readiness of Marine Aircraft Group 12 and 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and simulates operations in a deployed environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Richard Currier/Released)

An MH-60S Seahawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, lowers a rescue swimmer into the water as part of a simulated combat search and rescue water extraction at Agat Bay, Guam, during Exercise Forager Fury II (FF II), Dec. 11, 2013. Exercise FF II improves the aviation combat readiness of Marine Aircraft Group 12 and 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and simulates operations in a deployed environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Richard Currier/Released)

Moment of Serenity

A CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 (HMH-462) is stationed during an operation at Forward Operating Base Price, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, 2013. HMH-462 provided aerial support for British forces with Task Force Helmand during an operation in Kharotan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)

A CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 (HMH-462) is stationed during an operation at Forward Operating Base Price, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, 2013. HMH-462 provided aerial support for British forces with Task Force Helmand during an operation in Kharotan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)

Excuse Me, Sir

A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, detains a roleplaying aggressor during a mass casualty evacuation drill at Central Training Area in Okinawa Japan, Dec. 13, 2013. The drill was part of the 31st MEU's pre-deployment training package which refreshes the unit's subordinate commands in a variety of operational capabilities. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps' force in readiness and is the only continually forward-deployed MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Kuppers/Released)

A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, detains a roleplaying aggressor during a mass casualty evacuation drill at Central Training Area in Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 13, 2013. The drill was part of the 31st MEU’s pre-deployment training package which refreshes the unit’s subordinate commands in a variety of operational capabilities. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness and is the only continually forward-deployed MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Kuppers/Released)

Dawn of a New Day

Lance Cpl. Nathan Chandler, a Logan, Ohio, native and machine gunner with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, hunkers down behind a compound wall during a firefight with insurgents near the Bari Gul Bazaar, Nad Ali District, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 4, 2013. Chandler positioned himself to cover a group of Marines clearing a desert compound shortly after receiving fire from insurgents. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul Peterson/Released)

Lance Cpl. Nathan Chandler, a Logan, Ohio, native and machine gunner with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, hunkers down behind a compound wall during a firefight with insurgents near the Bari Gul Bazaar, Nad Ali District, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 4, 2013. Chandler positioned himself to cover a group of Marines clearing a desert compound shortly after receiving fire from insurgents. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul Peterson/Released)

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