Leatherneck's Top 10 "On Duty" Photos In 2010


Photo by Sgt Mark Fayloga

LCpl Timothy Kinkade, a team leader with the Combined Action Company, 3d Battalion, Third Marine Regiment, jumps across a stream in Gowragi, Afghanistan, while on patrol during a clearing operation, Oct. 1, 2010.

Photo by Cpl Daniel H. Woodall

LCpl Steven Stolz, 19, engineer equipment mechanic,
Support Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), inspects a piece of equipment for cleanliness on a heavy equipment vehicle known as a Backhoe Loader on Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, Nov. 5, 2010.

Photo by Sgt Mark Fayloga
Cpl Carlos Floresmehia, a squad automatic weapon gunner with Jump Platoon, Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, Third Marine Regiment, provides over watch security from the rooftop of Khalaj High School during a shura for the Helmand province food zone program
in Nawa, Afghanistan, Oct. 17, 2010.

Photo by LCpl Cory D. Polom
ARFF douse a gasoline fire as it erupts during a night fire training exercise at the fuel fire pit, Sep. 10, 2010. The Marines conducted the training less than 24 hours before the anniversary of one of the most devastating losses of firefighters the United States has ever seen.

Photo by Cpl Bobby J. Yarbrough
A Marine with Company A, Marine Barracks Washington, loads his Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) during a night shot Aug. 9, on an unknown distance course at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

Photo by LCpl John McCall
Marines with 3d Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment rush towards the site of a detonated improvised explosive device during a patrol at the Infantry Immersion Trainer, July 13. In squad-size elements, Marines make their way through the IIT’s mock Afghan village
and are confronted with scenarios involving role players acting as local Afghans and enemy insurgents.

Photo by Cpl R. Logan Kyle
Cpl Eric Franco, an assaultman with scout platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Tank Battalion, fires a Rocket-Propelled Grenade-7 during a live-fire exercise with Bulgarian army soldiers at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, July 7. Franco, a Wichita Falls, TX, native and his fellow Marines had the opportunity to fire three rounds during the exercise.

Photo by LCpl Reece E. Lodder
LCpls Brian Donovan and Ryan Nygard in the “remain behind element,” 2d Battalion, Third Marine Regiment, run toward the Pacific War Memorial with the regimental battle colors during a Fallen Heroes Run on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 15, 2010.

Photo by LCpl Lisa M. Tourtelot
A squad of Marines from 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment boards a CH-53E Super Stallion at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010.

Photo by Cpl Bobby J. Yarbrough

Cpl Chesty XIII stands at attention during a holiday party inside Crawford Hall at Marine Barracks Washington Dec. 3, 2010. Chesty was on-hand for the holiday party to greet the families of Marines stationed at the barracks.