Each year, the contributions of African Americans to the Marine Corps are remembered during the month of February.
Marine Parachute Jump from KC-130J
U.S. Marines assigned to 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Command Element and 26th MEU Marine Raid Force Marines conduct static line and double bag static line parachute operations from a KC-130J Super Hercules assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, over Djibouti, Aug. 10, 2013. The 26th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group serving as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious operations across the full range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps motion media by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone, 26th MEU Combat Camera/Released).