We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for May 12, 2014


Cpl. Justin R. Wiemer, a motor vehicle mechanic with I Marine Headquarters Group, climbs a hill during a regimental hike aboard Camp Pendleton, California, April 17, 2014. The Marines wore their flak jackets and carried weighted assault packs on the eight-mile conditioning hike. This hike was the second of a series in a series of conditioning events that aim to improve the Marines operational readiness and camaraderie. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Murray/Released)

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