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Marine Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter, recent Medal of Honor recipient, addresses a crowd aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., during an evening colors ceremony, June 23. The Marines of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and MCAS Miramar recognized the spirit of the noncommissioned officer to pay tribute to the sacrifices of Carpenter, the most recent Medal of Honor recipient. On June 19, 2014, Carpenter joined the ranks of Medal of Honor recipients for conspicuous gallantry at the risk of his life while serving as a squad automatic rifleman with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Nov. 21, 2010 in Marjah District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. As a lance corporal, Carpenter risked life and limb to shield his fellow Marine when a hand grenade detonated in their sandbagged position. - Marine Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter, recent Medal of Honor recipient, addresses a crowd aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., during an evening colors ceremony, June 23. The Marines of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and MCAS Miramar recognized the spirit of the noncommissioned officer to pay tribute to the sacrifices of Carpenter, the most recent Medal of Honor recipient. On June 19, 2014, Carpenter joined the ranks of Medal of Honor recipients for conspicuous gallantry at the risk of his life while serving as a squad automatic rifleman with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Nov. 21, 2010 in Marjah District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. As a lance corporal, Carpenter risked life and limb to shield his fellow Marine when a hand grenade detonated in their sandbagged position.

Bud Cauley, a member of the PGA Tour and guest of honor, is presented with a token of appreciation on behalf of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing by Cpl. Ciara Winton, a combat engineer with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 373, during a morning colors ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Jan. 21. The Daytona Beach, Fla., native established the Bud Cauley Foundation in 2012 to raise awareness and funds for military-related charities and is an active supporter of Birdies for the Brave, another military outreach program. Both Cauley’s grandfather and father served as divers in the Navy. - Bud Cauley, a member of the PGA Tour and guest of honor, is presented with a token of appreciation on behalf of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing by Cpl. Ciara Winton, a combat engineer with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 373, during a morning colors ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Jan. 21. The Daytona Beach, Fla., native established the Bud Cauley Foundation in 2012 to raise awareness and funds for military-related charities and is an active supporter of Birdies for the Brave, another military outreach program. Both Cauley’s grandfather and father served as divers in the Navy.

Two hundred seventy-one corporals from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., participating in the Corporals’ Committed and Engaged Leadership Indoctrination course, pose for a photo by the newly constructed obstacle course aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Jan. 9. The committed and engaged leadership of two noncommissioned officers with Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 38, Sgt. Mark Sanchez, a tactical data systems administrator and Sgt. Mark Willoughby, an air intercept controller, helped to influence the decision to build the obstacle course. (Photo courtesy: Lance Cpl Allison Herman, 3rd MAW Combat Camera) - Two hundred seventy-one corporals from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., participating in the Corporals’ Committed and Engaged Leadership Indoctrination course, pose for a photo by the newly constructed obstacle course aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Jan. 9. The committed and engaged leadership of two noncommissioned officers with Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 38, Sgt. Mark Sanchez, a tactical data systems administrator and Sgt. Mark Willoughby, an air intercept controller, helped to influence the decision to build the obstacle course. (Photo courtesy: Lance Cpl Allison Herman, 3rd MAW Combat Camera)

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