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Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller cuts the cake Nov. 9, 2015, at the Pentagon during a ceremony celebrating Corps' 240th birthday.

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller cuts the cake Nov. 9, 2015, at the Pentagon during a ceremony celebrating Corps' 240th birthday. (Lena Wakayama/U.S. Marine Corps)

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller cuts the cake Nov. 9, 2015, at the Pentagon during a ceremony celebrating Corps' 240th birthday.

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller cuts the cake Nov. 9, 2015, at the Pentagon during a ceremony celebrating Corps' 240th birthday. (Lena Wakayama/U.S. Marine Corps)

Marines and sailors with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, conduct close-quarter firing drills in the Gulf of Aden aboard the USS Oak Hill, Nov. 7, 2015.

Marines and sailors with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, conduct close-quarter firing drills in the Gulf of Aden aboard the USS Oak Hill, Nov. 7, 2015. (Bobby Yarbrough/U.S. Marine Corps)

Marines from 1st Marine Division, Company A, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion conducts Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications tables 1-9 for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on Nov. 7, 2015.

Marines from 1st Marine Division, Company A, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion conducts Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications tables 1-9 for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on Nov. 7, 2015. (AaronJames Vinculado/U.S. Marine Corps)

Marines from Marine Forces Reserve return from a 3-mile motivational formation run led by Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Rowan, center, and Col. Steven G. Godinho at Marine Corps Support Facility, New Orleans, Nov. 10, 2015.

Marines from Marine Forces Reserve return from a 3-mile motivational formation run led by Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Rowan, center, and Col. Steven G. Godinho at Marine Corps Support Facility, New Orleans, Nov. 10, 2015. (Gabrielle Quire/U.S. Marine Corps)

U.S. Marines and sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit provide security during a mass-casualty drill on the flight deck of the USS Essex, Nov. 4, 2015 in the Arabian Sea.

U.S. Marines and sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit provide security during a mass-casualty drill on the flight deck of the USS Essex, Nov. 4, 2015 in the Arabian Sea. (Elize McKelvey/U.S. Marine Corps)

Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon perform at the Minnesota Vikings game, Nov. 8, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon perform at the Minnesota Vikings game, Nov. 8, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Martin Egnash/U.S. Marine Corps)

After being gassed, a Marine with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, guides Marines through concertina wire during training exercise Lava Viper, a staple of their pre-deployment training, at Range 10 at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Nov. 4, 2015.

After being gassed, a Marine with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, guides Marines through concertina wire during training exercise Lava Viper, a staple of their pre-deployment training, at Range 10 at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Nov. 4, 2015. (Harley Thomas/U.S. Marine Corps)

A Marine with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, carries a simulated casualty to an MV-22 Osprey for a medical evacuation during a live-fire vehicle recovery exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015.

A Marine with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, carries a simulated casualty to an MV-22 Osprey for a medical evacuation during a live-fire vehicle recovery exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. (Tia Nagle/U.S. Marine Corps)

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