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121010-M-UY543-012 by Wright-USMC 121010-M-UY543-012 by Wright-USMC
Lance Cpl. Christopher Heatherington, combat engineer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and a native of Fairbury, Ill., attempts to cheat off a neighboring fourth-grader during a multiplication test here, Oct. 10. Taking a break from their engineering civil affair project at the elementary school, the Marines interacted with the students in class. The ENCAP is one of multiple humanitarian civil affairs projects conducted by the 31st MEU throughout the island of Palawan during the Amphibious Landing Exercise in the Philippines. PHIBLEX, now in its 29th iteration, is an annually-scheduled exercise between the U.S. and Philippine forces, aimed at strengthening military-to-military interoperability and bilateral relationships.
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121010-M-UY543-012 by ~Wright-USMC also suggested by ~Jinnger, ~Keisis, *DragonflyAndromeda, ~capencom ( Suggested by xthumbtakx and Featured by xbastex )
neverett5 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
wow.. serious feels.
SharkHarrington Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Photographer
Hybrid-phantom Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I can shoot a gun, drive a tank, I use 24 hour time, speak with special codes and use morse, I can defuse a bomb and tell you every aspect of the gun I use, but basic addition, fuck me
EnvisionaryMind Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Absolutely love!! You've captured an extraordinary moment!!!
katkatir Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
If you're too blind to see past the uniform then try to see this for what it is:  It's harmless, it's goodwill, it's good intentions by these men that are meaningful and very human of them.  The child's smile is priceless.  If you can't see for bias then you can't see at all.
Wright-USMC Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Photographer
I appreciate your words toward the little troll. Thank you.
Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  New member Student Writer
burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's funny!
steel-hund-131 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
this made me smile :]
TrueCanad1an Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job guys keep up the good work 
Rafi-Weiss Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Probably my favorite photo of all time! This is priceless!
ShaunMichaelJones Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
Nice to see the other side of soldiering.
adhd95 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  New member
cheater cheater pumpkin eater. keep you eyes on your own paper ;p lol
Irma-C Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Puts a smile on my face, that's for sure!
salmaimn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
yankee! go home XD
pack your shit and get out of independent countrys. close your dirty drug dealing military bases!
play your dirty war games with China and Russia somewhere else ! 
yankee! go home XD 
KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*Sigh* Why must immature filth like you plague our Internet?

Also, are you enjoying your American Internet?
salmaimn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
oh american internet - very good thank you.  (also russian, european and other)
american military base - absolutely no good. murderers rapists drug addicts
KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The Internet was made by yours truly, the United States. Handsome Squidward Dance 
I pity you friend, you have fallen victim to idiotic propaganda.
Now tell me, where did you hear that the U.S. Military were "Murdering Raping Drug addicts"?
Let me guess......The Forums.....
Kanimir Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Internet wasnt made by the US, read a little bit more if thats what they teach you, it wasnt just one group of people that suddenly created internet, and at the end, it was actually a british person who marked the beginning of www.
Firevalkyrie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Look up Jennifer Laude.
salmaimn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
no.... why forums?
pity yourself. we are all the victims of propaganda. but sometimes your propaganda aims to destroy the country that has oil or which is good for drug traffic.
Murdering Raping Drug addicts american soldiers in Kyrgyzstan. airport Manas. i am sure you don't even know where it is
KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I literally, could not understand a word of that.
So, our "propaganda aims to destroy our country which has oil or which is good for drug traffic".

Look kid, if you are going to argue with me. Learn to fucking type, you pathetic excuse for a Human being.
salmaimn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
what is so hard to understand? why can't you understand? american propaganda aims to destroy oil rich countrys.
all you can do is typing insults safe behind your keyboard.
i dislike your government and the followers of american government global policy. 
but i don't have the height for american people. plenty of them share the views of mohammad ali and numerous ex marines (charles dyer, jon michael turner). their point of view is "why should i go and kill or get killed overseas for NOTHING?"
american democracy happened to Iraq? no. american  democracy happened to Afghanistan? no. 
KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What's not to understand? Re read what you typed.
Then compare it to mine....You'll find the results to be rather.....Disturbing...
Kid, I'd say all of this to your face, but this blasted screen keeps me from doing that. :(
Do you really think we are over there for NOTHING?

Here, lemme take you on a trip down memory lane...
Remember the events of September 11th, 2001?
Yeah....That's why we completely fucked your lands up...
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njd1988 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey asshole if you have nothing better to post dont post at all save your political shit for Fox news
musicisthenewspeech Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
Omigir Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
I miss PHIBLEX.. though i hear camp Clark is no longer in the picture :( 
Angelkissedhorse Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student General Artist
This is too cute! Such a great picture! 
ArcKage Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
"Attempts to cheat" haha
annaderp Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student General Artist
I love this!
KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This warms my heart.
1234fff Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
I thank them all from the bottom of my heart. This picture restores my faith in humanity. 
Blackbutler123x Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so adorable :3
grifter974 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
j'aime beaucoup, l'humour est bien trouvé. ^^
hansels Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderfull! :D
Shannie92 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the kind of person I want to be. :D
ReapersPen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I salute you.I salute you! These guys are the real heroes, and seeing this fills me with a great sense of pride. Semper Fi!
SkylinaTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student
This is so amazing! It warmed my heart.
Same-side Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015   Writer
This is very sweet. In fact, I have used it in a short-short story (not posted to dA) as inspiration.
NYlights71 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2015
This is what people need to see! Great work!
eiraphs Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Very good.
ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations! :)
Crimsondrop7 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I gotta say, I absolutely love this photo. Love it! So much emotion. Makes me grin each time I look at it. Super awesome!
tony2016 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   General Artist
Really funny. Very good.
Nickoni Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People love the people.
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