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Oct 10, 2012, 10:23:01 AM
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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 )
adhd95 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  New member
cheater cheater pumpkin eater. keep you eyes on your own paper ;p lol
Irma-C Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Puts a smile on my face, that's for sure!
salmaimn Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
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 
njd1988 Featured By Owner Edited 12 hours ago  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 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
Omigir Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I miss PHIBLEX.. though i hear camp Clark is no longer in the picture :( 
Angelkissedhorse Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
This is too cute! Such a great picture! 
ArcKage Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
"Attempts to cheat" haha
annaderp Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
I love this!
KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This warms my heart.
1234fff Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I thank them all from the bottom of my heart. This picture restores my faith in humanity. 
Blackbutler123x Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
That is so adorable :3
grifter974 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
j'aime beaucoup, l'humour est bien trouvé. ^^
hansels Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student 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  New member 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.
Ajhungry Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
This is really nice.
pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Life touching life.  Saw it in tanikel's journal.
BlackAnchSuNamun Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great picture Heart 
monkeyboy224 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Marine: Muscles Are Required Intelligents Not Expected.....So that's why he is cheating hmm...
MarkTheGr8 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhhh, you're talking about this combat ENGINEER doing a 4th grade multiplication test, while making a little girl have fun during a multiplication test?

Yeah, you hit it right on the nail there, buddy. Next time use a hammer instead of your head.
monkeyboy224 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome buddy! 
That1PersonYouForgot Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is adorable :heart:
mwehttam Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Fantastically funny. Love the kids' (make that 'the littler kid') reaction trying shield his test from prying eyes by folding up the top of the pad.
Rybird Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
USMC a fantastic organization.
mini-colster Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist
woof! ;)
arpeelapena Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
greetings, from a friend in the Philippines.
lytken1969 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
it is so funny
Razeikel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
This is what it feels like right now using my GI Bill to go back to college :(
Arachnakid Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Writer
The moments of peace like this are exactly what we're fighting for. I don't care if you disagree with the politicians, the high-up mucky-mucks who make stupid decisions. The SOLDIERS who risk their lives in the name of peace and justice deserve to be honored.
Walis Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Outstanding photograph, packed with fun.  That girl looks like she's having a good time, and I know for a fact that Marine is.  :)  Colorful, great composition, and a wonderfully captured moment overall.  Thanks for posting great photos like this, despite the backlash you might get on DA.
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Artist
yep..yep... awesome Marine!!
alissajuett Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oi! To all you people saying nasties! Stop being freaking trolls! This is a nice picture! Stop saying "all these kids were shot dead" "the US military is bad" blah blah blah...seriously? Get your facts before you all judge people. Saying something is bad is an opinion not a fact.

alissajuett Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so nice that even people fighting in wars " live for the moment". Even such a sim
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slagjoeyoco Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
"[...] better I leave. praying. for world peace." - Well then, you do that. In the meantime, the US and others are _actually doing_ something to protect peace. Of course, there are mistakes that happened in the past. However, the fact still stands that for the past 80+ years the US has been one of few nations to pull their head out of their metaphorical arses and actually fight.

Most importantly though, no matter how you look at the US and any other army: please remember to distinguish the normal soldier from the administration they're getting their orders from. Soldiers are human beings as well, and that's exactly what this photo shows. So please start your political debates else where (this isn't the right forum for that anyways), and have some goddamn respect - if not for the uniform, then at least for the guys and gals inside those uniforms.

Please and thank you.
kumeo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student General Artist
If you have something negative to say, keep it to yourself please. You do not have to persuade anyone else, there are people on this website who have the same opinion. Also, just to say that was quite offensive to both my countries. The Philippines needs help from time to time, and it's great to know that the US would want to help. I know, it's annoying to hear that we interfere with other countries when we don't have to get into, I hate it as well. But this one is different if you HAVE gone to the Philippines.
alissajuett Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What's the US military doing to the world hmmm?
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