Camp Pendleton, Calif.
April 24, 2014
Cpl. Samantha Grant holds her friend's son, Kaiden Helms, during a homecoming at Del Mar Beach. Approximately 2,400 Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit were returning from an eight-month deployment to the western Pacific, where they provided humanitarian aid and disaster relief, reinforced embassies, and conducted non-combatant evacuation operations through the combined capabilities of the Marine Air Ground Task Force.