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PhotoLibrary-Engage_targets_thumbnail_180x102 Marines with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron (MWHS) 3 engage simulated targets with a M240B medium machine gun during their Command Post Exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Jan. 19. Marines with MWHS-3 participated in a three-day, two-night CPX designed to instill and improve field and tactical skills of the Headquarter Marines, Jan. 19-21. Photo by LCpl Harley Robinson.
PhotoLibrary-GySgt_thumbnail_180x102 GySgt Christopher Mulcahy, a combat marksmanship trainer instructor with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303, looks out of a UH-1Y Huey during a formation flight above Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 17. Mulcahy communicated the position of another Huey and other aircraft during the formation flight. Photo by Sgt Lillian Stephens.
PhotoLibary-1000_feet_above_thumbnail_180x102 Marines with the 1st Expeditionary Operations Training free fall at 10,000 feet above Drop Zone Basilone, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 21. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 supported the 1st EOTG in their parachute-operations training. This training is intended to improve the Marines' skill for future uses of this knowledge, such as a deployment situation. Units like the 1st EOTG deploy often and this training allows the Marines to be ready to deploy at a moment's notice. Phot by LCpl Harley Robinson.
PhotoLibrary-Herculean_Vista_thumbnail_180x102 Three Eurofighter Typhoons with the Spanish Air Force escort a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules during an aerial refueling mission, Aug. 13, in Spain. Bilateral exercises such as this one are how Spain and the U.S. foster one of the closest defense partnerships around the world. Photo by SSgt Vitaliy Rusavskiy.
PhotoLibrary-Visit_Board_Search_Seizure_010416_180x102 A Marine Raiders with Marine Special Operations Company Charlie, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, breach a conex box with a saw during Visit, Board, Search and Seizure training, as part of a Company Collective Exercise, Oct. 15, 2015, in San Diego, California. Photo by Cpl Steven Fox.
PhotoLibrary-Undisclosed_Landing_Location_122115_180x102 A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey with U.S. Marines embarked from Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, lands at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia to insert the Marines into a training area during a mission readiness exercise Nov. 23, 2015. The training exercise consisted of a scenario where a forward operating base in the area of responsibility required SPMAGTF-CR-CC reinforcement as part of its crisis response mission spanning 20 nations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Photo by Sgt Ricardo Hurtado.
PhotoLibrary-Constant_Vigilance_121415_180x102 LCpl Alexander Sieck, a Greenville, Calif. and data network specialist with Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 1st Marine Logistics Group, remains vigilant on a patrol during the certification portion of the Basic Combat Skills Course aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 20, 2015. BCSC serves as a re-familiarization course for non-infantry Marines, teaching the fundamental skills needed to operate in a deployed environment. Photo by LCpl Devan Gowans.
PhotoLibrary-AAV_Qualifications_120415_180x102 Alpha Company, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conducts their Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications Nov. 6, for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. Alpha Company is conducting this training in preparation for future deployments. Photo by LCpl Aaron James B. Vinculado.
PhotoLibrary-Chain_Reaction_120315_180x102 Marines with 8th Communication Battalion compete in squad push-ups during a field meet at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 6, 2015. 8th Comm. Bn. provides the unique ability to deploy task-organized communication detachments capable of installing, operating, maintaining and defending communication networks in support of II Marine Expeditionary Force. Photo by Cpl Paul S. Martinez.
PhotoLibrary-Quick_Reaction_Force_Rehearsal_120215_180x102 Marines with Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, offload from a CH-53E Super Stallion during a quick reaction force rehearsal aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2). The 15th MEU is currently deployed in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to promote regional stability and security in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Photo by Cpl Elize McKelvey.
PhotoLibrary-Fire_Rounds_120115_180x102 A Marine with Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires off rounds to check the functions of his M4 carbine during a quick reaction force rehearsal aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2). The 15th MEU is currently deployed in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to promote regional stability and security in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Photo by Cpl Elize McKelvey.
PhotoLibrary-Final_Inspection_of_Gear_113015_180x102 Cpl Lydia Judge, a crew master with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, performs a final inspection of gear aboard a KC-130J Hercules, Nov. 9, in Zaragoza, Spain. The Marines spent a week training with Spanish counterparts, providing air delivery of gear and personnel. Photo by SSgt Vitaliy Rusavskiy.
PhotoLibrary-Support_by_fire_position_112015_180x102 Marines prepare to take a support by fire position during a platoon-reinforced attack aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct. 28, 2015. The battalion is conducting this training as they prepare to deploy on the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit next year. Photo by Cpl Joey Mendez.
PhotoLibrary-Exercise_trident_juncture_111915_180x102 A Light Armored Vehicle attached to 4th Marine Division, sits on the horizon during exercise Trident Juncture 2015 in Almería, Spain, Oct. 30, 2015. The exercise provided an opportunity for Reserve Marines to gain experience within their military occupational specialty and demonstrates their readiness in conjunction with other foreign nationals. Photo by Cpl Gabrielle Quire.
PhotoLibrary-Lava_Viper_110915_180x102 Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, fire the BGM-71 Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided missile during exercise Lava Viper, one of the staples of their pre-deployment training, at Range 20 at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Oct. 24, 2015. Lava Viper provides the Hawaii-based Marines with an opportunity to conduct various movements, live-fire and tactical training before departing for Integrated Training Exercise at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., where the battalion will train and be evaluated as a whole. "Trinity" strives to fight and win on both the tactical and ethical battlefield, always cultivating the values of honor, courage, and commitment, ultimately producing morally guided citizens whose obligations and responsibilities supersede rights and privileges. Photo by LCpl Harley Thomas.
PhotoLibrary-hike_out_110615_180x102 Marines with Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment hike out to a live fire and maneuver exercise course during the Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Oct. 23-24. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. Photo by Cpl Tyler Andersen.
PhotoLibrary-concealment_110515_180x102 A Marine with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, finds concealment during a training event run by Division Combat Skills Center at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 27, 2015. The support provided by the DCSC enables Division units to focus on higher level task and larger exercise while ensuring that Marines and Sailors receive standardized small unit level training. Photo by Cpl Krista James.
PhotoLibrary-morning_lift_110215_180x102 U.S. Marine LCpl James Stamper (left) and LCpl James Stamper (right), landing support specialists, with the Landing Support Detachment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), hold slings connecting the M105 trailer to a CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced) at Pinheiro da Cruz, Praia Da Raposa Beach, Portugal, Oct. 22, 2015, during Trident Juncture 15. Trident Juncture is a NATO-led exercise designed to certify NATO response forces and develop interoperability among participating NATO and partner nations. Photo by Sgt Austin Long.
PhotoLibrary-Max_Set_10302015_180x102 LCpl Calvin Sawyers, sniper course screener candidate from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, conducts a max set of pull-ups after completing a 1.5 mile ruck run as part of a scout sniper screener at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 20, 2015. The screener aims to prepare candidates for the Scout Sniper Basic Course. Photo by Cpl Kirstin Merrimarahajara.
PhotoLibrary-Set_up_Security_10292015_180x102 Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment set up security during a training exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 20, 2015. The company executed lane training where the Marines visited four stations set up to hone in their basic infantry skills. The four stations consisted of patrolling, radio communications, grenade employment and emplacing M18 Claymores. Photo by Cpl Preston McDonald.