A Day at The Range for Northern Viper 2020

A U.S. Marine from Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, fires for a live fire ski range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)
A U.S. Marine from Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, fires for a live fire ski range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

A U.S. Marine from Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, fires at a live fire ski range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)
A U.S. Marine from Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, fires at a live fire ski range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

A pair of skis placed in the snow as U.S. Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, transition from skies to snow shoes for a live fire range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

A Light Armored Vehicle from 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, conducts a live fire range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

A Light Armored Vehicle from 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, conducts a live fire range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. NNorthern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

A Light Armored Vehicle from 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, conducts a live fire range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

Light Armored Vehicles from 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, conduct a live fire range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

A U.S. Marine from Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, fires for a live fire ski range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

U.S. Marines from Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, prepare for a live fire ski range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

U.S. Marines from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, run into position with M240B machine guns on a live fire range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, fire M240B machine guns on a live fire range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

A Light Armored Vehicle from 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, conducts a live fire range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III MEF to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, carries an M240B machine gun on a live fire range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

U.S. Marines from Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, load ammunition for a live fire ski range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

A U.S. Marine from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, leads the charge with an M240B machine gun on a live fire range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

A U.S. Marine from Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, gets ready for a live fire ski range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

A U.S. Marine from 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, fires an M240B machine gun on a live fire range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

U.S. Marines from Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, are given ammunition for live fire ski range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

A U.S. Marine from 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, conducts a live fire range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

U.S. Marines from Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, fire in a modified kneeling position for a live fire ski range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

U.S. Marines from Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, face down range for a live fire ski range during exercise Northern Viper 2020 at Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cameron E. Parks)

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