Artillery Marines rehearse fire missions

U.S. Marine Cpl. Erik Clingan, a cannoneer with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, checks the sights on an M777 Howitzer during force-on-force training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 22, 2020. Clingan is a native of Riverside, Calif. During the training, various components of MRF-D’s GCE competed for dominance in conflict scenarios to exercise the unit's ability to respond to and defeat regional threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Erik Clingan, a cannoneer with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, checks the sights on an M777 Howitzer during force-on-force training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 22, 2020. Clingan is a native of Riverside, Calif. During the training, various components of MRF-D’s GCE competed for dominance in conflict scenarios to exercise the unit's ability to respond to and defeat regional threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)

U.S. Marine Cpl. Erik Clingan, a cannoneer with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, checks the sights on an M777 Howitzer during force-on-force training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 22, 2020. Clingan is a native of Riverside, Calif. During the training, various components of MRF-D’s GCE competed for dominance in conflict scenarios to exercise the unit’s ability to respond to and defeat regional threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)

U.S. Marines with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin tow an M777 Howitzer during force-on-force training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 22, 2020. During the training, various components of MRF-D’s GCE competed for dominance in conflict scenarios to exercise the unit's ability to respond to and defeat regional threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)
U.S. Marines with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin tow an M777 Howitzer during force-on-force training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 22, 2020. During the training, various components of MRF-D’s GCE competed for dominance in conflict scenarios to exercise the unit’s ability to respond to and defeat regional threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Rayfel Gonzalez, cannoneer with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, digs prior to a fire mission during force-on-force training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 22, 2020. Gonzalez is a native of Miami. During the training, various components of MRF-D’s GCE competed for dominance in conflict scenarios to exercise the unit’s ability to respond to and defeat regional threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)

U.S. Marine Cpl. Rayfel Gonzalez and Lance Cpl. Iuan Martinez, cannoneers with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, punch the bore of an M777 Howitzer during force-on-force training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 22, 2020. Gonzalez is a native of Miami, and Martinez is a native of Brooklyn. During the training, various components of MRF-D’s GCE competed for dominance in conflict scenarios to exercise the unit’s ability to respond to and defeat regional threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)

U.S. Marine cannoneers with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin secure an M777 Howitzer to a 7-ton truck during force-on-force training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 22, 2020. During the training, various components of MRF-D’s GCE competed for dominance in conflict scenarios to exercise the unit’s ability to respond to and defeat regional threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)

U.S. Marine cannoneers with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin conduct a notional fire mission on an M777 Howitzer during force-on-force training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 22, 2020. During the training, various components of MRF-D’s GCE competed for dominance in conflict scenarios to exercise the unit’s ability to respond to and defeat regional threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)

U.S. Marine Cpl. Erik Clingan, a cannoneer with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, checks the sights on an M777 Howitzer during force-on-force training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 22, 2020. Clingan is a native of Riverside, Calif. During the training, various components of MRF-D’s GCE competed for dominance in conflict scenarios to exercise the unit’s ability to respond to and defeat regional threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)

U.S. Marine Cpl. Rayfel Gonzalez, a cannoneer with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, waits for a fire mission during force-on-force training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 22, 2020. Gonzalez is a native of Miami. During the training, various components of MRF-D’s GCE competed for dominance in conflict scenarios to exercise the unit’s ability to respond to and defeat regional threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)

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