U.S. Marine with Co. B, 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conceal a light armored vehicle during exercise Steel Knight/Dawn Blitz (SK/DB 21) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 6, 2020. Exercise SK/DB 21 provides effective and intense training in an expeditionary environment to ensure 1st Marine Division remains lethal, combat-ready, interoperable, and deployable on short notice. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stephanie Cervantes)
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Steel Knight 21 : 3d LAR Shaping Fires

U.S. Marine with Co. B, 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conceal a light armored vehicle during exercise Steel Knight/Dawn Blitz (SK/DB 21) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 6, 2020. Exercise SK/DB 21 provides effective and intense training in an expeditionary environment to ensure 1st Marine Division remains lethal, combat-ready, interoperable, and [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Troy Yanez (left), a mortarman with weapons platoon, Co.B, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, teaches Marines about the M67 Sight Unit during exercise Steel Knight/Dawn Blitz 21 (SK/DB 21) at Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 8, 2020. Exercise SK/DB 21 provides effective and intense training in an expeditionary environment to ensure 1st Marine Division remains lethal, combat-ready, interoperable, and deployable on short notice.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quince Bisard)
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Steel Knight 21: Always Ready

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Troy Yanez (left), a mortarman with weapons platoon, Co.B, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, teaches Marines about the M67 Sight Unit during exercise Steel Knight/Dawn Blitz 21 (SK/DB 21) at Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 8, 2020. Exercise SK/DB 21 provides effective and intense training in an expeditionary environment [Read More …]

U.S. Navy Sailors with Beach Master Unit 1 and Marines with 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, load an MK37 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Resupply Vehicle onto a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) while aboard the Landing Platform Dock (LPD) 27 USS Portland during Exercise Steel Knight/Dawn Blitz (SK/DB) 21 off the shore of San Clemente Island, California, Dec. 5, 2020. Exercise SK/DB 21 ensures 1st Marine Division and Expeditionary Strike Force Group (ESG) - 3 are optimized for naval expeditionary warfare in contested spaces and purpose-built to facilitate sea denial and assured access in support of the naval fleet. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Miguel A. Rosales)
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Steel Knight 21: 5/11 HIMARS Range

U.S. Navy Sailors with Beach Master Unit 1 and Marines with 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, load an MK37 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Resupply Vehicle onto a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) while aboard the Landing Platform Dock (LPD) 27 USS Portland during Exercise Steel Knight/Dawn Blitz (SK/DB) 21 off the shore of San Clemente [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, set up a forward arming and refueling point (FARP) on San Clemente Island, Calif., Dec. 3rd, 2020. This training showed the capabilities of MWSS-371 employing multiple FARP locations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lt. Charles C. Allen)
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U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, set up a forward arming and refueling point (FARP) on San Clemente Island, California

U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, set up a forward arming and refueling point (FARP) on San Clemente Island, Calif., Dec. 3rd, 2020. This training showed the capabilities of MWSS-371 employing multiple FARP locations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lt. Charles C. Allen)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Joshua Williams, a radio operator with Communications Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group (MLG), sets up a radio during a 3rd Supply Battalion field exercise at Camp Schwab, December 6, 2020, Okinawa, Japan. 3rd MLG, based out of Okinawa, Japan, is a forward deployed combat unit that serves as III Marine Expeditionary Force's comprehensive logistics and combat service support backbone for operations throughout the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
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Supply Battalion Field Exercise

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Joshua Williams, a radio operator with Communications Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group (MLG), sets up a radio during a 3rd Supply Battalion field exercise at Camp Schwab, December 6, 2020, Okinawa, Japan. 3rd MLG, based out of Okinawa, Japan, is a forward deployed combat unit that serves as III Marine Expeditionary Force’s [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Elliott Snelgrove, an F/A-18 Hornet pilot with Marine Fighter attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 inspects an F/A-18D Hornet at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Dec 4, 2020. Marines with VMFA-312 provided close air support to Marines with 3rd Marine Division during training at Combined Arms Training Center (CATC) Camp Fuji. CATC Camp Fuji is a Marine Corps Installations Pacific Facility dedicated to modernized live, virtual, and constructive combined arms training. CATC Camp Fuji provides premier support for the accomplishment of air, ground, and amphibious training for the Marine Corps, joint U.S. forces, and our allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Harmon)
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Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji Receives Air Support from F/A-18 Hornets

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Elliott Snelgrove, an F/A-18 Hornet pilot with Marine Fighter attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 inspects an F/A-18D Hornet at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Dec 4, 2020. Marines with VMFA-312 provided close air support to Marines with 3rd Marine Division during training at Combined Arms Training Center (CATC) Camp Fuji. CATC Camp Fuji is a Marine [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare to move their M109 Paladin at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Dec. 4, 2020.
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M109 Paladin

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare to move their M109 Paladin at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Dec. 4, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Angelica Range, munitions systems technician with the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, guides a bomb rack unit equipped with four GBU-39 small diameter bombs into position at the munitions storage area on Al Udeid Air Base, Nov. 27, 2020. Many munitions Airmen at Al Udeid AB hail from Air Mobility Command bases where their primary function is to support cargo aircraft with countermeasures. At Al Udeid AB, they have the opportunity to qualify on the wide variety of weapons systems present in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Martin)
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AUAB munitions systems technicians train to deploy GBU-39 small diameter bombs

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Angelica Range, munitions systems technician with the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, guides a bomb rack unit equipped with four GBU-39 small diameter bombs into position at the munitions storage area on Al Udeid Air Base, Nov. 27, 2020. Many munitions Airmen at Al Udeid AB hail from Air Mobility Command bases where their primary function [Read More …]

A Soldier assigned to 1-102D Infantry Regiment (Mountain) conducts her first new M4 CBRN qualification table at Fort Dix, N.J. on Dec. 4, 2020. The unit was conducting pre-mobilization training ahead of a scheduled deployment. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Dave Pytlik.
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New IWQ Tables

A Soldier assigned to 1-102D Infantry Regiment (Mountain) conducts her first new M4 CBRN qualification table at Fort Dix, N.J. on Dec. 4, 2020. The unit was conducting pre-mobilization training ahead of a scheduled deployment. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Dave Pytlik.