An infantryman from the 30th Infantry Regiment, 12th Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force function checks a M38 Designated Marksmanship Rifle during exercise Forest Light Eastern Army in mainland Japan, on Dec. 13, 2020. Forest Light is an annual bilateral training exercise that strengthens the interoperability and readiness of the U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to deter aggression and defeat any threat. This iteration is focused on seizing and defending key maritime terrain as an integrated force in support of naval operations in the defense of Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Albert J. Carls)
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Forest Light: Crew-Served Weapons Demonstration

An infantryman from the 30th Infantry Regiment, 12th Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force function checks a M38 Designated Marksmanship Rifle during exercise Forest Light Eastern Army in mainland Japan, on Dec. 13, 2020. Forest Light is an annual bilateral training exercise that strengthens the interoperability and readiness of the U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to deter aggression [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. George Jordan, a mortarman with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment sights in during a M224 60mm Lightweight mortar demonstration during exercise Forest Light Eastern Army in mainland Japan, on Dec. 13, 2020. Forest Light is an annual bilateral training exercise that strengthens the interoperability and readiness of the U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to deter aggression and defeat any threat. This iteration is focused on seizing and defending key maritime terrain as an integrated force in support of naval operations in the defense of Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Levi J. Guerra)
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Forest Light: M224 60mm Lightweight Mortar Demonstration

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. George Jordan, a mortarman with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment sights in during a M224 60mm Lightweight mortar demonstration during exercise Forest Light Eastern Army in mainland Japan, on Dec. 13, 2020. Forest Light is an annual bilateral training exercise that strengthens the interoperability and readiness of the U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment and an MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 conduct hoist operations during exercise Forest Light Western Army at Camp Soumagahara, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, Dec. 10, 2020. Forest Light is an annual bilateral training exercise that strengthens the interoperability and readiness of the U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to deter aggression and defeat any threat. This iteration is focused on seizing and defending key maritime terrain as an integrated force in support of naval operations in the defense of Japan. 3/8 is forward-deployed in the Indo-Pacific as part of 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Branden J. Bourque)
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Forest Light 21 Helicopter Support Team

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment and an MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 conduct hoist operations during exercise Forest Light Western Army at Camp Soumagahara, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, Dec. 10, 2020. Forest Light is an annual bilateral training exercise that strengthens the interoperability and readiness of the U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Ground [Read More …]

Cpt. Nikolas Roumell, a medical surgical nurse from Weed Army Community Hospital, Fort Irwin, Calif., buddy-carries teammate, Staff Sgt. David McAffee before M4 carbine weapons qualification during the Regional Health Command – Central Best Medic Competition, Dec. 9 at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, La.
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Regional Health Command -Central Best Medic Competition 2020

Cpt. Nikolas Roumell, a medical surgical nurse from Weed Army Community Hospital, Fort Irwin, Calif., buddy-carries teammate, Staff Sgt. David McAffee before M4 carbine weapons qualification during the Regional Health Command – Central Best Medic Competition, Dec. 9 at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, La.

201208-N-SS900-1405 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2020) A close-in weapons system (CIWS) fires during a live-fire exercise aboard Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Vinson is currently underway conducting routine maritime operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron T. Smith/Released)
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USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducts live-fire exercise

201208-N-SS900-1405 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2020) A close-in weapons system (CIWS) fires during a live-fire exercise aboard Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Vinson is currently underway conducting routine maritime operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron T. Smith/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Reiss, light armored reconnaissance driver, and Cpl. Zachary Hughes, anti-tank missileman, with Co. B, 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, gear up to conduct area reconnaissance during exercise Steel Knight/Dawn Blitz (SK/DB) 21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 5, 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 Conducts Area Recon

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Reiss, light armored reconnaissance driver, and Cpl. Zachary Hughes, anti-tank missileman, with Co. B, 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, gear up to conduct area reconnaissance during exercise Steel Knight/Dawn Blitz (SK/DB) 21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 5, 2020. Exercise SK/DB 21 provides effective and [Read More …]

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 …]