A U.S. Marine with Alpha Battery, 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Platoon, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, fires an M240B machine gun in the prone position at Kangaroo Flats Training Area, NT, Australia, July 8, 2021. The range consisted of training with an M240B machine gun mounted on a Humvee while bounding and firing from a static position with a bipod. The training hones the Marines’ capabilities as a skilled expeditionary fighting force that is capable of responding to a potential crisis or contingency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lydia Gordon)
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Bounding with the M240B Machine Gun

A U.S. Marine with Alpha Battery, 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Platoon, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, fires an M240B machine gun in the prone position at Kangaroo Flats Training Area, NT, Australia, July 8, 2021. The range consisted of training with an M240B machine gun mounted on a Humvee while bounding and firing [Read More …]

Lance Cpl. Andrew Kim, an LAV driver with Delta Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR), 4th Marine Division, prepares for platoon attacks during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California on Aug. 2, 2021. ITX is the culmination of Marine Forces Reserve units’ training cycle as they participate in a live-fire, combined arms exercise as a part of an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Intriago)
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Land Sharks

Lance Cpl. Andrew Kim, an LAV driver with Delta Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR), 4th Marine Division, prepares for platoon attacks during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California on Aug. 2, 2021. ITX is the culmination of Marine Forces Reserve units’ training cycle as they participate in a live-fire, [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, uses a wheel well as cover during Raid Leaders Course on July 27, 2021 on Camp Pendleton, California. The course is two weeks long and is comprised of marksmanship shooting, weapon manipulation, close-quarter tactics and room clearing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin Fraley)
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Raid Leaders Course

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, uses a wheel well as cover during Raid Leaders Course on July 27, 2021 on Camp Pendleton, California. The course is two weeks long and is comprised of marksmanship shooting, weapon manipulation, close-quarter tactics and room clearing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin Fraley)

A U.S. Marine Corps officer candidate with India Company navigates through the Combat Course at Officer Candidates School on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, July 29, 2021. The Combat Course simulates an environment that may be encountered on the battlefield. During the course, candidates are evaluated in individual tactics while negotiating obstacles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Tia Dufour)
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OCS Combat Course

A U.S. Marine Corps officer candidate with India Company navigates through the Combat Course at Officer Candidates School on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, July 29, 2021. The Combat Course simulates an environment that may be encountered on the battlefield. During the course, candidates are evaluated in individual tactics while negotiating obstacles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Tia Dufour)

U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a squad physical training session during Corporals Course aboard the USS New Orleans (LPD 18), in the Coral Sea, July 31, 2021. During this physical training session Marines were challenged mentally and physically to work as a team with their peers before successfully completing each obstacle. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is operating aboard ships of the America Expeditionary Strike Group area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners, and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Daisha R. Ramirez
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U.S. Marines with the 31st MEU conduct Squad PT during Corporals Course

U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a squad physical training session during Corporals Course aboard the USS New Orleans (LPD 18), in the Coral Sea, July 31, 2021. During this physical training session Marines were challenged mentally and physically to work as a team with their peers before successfully completing each obstacle. The 31st Marine Expeditionary [Read More …]

Marines and Sailors with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, conduct simulated tactical combat casualty care at Range 410A during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California on July 31st, 2021. Range 410A provides Reserve Marines the opportunity to execute a fire and maneuver attack supported by mortarmen, machine gunners and combat engineers. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Intriago)
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Wild Hunt

Marines and Sailors with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, conduct simulated tactical combat casualty care at Range 410A during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California on July 31st, 2021. Range 410A provides Reserve Marines the opportunity to execute a fire and maneuver attack supported by mortarmen, machine [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC), fires an M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle at a target during a Combat Marksmanship Program (CMP) range in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, July 10, 2021. The CMP range allows Marines to maintain rifle proficiency while being put through various courses of fire. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Willow Marshall)
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SPMAGTF-CR-CC: V21 CMP Range

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC), fires an M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle at a target during a Combat Marksmanship Program (CMP) range in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, July 10, 2021. The CMP range allows Marines to maintain rifle proficiency while being [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, attached to the Special Purpose Marine Air – Ground Task Force – Crisis Response - Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) 21.1, communicates with a British Army Soldier with 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, while conducting a bilateral training range in Jordan, July 03, 2021. The Bilateral training was conducted to strengthen relations and cooperation between the allied forces in the U.S. Central Command area of operation. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is designed to respond rapidly and efficiently to a wide-range of military operations utilizing aviation, ground, and logistics assets. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob Yost).
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2/1 Trains with British Army 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, attached to the Special Purpose Marine Air – Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) 21.1, fires a L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun while being observed by a British Army Soldier with 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, in Jordan, July 03, 2021. The Bilateral training was conducted to strengthen relations [Read More …]

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 6, 2021) U.S. Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27), lower a Sailor and Marines with the All Domain Reconnaissance Boat Team, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and in a Rigid Inflatable Boat into the water below to conduct to conduct small boat operations, July 6. Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU and the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) are underway conducting integrated training off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennessa Davey)
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11th MEU Conducts RIB Operations from the USS Portland

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 6, 2021) U.S. Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27), lower a Rigid Inflatable Boat into the water below to conduct to conduct small boat operations, July 6. Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) are underway conducting integrated training off the coast of [Read More …]

Marines with Oscar Battery, 5th Battalion, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division, conduct fire missions in support of Battalion Distributed Operations Course (BDOC), a sub-event of Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California on July 27, 2021. BDOC challenges a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) to execute offensive and defensive operations supported by air and ground assets in a geographically dispersed area of operations. MAGTF 25 is the first Reserve unit to conduct the BDOC, ensuring Marine Forces Reserve remains combat-ready. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Intriago)
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Here Comes the Boom

Marines with Oscar Battery, 5th Battalion, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division, conduct fire missions in support of Battalion Distributed Operations Course (BDOC), a sub-event of Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 4-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California on July 27, 2021. BDOC challenges a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) to execute offensive and defensive operations supported by [Read More …]