U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, board a Norwegian CV9030N Infantry Fighting Vehicle during a force-on-force field training exercise in Setermoen, Norway, Sept. 8, 2020. The training exercise tested the Marines against Norwegian mechanized infantry with Brigade North/Norwegian Army to practice and develop anti-tank tactics within mountainous terrain. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abrey Liggins)
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Laser Tag… with Tanks

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, board a Norwegian CV9030N Infantry Fighting Vehicle during a force-on-force field training exercise in Setermoen, Norway, Sept. 8, 2020. The training exercise tested the Marines against Norwegian mechanized infantry with Brigade North/Norwegian Army to practice and develop anti-tank tactics within mountainous terrain. MRF-E conducts various exercises [Read More …]

An F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, sits on the flight line at Royal Air Force Station Marham, United Kingdom. The F-35’s advanced steal capabilities enables the aircraft to operate in contested areas, including anti-access/area denial environments that. t legacy fighters simply cannot penetrate or evade. The F-35B can provide close air support in threat environments where our current platforms would not survive.
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Turning Jets

An F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, sits on the flight line at Royal Air Force Station Marham, United Kingdom. The F-35’s advanced steal capabilities enables the aircraft to operate in contested areas, including anti-access/area denial environments that. t legacy fighters simply cannot penetrate or evade. The F-35B can provide close air support [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tyler Hall, a section chief with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, helps dig an emplacement for a M777A2 Howitzer during a direct fire artillery training event aboard Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Sept. 20, 2020. Marines with 1/12 conducted the training as part of Spartan Fury, a training exercise that aims to strengthen the artillery unit’s expeditionary readiness and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Luke Kuennen)
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Charlie Battery conducts direct fire training, PTA

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tyler Hall, a section chief with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, helps dig an emplacement for a M777A2 Howitzer during a direct fire artillery training event aboard Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Sept. 20, 2020. Marines with 1/12 conducted the training as part of Spartan Fury, a training exercise that aims to strengthen the artillery [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment (V12), 3d Marine Division, guides their fellow Marine during a pulley system during the Infantry Jungle Skills Course (IJSC) at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, September 17th, 2020. IJSC is a two-week long course that teaches Marines to increase survivability and lethality while operating in a jungle environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alize Sotelo)
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Welcome to the Jungle: V12 executes Infantry Jungle Skills Course

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment (V12), 3d Marine Division, guides their fellow Marine during a pulley system during the Infantry Jungle Skills Course (IJSC) at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, September 17th, 2020. IJSC is a two-week long course that teaches Marines to increase survivability and lethality while operating in a jungle [Read More …]

United States Marines with Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 224 (VMFA(AW)-224), Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepare F/A-18s for flight operations aboard Naval Air Facility El Centro, California on Sept. 22, 2020. VMFA(AW)-224 is participating in Service Level Training Exercise 1-21 in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course 1-21 and Integrated Training Exercise 1-21 to further hone the squadron’s ability to operate as a cohesive unit while forward deployed in support of our nation’s objectives.
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VMFA(AW)-224 conduct first flight operations in El Centro, California

United States Marines with Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 224 (VMFA(AW)-224), Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepare F/A-18s for flight operations aboard Naval Air Facility El Centro, California on Sept. 22, 2020. VMFA(AW)-224 is participating in Service Level Training Exercise 1-21 in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course 1-21 and Integrated Training Exercise 1-21 to further [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171 fire the M2 machine gun at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 13, 2020. MWSS-171 trained with various weapon systems and field equipment as part of unit-level training. The training is held annually in order to increase the squadron’s combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Ricker)
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MWSS-171 train in Fuji with the M2

U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171 fire the M2 machine gun at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 13, 2020. MWSS-171 trained with various weapon systems and field equipment as part of unit-level training. The training is held annually in order to increase the squadron’s combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171 fire the M249 light machine gun at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 13, 2020. MWSS-171 trained with various weapon systems and field equipment as part of unit-level training. The training is held annually in order to increase the squadron’s combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Ricker)
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MWSS-171 train in Fuji with M249

U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171 fire the M249 light machine gun at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 13, 2020. MWSS-171 trained with various weapon systems and field equipment as part of unit-level training. The training is held annually in order to increase the squadron’s combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Josue Martinez, a mortarman with A Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division, adjusts his 60mm mortar during a live-fire range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 4, 2020. Mortars reinforce the defensive position by providing notional support by fire during combat operations. Martinez is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer)
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1/6 maintains knowledge with mortars

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Josue Martinez, a mortarman with A Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division, adjusts his 60mm mortar during a live-fire range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 4, 2020. Mortars reinforce the defensive position by providing notional support by fire during combat operations. Martinez is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Josue Martinez, a mortarman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division under the Unit Deployment Program, prepares to fire a 61mm mortar round during a live-fire range on Combined Arms Training Center Fuji, Japan, June 15, 2020. Martinez was participating in exercise Fuji Viper, an annual exercise focused on sustaining individual and small unit proficiency, independent platoon proficiency, and small unit decision making. Martinez is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer)
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Fuji Viper 20.4 mortar range

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Josue Martinez, a mortarman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division under the Unit Deployment Program, prepares to fire a 61mm mortar round during a live-fire range on Combined Arms Training Center Fuji, Japan, June 15, 2020. Martinez was participating in exercise Fuji Viper, an annual exercise focused on sustaining [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 pilot a UH-1Y Venom during an aerial exercise, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sept. 17, 2020. The operation was conducted in order to produce readiness and strengthen cohesion within the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shane Linder)
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HMLA-367 Conduct Aerial Live Fire Training

U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 pilot a UH-1Y Venom during an aerial exercise, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sept. 17, 2020. The operation was conducted in order to produce readiness and strengthen cohesion within the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shane Linder)