Two U.S. Marine MV-22B Osprey’s with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, fly alongside an AH-1Z Viper helicopter from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775, MAG-41, 4th MAW, to Holtville Airfield during a combined operation near El Centro, California, Oct. 17, 2021. The reservists of HMLA-775 and VMM-764, along with other active duty aviation squadrons on the West Coast, provide aviation support that enables I Marine Expeditionary Force units to maintain and enhance their mission capabilities and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew Cortez)
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HMLA-775 Flies over Camp Pendleton

Two U.S. Marine MV-22B Osprey’s with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, fly alongside an AH-1Z Viper helicopter from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775, MAG-41, 4th MAW, to Holtville Airfield during a combined operation near El Centro, California, Oct. 17, 2021. The reservists of HMLA-775 and VMM-764, along with other active duty [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) conducts parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
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Feeling Free

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) conducts parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chyna Alvagibbs and Capt. Kassia Regehr, an administrative specialist and a logistics officer both with Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic, Marine Forces Command, Marine Forces Northern Command, grapple in a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) training area during a High-Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Warrior Challenge competition at Camp Elmore, Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 15, 2021. The final event of the competition requires Marines to complete an obstacle course, fire an M4 carbine at the Camp Elmore Indoor Range and grapple MCMAP Instructors. Regehr finished in third place in the female division of the 2021 HITT Warrior Challenge (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack Chen)
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2021 HITT Warrior Challenge

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chyna Alvagibbs and Capt. Kassia Regehr, an administrative specialist and a logistics officer both with Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic, Marine Forces Command, Marine Forces Northern Command, grapple in a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) training area during a High-Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Warrior Challenge competition at Camp Elmore, Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 15, 2021. The final [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Company C, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, provide members of the NATO Specific Environments Panel a demonstration of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Sept. 23, 2021. The Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) hosted the NATO SEP Conference event in Los Angeles, California and MCAGCC urban warfare training areas to assist in developing and updating joint doctrine involving Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew R. Bray)
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NATO Allies Visit/Observe MCAGCC Training Facilities

U.S. Marines with Company C, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, provide members of the NATO Specific Environments Panel a demonstration of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Sept. 23, 2021. The Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) hosted the NATO SEP Conference event in Los Angeles, California and MCAGCC [Read More …]

U.S., Brazilian, Chilean, Mexican, and Peruvian Marines hold security positions during simulated humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission in Salinas, Peru, Oct 3, 2021, during exercise UNITAS LXII. U.S., Brazilian, Chilean, Mexican, and Peruvian Marines completed a series of training events in order to build trust, enhance confidence and strengthen interoperability to better prepare us for a combined, multinational response to emerging crises or natural disasters. UNITAS is the world's longest-running annual multinational maritime exercise that focuses on enhancing interoperability among multiple nations and joint forces during Pacific, amphibious, and amazon operations in order to build on existing regional partnerships and create new enduring relationships that promote peace, stability and prosperity in the U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Adaezia Chavez)
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UNITAS 2021: US Marines and Partner Nations NEO

U.S., Brazilian, Chilean, Mexican, and Peruvian Marines hold security positions during simulated humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission in Salinas, Peru, Oct 3, 2021, during exercise UNITAS LXII. U.S., Brazilian, Chilean, Mexican, and Peruvian Marines completed a series of training events in order to build trust, enhance confidence and strengthen interoperability to better prepare us for a combined, multinational response [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, 2d Marine Division, post security during urban breaching training in the Sapper Leader’s Course 1-22 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 16, 2021. The Sapper Leader’s Course gives students hands-on experience preparing explosives, breaching, clearing buildings, and working as a team through obstacles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline C. Arre)
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Can I Get a Demo?

U.S. Marines with 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, 2d Marine Division, rehearse urban breaching techniques during the Sapper Leader’s Course 1-22 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 16, 2021. The Sapper Leader’s Course gives students hands-on experience preparing explosives, breaching, clearing buildings, and working as a team through obstacles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline C. Arre)

211013-M-ET529-1572 NORTHERN RANGE COMPLEX, Kuwait (Oct. 13, 2021) Reconnaissance Marine assigned to the All Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires an M4A1 carbine during a live-fire and maneuver range at the Northern Range Complex, Kuwait, Oct. 13. The 11th MEU and Essex Amphibious Ready Group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Israel Chincio/Released)
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11th MEU ADRD conducts live-fire and maneuver in Kuwait

211013-M-ET529-1572 NORTHERN RANGE COMPLEX, Kuwait (Oct. 13, 2021) Reconnaissance Marine assigned to the All Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires an M4A1 carbine during a live-fire and maneuver range at the Northern Range Complex, Kuwait, Oct. 13. The 11th MEU and Essex Amphibious Ready Group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing perform aircraft maintenance while conducting Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 6, 2021. Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing established a forward arming and refueling point on an airfield secured by 2d Battalion, 3d Marines to support sustained aviation operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jackson Dukes)
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Ie Shima Airfield Seizure and FARP

U.S. Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing perform aircraft maintenance while conducting Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 6, 2021. Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing established a forward arming and refueling point on an airfield secured by 2d Battalion, 3d Marines to support sustained aviation operations. (U.S. [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine Corps Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 takes off after completing a cargo loading and transporting exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, August 23, 2021. The lifts were part of the ongoing operational assessment of the King Stallion Heavy Lift Helicopter as the Marine Corps modernizes and prepares for future endeavors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)
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Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 flies the new Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

A U.S. Marine Corps Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 flies with an external cargo load during a cargo loading and transporting exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, August 23, 2021. The lifts were part of the ongoing operational assessment of the King Stallion Heavy Lift Helicopter as the [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV) and French Legionnaires with 2d Infantry Regiment, French Foreign Legion, participate in an obstacle course during Exercise Baccarat on Caserne Colonel de Chabrières Nîmes, France, Oct. 8, 2021. Exercise Baccarat is a three-week joint exercise between 2d MARDIV and the French Foreign Legion that challenges forces with physical and tactical training, as well as provides the opportunity to exchange knowledge that assists in developing and strengthening bonds. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jennifer E. Reyes)
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Exercise Baccarat 2021

U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV) and French Legionnaires with 2d Infantry Regiment, French Foreign Legion, participate in an obstacle course during Exercise Baccarat on Caserne Colonel de Chabrières Nîmes, France, Oct. 8, 2021. Exercise Baccarat is a three-week joint exercise between 2d MARDIV and the French Foreign Legion that challenges forces with physical and tactical training, as [Read More …]