U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), participate in a live fire exercise aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18) in the Philippine Sea, Feb. 17, 2021. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the Amphibious Squadron 11 in the 7th fleet 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 Cpl. Alexandria Nowell)
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Range Assail

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), participate in a live fire exercise aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18) in the Philippine Sea, Feb. 17, 2021. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the Amphibious Squadron 11 in the 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as [Read More …]

Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 24, 2021. The course helped recruits build a combat mindset while loud noises were played over a speaker to simulate combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brooke C. Woods)
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Lima Company Bayonet Assault Course

Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in the Bayonet Assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 24, 2021. The course helped recruits build a combat mindset while loud noises were played over a speaker to simulate combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brooke C. Woods)

Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in the Confidence Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Feb. 23, 2021. Drill instructors kept a close watch to ensure that the obstacles were being executed correctly and safely. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brooke C. Woods)
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Charlie Company Confidence Course

Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in the Confidence Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Feb. 23, 2021. Drill instructors kept a close watch to ensure that the obstacles were being executed correctly and safely. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brooke C. Woods)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Drake, a machine gunner with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, provides security during exercise Hagåtña Fury 21 on Ukibarru, Japan, Feb 17, 2021. The exercise demonstrated that Marines are capable of seizing, defending, and providing expeditionary sustainment for key maritime terrain in support of the III Marine Expeditionary Force. 3/8 is attached to 3d Marine Division as a part of the unit deployment program. Drake is a native of Clanton, Alabama. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kallahan Morris)
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Hagåtña Fury 21 Ukibaru

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Drake, a machine gunner with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, provides security during exercise Hagåtña Fury 21 on Ukibarru, Japan, Feb 17, 2021. The exercise demonstrated that Marines are capable of seizing, defending, and providing expeditionary sustainment for key maritime terrain in support of the III Marine Expeditionary Force. 3/8 is attached to 3d [Read More …]

A MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), prepares to land during Exercise Winter Fury 21 on St. Nicholas Island, California, Feb. 18, 2021. Winter Fury 21 highlights 3rd MAW’s ability to fight near-peer adversary by employing all of the aircraft in its inventory, to include the F-35C Lightning II, AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y Venom, F/A-18C Super Hornet, CH-53E Super Stallion, MV-22B Osprey, and the KC-130J Super Hercules. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jaime Reyes)
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Exercise Winter Fury 21

A MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), prepares to land during Exercise Winter Fury 21 on St. Nicholas Island, California, Feb. 18, 2021. Winter Fury 21 highlights 3rd MAW’s ability to fight near-peer adversary by employing all of the aircraft in its inventory, to include the F-35C Lightning II, [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with the All Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, load into an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 (Reinforced), 11th MEU, to conduct a reconnaissance and surveillance mission insertion during Realistic Urban Training exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, Feb. 19, 2020. RUT is the final shore-based predeployment exercise for the 11th MEU, and provides an opportunity to train and execute operations in an urban environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
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AZARNG Aviation Partners with State, Federal Firefighters for Annual Training

U.S. Marines with the All Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, load into an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 (Reinforced), 11th MEU, to conduct a reconnaissance and surveillance mission insertion during Realistic Urban Training exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, Feb. 19, 2020. RUT is the final shore-based predeployment exercise for the [Read More …]

U.S. Marines and Army SOF conduct barrel drops and tandem jumps out of a KC-130J at Yuma Proving Grounds on February 9, 2021. This training teaches them how to jump with personnel or equipment in order to expand their mission capabilities.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Gabrielle Sanders)
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Tandem Jumps and Barrel Drops

U.S. Marines and Army SOF conduct barrel drops and tandem jumps out of a KC-130J at Yuma Proving Grounds on February 9, 2021. This training teaches them how to jump with personnel or equipment in order to expand their mission capabilities.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Gabrielle Sanders)

Rct. Matthew J. Boyer, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participates in grass week at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 17, 2021. Recruits endured numerous hours over the week mastering the fundamentals of marksmanship before moving on to live fire drills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
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Alpha Company Grass Week

Rct. Matthew J. Boyer, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participates in grass week at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 17, 2021. Recruits endured numerous hours over the week mastering the fundamentals of marksmanship before moving on to live fire drills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Moses Vukaj, a fire support marine with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), uses AN/PRC-152 radio during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 27, 2021. The 11th MEU maintains a TRAP force used to recover downed personnel and equipment, while deployed. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
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Battalion Landing Team 1/1 Executes Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel Exercise

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Moses Vukaj, a fire support marine with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), uses AN/PRC-152 radio during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 27, 2021. The 11th MEU maintains a TRAP force used to recover downed personnel and equipment, [Read More …]