A Dutch Marine with Marine Squadron Carib, Netherlands Marine Corps patrols through the Infantry Immersion Trainer during Exercise Caribbean Urban Warrior on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 14, 2023. Exercise Caribbean Urban Warrior is a bilateral training evolution designed to increase global interoperability between 2d Marine Division and Marine Squadron Carib. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Eric Dmochowski)
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Dutch Marines conduct Infantry Immersion Training

A Dutch Marine with Marine Squadron Carib, Netherlands Marine Corps posts security inside of the Infantry Immersion Trainer during Exercise Caribbean Urban Warrior on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 14, 2023. Exercise Caribbean Urban Warrior is a bilateral training evolution designed to increase global interoperability between 2d Marine Division and Marine Squadron Carib. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with I Marine Expeditionary Force throws a caber as part of the annual Engineer Games at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 17, 2023. Combat engineers from across the MEF participated in the games to celebrate St. Patrick, the patron saint of engineering. The games, hosted by 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, consisted of camaraderie-building events such as relay races, tug-of-war, Humvee pulls and a chariot race. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Willow Marshall)
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Marines from across I MEF compete in Engineer Games

A U.S. Marine with I Marine Expeditionary Force throws a caber as part of the annual Engineer Games at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 17, 2023. Combat engineers from across the MEF participated in the games to celebrate St. Patrick, the patron saint of engineering. The games, hosted by 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, consisted of [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to recover their combat rubber raiding craft on to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD-20) after a bilateral amphibious assault exercise with soldiers from the 1st Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, at Tokunoshima, Japan, March 3, 2023. The bilateral amphibious assault exercise allowed Marines and JGSDF soldiers to simultaneously secure austere terrain during Iron Fist 23. Iron Fist is an annual bi-lateral exercise designed to increase interoperability and strengthen the relationships between the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Vincent Pham)
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Iron Fist 23 Amphibious Assault

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to recover their combat rubber raiding craft on to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD-20) after a bilateral amphibious assault exercise with soldiers from the 1st Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, at Tokunoshima, Japan, March 3, 2023. The bilateral amphibious assault exercise [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with command element, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, use a maritime radar system to gather information during a tactical air control party exercise at W-174, Okinawa, Japan on Mar. 7, 2023. The exercise was conducted to practice finding and tracking notional enemy vessels by using maritime surveillance data in coordinate with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force during Iron Fist 23. Iron Fist is an annual bilateral exercise designed to increase interoperability and strengthen the relationships between the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy, the Japan Ground Self Defense Force, and the JMSDF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bridgette Rodriguez)
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Iron Fist 23 Tactical Air Control Party

U.S. Marines with command element, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, program a radio for communications during a bilateral tactical air control party exercise at W-174, Okinawa, Japan on Mar. 7, 2023. The exercise was conducted to practice finding and tracking notional enemy vessels by using maritime surveillance data in coordinate with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force during Iron Fist 23. Iron [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps athlete, Cpl. Alika Gibson, participates in a cycling competition during the 2023 Marine Corps Trials in Camp Pendleton, Calif. on Mar. 5, 2023. Marine Corps Trials is an adaptive sports competition featuring athletes from Wounded Warrior Battalion West, Wounded Warrior Battalion East and international athletes from Colombia, Estonia, France, Georgia, Italy, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexis French)
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2023 Marine Corps Trials – Cycling Competition

U.S. Marine Corps athlete, Cpl. Alika Gibson, participates in a cycling competition during the 2023 Marine Corps Trials in Camp Pendleton, Calif. on Mar. 5, 2023. Marine Corps Trials is an adaptive sports competition featuring athletes from Wounded Warrior Battalion West, Wounded Warrior Battalion East and international athletes from Colombia, Estonia, France, Georgia, Italy, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. (U.S. [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 3rd Maintenance Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Group (Experimental), and Republic of Korea Marines with Maintenance Battalion, Marine Logistics Group throw training grenades during Korean Marine Exercise Program (KMEP) 23.1 at a central training area, Pohang, South Korea, Feb. 8, 2023. KMEP is conducted routinely to maintain the trust, proficiency, and readiness of the ROK-U.S. Alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Weston Brown)
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U.S. Marines with 3rd Maintenance Battalion and Republic of Korea Marines conduct grenade range during Korean Marine Exercise Program

U.S. Marines with 3rd Maintenance Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Group (Experimental), throw training grenades during Korean Marine Exercise Program (KMEP) 23.1 at a central training area, Pohang, South Korea, Feb. 8, 2023. KMEP is conducted routinely to maintain the trust, proficiency, and readiness of the ROK-U.S. Alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Weston Brown)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division fire a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during a live fire exercise on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 25, 2023. 2d Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment is the only unit in the continental United States that has both canon and HIMARS capabilities. This is the third time in history a live-fire HIMARS exercise has been conducted on Camp Lejeune. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isabella R. Mancini)
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2/10 HIMARS and Artillery Live Fire Exercise

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division fire a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during a live fire exercise on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 25, 2023. 2d Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment is the only unit in the continental United States that has both canon and HIMARS capabilities. This is the third time in history a [Read More …]

Leadership of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, and Fleet Air Wing (FAW) 31, Iwakuni City, and Chugoku Shikoku Defense Bureau, partake in a capabilities demonstration, which included all the squadrons and aircraft types currently stationed at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 27, 2023. The demonstration included a U.S. Marine Corps UC-12W Huron assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters, MCAS Iwakuni; two F-35B Lightning IIs and a KC-130J Super Hercules assigned to Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW); three U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets, an F/A-18F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler, E-2 Hawkeye, and C-2 Greyhound assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) Five; and one JMSDF US-2, EP-3, OP-3C, UP-3D, U-36A, and MCH-101 assigned to Fleet Air Wing 31, showcasing a high level of readiness and combined capability in support of the U.S. - Japan Alliance and a free and open Indo-Pacific. MCAS Iwakuni is uniquely qualified to enable the Joint Force, either by providing use of the station's collocated harbor and airfield, serving as a staging point for non-organic aircraft operations, or any number of other operational activities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)
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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Hosts Capabilities Demonstration

Leadership of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, and Fleet Air Wing (FAW) 31, Iwakuni City, and Chugoku Shikoku Defense Bureau, partake in a capabilities demonstration, which included all the squadrons and aircraft types currently stationed at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 27, 2023. The demonstration included a U.S. Marine Corps UC-12W Huron assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters, MCAS Iwakuni; two F-35B [Read More …]

Soldiers with the 1st Regimental Landing Team, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, strap a U.S. Marine Corps joint light tactical vehicle to a towing crane during a convoy operation at Hijudai, Japan on Feb. 22, 2023. The convoy operations provided bi-lateral training to move both U.S. and Japanese supplies and personnel to operational locations throughout Hijudai. Iron Fist is an annual bilateral exercise designed to increase interoperability and strengthen the relationships between the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy, the JGSDF, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Manuel Alvarado)
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Iron Fist 23 Bi-lateral Convoy Operation

Soldiers with the 1st Regimental Landing Team, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, strap a U.S. Marine Corps joint light tactical vehicle to a towing crane during a convoy operation at Hijudai, Japan on Feb. 22, 2023. The convoy operations provided bi-lateral training to move both U.S. and Japanese supplies and personnel to operational locations throughout Hijudai. Iron Fist is an annual [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Peter Shelton, the air operations officer assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, engages targets with an M4 carbine as part of a combat marksmanship program table five range at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 1, 2023. The 15th MEU completed combat marksmanship program tables 3-6, including day and night courses of fire at known and unknown distances, and a pistol qualification range to meet annual training requirements and gain familiarity with their assigned weapons. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Donald Holbert)
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15th MEU Refines Skills with Rifle and Pistol

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Peter Shelton, the air operations officer assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, engages targets with an M4 carbine as part of a combat marksmanship program table five range at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 1, 2023. The 15th MEU completed combat marksmanship program tables 3-6, including day and night courses of fire at [Read More …]