U.S. Marines Corps Cpl. Domanic Lajiness with Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon (ARP), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shoots targets in the prone position on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 22, 2021. ARP regularly conduct live fire drills to maintain proficiency with multiple weapons systems. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace Gerlach)
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Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon Conducts Live Fire and Maneuver

U.S. Marines Corps Cpl. Domanic Lajiness with Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon (ARP), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shoots targets in the prone position on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 22, 2021. ARP regularly conduct live fire drills to maintain proficiency with multiple weapons systems. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire a M32 grenade launcher during live fire drills on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 25, 2021. Marines with the 31st MEU regularly conduct live fire drills to maintain proficiency with multiple weapon systems. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Malik Lewis)
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Marines with ARP Conduct Live Fire Drills

U.S. Marines with Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct live fire drills on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 25, 2021. Marines with the 31st MEU regularly conduct live fire drills to maintain proficiency with multiple weapon systems. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brandon Wiley, left, a vehicle commander and Lance Cpl. Jack Griffin, a driver, with Weapons Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Light Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, await orders during Battalion Distributed Operations Course, a sub event of Integrated Training Exercise (ITX), 3-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, April 20, 2021. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacquilyn Davis)
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U.S. Marines Prepare for BnDOC

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brandon Wiley, left, a vehicle commander and Lance Cpl. Jack Griffin, a driver, with Weapons Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Light Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, await orders during Battalion Distributed Operations Course, a sub event of Integrated Training Exercise (ITX), 3-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, April 20, 2021. [Read More …]

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 19, 2021) Combat Cargo Marines assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) prepare to sling load cargo onto a U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Squadron 21, during a vertical replenishment-at-sea aboard Essex, April 19. Sailors and Marines of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are conducting routine training off the coast of southern California. Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Israel Chincio)
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11th MEU Conduct Replenishment-at-Sea

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 19, 2021) Combat Cargo Marines assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) prepare to sling load cargo onto a U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Squadron 21, during a vertical replenishment-at-sea aboard Essex, April 19. Sailors and Marines of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Cpl. Brent Fenton, radio operator, CLB 31 performs target engagement while conducting a practical application on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 20, 2021. The command element conducted a Vehicle Commander Course (VCC) instruction and testing in order to train and assess the tactical and technical proficiency of Marines in order to certify them to serve as Vehicle Commanders. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Daisha R. Ramirez)
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Vehicle Commanders Course

U.S. Marine Cpl. Brent Fenton, radio operator, CLB 31 performs target engagement while conducting a practical application on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 20, 2021. The command element conducted a Vehicle Commander Course (VCC) instruction and testing in order to train and assess the tactical and technical proficiency of Marines in order to certify them to serve as Vehicle Commanders. [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, low crawl as a team in order to simulate a real life combat situation during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, each group of recruits were integrated with both males and females from the entire series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Ralph)
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MCRDSD Lima Company’s Crucible

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, low crawl as a team in order to simulate a real life combat situation during the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, on April 21, 2021. Lima Company is the first company aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to train integrated with females. During the Crucible, [Read More …]

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Felix Santiago, a motor transportation wrecker operator with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security with an M240B machine gun during formation steaming aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
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11th MEU, Essex ARG Formation Steaming

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Felix Santiago, a motor transportation wrecker operator with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security with an M240B machine gun during formation steaming aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training [Read More …]

U.S. Marines assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC), participate in physical training during Corporal’s Course in Kuwait, Apr. 21, 2021. 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 Cpl. Alexandra Munoz)
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SPMAGTF-CR-CC: Cpl’s Course PT

U.S. Marines assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC), participate in physical training during Corporal’s Course in Kuwait, Apr. 21, 2021. 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 Cpl. Alexandra Munoz)

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
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Marines with the MRF Conduct Para Operations on Ie Shima

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready [Read More …]

Austrian Raimund Riedmann, pilot with the Flying Bulls, flies a restored P-38 Lightning during a fly over event for a recovery team attached to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), Austria, April 25, 2021. DPAA personnel arrived to conduct excavation operations in an effort to find a U.S. service member lost from a P-38 lightning that crashed during World War II. DPAA’s Mission is to achieve the fullest possible accounting for missing and unaccounted-for US personnel to their families and our nation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melanye Martinez)
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Restored Warbird Soars the Skies

Austrian Raimund Riedmann, pilot with the Flying Bulls, flies a restored P-38 Lightning during a fly over event for a recovery team attached to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), Austria, April 25, 2021. DPAA personnel arrived to conduct excavation operations in an effort to find a U.S. service member lost from a P-38 lightning that crashed during World War [Read More …]