EAST CHINA SEA (Sept. 17, 2020) U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Dylan Stubblefield, a machine gunner with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and a native of Kinta, Oklahoma, fires his M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle during a live-fire deck shoot aboard dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of the America Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG), 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 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 Lance Cpl. Kolby Leger).
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Putting rounds down range: U.S. Marines with 2/4 fire their weapon systems during a deck shoot

EAST CHINA SEA (Sept. 17, 2020) U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Dylan Stubblefield, a machine gunner with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and a native of Kinta, Oklahoma, fires his M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle during a live-fire deck shoot aboard dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of the America Amphibious Readiness [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division prepares to land in a free-fall insert during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 21, 2020. The company conducted a MCCRE at Eielson Air Force Base to certify and evaluate the unit before their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Israel Chincio)
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Charlie Company MCCRE insert

A U.S. Marine with Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division prepares to land in a free-fall insert during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 21, 2020. The company conducted a MCCRE at Eielson Air Force Base to certify and evaluate the unit before their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division fires from an M4A1 carbine during raid operations as part of a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 27, 2020. The MCCRE is used to certify and evaluate reconnaissance Marines for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Israel Chincio)
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Charlie Company Raid

A U.S. Marine with Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division fires from an M4A1 carbine during raid operations as part of a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 27, 2020. The MCCRE is used to certify and evaluate reconnaissance Marines for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Israel [Read More …]

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 11, 2020) U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Elijah Garner, an infantry Marine with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) lifts a kettlebell during a 9/11 memorial workout aboard dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 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 Sgt. Danny Gonzalez)
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Germantown Marines and Sailors pay tribute to September 11th through exercise

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 11, 2020) U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Elijah Garner, an infantry Marine with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) lifts a kettlebell during a 9/11 memorial workout aboard dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Austin Kelly, a field radio operator with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO), I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, prepares an RQ-20 Puma for flight during an exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 2, 2020. During the exercise, 1st ANGLICO’s mission was to launch, locate, track, lock and engage a simulated enemy target with an unmanned aerial system. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Forti)
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1st ANGLICO trains with UAS

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Austin Kelly, a field radio operator with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO), I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, prepares an RQ-20 Puma for flight during an exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 2, 2020. During the exercise, 1st ANGLICO’s mission was to launch, locate, track, lock and engage a simulated enemy [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division camouflage a MRZR before a tactical insert during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 21, 2020. The MCCRE is used to certify and evaluate reconnaissance Marines for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Israel Chincio)
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Charlie Company Preps MRZRs

U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division camouflage a MRZR before a tactical insert during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 21, 2020. The MCCRE is used to certify and evaluate reconnaissance Marines for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Israel Chincio)

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Wayne Jaworski, a Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman with Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division sights in with a M4A1 carbine during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2020. The MCCRE is used to certify and evaluate reconnaissance Marines for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Israel Chincio)
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Charlie Company Compromise

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Wayne Jaworski, a Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman with Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division sights in with a M4A1 carbine during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2020. The MCCRE is used to certify and evaluate reconnaissance Marines for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Grant Porter (left), an infantry rifleman and Lance Cpl. Shane Bilodeau, a mortarman, both with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, participate in the land navigation assessment of the Infantry Jungle Skills Course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 10, 2020. The two-week long course taught the Marines survival skills and increased their proficiency and lethality in a jungle environment. Porter is a native of Andalusia, Alabama. Bilodeau is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ujian Gosun)
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U.S. Marines participate in the Infantry Jungle Skills Course

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Grant Porter (left), an infantry rifleman and Lance Cpl. Shane Bilodeau, a mortarman, both with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, participate in the land navigation assessment of the Infantry Jungle Skills Course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 10, 2020. The two-week long course taught the [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, and Australian Army members work together to breach barbwire barriers while conducting bang rushes during Exercise Koolendong at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia, Sept. 9, 2020. Koolendong will exercise the Marine Corps' and ADF's ability to conduct a range of crisis response and contingency operations in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lydia Gordon)
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Marines and ADF work together to conduct bang rushes

U.S. Marines with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, and Australian Army members work together to breach barbwire barriers while conducting bang rushes during Exercise Koolendong at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia, Sept. 9, 2020. Koolendong will exercise the Marine Corps’ and ADF’s ability to conduct a range of crisis response and contingency operations in the Indo-Pacific [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, and Australian Army members conduct a combined fire support attack during Exercise Koolendong at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia, Sept. 8, 2020. Koolendong will exercise the Marine Corps' and Australian Defense Force's ability to conduct a range of crisis response and contingency operations in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lydia Gordon)
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Ain’t no mountain high enough – Marines and ADF conduct combined attacks

U.S. Marines with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, and Australian Army members conduct a combined fire support attack during Exercise Koolendong at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia, Sept. 8, 2020. Koolendong will exercise the Marine Corps’ and Australian Defense Force’s ability to conduct a range of crisis response and contingency operations in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. [Read More …]