Echo Battery Conducts Indirect and Direct Fire Ranges

An M777 towed 155 mm howitzer assigned to Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is fired during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
An M777 towed 155 mm howitzer assigned to Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is fired during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

An M777 towed 155 mm howitzer assigned to Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is fired during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare to fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nicholas Whitesall, a field artillery cannoneer with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and a native of Chelsea, Michigan, pulls the lanyard on an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nicholas Whitesall, a field artillery cannoneer with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and a native of Chelsea, Michigan, pulls the lanyard on an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nicholas Whitesall, a field artillery cannoneer with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and a native of Chelsea, Michigan, pulls the lanyard on an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nicholas Whitesall, a field artillery cannoneer with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and a native of Chelsea, Michigan, pulls the lanyard on an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

An M777 towed 155 mm howitzer assigned to Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is fired during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
An M777 towed 155 mm howitzer assigned to Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is fired during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jessica Monaghan, a section chief with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and a native of Oak Harbor, Washington, gives orders to her gun crew during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jessica Monaghan, a section chief with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and a native of Oak Harbor, Washington, gives orders to her gun crew during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Adrian Lewis, a field artillery cannoneer with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and a native of Milton, Florida, pulls the lanyard on an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Adrian Lewis, a field artillery cannoneer with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and a native of Milton, Florida, pulls the lanyard on an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Emeli Cabral, an artillery cannoneer with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and a native of Manhattan, New York, writes notes during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Emeli Cabral, an artillery cannoneer with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and a native of Manhattan, New York, writes notes during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 18, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 16, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 18, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 16, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 18, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 16, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 18, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 16, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the M777 Howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 18, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a direct fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 15, 2021. Direct fire ranges train the Marines of Echo Battery to quickly aim and fire at visible targets in the event of enemy contact. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 18, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 18, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 18, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 18, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 18, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)
U.S. Marines with Echo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during an indirect fire range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 18, 2021. Indirect fire is performed by calculating and adjusting azimuths and inclinations on the howitzer and utilizing forward observers to call for and adjust fire on targets. 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 Cpl. Cody Rowe)

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