Extending the range: Marines secure martime terrain, deploy rocket system

U.S. Marines with 12th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, unload a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System from a C-130 during a HIMARS rapid infiltration exercise at Ie Shima, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. The exercise represented a step forward in demonstrating how III Marine Expeditionary Force units can leverage the unique capabilities of joint partners in rapidly dispersing to and operating from key maritime terrain, sustain distributed positions, and quickly displace or withdraw as necessitated by the tactical situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)
U.S. Marines with 12th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, unload a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System from a C-130 during a HIMARS rapid infiltration exercise at Ie Shima, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. The exercise represented a step forward in demonstrating how III Marine Expeditionary Force units can leverage the unique capabilities of joint partners in rapidly dispersing to and operating from key maritime terrain, sustain distributed positions, and quickly displace or withdraw as necessitated by the tactical situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)

U.S. Marines with 12th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, unload a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System from a C-130 during a HIMARS rapid infiltration exercise at Ie Shima, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. The exercise represented a step forward in demonstrating how III Marine Expeditionary Force units can leverage the unique capabilities of joint partners in rapidly dispersing to and operating from key maritime terrain, sustain distributed positions, and quickly displace or withdraw as necessitated by the tactical situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)

A U.S. Marine Corps Reconnaissance Marine, with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, provides security after completing a high altitude-low opening jump to secure an airfield, facilitating a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System rapid infiltration and simulated firing mission at Ie Shima, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. The exercise represented a step forward in demonstrating how III Marine Expeditionary Force units can leverage the unique capabilities of joint partners in rapidly dispersing to and operating from key maritime terrain, sustain distributed positions, and quickly displace or withdraw as necessitated by the tactical situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)
A U.S. Marine Corps Reconnaissance Marine, with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, provides security after completing a high altitude-low opening jump to secure an airfield, facilitating a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System rapid infiltration and simulated firing mission at Ie Shima, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. The exercise represented a step forward in demonstrating how III Marine Expeditionary Force units can leverage the unique capabilities of joint partners in rapidly dispersing to and operating from key maritime terrain, sustain distributed positions, and quickly displace or withdraw as necessitated by the tactical situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)

U.S. Marines with 12th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, conduct a fire mission during a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System rapid infiltration exercise at Ie Shima, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. The exercise represented a step forward in demonstrating how III Marine Expeditionary Force units can leverage the unique capabilities of joint partners in rapidly dispersing to and operating from key maritime terrain, sustain distributed positions, and quickly displace or withdraw as necessitated by the tactical situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)

U.S. Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, patrol after completing a high altitude-low opening jump to secure an airfield, facilitating a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System rapid infiltration and simulated firing mission at Ie Shima, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. The exercise represented a step forward in demonstrating how III Marine Expeditionary Force units can leverage the unique capabilities of joint partners in rapidly dispersing to and operating from key maritime terrain, sustain distributed positions, and quickly displace or withdraw as necessitated by the tactical situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)

U.S. Marines with 12th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, unload a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System from a C-130 during a HIMARS rapid infiltration exercise at Ie Shima, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. The exercise represented a step forward in demonstrating how III Marine Expeditionary Force units can leverage the unique capabilities of joint partners in rapidly dispersing to and operating from key maritime terrain, sustain distributed positions, and quickly displace or withdraw as necessitated by the tactical situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)

U.S. Marines with 12th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, unload a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System from a C-130 during a HIMARS rapid infiltration exercise at Ie Shima, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. The exercise represented a step forward in demonstrating how III Marine Expeditionary Force units can leverage the unique capabilities of joint partners in rapidly dispersing to and operating from key maritime terrain, sustain distributed positions, and quickly displace or withdraw as necessitated by the tactical situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Sean Sizemore, an air mobility liaison officer with Air Mobility Command and embedded with III Marine Expeditionary Force, surveys the runway and calls in a C-130 for landing during a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System rapid infiltration mission at Ie Shima, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. The exercise represented a step forward in demonstrating how III Marine Expeditionary Force units can leverage the unique capabilities of joint partners in rapidly dispersing to and operating from key maritime terrain, sustain distributed positions, and quickly displace or withdraw as necessitated by the tactical situation. Sizemore is a native of Sacramento, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael LoBianco, a Reconnaissance Marine, with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, provides security after completing a high altitude-low opening jump to secure an airfield, facilitating a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System rapid infiltration and simulated firing mission at Ie Shima, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. The exercise represented a step forward in demonstrating how III Marine Expeditionary Force units can leverage the unique capabilities of joint partners in rapidly dispersing to and operating from key maritime terrain, sustain distributed positions, and quickly displace or withdraw as necessitated by the tactical situation. LoBianco is a native of Chicago, Illinois. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dominic Lajiness, a Reconnaissance Marine with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, stashes his parachute after completing a high altitude-low opening jump to secure an airfield, facilitating a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System rapid infiltration and simulated firing mission at Ie Shima, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. The exercise represented a step forward in demonstrating how III Marine Expeditionary Force units can leverage the unique capabilities of joint partners in rapidly dispersing to and operating from key maritime terrain, sustain distributed positions, and quickly displace or withdraw as necessitated by the tactical situation. Laginess is a native of Spokane, Washington. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)

A U.S. Marine Corps Reconnaissance Marine, with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, conducts a high altitude-low opening jump to secure an airfield facilitating a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System rapid infiltration and simulated firing mission at Ie Shima, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. The exercise represented a step forward in demonstrating how III Marine Expeditionary Force units can leverage the unique capabilities of joint partners in rapidly dispersing to and operating from key maritime terrain, sustain distributed positions, and quickly displace or withdraw as necessitated by the tactical situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)

A U.S. Marine Corps Reconnaissance Marine, with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, prepares to land during a high altitude-low opening jump and secure an airfield to facilitate a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System rapid infiltration and simulated firing mission at Ie Shima, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. The exercise represented a step forward in demonstrating how III Marine Expeditionary Force units can leverage the unique capabilities of joint partners in rapidly dispersing to and operating from key maritime terrain, sustain distributed positions, and quickly displace or withdraw as necessitated by the tactical situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)

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