Iron Fist 2020: 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion practices section-level beach landings

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alexander Pritchard, a crew chief with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, prepares an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle for section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alexander Pritchard, a crew chief with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, prepares an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle for section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion prepare their AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicles for section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)
U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion prepare their AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicles for section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion are briefed by their platoon commander after section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion are briefed by their platoon commander after section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alexander Pritchard, a crew chief with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, operates the turret of an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle as part of a section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Robert Carretero, a platoon sergeant with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, guides an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle as part of a section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion navigate back to their platoon in an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle after section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Connor Minardo, an assault amphibious vehicle crew member with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion calibrates the undercarriage of an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle as part of a section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Connor Minardo, an assault amphibious vehicle crew member with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, gives directions to the driver of an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle as part of a section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alexander Pritchard, a crew chief with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, prepares an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle for section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alexander Pritchard, left, a crew chief, and Cpl. Tyler Brenot, an assault amphibious vehicle crewmember, both with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, ground guide an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle in preparation for section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion conduct section-level beach landing training with AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicles during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion navigate AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicles into the Pacific Ocean as part of a section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion conduct section-level beach landing training with AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicles during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Rakeem Shannon, a radio technician with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, makes adjustments to an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle crew chief’s helmet before section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion navigate AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicles into the Pacific Ocean as part of a section-level beach landing training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion prepare AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicles for section-level beach landings during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the Marine Corps ability to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)

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