Marines with 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment Conduct Battery Live-Fire Defense Training

U.S. Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, employ M777 towed 155 mm howitzers and .50-caliber machine guns during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. This live-fire training evolution ensured the battery’s proficiency with setting up and employing the defense of an artillery position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, employ M777 towed 155 mm howitzers and .50-caliber machine guns during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. This live-fire training evolution ensured the battery’s proficiency with setting up and employing the defense of an artillery position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, employ M777 towed 155 mm howitzers and .50-caliber machine guns during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. This live-fire training evolution ensured the battery’s proficiency with setting up and employing the defense of an artillery position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Aristeo Morales, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, digs an entrenchment for an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 30, 2021. The Marines dug these entrenchments during a live-fire defense training evolution to brace the guns as they fired on a notional enemy in defense of their position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Aristeo Morales, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, digs an entrenchment for an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 30, 2021. The Marines dug these entrenchments during a live-fire defense training evolution to brace the guns as they fired on a notional enemy in defense of their position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marines with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, emplace an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 30, 2021. Marines had to tow the gun to its proper position, set it down, dig bracing trenches, conceal the weapon and completely prepare the weapon before beginning the live-fire training evolution. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Marcos Pedroza, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, prepares camouflage netting to conceal an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 30, 2021. This live-fire defense training evolution was used to ensure the Marines with the battery can effectively defend their artillery positions from visible enemies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Marcos Pedroza, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, prepares camouflage netting to conceal an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 30, 2021. This live-fire defense training evolution was used to ensure the Marines with the battery can effectively defend their artillery positions from visible enemies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Manuel Bautista, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fires an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 30, 2021. During this live-fire training, Marines fired at notional enemy tanks and armored vehicles that were attacking their position to give a more realistic training experience. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Manuel Bautista, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fires an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 30, 2021. During this live-fire training, Marines fired at notional enemy tanks and armored vehicles that were attacking their position to give a more realistic training experience. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marines with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, sight-in an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 30, 2021. Artillery Marines must work as a team to properly aim and fire the M777 towed 155 mm howitzer and use each other to ensure their aim stays consistent and on target. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marines with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, sight-in an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 30, 2021. Artillery Marines must work as a team to properly aim and fire the M777 towed 155 mm howitzer and use each other to ensure their aim stays consistent and on target. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Soren Ochsner, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fires an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. This battery size live-fire defense training demonstrated how an artillery battery would directly engage with a visible enemy. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Soren Ochsner, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fires an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. This battery size live-fire defense training demonstrated how an artillery battery would directly engage with a visible enemy. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Soren Ochsner, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fires an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. This battery-size live-fire defense training demonstrated how an artillery battery would directly engage with a visible enemy. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Soren Ochsner, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fires an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. This battery-size live-fire defense training demonstrated how an artillery battery would directly engage with a visible enemy. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, employ M777 towed 155 mm howitzers and .50-caliber machine guns during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. This live-fire training evolution ensured the battery’s proficiency with setting up and employing the defense of an artillery position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, employ M777 towed 155 mm howitzers and .50-caliber machine guns during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. This live-fire training evolution ensured the battery’s proficiency with setting up and employing the defense of an artillery position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conceal their fighting positions before beginning a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. Marines use concealment to make it more difficult for their positions to be seen by air support or reconnaissance efforts. During this live-fire training, the battery used M777 towed 155 mm howitzers, .50-caliber machine guns, M240B machine guns as well as M4 carbines and M16A1 rifles to repel notional enemy attacks from the artillery position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conceal their fighting positions before beginning a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. Marines use concealment to make it more difficult for their positions to be seen by air support or reconnaissance efforts. During this live-fire training, the battery used M777 towed 155 mm howitzers, .50-caliber machine guns, M240B machine guns as well as M4 carbines and M16A1 rifles to repel notional enemy attacks from the artillery position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alexander Castro, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, sights-in an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. Artillery Marines must work as a team to properly aim and fire the M777 towed 155 mm howitzer and use each other to ensure their aim stays consistent and on target. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alexander Castro, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, sights-in an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. Artillery Marines must work as a team to properly aim and fire the M777 towed 155 mm howitzer and use each other to ensure their aim stays consistent and on target. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Moises Cuevas, a field artillery fire control man, and Staff Sgt. Jesus Torres, a motor transportation chief, both with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, employ a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. A battery-size live-fire defense situation ensures that Marines are proficient in defending an artillery emplacement against a notional attacking enemy to give a more realistic training experience. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Moises Cuevas, a field artillery fire control man, and Staff Sgt. Jesus Torres, a motor transportation chief, both with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, employ a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. A battery-size live-fire defense situation ensures that Marines are proficient in defending an artillery emplacement against a notional attacking enemy to give a more realistic training experience. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, shift an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense drill at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. In order to prepare for live fire, the last gun on the gun line must practice how to safely shift in order to engage a secondary target notionally. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, shift an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense drill at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. In order to prepare for live fire, the last gun on the gun line must practice how to safely shift in order to engage a secondary target notionally. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kaleb Brown, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, sights-in an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. Artillery Marines must work as a team to properly aim and fire the M777 towed 155 mm howitzer and use each other to ensure their aim stays consistent and on target. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kaleb Brown, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, sights-in an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during a live-fire defense simulation on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. Artillery Marines must work as a team to properly aim and fire the M777 towed 155 mm howitzer and use each other to ensure their aim stays consistent and on target. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

U.S. Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conceal their fighting positions before beginning a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. Marines use concealment to make it difficult for their positions to be seen by air support or reconnaissance efforts. During this live-fire training, the battery used M777 towed 155 mm howitzers, .50-caliber machine guns, M240B machine guns as well as M4 carbines and M16A1 rifles to repel notional enemy attacks from the artillery position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
U.S. Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conceal their fighting positions before beginning a live-fire defense simulation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, March 31, 2021. Marines use concealment to make it difficult for their positions to be seen by air support or reconnaissance efforts. During this live-fire training, the battery used M777 towed 155 mm howitzers, .50-caliber machine guns, M240B machine guns as well as M4 carbines and M16A1 rifles to repel notional enemy attacks from the artillery position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)

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