U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, fire an M2 .50 caliber machine gun on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 26, 2020. This training helps artillery Marines remain proficient in crew severed weapons systems used to defend the M777 howitzer while in a defensive position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Dukes)
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3/12 Conducts Crew Served Weapons Training.

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, fire an M2 .50 caliber machine gun on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 26, 2020. This training helps artillery Marines remain proficient in crew severed weapons systems used to defend the M777 howitzer while in a defensive position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Dukes)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matthew Hanks, a rifleman with Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, fires a M240B machine gun during a mounted machine gun range at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 22, 2020. The range was designed to increase the Marines’ proficiency and subsequent lethality with truck mounted heavy and medium guns. Hanks is a native of Warner Robbins, Georgia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Massieperez)
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Truck Company mounted machine gun range

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matthew Hanks, a rifleman with Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, fires a M240B machine gun during a mounted machine gun range at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 22, 2020. The range was designed to increase the Marines’ proficiency and subsequent lethality with truck mounted heavy and medium guns. Hanks is a native of Warner Robbins, Georgia. [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Felix Vera, a rifleman with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division under the unit deployment program, observes targets downrange during live-fire maneuver drills on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, June 18, 2020. The live-fire and maneuver range provides Marines with an opportunity to refine their skills working together as a unit and maneuvering, communicating and firing at the squad and platoon levels. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Josue Marquez)
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1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment conducts live-fire maneuver drills in Okinawa

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Felix Vera, a rifleman with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division under the unit deployment program, observes targets downrange during live-fire maneuver drills on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, June 18, 2020. The live-fire and maneuver range provides Marines with an opportunity to refine their skills working together as [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Austin Norton, an infantry rifleman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division under the Unit Deployment Program, participates in a live-fire M4 range at the Combined Arms Training Center Fuji, Japan, June 17, 2020. Norton was participating in exercise Fuji Viper, an annual exercise focused on sustaining individual and small unit proficiency, independent platoon proficiency, and small unit decision making. Norton is a native of Dallas, Georgia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer)
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1st Battalion, 6th Marines rifle training at CATC Fuji

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Austin Norton, an infantry rifleman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division under the Unit Deployment Program, participates in a live-fire M4 range at the Combined Arms Training Center Fuji, Japan, June 17, 2020. Norton was participating in exercise Fuji Viper, an annual exercise focused on sustaining individual and small [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Glen Peter Thompson, a basic infantry rifleman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, under the Unit Deployment Program, maneuvers to another position while conducting squad attack drills on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 11, 2020. Squad drills are conducted in order to maintain squad-level proficiencies and maintain readiness within the Indo-pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Jefferson Estillomo)
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Squad Attack Drills

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Glen Peter Thompson, a basic infantry rifleman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, under the Unit Deployment Program, maneuvers to another position while conducting squad attack drills on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 11, 2020. Squad drills are conducted in order to maintain squad-level proficiencies and [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Glen Peter Thompson, a basic infantry rifleman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, under the Unit Deployment Program, maneuvers to another position while conducting squad attack drills on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 11, 2020. Squad drills are conducted in order to maintain squad-level proficiencies and maintain readiness within the Indo-pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Jefferson Estillomo)
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Squad Attack Drills

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Glen Peter Thompson, a basic infantry rifleman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, under the Unit Deployment Program, maneuvers to another position while conducting squad attack drills on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 11, 2020. Squad drills are conducted in order to maintain squad-level proficiencies and [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan Hogan, a mortarman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division under the Unit Deployment Program, fires an M252A1 81mm mortar during live-fire mortar range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 12, 2020. Mortars reinforce the defensive position by providing support by fire during combat operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Jefferson Estillomo)
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Live-fire Mortar Range

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan Hogan, a mortarman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division under the Unit Deployment Program, fires an M252A1 81mm mortar during live-fire mortar range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 12, 2020. Mortars reinforce the defensive position by providing support by fire during combat operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, currently attached to 3rd Marine Division as part of the Unit Deployment Program cross a rope bridge during the endurance course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center(JWTC) on Okinawa, Japan, March 20, 2020. JWTC prepares Marines for a jungle warfare environment by teaching survival skills, simulating jungle combat scenarios and requiring Marines to implement small unit tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Dukes)
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U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment conduct an endurance course

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, currently attached to 3rd Marine Division as part of the Unit Deployment Program cross a rope bridge during the endurance course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center(JWTC) on Okinawa, Japan, March 20, 2020. JWTC prepares Marines for a jungle warfare environment by teaching survival skills, simulating jungle combat scenarios and requiring Marines [Read More …]

U.S. Marines assigned to 3rd Marine Division navigate through an endurance course during a squad competition at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan, March 17, 2020. The competition was held to evaluate standards-based infantry training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer)
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3rd Marine Division Squad Competition

U.S. Marines assigned to 3rd Marine Division navigate through an endurance course during a squad competition at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan, March 17, 2020. The competition was held to evaluate standards-based infantry training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nathan Schiel, a mortarman assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently attached to 3rd Marine Division, adjusts an 81 milimeter mortar during a crew-served weapons competition at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, March 3, 2020. A crew-served weapon is any weapon that requires two or more people to operate. The competition was held to identify the best crew-served weapons teams in the battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer)
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3rd Marine Division- Brilliance in the Basics

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nathan Schiel, a mortarman assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently attached to 3rd Marine Division, adjusts an 81 milimeter mortar during a crew-served weapons competition at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, March 3, 2020. A crew-served weapon is any weapon that requires two or more people to operate. The competition was held to identify [Read More …]