U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christopher Reyes (left) and Lance Cpl. Christian Castro stand by with a 24-L propellant during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 13, 2020. ARTP is a regularly scheduled training exercise conducted by several units within 3rd Marine Division. The program provides essential live-fire training in different regions throughout Japan to increase combat readiness and better support the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. Reyes and Castro are assigned to Alpha Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. Reyes is a native of San Antonio, Tx. Castro is a native of Atlanta, Ga. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)
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U.S. Marines conduct artillery fires during ARTP 19.4

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christopher Reyes (left) and Lance Cpl. Christian Castro stand by with a 24-L propellant during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 13, 2020. ARTP is a regularly scheduled training exercise conducted by several units within 3rd Marine Division. The program provides essential live-fire training in different regions throughout Japan [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nathan Ward, a fire direction control man assigned to Headquarters Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, throws an M67 grenade at Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 26, 2020. The regiment organized the range in order to maintain their knowledge and lethality with M67 grenades. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer)
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2th Marine Regiment maintains grenade knowledge

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nathan Ward, a fire direction control man assigned to Headquarters Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, throws an M67 grenade at Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 26, 2020. The regiment organized the range in order to maintain their knowledge and lethality with M67 grenades. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer)

U.S. Marines assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, prepare 7.62 ball rounds at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 5, 2020. 7.62 ball rounds are used for the M240B medium machine gun. The Marines were participating in a mixed weapons range held for Marines who are attached to security platoon. During the range, the Marines fired thousands of rounds to increase and maintain proficiency with a variety of weapons systems. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer)
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3rd Marine Division sends rounds down range

U.S. Marines assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, prepare 7.62 ball rounds at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 5, 2020. 7.62 ball rounds are used for the M240B medium machine gun. The Marines were participating in a mixed weapons range held for Marines who are attached to security platoon. During the range, the Marines fired thousands of rounds to [Read More …]