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)

Lance Cpl. Matthew Lusak, a Field Artillery Cannoneer with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), looks through binoculars to provide shot corrections to Marines during a live fire range at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, July 23, 2020. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. The 31st MEU has implemented strict health protection measures and will continue to conduct mission essential training in support of regional security and stability. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brandon Salas)
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BLT 2/4, 31st MEU machine gun live fire

Lance Cpl. Matthew Lusak, a Field Artillery Cannoneer with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), looks through binoculars to provide shot corrections to Marines during a live fire range at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, July 23, 2020. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready [Read More …]

Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provide security during a simulated Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) mission at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, July 25, 2020. TRAP is the capability to conduct overland rescue and recovery of downed aircraft personnel, equipment, and to provide advanced trauma life support in a benign or hostile environment. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. The 31st MEU has implemented strict health protection measures and will continue to conduct mission essential training in support of regional security and stability. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brienna Tuck)
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BLT 2/4, 31st MEU perform simulated TRAP mission

Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provide security during a simulated Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) mission at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, July 25, 2020. TRAP is the capability to conduct overland rescue and recovery of downed aircraft personnel, equipment, and to provide advanced trauma life support in a benign [Read More …]

Sgt. Christopher Frazier, a scout sniper with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), engages targets from improvised positions with the M40A6 Sniper Rifle during a static live fire range at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, July 8, 2020. The training allowed Marines to improve their proficiency in the fundamentals of marksmanship and to work on advanced techniques including long range precision shooting through barricades and improvised positions. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brienna Tuck)
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31st MEU Scout Sniper Platoon conducts static live fire training

Sgt. Christopher Frazier, a scout sniper with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), engages targets from improvised positions with the M40A6 Sniper Rifle during a static live fire range at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, July 8, 2020. The training allowed Marines to improve their proficiency in the fundamentals of marksmanship and to work on [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 1st platoon, Force Reconnaissance Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, clear a room during Close Quarters Tactics training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 29, 2020. The reconnaissance Marines conducted the CQT training to sharpen their proficiency on room and hallway clearing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Francesca Landis)
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Reconnaissance Marines conduct CQT training

U.S. Marines with 1st platoon, Force Reconnaissance Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, clear a room during Close Quarters Tactics training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 29, 2020. The reconnaissance Marines conducted the CQT training to sharpen their proficiency on room and hallway clearing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Francesca Landis)

Sgt. John Marks, an explosive ordnance disposal Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Platoon (FRP), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires his M4A1 service rifle during combat marksmanship training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 30, 2020. During the training, Marines of the FRP focused on shooting fundamentals in order to increase their speed and lethality while engaging close range targets. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brandon Salas)
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Force Reconnaissance Platoon conducts combat marksmanship training

Sgt. John Marks, an explosive ordnance disposal Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Platoon (FRP), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires his M4A1 service rifle during combat marksmanship training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 30, 2020. During the training, Marines of the FRP focused on shooting fundamentals in order to increase their speed and lethality while engaging close range targets. [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group and Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines shoot from their positions during M240B medium machine gun training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 26, 2020. Marines conducted the training to effectively engage targets while working together in a fast paced environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)
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III MEF Marines work on combat proficiency with the M240B medium machine gun

U.S. Marines with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group and Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines shoot from their positions during M240B medium machine gun training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 26, 2020. Marines conducted the training to effectively engage targets while working together in a fast paced environment. (U.S. Marine Corps [Read More …]

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 …]

Force Reconnaissance Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) Maritime Raid Force clear a stairway during a close-quarters tactics range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 20, 2020. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)
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31st MEU MRF Marines conduct CQT qualification

Force Reconnaissance Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) Maritime Raid Force clear a stairway during a close-quarters tactics range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 20, 2020. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force [Read More …]

Lance Cpl. Andrew Martinez, an administrative clerk with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prepares to conduct underwater egress training (UET) at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 20, 2020. UET prepares Marines to safely escape an aircraft in the event of a water-borne landing. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kolby Leger)
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31st MEU conducts underwater egress training

Lance Cpl. Andrew Martinez, an administrative clerk with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prepares to conduct underwater egress training (UET) at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 20, 2020. UET prepares Marines to safely escape an aircraft in the event of a water-borne landing. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force [Read More …]