U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, Marine Combat Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, conduct fire and movemnent drills during live-fire training at Range 218A on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 18, 2020. The students conducted fire team fire and movement drills, and practiced firing machine guns as part of the training event. The mission of MCT is to give non-infantry Marines a foundational understanding of leadership and the basic tenets of maneuver warfare. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
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Prepare to rush: MCT Marines conduct live-fire training

U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, Marine Combat Training Battalion, School of Infantry – West, conduct fire and movemnent drills during live-fire training at Range 218A on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 18, 2020. The students conducted fire team fire and movement drills, and practiced firing machine guns as part of the training event. The mission of MCT is [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion participate in a live fire and maneuver range during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Calif., Aug. 6, 2020. MCCREs are conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quince Bisard)
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1st CEB MCCRE

U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion participate in a live fire and maneuver range during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Calif., Aug. 6, 2020. MCCREs are conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quince Bisard)

A U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, engages his target on a live fire range during the Supersquad 2020 Competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 18, 2020. The competition tests the Marines’ skills to determine the best squad within 1st MARDIV and raises the standard of tactical excellence throughout the unit in order to stay ready, lethal, and engaged. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexandra Munoz)
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Live Fire Range – Supersquad 2020

A U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, engages his target on a live fire range during the Supersquad 2020 Competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 18, 2020. The competition tests the Marines’ skills to determine the best squad within 1st MARDIV and raises the standard of tactical excellence throughout the unit in [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Cpl. Alex Michael and Cpl. Brandon McGee, both anti-tank missilemen with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, notionally fire Javelin shoulder-fired anti-tank missiles at enemies during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 9, 2020. A MCCRE is conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Aulick)
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Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE)

U.S. Marine Cpl. Alex Michael and Cpl. Brandon McGee, both anti-tank missilemen with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, notionally fire Javelin shoulder-fired anti-tank missiles at enemies during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 9, 2020. A MCCRE is conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Sgt. Roxanne Gorostieta, the administrative chief with the Command Element, I Marine Expeditionary Force, leads Marines during a physical training session at Del Mar Beach on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, August 5, 2020. Gorostieta uses her knowledge and experience in fitness and the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program to train and educate her Marines. Gorostieta is a native of Phoenix. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alison Dostie)
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Faces of Pendleton: Sgt. Roxanne Gorostieta

U.S. Marine Sgt. Roxanne Gorostieta, the administrative chief with the Command Element, I Marine Expeditionary Force, leads Marines during a physical training session at Del Mar Beach on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, August 5, 2020. Gorostieta uses her knowledge and experience in fitness and the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program to train and educate her Marines. Gorostieta is [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine UC-12W with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, prepares to take off at MCAS Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2020. The Marines and sailors of H&HS made history by becoming a flying squadron for the first time in the unit’s existence. MCAS Camp Pendleton now has operational support airlift capabilities with the UC-12W aircraft, and can transport critical personnel and equipment across the country in a cost effective manner. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Cortez)
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Making history: H&HS becomes a flying squadron

A U.S. Marine UC-12W with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, prepares to take off at MCAS Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2020. The Marines and sailors of H&HS made history by becoming a flying squadron for the first time in the unit’s existence. MCAS Camp Pendleton now has operational support airlift capabilities with the UC-12W [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with the Scout Sniper Course, Reconnaissance Training Company, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, work to conceal themselves during an exercise in the Romeo Training Area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 27, 2020. The students were participating in a stalking and infiltration exercise designed to test the concealment skills of the Marines. The objective of the exercise was to infiltrate an area and engage a target without being seen. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
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Hide and Seek: Marines with Scout Snipers Course participate in stalking exercise

U.S. Marines with the Scout Sniper Course, Reconnaissance Training Company, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry – West, work to conceal themselves during an exercise in the Romeo Training Area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 27, 2020. The students were participating in a stalking and infiltration exercise designed to test the concealment skills of the Marines. [Read More …]

The muzzle flash from an M240B medium machine gun lights up the night during a machine gun qualification range for Marines with Bravo Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, at Range 218 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 22, 2020. The Marines shot pre-qualifications and qualifications for Tables 1, 2 and 6. These tables of fire allow the Marines to become more proficient with the M240B during day and low light situations. ITB trains, develops and certifies Marines as riflemen, as well as their primary military occupational specialty within the infantry field, before sending them to join the Fleet Marine Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Cortez)
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ITB Marines light up Range 218

The muzzle flash from an M240B medium machine gun lights up the night during a machine gun qualification range for Marines with Bravo Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry – West, at Range 218 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 22, 2020. The Marines shot pre-qualifications and qualifications for Tables 1, 2 and 6. These tables of [Read More …]

The new Marines of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, July 23, 2020. Following graduation on July 24, the new Marines will be transported to Camp Pendleton, Calif., to begin their next phase of training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
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Bravo Company Motivational Run

The new Marines of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, July 23, 2020. Following graduation on July 24, the new Marines will be transported to Camp Pendleton, Calif., to begin their next phase of training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

U.S. Marines with 5th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, fire a round during battalion phase on Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 18, 2020. Marines of 5/14 remain committed to ensuring unit readiness for whenever the call comes to go, fight, and win our nation’s battles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ronald L. Parker II)
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5th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment Battalion Phase

U.S. Marines with 5th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, fire a round during battalion phase on Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 18, 2020. Marines of 5/14 remain committed to ensuring unit readiness for whenever the call comes to go, fight, and win our nation’s battles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ronald L. Parker II)