U.S. Marines with Combined Anti-Armor Team, Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, participate in a simulated fire mission utilizing heavy machine guns and artillery support from M777 Howitzers at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia, Aug. 7, 2020. The training provided Marines a unique opportunity to develop new techniques and procedures to integrate direct and indirect fire. The ability to rapidly deploy fire support and employ indirect fire weapons provide the Marine Corps an advantage as an expeditionary forward force deployed to austere environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lydia Gordon)
U.S. Marine Corps

Marines train for rapid combined arms assault

U.S. Marines with Combined Anti-Armor Team, Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, participate in a simulated fire mission utilizing heavy machine guns and artillery support from M777 Howitzers at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia, Aug. 7, 2020. The training provided Marines a unique opportunity to develop new techniques and procedures to integrate direct and indirect fire. The [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Cpl. Erik Clingan, a cannoneer with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, checks the sights on an M777 Howitzer during force-on-force training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 22, 2020. Clingan is a native of Riverside, Calif. During the training, various components of MRF-D’s GCE competed for dominance in conflict scenarios to exercise the unit's ability to respond to and defeat regional threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)
U.S. Marine Corps

Artillery Marines rehearse fire missions

U.S. Marine Cpl. Erik Clingan, a cannoneer with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, checks the sights on an M777 Howitzer during force-on-force training at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 22, 2020. Clingan is a native of Riverside, Calif. During the training, various components of MRF-D’s GCE competed for dominance in conflict scenarios to exercise [Read More …]