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 …]

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft during a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 6, 2020. Fox Company provides the 31st MEU with a rapid attack force from the sea utilizing small-boat operations. 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)
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On the water: BLT 2/4, 31st MEU conduct Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) training

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft during a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 6, 2020. Fox Company provides the 31st MEU with a rapid attack force from the sea utilizing small-boat operations. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed [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. Marines with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group and Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, fire M240B medium machine guns at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 24, 2020. Marines with 5th ANGLICO and Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, conducted firing drills with the M240B medium machine gun to ensure proficiency with the weapon system and ensure combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew R. Bray)
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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 Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, fire M240B medium machine guns at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 24, 2020. Marines with 5th ANGLICO and Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, conducted firing drills with the M240B medium machine gun to ensure proficiency with the [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 …]

U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, complete an open circuit dive during a Diver Propulsion Device certification course at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, June 23, 2020. The course certified the Marines in the use of the DPD, which increases their proficiency in covertly meeting mission objectives. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Dukes)
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3rd Reconnaissance Battlion Diver Propulsion Device (DPD) Training

U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, complete an open circuit dive during a Diver Propulsion Device certification course at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, June 23, 2020. The course certified the Marines in the use of the DPD, which increases their proficiency in covertly meeting mission objectives. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson [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 …]