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 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)
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)

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)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kenneth Dunny (left) and Lance Cpl. Christian Castro push a round into a M777 Howitzer during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 11, 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. Dunny and Castro are assigned to Alpha Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. Dunny is a native of Polar, Wiss. Castro is a native of Atlanta, Ga. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kenneth Dunny (left) and Lance Cpl. Christian Castro push a round into a M777 Howitzer during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 11, 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. Dunny and Castro are assigned to Alpha Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. Dunny is a native of Polar, Wiss. Castro is a native of Atlanta, Ga. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Arturo H. CoronadoOrozco carries a round before loading onto a M777 Howitzer during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 11, 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. CoronadoOrozco is assigned to Alpha Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division and is a native of Austin, Tx. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

Local Japanese civilians ask U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Detrick Gordon questions about the M777 Howitzer during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 14, 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. Gordon, the gun 3 section chief, is assigned to Alpha Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division and is a native of Chicago, Ill. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kenneth Dunny (left) and Lance Cpl. Christian Castro push a round into a M777 Howitzer during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 11, 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. Dunny and Castro are assigned to Alpha Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. Dunny is a native of Polar, Wiss. Castro is a native of Atlanta, Ga. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Detrick Gordon answers questions from local Japanese civilians about the M777 Howitzer during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 14, 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. Gordon, the gun 3 section chief, is assigned to Alpha Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division and is a native of Chicago, Ill. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Richard H. Robinson III speaks to Marines during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 14, 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. Robinson is the battalion commander of 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

U.S. Marine Corps M777 Howitzer fires a round during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 11, 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christian Castro swabs the bore of the M777 Howitzer during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 14, 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. Castro, a field artillery cannoneer, is assigned to Alpha Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division and is a native of Atlanta, Ga. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division relocate their M777 Howitzer during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 15, 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sunday Bernard (left) and Cpl. Christopher Reyes conduct rear security while simulating contact with enemy during a convoy at the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 15, 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. Bernard and Reyes are assigned to Alpha Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. Bernard is a native of Atlanta, Ga. Reyes is a native of San Antonio, Tx. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

U.S. Marine Corps Elvis Reyes fires a M777 Howitzer 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 is assigned to Alpha Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division and is a native of Bronx, N.Y. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

View from a moving vehicle as U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division conduct a hasty displacement and convoy during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 15, 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

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)

U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division dig for a leg of a M777 Howitzer during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 15, 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

A U.S. Marine with 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, fires a M777 Howitzer during the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19.4 at Hijudai Maneuvering Area, Oita, Japan, Feb 18, 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

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