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Feb

2015

Ready, set, jump; Marines conduct fast rope operator course

Lance Cpl. Immanuel Johnson, Defense Media Activity

Hovering low to the ground is an MV-22B Osprey. Its rotors are blasting the ground directly below shooting rocks, and anything not secured to the ground flying in all directions. A thick rope dangles from the ramp of the aircraft, sporadically whipping around. Two hands reach from the black engulfing the inside of the aircraft. They pull the top of




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Feb

2015

Dig in; Iraqi soldiers conduct defense, ambush training

Cpl. Will Perkins, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marines and Danish soldiers with Task Force Al Asad taught Iraqi soldiers basic defense and ambush techniques aboard Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Feburary 6-7, 2015. The training gave the soldiers a greater understanding of basic ambush and defense maneuvers. “Most of these soldiers are right out of what we consider boot camp,” said U.S. Marine




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Feb

2015

Marine quick reaction force combats enemy threats during MEFEX-15

Lance Cpl. Jenna Loofe, Defense Media Activity

Marines with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, employed a Quick Reaction Force to combat imminent “enemy threats” during I Marine Expeditionary Force Exercise 2015, aboard Camp Pendleton, California Feb. 22, 2015. I MEF conducted a large-scale exercise to evaluate its training and readiness to deploy in support of combatant command operations. It is




26

Feb

2015

CLR-4 conducts MEF exercise

Cpl. Gabrielle Quire, Defense Media Activity

Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 4, 4th Marine Logistics Group participated alongside I Marine Expeditionary Force in an exercise in Kansas City, Missouri, Feb. 20-22, 2015.CLR-4 conducted the exercise with I MEF, making it the first time in 10 years that I MEF has done an expeditionary force-level exercise due to exercises focusing on




26

Feb

2015

Marines rehearse aircraft fire response

Lance Cpl. Janessa Pon, Defense Media Activity

A red-orange blaze erupts, illuminating the dark of night. Marines confront the dancing flames in the training pit with hoses jetting water to combat the fire. Marines assigned to Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting, Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron, executed live-burn training Feb. 21 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on Okinawa.The ARFF




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Feb

2015

3rd LAR Marines test new LAV-ATWS

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, Defense Media Activity

A gunner takes position, stoic and still, in a Light-Armored Vehicle as he spots an enemy. He engages the target, firing a Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-guided missile. As it propels through the air, the gunner maintains a steady aim, guiding the TOW missile until it impacts the target; confirmed hit.Marine Corps Operational Test Evaluation




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Feb

2015

Echo Company finds mark during land navigation training

Sgt. Benjamin E. Woodle, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Out in the field, when navigational equipment fails, one must rely on the tools few thought they would ever need.  Land navigation skills still hold great value in today’s battlefield due to their ability to potentially save the lives of a Marine and his team.Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, made their way through the Land




25

Feb

2015

MTU shooting team holds 3rd Annual Smallbore, Air Rifle Competition

Lance Cpl. Thomas Mudd, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

The shooter raises the muzzle of his rifle into the air and takes in a deep breath. As he lowers his sights onto the target he, slowly exhales. The sights line-up on the silhouette, he pulls the trigger, marking the start of the 3rd Annual Nation Rifle Association Rifle Silhouette Smallbore and Air Rifle Competition.The Marksmanship Training Unit




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Feb

2015

U.S., ROK Marines ruck over mountains

III Marine Expeditionary Force, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marines prepare for a 35- km hike by going through a 10- km looped course every day for a week. They were joined side by side with the Republic of Korea Marines as well. The Marines are hiking through Korean terrain as part of mountain warfare training during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3.The U.S. Marines are reconnaissance Marines with




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Feb

2015

U.S. Marines operate ROK weapons

Cpl. Tyler Giguere, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Marines step forward onto the firing range, leveling their sites on their targets, they await the command to fire. The command is given and the sound of gunfire rings in nearby ears as targets fall hundreds of meters out.U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force were given the





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