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Jun

2015

Khaan Quest 2015 commences

Lance Cpl. Cedric R. Haller II, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. service members, along with more than 20 other nations, held an opening ceremony June 20 to mark the beginning of Exercise Khaan Quest 2015 at the Five Hills Training Area. Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise hosted annually by MAF and co-sponsored by U.S. Army, Pacific, and U.S. Marine Corps




19

Jun

2015

MCI-West, Camp Pendleton conducts Exercise Semper Durus 2015

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton conducted Exercise Semper Durus, a full-scale base Force Protection exercise, June 15 – 19.Semper Durus is a regional command post exercise and is comprised of a series of field training scenarios designed to improve regional command and control, enhance interagency coordination, and improve installation




19

Jun

2015

2nd CEB participates in Infantry Immersion Trainer

Lance Cpl. Aaron Fiala, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Company B, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, trained in a simulated African village where they entered and held a defensive position atthe Infantry Immersion Trainer on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 17, 2015.The ITT is a training system that prepares Marines and sailors for deployment, using simulations to recreate




19

Jun

2015

1/11 brings in steel rain via helicopters

Cpl. William Perkins, 1st Marine Division

During an exercise, June 17, 2015, a pair of CH-53E Super Stallions emerged from the horizon carrying M777 howitzers, ammunition, and the Marines needed to quickly use the hulking weapons to provide supporting fire.The Super Stallions and their crewmembers worked with the Marines of 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, during the artillery unit’s




18

Jun

2015

Uruma City Police, Marines conduct bilateral security training

Cpl. Janessa K. Pon, Marine Corps Installations Pacific

Marines with Camp Courtney camp guard and the Provost Marshal’s Office participated in a bilateral security training simulation with the Uruma City Police Department June 11, 2015 at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan.The training provided an opportunity for the UCPD, Camp Guard and PMO Marines to rehearse communication and response procedures for




17

Jun

2015

Marines gear up for BALTOPS

Lance Cpl. Immanuel Johnson, Marine Corps Forces Europe

Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment practiced close quarters combat marksmanship on the USS San Antonio for Baltic Operations May 30, 2015.BALTOPS is an annual exercise that provides the opportunity for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and regional partners to strengthen inoperability through a series of tactical maneuvers and




17

Jun

2015

U.S., partner nations hone amphibious-assault skills for BALTOPS 2015

Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda, Marine Corps Forces Europe

The U.S. Marine Corps, along with various partner nations, participated in Exercise BALTOPS 2015 in the Baltic region from June 7-15. British Royal Commandos, Finnish Costal Jaegers, Swedish and U.S. Marines demonstrated ship-to-shore assault capabilities to deliver forces where needed, when needed to respond to crises. “Amphibious operations are




16

Jun

2015

24th MEU “FiST” shapes battlefield during Eager Lion

Sgt. Devin Nichols, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Beneath the desert sun in Jordan, a notional enemy of armored vehicles prepares to make a stand against U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Jordanian armed forces and Italian Marines, who wait just beyond the horizon of the battlefield. On a hilltop that overlooks the battlefield, a group of American, Jordanian and Italian joint




16

Jun

2015

VMM-261 Marines, Dutch Navy perform first MV-22 Osprey carrier landing aboard a Dutch warship

Lance Cpl. Fatmeh Saad, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Spirits ran high aboard the Karel Doorman, a warship with the Royal Netherlands Navy, as U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 made the first MV-22 Osprey landing aboard a Dutch ship during an interoperability test conducted near Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, June 12.“What we normally do is support the forces




15

Jun

2015

Battalion landing team Marines conduct weapons training at sea

Cpl. Ryan Mains, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Waking up to the sight of the sun rising on the distant horizon over the vast waters of the Pacific ocean might be a paradise for some, but for Marines embarked on a U.S. Navy vessel at sea, it is just another opportunity to sight in on their weapons and fire rounds down range.In the early morning light, the Marines and sailors of Echo Company,





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