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May

2015

22nd MEU, USS Wasp conclude Fleet Week Port Everglades 2015

Sgt. Austin Hazard, Defense Media Activity

The U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit departed Port Everglades, Florida, May 10 aboard the USS Wasp concluding Fleet Week 2015.Throughout the past month, the MEU has traveled from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to New Orleans for Navy Week 2015 and then to Florida for Fleet Week 2015.“I had a




11

May

2015

U.S. Marines team up with Spanish for live-fire training

Sgt. Paul Peterson, Defense Media Activity

A platoon of U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa completed a live-fire assault course during a training exercise with 2nd Battalion, Spanish Marine Brigade at a range in Sierra Del Retin, Spain, May 4 - 6. The training exercise allowed the two forces to share their resources in a combined training




7

May

2015

Marines qualify with M203 grenade launcher

Cpl. Michael Dye, Defense Media Activity

Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, loaded 40 mm rounds into their M203 grenade launchers and fired them at targets resulting in an explosion of dirt and debris during a M203 grenade launcher qualification aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 5, 2015.“Marines are learning how to manipulate their weapon system




7

May

2015

JGSDF comes together with U.S. Marines

Cpl. Ryan Mains, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

A day by the ocean for beachgoers means relaxing in the sand, swimming or enjoying the sound of the waves splashing onto the shore, but a normal beach day for U.S. Marines is much different.Take April 28 for instance - one beach on Okinawa was occupied with small black rubber boats (or Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts) filled with soldiers from the




7

May

2015

1/8 conducts rocket range, builds camaraderie

Cpl. Kirstin Merrimarahajara, II Marine Expeditionary Force

“Look left, look right, back-blast area all clear!” shouts a Marine, telling his partner he is clear to shoot. “Rocket!” responds the gunner before firing a high-explosive projectile at a vehicle-shaped target 225 meters away.More than 70 Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment participated in a live-fire rocket range using the AT-4




7

May

2015

Engineer Marines build new TACAN power supply

Sgt. Brady Wood, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Military aircraft use a Tactical Air Navigation system in order to locate a landing strip even during inclimate weather. A generator that runs off of diesel fuel usually powers the TACAN.However, Gunnery Sgt. Michael Ott, the navigational aids chief for Marine Air Control Squadron 4, Detachment Alpha, has found a way to power the system using items




7

May

2015

2nd LAR maintains readiness on Bushmaster

Cpl. Andy Orozco, Defense Media Activity

Marines with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conducted a gunnery qualification on the 25 mm Bushmaster chain gun on training range SR-10 aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 27 through May 3. The Marines working toward their qualification started on table three and ended on table six. Each table is a different




6

May

2015

Candidates for Scout Sniper Platoon dig deep to complete two-week preparation course

Sgt. Austin Long, Defense Media Activity

Stealthily making his way through the brush under the beating sun, a Marine gradually makes his way closer to instructors searching for him through high-powered binoculars. Over the course of two hours, he steadily moves over 250 meters to get to his final firing position where he will set up in position to take a shot on one of the men searching




6

May

2015

Marines with 2nd Marine Division participate in Advanced Machine Gunners Course

Courtesy Story, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines from 2nd Marine Division participated in an Advanced Machine Gunners Course at range G-3 aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 30, 2015, in order to learn a new engagement method previously only employed by mortarmen.During the course, the Marines shot the MK-19 grenade launcher from behind a berm at targets that were not visible to




6

May

2015

U.S. Marine Super Hercules supports U.S., Chilean Air Commandos during exercise airfield seizure

Cpl. Alexander Mitchell, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing transported a combined team of 20 U.S. personnel from the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron and Chilean Air Commandos, along with two 50cc mini bikes aboard a KC-130J Super Hercules April 28, during Emerald Warrior 2015.Working with VMGR-252,





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