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16

Dec

2014

Air Support: U.S. Marines, JGSDF look to sky for Forest Light’s culminating event

Cpl. Drew Tech, III Marine Expeditionary Force

U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force troops simulated a movement to contact and assault on an objective Dec. 9-10 while participating in Forest Light 15-1 at the Oyanohara Training Area in Yamato, Japan.Forest Light is a routine, semi-annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japan military partnership, solidify regional security




16

Dec

2014

Marines, JGSDF rapidly respond to simulated contaminations

Story by Lance Cpl. Tyler Giguere,

A field and an abandoned structure sustain an unknown, potentially dangerous, contamination leak. U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force service members hastily suit up in Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear in preparation for their mission. They rushed off to the contaminated zone to save lives and contain the leak, requiring both




04

Dec

2014

Bang for buck: 3/12 takes control for ARTP 14-3

Sgt. Jen S. Martinez, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Okinawa based Marines began preparing for artillery live-fire training with a command post exercise on mainland Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji Oct. 30-31. The Marines are with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment; and Battery B, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines currently assigned to 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III




04

Dec

2014

Marines dive into amphibious skills

Lance Cpl. Isaac Ibarra, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines are known for their ability to operate in the air, on land and at sea. With this in mind, Marines looked towards the water, bracing themselves for their next dive from the sky, determined to conquer the challenges ahead. Marines with Expeditionary Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF,




04

Dec

2014

Forest Light brings Japan forces, U.S. Marines together

Cpl. Drew Tech, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members and U.S. Marines came together in a ceremony Dec. 1 to open up exercise Forest Light 15-1 at the Oyanohara Training Area in Yamato, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan. Forest Light is a routine, semi-annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japan military partnership, solidify regional security agreements and




04

Dec

2014

One Shot: Marines, JGSDF complete sniper training

Cpl. Drew Tech, III Marine Expeditionary Force

U.S. Marine Corps scout snipers collaborated with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force snipers during a lesson in stalking Dec. 2 in the Oyanohara Training Area in Yamato, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan. The training is part of Forest Light 15-1, a semi-annual, bilateral exercise consisting of a command post exercise and field training events conducted by




01

Dec

2014

4th Marines hosts historic commander’s cup competition

Cpl. Stephen D. Himes,

PULL! PULL! PULL!” the crowd chanted as their respective teams battled for every inch during the tug-of-war contest. Fatigue hit and feet slipped as the flag shifted. The Marines, from every battalion, roared with cheers.Tug of war was one of many events Marines, currently stationed on Okinawa as part of the unit deployment program, competed in at




24

Nov

2014

3rd Intel comes together for battalion field meet

Cpl. Drew Tech,

United States Marines are fearless, self-driven leaders who perform the very best at everything they do. It is the warrior spirit that drives a Marine, and there is no better way to ignite this spirit than with some good competition. Marines with 3rd Intelligence Battalion came together to compete in a battalion field meet Nov. 14 at the parade




13

Nov

2014

Military Working Dogs play vital role locating Marines

Lance Cpl. Tyler S. Giguere, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines accompanied by a working dog descended on a rope from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter. Once on the ground, the tracking dog led the Marines through the jungle in search of three simulated downed aircrew. The Marines conducting the tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise were with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine




14

Oct

2014

31st MEU Marines visit Bataan Death March Memorial following PHIBLEX '15

Lance Cpl. Robert D. Williams Jr., 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Blood, sweat, tears, agony and pain,The Bataan Death March is defined by these words. An 80-mile march destroyed thousands of lives and ruined families. To honor those, who are no longer here is never to forget.Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit visited the Bataan Death March Memorial at Capas National Shrine, Capas, the Philippines,





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