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Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Bridge Co. Bravo, 6th ESB and U.S. Army soldiers with 814th Multi-Roll Bridge Co. begin allowing vehicles to cross the continuous span bridge during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, July 19, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks operating Mk3 bridge erection boats and practicing connecting IRBs in preparation for the final exercise, which was a continuous IRB spanned across the Arkansas River.
Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion and Bridge Co. Bravo, 6th ESB prep an Improved Ribbon Bridges before connecting it to the continuous bridge during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 19, 2016. The Marines prepped and guided their IRBs upstream to where the U.S. Army 814th Multi-Roll Bridge Co. was constructing their portion of the continuous span.
U.S. Army soldiers with 814th Multi-Roll Bridge Company float four Improved Ribbon Bridges to complete the continuous span bridge during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, July 19, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks operating Mk3 bridge erection boats and practicing connecting all the IRBs in preparation for the final exercise, which was a continuous IRB spanned across the Arkansas River.
A CH-47 Chinook flies to the drop point with an Improved Ribbon Bridge during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 19, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks operating their Mk3 bridge erection boats and practicing connecting IRBs in preparation for the final exercise, which was a continuous IRB spanned across the Arkansas River.
Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion and Bridge Co. Bravo, 6th ESB maneuver an Improved Ribbon Bridge using a Mk3 bridge erection boat during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 19, 2016. The Marines prepped and guided IRBs upstream to link with U.S. Army 814th Multi-Roll Bridge Co.
Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion and Bridge Co. Bravo, 6th ESB tie an Improved Ribbon Bridge to a Mk3 bridge erection boat during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 18, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks operating Mk3 bridge erection boats practicing connecting all the IRBs in preparation for the final exercise, which was a continuous IRB spanned across the Arkansas River.
Lance Cpl. Bailey Smith, a combat engineer with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, guides a Mk3 bridge erection boat driver during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 19, 2016. The Marines spent two weeks operating Mk3 bridge erection boats and practicing connecting all the IRBs to construct a continuous span in preparation for the final exercise which was a continuous IRB span across the Arkansas River.
A Marine with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion guides an Improved Ribbon Bridge into place during Exercise River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 19, 2016. The Marines prepped and guided IRBs upstream to where the 814th Multi-Roll Bridge Co. was constructing their portion of the continuous IRB.
U.S. Marines hike to their designated position to set up security around an air strip July 20, 2016 2016 at Iejima, Okinawa, Japan. Marines immediately set up security, simulated engaging the enemy and set up a combat operations center after getting off an MV-22B Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft. The Marines were a part of Golf Company, 2nd Marine Division currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force through the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amaia Unanue/Released)
Marine students with the Fast Rope Masters Course, ran by Expeditionary Operations Training Group, enter a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during elevator drills at Landing Zone Kingfisher, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 13, 2016. The week-long course is the first of its kind and focuses on qualifying Marines as subject matter experts and gives them the ability to execute fast rope training within their subordinate command.
A Marine student with the Fast Rope Masters Course, ran by Expeditionary Operations Training Group prepares to fast rope out of the "hell hole" in a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during elevator operations at Landing Zone Kingfisher, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 13, 2016. The fast rope masters course is a new course offered by EOTG and teaches Marines how to properly conduct fast rope operations from structures as well as rotary wing aircraft.
A Marine student with the Fast Rope Masters Course, ran by Expeditionary Operations Training Group fast ropes out of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during elevator operations at Landing Zone Kingfisher, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 13, 2016. The new course is a shortened version of the helicopter rope suspension training course and focuses on qualifying Marines as subject matter experts within their subordinate command.
Marine instructors with Expeditionary Operations Training Group stabilize a rope before Marines rappel out of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during elevator drills at Landing Zone Kingfisher, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 13, 2016. Throughout the week, Marine students were taught the essentials of fast roping and the proper procedures to take when conducting training.
Marine instructors with Expeditionary Operations Training Group approach a UH-Y1 Huey in preparation for fast rope drills during elevator operations at Landing Zone Kingfisher, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 13, 2016. The fast rope masters course, a week-long training event, is the first of its kind and focuses solely on techniques, procedures, and safety that comes along with fast roping with a combat load.
A UH-Y1 Huey hovers 30-40 feet above the ground during fast rope drills at Landing Zone Kingfisher, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 13, 2016. Marines with Expeditionary Operations Training Group went through a week-long fast rope masters course which qualifies them to conduct fast rope training within their subordinate command.
Marine students with the Fast Rope Masters Course, ran by Expeditionary Operations Training Group rappel from a UH-Y1 Huey helicopter during elevator drills at Landing Zone Kingfisher, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 13, 2016. The week-long course is the first of its kind and focuses on qualifying Marines as subject matter experts and gives them the ability to execute fast rope training within their subordinate command.
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller prepares to throw a baseball during a baseball game at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2016. Neller threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington National’s annual game honoring the Marine Corps.
A CH-53E Super Stallion flies over Naha city July 22 in Okinawa, Japan. Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing currently deployed with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing as part of the unit deployment program, worked alongside the Japan Self-Defense Force and Okinawa emergency services in Chura-Shima Rescue 2016. The annual exercise hosted by the 15th Brigade, Western Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, trains humanitarian assistance and disaster relief-involved agencies for a swift reaction to a large-scale earthquake and tsunami in Okinawa
A CH-53E Super Stallion returns to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma July 22 aboard Camp Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing currently deployed with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing as part of the unit deployment program, worked alongside the Japan Self-Defense Force and Okinawa emergency services in Chura-Shima Rescue 2016. The annual exercise hosted by the 15th Brigade, Western Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, trains humanitarian assistance and disaster relief-involved agencies for a swift reaction to a large-scale earthquake and tsunami in Okinawa.
1st Lt. Molly Hurt approaches a CH-53E Super Stallion, Okinawa, Japan Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing currently deployed with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing as part of the unit deployment program, worked alongside the Japan Self-Defense Force and Okinawa emergency services in Chura-Shima Rescue 2016. The annual exercise hosted by the 15th Brigade, Western Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, trains humanitarian assistance and disaster relief-involved agencies for a swift reaction to a large-scale earthquake and tsunami in Okinawa. Hurt is a CH-53E pilot wit Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing currently deployed with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing as part of the unit deployment program.