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A U.S. Marine participates in a field training exercise during Exercise Iron Sword 16 in Rukla Training Area, Lithuania, Nov. 29, 2016. Iron Sword is an annual, multinational defense exercise involving 11 NATO allies training to increase combined infantry capabilities and forge relationships.
A Marine with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. engages a target during a fire and maneuver range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 29, 2016. The range was held in order to sharpen the fundamentals of the Marines and increase combat readiness.
Lance Cpl. John Knobloch throws a M69 training grenade during a fire and maneuver range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 29, 2016. The range was held in order to sharpen the fundamentals of the Marines and increase combat readiness. Knobloch is a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment.
Lance Cpl. John Knobloch engages a target during a fire and maneuver range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 29, 2016. The range was held in order to sharpen the fundamentals of the Marines and increase combat readiness. Knobloch is a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment.
Private first class Alex Pelletier fires a .50 Cal. machine gun during a live-fire training exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 29, 2016. Marines with Combined Anti-Armor team, Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine practiced vehicle buddy rushes with High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles to learn to communicate and move through an objective. Pelletier is a machine gunner with the unit.
A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra take flight after a static display presented by Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to Republic of Korea Marines and sailors on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Nov.30, 2016. 31st MEU Marines continue to participate in events with their ROK counterparts to strengthen interoperability and partnerships. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Rosales/released)
Marines use mock OC spray, also known as pepper spray, on role-players during the final exercise of the non-lethal weapons training course at Camp Lejeune N.C., Nov. 18, 2016. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participated in the training in preparation for their deployment with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Lance Cpl. Karin Garcia runs around the shield line to clear obstructions during the final exercise of the non-lethal weapons training course at Camp Lejeune N.C., Nov. 18, 2016. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participated in the training in preparation for their deployment with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
The shield line envelopes forward positioned Marines to recreate a solid front during the final exercise of the non-lethal weapons training course at Camp Lejeune N.C., Nov. 18, 2016. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participated in the training in preparation for their deployment with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Marines push through a simulated riot during the final exercise of the non-lethal weapons training course at Camp Lejeune N.C., Nov. 18, 2016. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participated in the training in preparation for their deployment with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Marines, to the side of the shield line, provide notional cover during the final exercise of the non-lethal weapons training course at Camp Lejeune N.C., Nov. 18, 2016. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participated in the training in preparation for their deployment with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Marines clash with opposing role-players during the final exercise of the non-lethal weapons training course at Camp Lejeune N.C., Nov. 18, 2016. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participated in the training in preparation for their deployment with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Sri Lankan Navy Special Boat Squadron Sailors fast rope out of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter during a Theater Security Cooperation training exercise at Sri Lanka Naval Base, Trincomalee, Nov. 23, 2016. The SBS Sailors executed multiple fast rope repetitions during the training exercise. The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet’s area of responsibility in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
A Marine with Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 4th Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, gives orders to his team during the final exercise of Exercise Tiger Strike 2016, in Sabah Province, Malaysia, Nov. 13, 2016. The final exercise served as a demonstration of U.S. and Malaysian bilateral capabilities to plan, communicate and execute amphibious operations.
Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 4th Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, set up landing zone security during the final exercise of Exercise Tiger Strike 2016 in Sabah Province, Malaysia, Nov. 13, 2016. As the concluding exercise of TS16, U.S. and Malaysian forces executed a helo-borne raid, using MV-22 Ospreys, to secure an objective area, exhibiting their ability to conduct bilateral combat operations.
Soldiers with 7th Battalion, Royal Malay Regiment, set up landing zone security during the final exercise of Exercise Tiger Strike 2016, in Sabah Province, Malaysia, Nov. 13, 2016. During the initial training phases of TS16, RMR soldiers were able to participate in loading, offloading and security drills with MV-22 Osprey and CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft, allowing them to experience the aircraft firsthand prior to conducting FINEX.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE UNION III, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Rick A. Uribe, Deputy Commanding General-Baghdad of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, right, and Australian BRIG Roger Noble, the Guest of Honor, left, participate in a cake cutting ceremony for the Marine Corps’ 241st birthday at Forward Operating Base Union III, Baghdad, Iraq, November 10, 2016.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE UNION III, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Rick A. Uribe, Deputy Commanding General-Baghdad of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, cuts the cake in a cake cutting ceremony for the Marine Corps’ 241st birthday at Forward Operating Base Union III, Baghdad, Iraq, November 10, 2016. Traditionally, a piece of cake will be presented to the Guest of Honor, the oldest Marine present, and the youngest Marine present.
Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct combat marksmanship and close-quarters tactics training during a “deck shoot” aboard the USS Makin Island (LHD 8), while afloat in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 2, 2016. As one of the MEU’s maneuver elements, the MRF’s main specialties consist of Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure missions conducted on opposed vessels while at sea, and limited-scale ground raids.
Cpl. Jessi C. Clark checks the airways of a mannequin during his individual assessment at a Combat Lifesaver course on Marine Corps Base Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 23, 2016. During the three-day class, Marines learned how to give intravenous injections, apply tourniquets and regulate the respiratory system. Clark, from Burnsville, North Carolina, is an optics technician  with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, a forward-deployed unit from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.  The battalion is supporting 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Okinawa, Japan.