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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kristi Boseman, an administrative clerk with Marine Aircraft Wing Headquarters Squadron 1, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, left, and Republic of Korea Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Kim Sat Byeol, an exercise support officer with ROK Marine Corps Headquarters, right, stand together during exercise Freedom Shield 23, at Marine Corps Base Camp Mujuk, Republic of Korea, March 22, 2023. Freedom Shield is a defense-oriented exercise designed to strengthen the ROK-U.S. Alliance, enhance our combined defense posture, and strengthen security and stability on the Korean peninsula. - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kristi Boseman, an administrative clerk with Marine Aircraft Wing Headquarters Squadron 1, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, left, and Republic of Korea Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Kim Sat Byeol, an exercise support officer with ROK Marine Corps Headquarters, right, stand together during exercise Freedom Shield 23, at Marine Corps Base Camp Mujuk, Republic of Korea, March 22, 2023. Freedom Shield is a defense-oriented exercise designed to strengthen the ROK-U.S. Alliance, enhance our combined defense posture, and strengthen security and stability on the Korean peninsula.

U.S. Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force conduct a training press conference with Communication Strategy and Operations Marines during Marine Expeditionary Force Exercise-23, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 16, 2023. MEFEX is an exercise that develops command and control capabilities and warfighting functions of the MEF staff as an operational command in preparation for crisis across the spectrum of conflict. In the scenario, MEF staff developed the ability to coordinate with non-governmental organizations, U. S. Agency for International Development, and other agencies in response to a foreign humanitarian crisis. - U.S. Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force conduct a training press conference with Communication Strategy and Operations Marines during Marine Expeditionary Force Exercise-23, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 16, 2023. MEFEX is an exercise that develops command and control capabilities and warfighting functions of the MEF staff as an operational command in preparation for crisis across the spectrum of conflict. In the scenario, MEF staff developed the ability to coordinate with non-governmental organizations, U. S. Agency for International Development, and other agencies in response to a foreign humanitarian crisis.

British Royal Marine Cpl. Charlie Walker, a GD training corporal with 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines, conducts a weapon familiarization test for U.S. Marines with Marine Corps Security Force Regiment on the C8 assault rifle during Tartan Eagle phase II, Otterburn Training Camp, Europe, Oct. 24, 2022. U.S. Marines must properly handle the Royal Marines primary weapon system to pass the annual combat marksmanship training test while overseas with 43 Cdo RM. Exercise Tartan Eagle is an annual bilateral training exercise for the U.S. Marines and British Royal Marines with 43 Cdo RM to travel to each command’s training facilities to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures in fixed site security. - British Royal Marine Cpl. Charlie Walker, a GD training corporal with 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines, conducts a weapon familiarization test for U.S. Marines with Marine Corps Security Force Regiment on the C8 assault rifle during Tartan Eagle phase II, Otterburn Training Camp, Europe, Oct. 24, 2022. U.S. Marines must properly handle the Royal Marines primary weapon system to pass the annual combat marksmanship training test while overseas with 43 Cdo RM. Exercise Tartan Eagle is an annual bilateral training exercise for the U.S. Marines and British Royal Marines with 43 Cdo RM to travel to each command’s training facilities to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures in fixed site security.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alonso Guillen and U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Spencer Kirkwood, Low Altitude Air Defense gunners with 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, use a Stinger Field Handling Trainer to practice tracking targets during exercise Steel Knight 23, on San Clemente Island, California, Dec. 6, 2022. 3rd LAAD provided close-in air defense to artillery positions for 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Exercise Steel Knight 23 provides 3rd MAW an opportunity to refine Wing-level warfighting in support of I Marine Expeditionary Force and fleet maneuver. Guillen is a Longmont, Colorado, native and Kirkwood is an O’Fallon, Illinois, native. - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alonso Guillen and U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Spencer Kirkwood, Low Altitude Air Defense gunners with 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, use a Stinger Field Handling Trainer to practice tracking targets during exercise Steel Knight 23, on San Clemente Island, California, Dec. 6, 2022. 3rd LAAD provided close-in air defense to artillery positions for 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Exercise Steel Knight 23 provides 3rd MAW an opportunity to refine Wing-level warfighting in support of I Marine Expeditionary Force and fleet maneuver. Guillen is a Longmont, Colorado, native and Kirkwood is an O’Fallon, Illinois, native.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alex Koeneke, a Humanitarian Mine Action Thailand Explosive Ordnance Disposal instructor with 3rd EOD Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, supervises Staff Sgt. Parawut Pongfai, a Thailand Mine Action Center student, during an EOD level 1-2 course at Jarumanee training area, Ratchaburi, Thailand, November 22, 2022. Royal Thai and American Armed Forces work together to train TMAC students in EOD level 1-2 in order to develop an EOD capacity to assist TMAC’s mission of becoming landmine free. This partnership is aligned with the U.S. Department of Defense’s HMA Program, which assists partnered nations affected by landmines, explosive remnants of war, and the hazardous effects of unexploded ordnance. - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alex Koeneke, a Humanitarian Mine Action Thailand Explosive Ordnance Disposal instructor with 3rd EOD Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, supervises Staff Sgt. Parawut Pongfai, a Thailand Mine Action Center student, during an EOD level 1-2 course at Jarumanee training area, Ratchaburi, Thailand, November 22, 2022. Royal Thai and American Armed Forces work together to train TMAC students in EOD level 1-2 in order to develop an EOD capacity to assist TMAC’s mission of becoming landmine free. This partnership is aligned with the U.S. Department of Defense’s HMA Program, which assists partnered nations affected by landmines, explosive remnants of war, and the hazardous effects of unexploded ordnance.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Shane Cooke, left, an engineer equipment operator, and Lance Cpl. Ryan Yazzie, a combat engineer, both with Task Force Koa Moana 22, I Marine Expeditionary Force, set up targets during construction of the Joint Range Complex in Ngatpang, Republic of Palau, July 5, 2022. The Joint Range Complex will provide the U.S. military and Palauan law enforcement agencies a place to sharpen their skills and improve marksmanship capabilities, strengthening readiness and interoperability in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s strategic and operational objectives. - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Shane Cooke, left, an engineer equipment operator, and Lance Cpl. Ryan Yazzie, a combat engineer, both with Task Force Koa Moana 22, I Marine Expeditionary Force, set up targets during construction of the Joint Range Complex in Ngatpang, Republic of Palau, July 5, 2022. The Joint Range Complex will provide the U.S. military and Palauan law enforcement agencies a place to sharpen their skills and improve marksmanship capabilities, strengthening readiness and interoperability in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s strategic and operational objectives.

U.S. Navy personnel with U.S. Navy Amphibious Warfare Tactics Instructor Course receive a capability brief on a Micro Tactical Ground Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robot from a Marine with Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division on September 7-8, 2022, on Marine Corps Air Station New River and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. II MEF units gave AMW-WTI students capability briefs in order to familiarize them with the landward environment, planning considerations, and exposure to all the elements of the Fleet Marine Force. - U.S. Navy personnel with U.S. Navy Amphibious Warfare Tactics Instructor Course receive a capability brief on a Micro Tactical Ground Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robot from a Marine with Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division on September 7-8, 2022, on Marine Corps Air Station New River and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. II MEF units gave AMW-WTI students capability briefs in order to familiarize them with the landward environment, planning considerations, and exposure to all the elements of the Fleet Marine Force.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Charisse Briguera, right, a rifle Marine with Delta Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, in support of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force UNITAS LXIII poses for a photo with Marina Milagros Correa (Private Uruguayan Marine Corps) during exercise UNITAS LXIII aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), Sept. 10, 2022. UNITAS trains forces to conduct joint maritime operations through the execution of anti-surface, anti-submarine, anti-air, amphibious, and electronic warfare operations that enhance warfighting proficiency and increase interoperability among participating navy and marine forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Intriago) - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Charisse Briguera, right, a rifle Marine with Delta Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, in support of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force UNITAS LXIII poses for a photo with Marina Milagros Correa (Private Uruguayan Marine Corps) during exercise UNITAS LXIII aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), Sept. 10, 2022. UNITAS trains forces to conduct joint maritime operations through the execution of anti-surface, anti-submarine, anti-air, amphibious, and electronic warfare operations that enhance warfighting proficiency and increase interoperability among participating navy and marine forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Intriago)

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