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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Braxton Lee, a rifleman with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, utilizes a drone at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan on Jan. 22, 2021. Marines used drones to scan for enemy positions from the defense during Joint Exercise Littoral Strike, the culminating event for Fuji Viper 21.2. The exercise strengthened interoperability and challenged infantry formations, demonstrating that marines can facilitate joint force multi-domain maneuver in support of naval operations. 3/8 is forward-deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. Lee is a native of Florence, South Carolina. - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Braxton Lee, a rifleman with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, utilizes a drone at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan on Jan. 22, 2021. Marines used drones to scan for enemy positions from the defense during Joint Exercise Littoral Strike, the culminating event for Fuji Viper 21.2. The exercise strengthened interoperability and challenged infantry formations, demonstrating that marines can facilitate joint force multi-domain maneuver in support of naval operations. 3/8 is forward-deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. Lee is a native of Florence, South Carolina.

A U.S. Marine combat instructor with Alpha Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, fires an M72 light anti-tank weapon during fire and maneuver drills as part of the seventh week of the Infantry Marine Course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 11, 2021. IMC is a 14-week pilot course designed to create better trained and more lethal entry-level infantry Marines prepared for near-peer conflicts. The course uses a redesigned learning model for students intended to develop their capabilities for independent and adaptive thought and action. The program of instruction for IMC has been in development for a year and follows guidance from the 2019 Commandant's Planning Guidance and Force Design 2030. - A U.S. Marine combat instructor with Alpha Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, fires an M72 light anti-tank weapon during fire and maneuver drills as part of the seventh week of the Infantry Marine Course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 11, 2021. IMC is a 14-week pilot course designed to create better trained and more lethal entry-level infantry Marines prepared for near-peer conflicts. The course uses a redesigned learning model for students intended to develop their capabilities for independent and adaptive thought and action. The program of instruction for IMC has been in development for a year and follows guidance from the 2019 Commandant's Planning Guidance and Force Design 2030.

U.S. Marines and sailors observe as Marines assigned to Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, maneuver an amphibious combat vehicle onto the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) as part of the vehicle’s developmental testing off the shore of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 28, 2020. The Marines of AVTB are currently testing the Marine Corps’ newest amphibious vehicle, which will replace the current amphibious assault vehicle. The testing consisted of entering and departing a naval vessel to assess and verify how well the ACV can integrate with naval shipping. This was the first time Marines have operated the new vehicle while boarding and departing a ship. - U.S. Marines and sailors observe as Marines assigned to Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, maneuver an amphibious combat vehicle onto the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) as part of the vehicle’s developmental testing off the shore of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 28, 2020. The Marines of AVTB are currently testing the Marine Corps’ newest amphibious vehicle, which will replace the current amphibious assault vehicle. The testing consisted of entering and departing a naval vessel to assess and verify how well the ACV can integrate with naval shipping. This was the first time Marines have operated the new vehicle while boarding and departing a ship.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Elias Munoz, a launcher chief with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System for a simulated long-range strike mission at San Clemente Island, Calif., May 20, 2021. The Battery went ashore in support of an expeditionary advanced basing exercise, targeting simulated enemy on the island, and enemy vessels nearby. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU and Essex Amphibious Ready Group are conducting routine training off the coast of southern California. - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Elias Munoz, a launcher chief with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System for a simulated long-range strike mission at San Clemente Island, Calif., May 20, 2021. The Battery went ashore in support of an expeditionary advanced basing exercise, targeting simulated enemy on the island, and enemy vessels nearby. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU and Essex Amphibious Ready Group are conducting routine training off the coast of southern California.

Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to board the amphibious assault ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) after executing an amphibious raid rehearsal in the Philippine Sea, June 17, 2021. Marines with the 31st MEU conduct amphibious raid rehearsals in order to test maritime readiness, refine standard operating procedures, and sustain proficiency in small boat handling fundamentals. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Amphibious Ready Group in the 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners, and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. - Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to board the amphibious assault ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) after executing an amphibious raid rehearsal in the Philippine Sea, June 17, 2021. Marines with the 31st MEU conduct amphibious raid rehearsals in order to test maritime readiness, refine standard operating procedures, and sustain proficiency in small boat handling fundamentals. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Amphibious Ready Group in the 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners, and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

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