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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dustin Nguyen, a Richmond, Va., native and a transmissions systems operator with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, sets up an AN/PRC-160(V) radio as part of the 2nd MARDIV High-Frequency Competition on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., July 12, 2021. The competition enhanced HF transmission proficiency and capabilities to prepare Marines for future expeditionary conflicts where the area is either contested or degraded. - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dustin Nguyen, a Richmond, Va., native and a transmissions systems operator with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, sets up an AN/PRC-160(V) radio as part of the 2nd MARDIV High-Frequency Competition on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., July 12, 2021. The competition enhanced HF transmission proficiency and capabilities to prepare Marines for future expeditionary conflicts where the area is either contested or degraded.

U.S. Marines with 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, adjust a Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar system at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 10, 2020. The G/ATOR provides an air defense and surveillance capability and is used to locate enemy weapon systems. Having these capabilities further enhances Marines’ missions and increases lethality. G/ATOR is one of the Corps’ key capabilities supporting Force Design 2030. - U.S. Marines with 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, adjust a Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar system at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 10, 2020. The G/ATOR provides an air defense and surveillance capability and is used to locate enemy weapon systems. Having these capabilities further enhances Marines’ missions and increases lethality. G/ATOR is one of the Corps’ key capabilities supporting Force Design 2030.

Japanese government officials and U.S. Marines come together for discussions during the Artillery Relocation Training Program Annual Planning Conference on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 22, 2021. The ARTP Annual Conference allows Japanese and U.S. officials to develop a better understanding of the goals of the program, as well as solidify bilateral objectives related to the training, the continued usage of training areas and the modernization of both forces. - Japanese government officials and U.S. Marines come together for discussions during the Artillery Relocation Training Program Annual Planning Conference on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 22, 2021. The ARTP Annual Conference allows Japanese and U.S. officials to develop a better understanding of the goals of the program, as well as solidify bilateral objectives related to the training, the continued usage of training areas and the modernization of both forces.

Lance Cpl. Nathan M. Sorenson, a data systems administrator with Command Element, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and a native of Ubly, Michigan, tests the connectivity of the Networking On-the-Move Airborne communications system during flight operations from the amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), Sept. 22, 2020. The NOTM-A provides the mission commander the ability to command and control forces on the ground while flying above the battlefield. America, flagship of Expeditionary Strike Group 7, along with the 31st MEU, is operating 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. - Lance Cpl. Nathan M. Sorenson, a data systems administrator with Command Element, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and a native of Ubly, Michigan, tests the connectivity of the Networking On-the-Move Airborne communications system during flight operations from the amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), Sept. 22, 2020. The NOTM-A provides the mission commander the ability to command and control forces on the ground while flying above the battlefield. America, flagship of Expeditionary Strike Group 7, along with the 31st MEU, is operating 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.

Robert Davies (left), project officer for Fabrication Equipment, from Marine Corps Systems Command, and Brian Long, Lead Developmental Tester for the Logistics Combat Engineer Systems portfolio, inspect the 3D printed all-purpose wrench during the testing and demonstration of the portable expeditionary fabrication lab, otherwise known as XFAB, on Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 5-9, 2021. The goal of the testing event was to integrate the Marine Corps Enterprise Network to determine what adjustments are needed before moving closer to the tentative delivery date to the Fleet Marine Forces in June 2022. - Robert Davies (left), project officer for Fabrication Equipment, from Marine Corps Systems Command, and Brian Long, Lead Developmental Tester for the Logistics Combat Engineer Systems portfolio, inspect the 3D printed all-purpose wrench during the testing and demonstration of the portable expeditionary fabrication lab, otherwise known as XFAB, on Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 5-9, 2021. The goal of the testing event was to integrate the Marine Corps Enterprise Network to determine what adjustments are needed before moving closer to the tentative delivery date to the Fleet Marine Forces in June 2022.

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Alexander Teegarden, a platoon commander with Alpha Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, gives a safety brief to students before a fire and movement exercise on Range 215A as part of the sixth week of the Infantry Marine Course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 3, 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. Marine Staff Sgt. Alexander Teegarden, a platoon commander with Alpha Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, gives a safety brief to students before a fire and movement exercise on Range 215A as part of the sixth week of the Infantry Marine Course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 3, 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.

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