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The Commandant General Royal Marines, Maj. Gen. Charlie R. Stickland (Right) visited the Commanding General of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, Feb. 12, 2019, to discuss future bilateral training opportunities. The meeting allowed the two senior leaders to strengthen the long-standing rapport between the services while speaking about current and future operational advantages gained from training together.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Liam Lynch, an infantry Marine, provides guidance during Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 1, 2019. TRAP training enhances combat readiness and crisis response skills by preparing Marines to confidently enter potentially combative areas, tactically extract personnel, recover aircraft and retrieve or destroy sensitive material. The Marines are with the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jacob Deryke, an infantry Marine, provides security during Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 1, 2019. TRAP training enhances combat readiness and crisis response skills by preparing Marines to confidently enter potentially combative areas, tactically extract personnel, recover aircraft and retrieve or destroy sensitive material. Deryke is with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
U.S. Marines board an MV-22 Osprey during Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 1, 2019. TRAP training enhances combat readiness and crisis response skills by preparing Marines to confidently enter potentially combative areas, tactically extract personnel, recover aircraft and retrieve or destroy sensitive material. The Marines are with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Marines with Marine Corps Recruiting Command G3 Team develop user stories for the Marine Corps Recruiting Information Support System II Feb. 8, in Stafford, Virginia. Marine Corps Systems Command has partnered with Marine Corps Recruiting Command to develop MCRISS II with the goal of making the job of recruiters a little easier.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bryce Hopkins and Cpl. Ricardo Perez, both scout snipers with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-6 (MAGTF-6) provide long distance fire support while conducting the Air Assault Course (AAC) during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 2-19 aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 9, 2019. ITX creates a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF.
Soldiers from the 1st Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) conduct individual and small-unit maneuver exercises during Iron Fist at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, February 6, 2019. Exercise Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral amphibious training exercise designed to improve U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF’s ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations.
Recruits with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, complete the day movement course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Feb. 6, 2019. The day movement course is part of the basic warrior training that recruits complete while at the depot. The course challenges recruits to work together as a fireteam to overcome obstacles which include walls and concertina wire.
Recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, complete swim qualification training at the pool at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island , S.C., Feb 5. The swim qualificiation is a graduation requirement for recruit training and can be an annual training requirement for Marines.
A U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-6 shouts emeny coordinates while participating in the Regimental Assault Course during Integrated Training Exercise 2-19 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 4, 2019. ITX creates a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kenneth Barrett, a machine gunner with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, sights in during a deck shoot as a part of Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training aboard the USS Kearsarge. Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment conducted TRAP training as preparation for entering combative areas and retrieving or destroying sensitive material as well as recovering personnel. Marines and Sailors with the 22nd MEU and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are deployed to the 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Neil Christner, a motor transportation operator, with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, practices sword movements during corporals course on the flight deck of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry. Corporals course teaches Marines the fundamentals of being a noncommissioned officer. Marines and Sailors with the 22nd MEU and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
A tank fires its main gun.
U.S. Marines with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, build a medium girder bridge on Carnes Road at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Feb. 4, 2019. The bridge was built to enable emergency vehicle passage over two sinkholes that had developed in the road from corrosion.
Sgt. Maj. William Carter, the sergeant major of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, uses a World War II – era M2 flame thrower to burn last season’s Christmas trees at Elliot’s Beach Feb. 1, 2019. The fire department sponsors the annual event at the depot.
U.S. Marines with Motor Transport Platoon, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, get a first hand look on how the skills they learn in the Marine Corps transfer to the civilian sector when they shadow service technicians for a day.
Four F/A-18C Hornets assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 fly in formation behind a KC-130J Super Hercules attached to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, during a readiness exercise called the ‘Elephant Walk’ above Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Feb. 1, 2019.  MAG-11 conducted this training to exercise its real-world capabilities. Exercises such as this provide realistic, relevant training necessary for 3rd MAW to “Fix, Fly, and Fight” as the Marine Corps’ largest aircraft wing and ensures the unit remains combat-ready, inter-operable, deployable on short notice, and lethal when called into action.
U.S. Marines prepare a U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier for flight during exercise Bayou Thunder at Naval Air Station Joint Air Base New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan. 30, 2019.
The photo depicts the 1st Marine Division Headquarters Building on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 17, 2018.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Cude (center) coordinates his squad as they endure a physical training exercise during the Advanced Infantry Marine Course (AIMC) on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 28, 2019.