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Marines with 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, rappel down a cliffside during Mountain Exercise 3-18 at Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., June 20, 2018. After completing Integrated Training Exercise 4-17 last year, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion took part in MTX 3-18 to further develop small-unit leadership and build an understanding of the different climates and scenarios they could face in the future.
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, begin their preparations of rappelling down a cliffside, during Mountain Exercise 3-18, at Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., June 22, 2018. After completing Integrated Training Exercise 4-17 last year, 2nd Bn., 24th Marines took part in MTX 3-18 to further develop small-unit leadership and build an understanding of the different climates and scenarios they could face in the future.
A reconnaissance Marine with 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, rappels down a cliff side during Mountain Exercise 3-18, at Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., June 20, 2018. After completing Integrated Training Exercise 4-17 last year, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion took part in MTX 3-18 to further develop small-unit leadership and build an understanding of the different climates and scenarios they could face in the future.
Australian Royal Navy ship HMAS New Castle sails in the Pacific Ocean as part in Exercise Sea Series 18 June 17, 2018. U.S. Marines joined the Amphibious Task Group to assist in the exercise as part of bilateral training and to bolster partnerships.
Australian Royal Navy Leading Seamans Timu and Harrison work on the flight deck with MRH90 and CH-53 helicopters during Exercise Sea Explorer aboard the HMAS Canberra at Sea June 9, 2018. The helicopters and soldiers were practicing rescue and recovery missions as part of the overall Ex Sea Series 18. The series is designed to train Australian Forces and get them amphibious ready. U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force - Darwin 18 are working alongside the Australian Defence Force as part of the Amphibious Task Group.
A CH-53 helicopter with the Australian Army brings role-players to the HMAS Canberra during Exercise Sea Raider at Sea June 17, 2018. The helicopters and soldiers were taking part in non-combatant evacuation operations as part of Ex Sea Series 18. The series is designed to train Australian Forces and get them amphibious ready. U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force - Darwin 18 are working alongside the ADF as part of the Amphibious Task Group.
Lance Cpl. Ryan Revout, a native of Ottawa, Illinois and a rifleman with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, seeks cover during a mechanized assault on Combat Town as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise, Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan, June 28, 2018. Marines and Sailors with Echo Company performed the final training event of MEUEX, an assault launched from Camp Schwab and targeting Combat Town, part of Okinawa’s Central Training Area. Marines with Echo Company, the mechanized assault element with BLT 2/5, partner with AAV crews to perform raids and assaults launched from the sea. MEUEX is the first in a series of three pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st MEU to deploy at a moment’s notice. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations.
Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, take a short break inside an Assault Amphibious Vehicle during a mechanized assault as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise, near Ginoza Village, Okinawa, Japan, June 28, 2018. Marines and Sailors with Echo Company performed the final training event of MEUEX, an assault launched from Camp Schwab and targeting Combat Town, part of Okinawa’s Central Training Area. Marines with Echo Company, the mechanized assault element with BLT 2/5, partner with AAV crews to perform raids and assaults launched from the sea. MEUEX is the first in a series of three pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st MEU to deploy at a moment’s notice. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations.
Lance Cpl. Anthony Lopez, a rifleman with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, holds security inside a cleared building during a mechanized assault on Combat Town as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise, Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan, June 28, 2018. Lopez, a native of Bakersfield, California, graduated from Ridgeview High School in May 2015 before enlisting in July of the same year. Marines and Sailors with Echo Company performed the final training event of MEUEX, an assault launched from Camp Schwab and targeting Combat Town, part of Okinawa’s Central Training Area. Marines with Echo Company, the mechanized assault element with BLT 2/5, partner with AAV crews to perform raids and assaults launched from the sea. MEUEX is the first in a series of three pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st MEU to deploy at a moment’s notice. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations.
Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, riding Assault Amphibious Vehicles, head toward the shore during a mechanized assault as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise, near Ginoza Village, Okinawa, Japan, June 28, 2018. Marines and Sailors with Echo Company performed the final training event of MEUEX, an assault launched from Camp Schwab and targeting Combat Town, part of Okinawa’s Central Training Area. Marines with Echo Company, the mechanized assault element with BLT 2/5, partner with AAV crews to perform raids and assaults launched from the sea. MEUEX is the first in a series of three pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st MEU to deploy at a moment’s notice. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations.
U.S. Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, sit inside Assault Amphibious Vehicles after going ashore during a mechanized assault as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise, near Ginoza Village, Okinawa, Japan, June 28, 2018. Marines and Sailors with Echo Company performed the final training event of MEUEX, an assault launched from Camp Schwab and targeting Combat Town, part of Okinawa’s Central Training Area.
U.S. Marines Corps Combat Engineers with Marine Rotational Force Darwin, detonate a water charge during a breach at Plum, New Caledonia, May 16, 2018. As a Combat Engineer, performing a breach is an objective that can be tasked if necessary Their capabilities are both constructive, e.g., building bunkers, providing utilities and destructive, e.g., demolition and breaching support capabilities to the battlefield. This unique combination of capabilities provides knowledge, experience and skills to commanders at the operational and tactical levels with which they can, according to Marine Corps Warfighting Publication 3-34, reduce friction, facilitate maneuver and improve the morale of friendly forces or create friction and disorder for the enemy.
U.S. Marines Corps Combat Engineers with Marine Rotational Force Darwin, conduct a breach at Plum, New Caledonia, May 16, 2018. As a Combat Engineer, performing a breach is an objective that can be tasked if necessary. Their capabilities are both constructive, e.g., building bunkers, providing utilities and destructive, e.g., demolition and breaching support capabilities to the battlefield. This unique combination of capabilities provides knowledge, experience and skills to commanders at the operational and tactical levels with which they can, according to Marine Corps Warfighting Publication 3-34, friction, facilitate maneuver and improve the morale of friendly forces or create friction and disorder for the enemy.
U.S. Marines Corps Combat Engineers with Marine Rotational Force Darwin, detonate an oval charge during a breach at Plum, New Caledonia, May 16, 2018. As a Combat Engineer, performing a breach is an objective that can be tasked if necessary. Their capabilities are both constructive, e.g., building bunkers, providing utilities and destructive, e.g., demolition and breaching support capabilities to the battlefield. This unique combination of capabilities provides knowledge, experience and skills to commanders at the operational and tactical levels with which they can, according to Marine Corps Warfighting Publication 3-34, reduce friction, facilitate maneuver and improve the morale of friendly forces or create friction and disorder for the enemy.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joseph Manzie, combat engineer with Marine Rotational Force Darwin, provides security during patrol sweeps at Koumac, New Caledonia, May 20, 2018. Sweeps are typically conducted to search for materials in the ground that may be used against friendly forces or be of intelligence value. “Being a CE is that my job is so versatile,” said Manzie. “I have to ability to perform actions that can change the battlespace, such as breaching, sweeping, or engineer reconnaissance.”
Pfc. Braeden Martin, a machine gunner with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, and a native of Moore, Oklahoma, moves toward a waiting MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft after completing a simulated helicopter raid as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise at Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, June 25, 2018. MEUEX is the first in a series of pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to deploy at a moment’s notice. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations.
A Marine with Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, sights in while posting 360 degree security during a patrol at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan June 28, 2018. The Marines are participating in a one week course to improve their jungle survival skills.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. James McKeag, a team leader with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, provides security while conducting a patrol during the Rifle Squad Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 27, 2018. The units competed against each other to determine which squad will participate in the 1st MARDIV Infantry Competition in late August 2018.
Lance Cpl. Andrew Parish, an infantry rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, competes during the Rifle Squad Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 27, 2018. The units competed against each other to determine which squad will participate in the 1st MARDIV Infantry Competition in late August 2018.
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