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U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tanks with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, participate in a simulated security patrol in Storas, Norway, Oct. 25, 2018. The purpose of Trident Juncture is to enhance warfighting capabilities at a large-scale level in a unique, austere environment in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command fire 120mm mortars in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve operations Sept. 10, 2018. CJTF-OIR is the military arm of the Global Coalition to defeat ISIS in designated parts of Iraq and Syria.
U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command fire 120mm mortars in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve operations Sept. 18, 2018. CJTF-OIR is the military arm of the Global Coalition to defeat ISIS in designated parts of Iraq and Syria.
A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1, sets a marker during a squad attack as a part of Exercise Northern Screen in Setermoen, Norway, Nov. 28, 2018. The exercise increases the Marines’ proficiency in cold-weather, arctic, and mountainous environments.
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1 fire a round from a M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during Exercise Northern Screen at Setermoen, Norway, Nov. 1, 2018. The exercise increases the Marines’ proficiency in cold-weather, arctic, and mountainous environments.
Spanish forces participating in Exercise Trident Juncture 18 hold a defensive position against U.S. Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2D Marine Division, near Dalholen, Norway, Nov. 3, 2018. Trident Juncture 18 enhances the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions.
The National Ensign sways in the breeze aboard a landing craft headed toward the dock landing ship USS Ashland during U.S. Defense Support of Civil Authorities relief efforts on Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 3, 2018. Businesses, government buildings, homes and schools were heavily damaged by Super Typhoon Yutu, which made a direct hit with devastating effect on Tinian Oct. 25 packing 170 MPH winds – it is the second strongest storm to ever hit U.S. soil and the strongest storm of 2018. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and CLB-31 have been leading a multi-service contingent since Oct. 29 as part of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency-directed DSCA mission here. The Ashland arrived yesterday to deliver a larger contingent of Marines and Seabees to further assist the people of Tinian. The Marines arrived at the request of CNMI officials and FEMA to assist relief efforts in the wake of Yutu, the largest typhoon to ever hit a U.S. territory. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations across the Indo-Pacific region.
A U.S. Marine with II Marine Support Battalion, II Marine Information Group, refills fuel containers during a convoy operation for Exercise Trident Juncture.
The dock landing ship USS Ashland sits idle off the coast during the U.S. Defense Support of Civil Authorities relief effort in response to Super Typhoon Yutu, Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 3, 2018.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Kathryn Norton, a crewmaster, flies aboard a KC-130J Super Hercules during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 at Vaernes Air Base, Norway, Oct. 31, 2018.
A U.S Marine tanker sits in M1A1 Abrams main battle tank during the Exercise Trident Juncture 18 joint-capability demonstration near Byneset, Norway, Oct. 30, 2018. Trident Juncture, a NATO-led exercise, hosted by Norway, will include  around 50,000 personnel from all 29 NATO  countries, as well as Finland and Sweden, and will test NATO’s collective response to an armed attack against one Ally, invoking Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.
U.S. Marines with Company A., 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, fire an M240B machine gun as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-19 at Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 21, 2018. The large-scale exercise allows infantry units to bolster their combat capabilities in a desert environment in preparation for potential global contingencies.
A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1 fires the M240B machine gun of an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle during Exercise Northern Screen at Setermoen, Norway, Oct. 28, 2018. The purpose of the exercise is to increase Marine’s proficiency in cold-weather, artic, and mountainous environments.
U.S. Marines from 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, use the early morning daylight to prepare their M1A1 Abrams tank for the Combat Enhancement Training/Force Integration Training phase of Exercise Trident Juncture 18 near Storås, Norway, Oct. 26, 2018. Trident Juncture is a multinational NATO exercise that enhances professional relationships and improves overall coordination with Allied and partner nations.
Lance Cpl. Anthony Cardella prepares for a convoy during Trident Juncture 18, Oct. 29, 2018.
Marines establish a bivouac location during Trident Juncture 18 on Alvund Beach, Oct. 29, 2018 after being delivered ashore from USS Iwo Jima.
A U.S. Marine with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit await commands atop a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Alvund, Norway, Oct. 29, 2018.
U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1 looks into an AN/PAS-25 portable lightweight designator rangefinder during close-air support during Exercise Northern Screen in Setermoen, Norway, Oct. 22, 2018.
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1 and Norwegian Army soldiers prepare for close-air support drills in Setermoen, Norway, Oct. 25, 2018.
A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1 reads information off from an AN/PAS-25 portable lightweight designator rangefinder during close air support in Setermoen, Norway, Oct. 25, 2018.