U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Hailey Clay/Released 210420-M-LR229-0903.JPG
Apr 28, 2021
A U.S. Air Force HH-60W Jolly Green II prepares to extract reconnaissance Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, on Kin Blue training area, Okinawa, Japan, April 20, 2021. Kin Blue served as a training location for 9th Engineer Support Battalion’s exercise Pacific Pioneer, as well as 3rd Recon Battalion’s Combat Rubber Raiding Craft training. 3rd Recon Battalion conducts amphibious reconnaissance, ground reconnaissance, surveillance, battlespace shaping, and specialized raids in support of the Marine Division and its subordinate elements, or a designated Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Pacific Pioneer serves as 9th ESB's Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation as well as an opportunity to demonstrate the ability to establish and sustain expeditionary advanced bases with survivable force protection, practice naval integration, and position long range precision fires and tactical logistics nodes across littoral regions in support of naval operations. 3rd MLG, based out of Okinawa, Japan, is a forward deployed combat unit that serves as III MEF’s comprehensive logistics and combat service support backbone for operations throughout the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility.
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