U.S. Marine Corps photo by Courtesy Photo/Released 230828-M-CG913-1030.JPG
Aug 31, 2023
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. MacKenzie Bernhardt loads an M252 81mm mortar system during a live-fire mortars range as part of Fuji Viper 23.3 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Aug. 28, 2023. Fuji Viper is an annual exercise that enables Marines operating in Japan the opportunity to conduct combined arms live-fire training and maintain operational readiness, tactical proficiency, and lethality within the first island chain. Bernhardt, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, is a mortarman with 3d Battalion, 5th Marines and is currently forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division as part of the Unit Deployment Program
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