Exercise Iron Fist Amphibious Training

04/02/2011 - Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, Alpha Company participate in amphibious training as part of Exercise Iron Fist aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 16. Marines are participating in the bilateral training to advance their amphibious knowledge. Credit: 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 2/17/11

Striking a few bad chords ?

Tell it to the Marines A Comment on Lang Lang’s Performance at the White House By Ed Timperlake Lang Lang's Jamming Session At The White House : "Diplo Speak" or "Diplo Gaffe" ? Credit photo: www.dispatch.com, January 26th, 2011 o1/26/2011 - "Battle on Shangganling Mountain" : A Classic War Propaganda…

“Grunts” Patrol

Marines Patrol In Western Afghanistan 09/29/2010 - This slide show highlights a recent patrol of USMC “Grunts” in Afghanistan.  If anyone wants to understand why maintenance is so challenging for the equipment deployed in Afghanistan this “moonscape” set of photos should set that to rest. [slidepress gallery='marines-patrol-western-afghanistan-landscape'] Credit: Combined Joint…

Lessons Learned: The USMC Approach to Close Air Support in Fallujah (Part One)

CAS: A CORE CONTRIBUTOR TO SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATED OPERATIONS IN FALLUJAH (Reprinted courtesy of the Marine Corps Gazette. Copyright retained by the Marine Corps Gazette) By Maj Fred H. Allison, USMCR (Ret) Maj Allison is a former Marine F–4 radar intercept officer. He earned his doctorate in history from Texas Tech…