Exercising an Insertion Force

03/15/2017
03/15/2017: Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Maritime Raid Force conduct an air insertion reconnaissance during Realistic Urban Terrain training at Twentynine Palms, March 6, 2017. RUT is a land-based exercise that provides an opportunity to integrate unique skills and develop the MEU’s collective proficiency in challenging and unfamiliar environments.…

Jump Training from Osprey

02/24/2015
02/24/2015: U.S. Marines with the Force Reconnaissance Detachment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a static-line jump from an MV-22B Osprey during realistic urban training aboard Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Dec. 9, 2014. These Marines are part of the 15th MEU’s Maritime Raid Force. The purpose of RUT is to provide…

24th MEU Training For Deployment

01/15/2015
01/15/2015: The Marines are seen participating in their final exercise in October 2014 as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise before their deployment at the end of 2014. [maxgallery id="71158"] Credit Photos :INSERT HERE In the first photo, a Marine with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th…

13th MEU Maritime Raid Force Trains at Fort Irwin

07/11/2013
07/11/2013: Marines and Sailors with Maritime Raid Force, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, utilize MV-22B "Osprey", AH-1Z " Super Cobra"and UH-1Y "Huey" aircraft in the beginning stage of a training raid at Fort Irwin, National Training Center, Calif., during Ground Realistic Urban Training, May 6, 2013. Ground RUT is a nine-day…

31st MEU Maritime Raid Force Exercise

02/18/2013
02/18/2013: The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Force conducted its annual Realistic Urban Training Exercise on an empty facility on Guam. The purpose for conducting such an exercise in a different country is to evaluate the MRF's long-range raid capabilities, executing operations in a foreign environment.  Credit:31st Marine Expeditionary…

Raid force fast-ropes aboard USS New Orleans

12/16/2011
12/16/2011: In the first photo, Cpl. Aaron J. Boyd with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit's maritime raid force waits to board a CH-46E Sea Knight with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) during a fast-roping exercise aboard USS New Orleans Dec. 2.The squadron is the aviation combat element for the…