U.S. Marines attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, conduct a a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise at an undisclosed location, Southeast Asia, Dec. 9, 2018.  This exercise further honed the unit’s skills as a force ready to deploy instantly anywhere in theater for…

2nd MAW Trident Juncture 18

U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing participate in Exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Norway, Nov. 7-13, 2018.  The exercise enhances the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions.  11.12.2018 Video by Sgt. Jessica Etheridge  2nd Marine Aircraft Win

USMC and Norwegian JTAC Training

U.S. Marines and Norwegian Task Unit soldiers train together using Joint Terminal Attack Controller system (JTAC) to direct Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 F/A-18 aircraft in Setermoen, Norway, Oct. 23, 2018, as part of Exercise Northern Screen.  The JTAC are used to direct aircraft engaged in close-air support…

Marines in Kamandag 2 Exercise

U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 attached to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, III Marine Expeditionary Force, transport Marines from Clark Air Base for live-fire training during exercise KAMANDAG 2 at Colonel Ernesto P. Ravina Air Base, Philippines, Oct. 5, 2018.  KAMANDAG 2 helps maintain a high level of…

Danish Soldiers Train U.S. Marines 

SOUTHWEST ASIA  Danish Contingent Unmanned Aerial System Operators attached to Task Force Lion train U.S. Marine UAS operators with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command, in advanced techniques to enhance the Marines' expertise using the RQ-20 Puma Sept. 3 -…

Testing Unmanned Systems at Sea

U.S. Marines and personnel from Maritime Tactical Systems test the Mantis T-12 Surface Variant, an unmanned surface vessel, in preparation for Valiant Shield Sept. 7, 2018.  Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation…

USMC Sustainment Training

OAHU - U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct Sustainment Training Exercise, July 20, 2018, Hawaii.  This training allowed Marines and Sailors to sustain skills developed during a comprehensive six-month pre deployment training cycle, and included planning and executing ship-to-shore operations, company-sized…

Marine Rotational Force-Darwin 18

U.S. Marines pilot a KC-130 Hercules from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152) and two MV-22 Osprey from tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268 (VMM-268), fly over Northern Territory, Australia, Aug 17, 2018. Two KC-130s from VMGR-152 took part in aerial refueling of MV-22 Osprey as part…