3d Marine Division

 

3d Marine Division

The Fightin' Third

Okinawa, Japan
U.S. Marine Sgt. Richard E. Bousman uses a bulldozer to push out a layer of earth from the future site of an explosive ordnance demolition site Feb. 14 at Ban Chan Krem, Kingdom of Thailand. The construction is part of field training during exercise Cobra Gold 2013 and future expansion of the training range at Ban Chan Krem. Cobra Gold is a recurring, multinational and multiservice exercise hosted annually by Thailand and developed by the Thai and U.S. militaries. Bousman is with Combat Assault Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
CAB Marines build new roads, expands training ranges
U.S. Marine Sgt. Richard E. Bousman uses a bulldozer to push out a layer of earth from the future site of an explosive ordnance demolition site Feb. 14 at Ban Chan Krem, Kingdom of Thailand. The construction is part of field training during exercise Cobra Gold 2013 and future expansion of the training range at Ban Chan Krem. Cobra Gold is a recurring, multinational and multiservice exercise hosted annually by Thailand and developed by the Thai and U.S. militaries. Bousman is with Combat Assault Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
BAN CHAN KREM, CHANTHABURI, Kingdom of Thailand - U.S. Marines shield themselves from the blast of a breaching charge explosion Feb. 17 at Ban Chan Krem, Kingdom of Thailand during Exercise Cobra Gold. The day's training was intended to demonstrate how explosive ordinance disposal units prepare, construct and detonate some of their breaching charges and explain their underlying fundamentals. The Marines are with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force and 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, which is currently assigned to 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III MEF, as part of the Marine Corps' unit deployment program.
Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 concludes
BAN CHAN KREM, CHANTHABURI, Kingdom of Thailand - U.S. Marines shield themselves from the blast of a breaching charge explosion Feb. 17 at Ban Chan Krem, Kingdom of Thailand during Exercise Cobra Gold. The day's training was intended to demonstrate how explosive ordinance disposal units prepare, construct and detonate some of their breaching charges and explain their underlying fundamentals. The Marines are with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force and 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, which is currently assigned to 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III MEF, as part of the Marine Corps' unit deployment program.
A mine-clearing line charge lies off to the side as an Amphibious Assault Vehicle rolls past during a deliberate defense breaching exercise Jan. 22 at LZ Dodo in the Central Training Area. The MCLC is a line of high explosives projected into a mine field and detonated to trigger nearby mines allowing safe passage of ground troops afterward. The AAV is with Amphibious Assault Company, Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Combat Assault Battalion explodes through training
A mine-clearing line charge lies off to the side as an Amphibious Assault Vehicle rolls past during a deliberate defense breaching exercise Jan. 22 at LZ Dodo in the Central Training Area. The MCLC is a line of high explosives projected into a mine field and detonated to trigger nearby mines allowing safe passage of ground troops afterward. The AAV is with Amphibious Assault Company, Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
CAMP SCHWAB, OKINAWA, Japan— U. S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Carlos T. Jackson, left, answers questions regarding the capabilities and limitations of amphibious assault vehicles with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Col. Yoshiyuki Goto Dec. 4 on Camp Schwab. The JGSDF visited Combat Assault Battalion to learn and observe the capabilities of the AAVs they consider developing their own amphibious capabilities, according to Goto. Jackson, a Detroit, Michigan, native, is the commanding officer for CAB, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Goto, an Ooita-Prefecture, Japan, native, is the commander of Western Army Infantry Regiment, JGSDF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brittany A. James/Released)
JGSDF leaders observe AAV capabilities with CAB Marines
CAMP SCHWAB, OKINAWA, Japan— U. S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Carlos T. Jackson, left, answers questions regarding the capabilities and limitations of amphibious assault vehicles with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Col. Yoshiyuki Goto Dec. 4 on Camp Schwab. The JGSDF visited Combat Assault Battalion to learn and observe the capabilities of the AAVs they consider developing their own amphibious capabilities, according to Goto. Jackson, a Detroit, Michigan, native, is the commanding officer for CAB, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Goto, an Ooita-Prefecture, Japan, native, is the commander of Western Army Infantry Regiment, JGSDF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brittany A. James/Released)
Marines drive an assault amphibious vehicle during Exercise Keen Sword 2013 Nov. 9. U.S. military and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel are training alongside each other at locations throughout Japan during Keep Sword, a regularly-scheduled, joint, bilateral exercise. The Marines are with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam B. Miller)
Exercise Keen Sword 13 Begins
Marines drive an assault amphibious vehicle during Exercise Keen Sword 2013 Nov. 9. U.S. military and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel are training alongside each other at locations throughout Japan during Keep Sword, a regularly-scheduled, joint, bilateral exercise. The Marines are with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam B. Miller)
Cpl. Christopher J. Benavidez adjusts his communication equipment before boarding the Bell UH-1Y Venom helicopter Feb. 17 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. Marines with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force conducted a long distance aerial raid from Twentynine Palms, California, to Yuma, Arizona, to demonstrate and hone aerial assault skills. ITX 2-15 is designed to integrate combined arms and improve war fighting capabilities. Benavidez, a Livermore, California, native, is a radio operator, with Headquarters Company, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
4th Marines Commands From Above during ITX 2-15
Cpl. Christopher J. Benavidez adjusts his communication equipment before boarding the Bell UH-1Y Venom helicopter Feb. 17 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. Marines with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force conducted a long distance aerial raid from Twentynine Palms, California, to Yuma, Arizona, to demonstrate and hone aerial assault skills. ITX 2-15 is designed to integrate combined arms and improve war fighting capabilities. Benavidez, a Livermore, California, native, is a radio operator, with Headquarters Company, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Col. David L. Odom flies to Yuma, Arizona aboard a Bell UH-1Y Venom helicopter to command an aerial assault from the sky Feb. 17 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. The aerial assault provides Marines the opportunity to test and hone their ground and air integration. ITX 2-15 is designed to integrate combined arms and improve war fighting capabilities. Odom, a Hartsville, South Carolina native, is the commanding officer for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Four and 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
4th Marines Commands From Above during ITX 2-15
Col. David L. Odom flies to Yuma, Arizona aboard a Bell UH-1Y Venom helicopter to command an aerial assault from the sky Feb. 17 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. The aerial assault provides Marines the opportunity to test and hone their ground and air integration. ITX 2-15 is designed to integrate combined arms and improve war fighting capabilities. Odom, a Hartsville, South Carolina native, is the commanding officer for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Four and 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
An AH-1Z Super Cobra helicopter provides security for the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Four commanding officer during the long distance aerial assault Feb. 17 during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. The assault is designed to demonstrate long distance capabilities and integrating ground and air forces. ITX 2-15 allows Marines to integrate combined arms and improve war fighting capabilities. Col. David L. Odom, a Hartsville, South Carolina native, is the commanding officer for Special Purpose MAGTF-4, and 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
4th Marines Commands From Above during ITX 2-15
An AH-1Z Super Cobra helicopter provides security for the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Four commanding officer during the long distance aerial assault Feb. 17 during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. The assault is designed to demonstrate long distance capabilities and integrating ground and air forces. ITX 2-15 allows Marines to integrate combined arms and improve war fighting capabilities. Col. David L. Odom, a Hartsville, South Carolina native, is the commanding officer for Special Purpose MAGTF-4, and 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
The third gun of Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment fires a 155 mm howitzer under camouflage netting on Pohakuloa Training Area during Operation Spartan Fury 15.2, March 2, 2015. The training was part of Operation Spartan Fury 15.2.
3...2...1...Fire!
The third gun of Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment fires a 155 mm howitzer under camouflage netting on Pohakuloa Training Area during Operation Spartan Fury 15.2, March 2, 2015. The training was part of Operation Spartan Fury 15.2.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Jacob J. Baumann, left, and Hajime Nakama, the Mayor of Kin Town, pose for a photo with an award Sgt. Baumann received March 6 on Camp Hansen. Baumann, from Junction City, Kansas, was awarded for helping save the life an elderly Okinawan Gentlemen Dec. 23. Baumann was driving his car near Camp Hansen, where he is stationed, when he saw someone riding a bike fall and not get up. Because of Baumann’s military training, he realized the man’s heartbeat was irregular so he began CPR. He resuscitated the man before the paramedics arrived to take over for Baumann. Because of his actions, Baumann received an award from Kin Town’s fire and emergency services as well as the Navy and Marine Corps achievement medal. “I would like to thank (Sgt. Baumann) for his quick actions that helped to save a life,” said Nakama. “I think that he is a positive role model for his fellow Marines.” Baumann is a fire support man with Headquarters Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Kansas Marine awarded for saving Okinawan life
U.S. Marine Sgt. Jacob J. Baumann, left, and Hajime Nakama, the Mayor of Kin Town, pose for a photo with an award Sgt. Baumann received March 6 on Camp Hansen. Baumann, from Junction City, Kansas, was awarded for helping save the life an elderly Okinawan Gentlemen Dec. 23. Baumann was driving his car near Camp Hansen, where he is stationed, when he saw someone riding a bike fall and not get up. Because of Baumann’s military training, he realized the man’s heartbeat was irregular so he began CPR. He resuscitated the man before the paramedics arrived to take over for Baumann. Because of his actions, Baumann received an award from Kin Town’s fire and emergency services as well as the Navy and Marine Corps achievement medal. “I would like to thank (Sgt. Baumann) for his quick actions that helped to save a life,” said Nakama. “I think that he is a positive role model for his fellow Marines.” Baumann is a fire support man with Headquarters Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Jacob J. Baumann and Hajime Nakama, the Mayor of Kin Town, center, pose for a photo after receiving an award March 6 on Camp Hansen. Baumann, from Junction City, Kansas, was awarded for helping save the life an elderly Okinawan Gentlemen Dec. 23. Baumann was driving his car near Camp Hansen, where he is stationed, when he saw someone riding a bike fall and not get up. Because of Baumann’s military training, he realized the man’s heartbeat was irregular so he began CPR. He resuscitated the man before the paramedics arrived to take over for Baumann. Because of his actions, Baumann received an award from Kin Town’s fire and emergency services as well as the Navy and Marine Corps achievement medal. “I would like to thank (Sgt. Baumann) for his quick actions that helped to save a life,” said Nakama. “I think that he is a positive role model for his fellow Marines.” Baumann is a fire support man with Headquarters Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Kansas Marine awarded for saving Okinawan life
U.S. Marine Sgt. Jacob J. Baumann and Hajime Nakama, the Mayor of Kin Town, center, pose for a photo after receiving an award March 6 on Camp Hansen. Baumann, from Junction City, Kansas, was awarded for helping save the life an elderly Okinawan Gentlemen Dec. 23. Baumann was driving his car near Camp Hansen, where he is stationed, when he saw someone riding a bike fall and not get up. Because of Baumann’s military training, he realized the man’s heartbeat was irregular so he began CPR. He resuscitated the man before the paramedics arrived to take over for Baumann. Because of his actions, Baumann received an award from Kin Town’s fire and emergency services as well as the Navy and Marine Corps achievement medal. “I would like to thank (Sgt. Baumann) for his quick actions that helped to save a life,” said Nakama. “I think that he is a positive role model for his fellow Marines.” Baumann is a fire support man with Headquarters Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
U.S. and Republic of Korea Marines carry a combat rubber raiding craft over their heads Feb. 5 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea. This type of carry is common when moving the craft over land or other terrain where it cannot operate. The U.S. Marines are reconnaissance men with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The ROK Marines are force reconnaissance men with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
Marines use raiding craft for simulated beach demolition
U.S. and Republic of Korea Marines carry a combat rubber raiding craft over their heads Feb. 5 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea. This type of carry is common when moving the craft over land or other terrain where it cannot operate. The U.S. Marines are reconnaissance men with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The ROK Marines are force reconnaissance men with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
Republic of Korea Marines set up a defensive position around their combat rubber raiding crafts Feb. 5 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea. The ROK Marines established a defensive position to return to after planting notional explosive ordinance onto an enemy controlled dock or shipyard. The ROK Marines trained alongside U.S. Marines during KMEP 15-3, enhancing the combat readiness and interoperability of the two forces. The U.S. Marines are reconnaissance men with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The ROK Marines are force reconnaissance men with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
Marines use raiding craft for simulated beach demolition
Republic of Korea Marines set up a defensive position around their combat rubber raiding crafts Feb. 5 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea. The ROK Marines established a defensive position to return to after planting notional explosive ordinance onto an enemy controlled dock or shipyard. The ROK Marines trained alongside U.S. Marines during KMEP 15-3, enhancing the combat readiness and interoperability of the two forces. The U.S. Marines are reconnaissance men with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The ROK Marines are force reconnaissance men with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Richard J. Bennaugh fires training rounds from a Daewoo K201 grenade launcher Feb. 5 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 at Gimpo, Republic of Korea. The U.S. Marines fired six training rounds and then watched a live fire shoot demonstrated by Republic of Korea Marines. The U.S. Marines were given the unique opportunity to also test out the Daewoo K1 submachine gun, Daewoo K5 handgun, the Daewoo K2 assault rifle and the Daewoo K14 sniper rifle. Bennaugh, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a reconnaissance man with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
US Marines operate ROK weapons
U.S. Marine Cpl. Richard J. Bennaugh fires training rounds from a Daewoo K201 grenade launcher Feb. 5 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 at Gimpo, Republic of Korea. The U.S. Marines fired six training rounds and then watched a live fire shoot demonstrated by Republic of Korea Marines. The U.S. Marines were given the unique opportunity to also test out the Daewoo K1 submachine gun, Daewoo K5 handgun, the Daewoo K2 assault rifle and the Daewoo K14 sniper rifle. Bennaugh, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a reconnaissance man with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
U.S. and Republic of Korea Marines hike a 35- km path up a mountain Jan. 15 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The U.S. Marines hiked side-by-side with their ROK Marine counterparts through snow and ice. The U.S. Marines are reconnaissance men with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The ROK Marines are force reconnaissance men with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
US, ROK Marines ruck over mountains
U.S. and Republic of Korea Marines hike a 35- km path up a mountain Jan. 15 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The U.S. Marines hiked side-by-side with their ROK Marine counterparts through snow and ice. The U.S. Marines are reconnaissance men with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The ROK Marines are force reconnaissance men with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
Republic of Korea Marines hike a 35- km path up a mountain Jan. 15 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The ROK Marines were training for mountain warfare and snow mobility warfare alongside their U.S. counterparts from Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The ROK Marines are force reconnaissance men with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
US, ROK Marines ruck over mountains
Republic of Korea Marines hike a 35- km path up a mountain Jan. 15 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The ROK Marines were training for mountain warfare and snow mobility warfare alongside their U.S. counterparts from Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The ROK Marines are force reconnaissance men with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
Marines fix the mount for a machine gun on one of the vehicles for the jump team Jan. 20 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. The jump team uses M240B medium machine guns and the M2 .50-caliber Browning machine gun on their vehicles to provide security. ITX 2-15 is designed to integrate combined arms and improve warfighting capabilities. The Marines are with Headquarters Company, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
4th Marines Jump Through ITX 2-15
Marines fix the mount for a machine gun on one of the vehicles for the jump team Jan. 20 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. The jump team uses M240B medium machine guns and the M2 .50-caliber Browning machine gun on their vehicles to provide security. ITX 2-15 is designed to integrate combined arms and improve warfighting capabilities. The Marines are with Headquarters Company, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
An assault breacher vehicle races towards the objective as artillery provides suppressing fire Feb. 9 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, during the battalion assault course at Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. ABV’s are used to clear areas of mines and other ordinance for ground troops and vehicles to move through. During the BAC the ABV’s fire a mine-clearing line charge to simulate destroying enemy ordinance. The Marines operating the ABV are with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.
Battalion Assault Course: Culminating Event for ITX 2-15
An assault breacher vehicle races towards the objective as artillery provides suppressing fire Feb. 9 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, during the battalion assault course at Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. ABV’s are used to clear areas of mines and other ordinance for ground troops and vehicles to move through. During the BAC the ABV’s fire a mine-clearing line charge to simulate destroying enemy ordinance. The Marines operating the ABV are with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.
Lance Cpl. Joseph A. Daniel provides communication radio checks for the forward element of the combat operations center during the battalion assault course Feb. 12 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, as part of Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. Marines part of the jump team must not only uphold their responsibilities on the jump, but also be able to do their job with Headquarters Company as well. ITX 2-15 is designed to integrate combined arms and improve warfighting capabilities. Daniel, a Danielsville, Georgia, native, and a radio operator, is with Headquarters Company, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
4th Marines Jump Through ITX 2-15
Lance Cpl. Joseph A. Daniel provides communication radio checks for the forward element of the combat operations center during the battalion assault course Feb. 12 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, as part of Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. Marines part of the jump team must not only uphold their responsibilities on the jump, but also be able to do their job with Headquarters Company as well. ITX 2-15 is designed to integrate combined arms and improve warfighting capabilities. Daniel, a Danielsville, Georgia, native, and a radio operator, is with Headquarters Company, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Col. David L. Odom (left) prepares his equipment before boarding a UH-1Y Venom helicopter to command the fight from the sky during the battalion assault course Feb. 12 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, as part of Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. The battalion assault course incorporates all elements of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Four to test all capabilities. Odom, a Hartsville, South Carolina, native, is the commanding officer for 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Four for ITX 2-15.
4th Marines Jump Through ITX 2-15
Col. David L. Odom (left) prepares his equipment before boarding a UH-1Y Venom helicopter to command the fight from the sky during the battalion assault course Feb. 12 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, as part of Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. The battalion assault course incorporates all elements of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Four to test all capabilities. Odom, a Hartsville, South Carolina, native, is the commanding officer for 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Four for ITX 2-15.
U.S. Marine Pfc. Joel B. Freitas and Republic of Korea Marine Cpl. Kim Juan Choi provide covering fire during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 Jan. 12 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The Marines provided covering fire for a scenario involving wounded men being evacuated and then treated with combat first aid. The event was one of many during a 10- km loop course. Events included rappelling, ordnance disposal, close quarters battle and radio training. Freitas from New York, New York, is a special gear NCO, with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Choi, a force reconnaissance man, is with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
Marines patrol through Korea
U.S. Marine Pfc. Joel B. Freitas and Republic of Korea Marine Cpl. Kim Juan Choi provide covering fire during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 Jan. 12 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The Marines provided covering fire for a scenario involving wounded men being evacuated and then treated with combat first aid. The event was one of many during a 10- km loop course. Events included rappelling, ordnance disposal, close quarters battle and radio training. Freitas from New York, New York, is a special gear NCO, with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Choi, a force reconnaissance man, is with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Jaime Garcia demonstrates room clearing techniques to Republic of Korea Marines during a close quarters battle drill during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 Jan. 12 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The event was one of many during a 10- km loop course. Events included rappelling, ordnance disposal, close quarters battle and radio training. Garcia, from Mission, Texas, the platoon communications chief, is with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The ROK Marines are force reconnaissance men with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
Marines patrol through Korea
U.S. Marine Sgt. Jaime Garcia demonstrates room clearing techniques to Republic of Korea Marines during a close quarters battle drill during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 Jan. 12 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The event was one of many during a 10- km loop course. Events included rappelling, ordnance disposal, close quarters battle and radio training. Garcia, from Mission, Texas, the platoon communications chief, is with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The ROK Marines are force reconnaissance men with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew G. Smith practices skiing downhill during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 Jan. 28 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The Marines were practicing basic and advanced skiing techniques alongside Republic of Korea Marines. Smith is a reconnaissance man with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Snow skiing mobility training for Marines
U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew G. Smith practices skiing downhill during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 Jan. 28 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The Marines were practicing basic and advanced skiing techniques alongside Republic of Korea Marines. Smith is a reconnaissance man with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Richard J. Bennaugh puts on his skis during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 Jan. 26 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. ROK and U.S. Marines learned how to ski, together, during snow mobility training. Training included stopping, turning, proper falling techniques and how to quickly climb up slopes with skis on. Bennaugh, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a reconnaissance Marine with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The Republic of Korea Marines are with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
Snow skiing mobility training for Marines
U.S. Marine Cpl. Richard J. Bennaugh puts on his skis during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 Jan. 26 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. ROK and U.S. Marines learned how to ski, together, during snow mobility training. Training included stopping, turning, proper falling techniques and how to quickly climb up slopes with skis on. Bennaugh, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a reconnaissance Marine with Alpha Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The Republic of Korea Marines are with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines defend their position during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 13 at the Cham Sae Mi Close-Quarters Battle Training Facility in Pohang, Republic of Korea. The overarching goal of KMEP is to enhance and improve the interoperability of ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces. The ROK Marines are with Company 5, 32nd Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division. The U.S. Marines are with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.
Close with and destroy the enemy: ROK Marines, 3/3 train force-on-force
Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines defend their position during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 13 at the Cham Sae Mi Close-Quarters Battle Training Facility in Pohang, Republic of Korea. The overarching goal of KMEP is to enhance and improve the interoperability of ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces. The ROK Marines are with Company 5, 32nd Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division. The U.S. Marines are with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.
U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Taylor L. Paul, center, points out an enemy position as Republic of Korea Marine Cpl. Lee Jun Yeob, left, reports it over the radio during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 10 at the Cham Sae Mi Close-Quarters Battle Training Facility in Pohang, Republic of Korea. KMEP 15-17 is a regularly-scheduled, bilateral, small-unit training exercise, which enhances the combat readiness and interoperability of ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces. Paul, from Noel, Missouri, is a platoon commander with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program. Lee, from Pusan, ROK, is a field radio operator with Company 5, 32nd Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division.
Close with and destroy the enemy: ROK Marines, 3/3 train force-on-force
U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Taylor L. Paul, center, points out an enemy position as Republic of Korea Marine Cpl. Lee Jun Yeob, left, reports it over the radio during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 10 at the Cham Sae Mi Close-Quarters Battle Training Facility in Pohang, Republic of Korea. KMEP 15-17 is a regularly-scheduled, bilateral, small-unit training exercise, which enhances the combat readiness and interoperability of ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces. Paul, from Noel, Missouri, is a platoon commander with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program. Lee, from Pusan, ROK, is a field radio operator with Company 5, 32nd Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Michael R. Guthrie, right, picks up trash alongside Republic of Korea Marines during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 12 in Pohang, ROK. U.S. Marines have a strong belief that, upon leaving somewhere, they must leave it in better condition than when they arrived. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment decided to put this belief into action. From planning to execution, KMEP 15-17 has been a bilateral and collaborative effort between ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces. Guthrie, from St. Louis, Missouri, is an intelligence specialist with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program. The ROK Marines are with the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division.
ROK, US Marines clean up Pohang
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Michael R. Guthrie, right, picks up trash alongside Republic of Korea Marines during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 12 in Pohang, ROK. U.S. Marines have a strong belief that, upon leaving somewhere, they must leave it in better condition than when they arrived. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment decided to put this belief into action. From planning to execution, KMEP 15-17 has been a bilateral and collaborative effort between ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces. Guthrie, from St. Louis, Missouri, is an intelligence specialist with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program. The ROK Marines are with the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division.
Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines pick up trash during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 12 in Pohang, ROK. Through teamwork, laughs and overall camaraderie, the Marines formed relationships with each other that will last for a long time. KMEP 15-17 is just one iteration in a series of continuous bilateral training exercises that enhance the ROK and U.S. alliance, promote stability on the Korean Peninsula and strengthen ROK and U.S. military capabilities and interoperability. The ROK Marines are with the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division. The U.S. Marines are 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.
ROK, US Marines clean up Pohang
Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines pick up trash during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 12 in Pohang, ROK. Through teamwork, laughs and overall camaraderie, the Marines formed relationships with each other that will last for a long time. KMEP 15-17 is just one iteration in a series of continuous bilateral training exercises that enhance the ROK and U.S. alliance, promote stability on the Korean Peninsula and strengthen ROK and U.S. military capabilities and interoperability. The ROK Marines are with the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division. The U.S. Marines are 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.
12 Feb 2015 - Camp Fuji, Gotemba, Shizuoka Pref., Japan - Capt Hotvet (LAR Co., CAB, 3d MarDiv) provides an overview of LAR training being conducted at the Military Operations on Urban Terrain Facility, Fuji Maneuver Area to JGSDF Colonel Nakamoto and Colonel Aso.
LAR, CAB
12 Feb 2015 - Camp Fuji, Gotemba, Shizuoka Pref., Japan - Capt Hotvet (LAR Co., CAB, 3d MarDiv) provides an overview of LAR training being conducted at the Military Operations on Urban Terrain Facility, Fuji Maneuver Area to JGSDF Colonel Nakamoto and Colonel Aso.
Lance Cpl. James Hutsell, from Fayetteville, N.C., drinks coconut water Feb. 8 at Ban Chan Krem, Thailand, during exercise Cobra Gold 2015. The Royal Thai Marines shared several of their native fruits found in the jungle with U.S. Marines. Hutsell is a radio operator with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment under the unit deployment program.
Survival, Spiders and Cobras in Thailand
Lance Cpl. James Hutsell, from Fayetteville, N.C., drinks coconut water Feb. 8 at Ban Chan Krem, Thailand, during exercise Cobra Gold 2015. The Royal Thai Marines shared several of their native fruits found in the jungle with U.S. Marines. Hutsell is a radio operator with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment under the unit deployment program.
Chaiwat Lodsin hands fruit to Cpl. Isaac Ibarra, from Naples, Fla., Feb. 8 at Ban Chan Khrem, Thailand, during exercise Cobra Gold 2015. The Royal Thai Marines gave U.S. Marines many fruits to taste to show them the different types of fruits found in the jungle. Ibarra is a combat correspondent with III Marine Expeditionary Headquarters Group, III MEF.
Survival, Spiders and Cobras in Thailand
Chaiwat Lodsin hands fruit to Cpl. Isaac Ibarra, from Naples, Fla., Feb. 8 at Ban Chan Khrem, Thailand, during exercise Cobra Gold 2015. The Royal Thai Marines gave U.S. Marines many fruits to taste to show them the different types of fruits found in the jungle. Ibarra is a combat correspondent with III Marine Expeditionary Headquarters Group, III MEF.
Lance Cpl. Dakota Woodward, from Brandon, Florida, drinks cobra blood Feb. 8 during exercise Cobra Gold 2015. The Royal Thai Marines showed U.S. Marines various jungle survival methods. Drinking snake blood is used as a last resort in case there is nothing else to drink. Woodward is a distribution management specialist with Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Survival, Spiders and Cobras in Thailand
Lance Cpl. Dakota Woodward, from Brandon, Florida, drinks cobra blood Feb. 8 during exercise Cobra Gold 2015. The Royal Thai Marines showed U.S. Marines various jungle survival methods. Drinking snake blood is used as a last resort in case there is nothing else to drink. Woodward is a distribution management specialist with Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia answers questions about the new liberty policy after lunch Feb. 9 at the Camp Schwab Chow Hall. Battaglia’s visit consisted of visiting multiple bases and talking to the junior Marines about their thoughts on recent changes in the Corps. Battaglia, from New Orleans, Louisiana, is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is the senior non-commissioned officer in the U.S Armed Forces. The Marines are with 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Sgt. Maj. Battaglia visits Okinawa Marines
Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia answers questions about the new liberty policy after lunch Feb. 9 at the Camp Schwab Chow Hall. Battaglia’s visit consisted of visiting multiple bases and talking to the junior Marines about their thoughts on recent changes in the Corps. Battaglia, from New Orleans, Louisiana, is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is the senior non-commissioned officer in the U.S Armed Forces. The Marines are with 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Sgt. Maj. Paul G. Mckenna shares stories about his experiences in the Corps with Marines and sailors during lunch Feb. 9 at the Camp Schwab Chow Hall. The luncheon was for Marines and sailors to get a chance to know their leaders and learn from their experiences. McKenna, from Trenton, New Jersey, currently serves as the sergeant major for the 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The Marines are with 3rd Marine Division, III MEF.
Sgt. Maj. Battaglia visits Okinawa Marines
Sgt. Maj. Paul G. Mckenna shares stories about his experiences in the Corps with Marines and sailors during lunch Feb. 9 at the Camp Schwab Chow Hall. The luncheon was for Marines and sailors to get a chance to know their leaders and learn from their experiences. McKenna, from Trenton, New Jersey, currently serves as the sergeant major for the 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The Marines are with 3rd Marine Division, III MEF.
Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines rock climb during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 8 at the Minam-ri Mountain Warfare Training Facility, Pohang, Republic of Korea. This training increased the Marines’ ability to confidently navigate a rock face or any obstacle they may face in mountainous terrain. From planning to execution, KMEP 15-17 has been a bilateral and collaborative effort between ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces. The ROK Marines are with Company 6, 32nd Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division. The U.S. Marines are with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Cedric R. Haller II/Released)
Rappel, Climb, Patrol, Repeat: ROK Marines, 3/3 Train Mountain Warfare
Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines rock climb during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 8 at the Minam-ri Mountain Warfare Training Facility, Pohang, Republic of Korea. This training increased the Marines’ ability to confidently navigate a rock face or any obstacle they may face in mountainous terrain. From planning to execution, KMEP 15-17 has been a bilateral and collaborative effort between ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces. The ROK Marines are with Company 6, 32nd Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division. The U.S. Marines are with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Cedric R. Haller II/Released)
Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines rock climb during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 8 at the Minam-ri Mountain Warfare Training Facility, Pohang, Republic of Korea. This training increased the Marines’ ability to confidently navigate a rock face or any obstacle they may face in mountainous terrain. From planning to execution, KMEP 15-17 is a bilateral and collaborative effort between ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces. The ROK Marines are with Company 6, 32nd Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division. The U.S. Marines are with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Cedric R. Haller II/Released)
Rappel, Climb, Patrol, Repeat: ROK Marines, 3/3 Train Mountain Warfare
Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines rock climb during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 8 at the Minam-ri Mountain Warfare Training Facility, Pohang, Republic of Korea. This training increased the Marines’ ability to confidently navigate a rock face or any obstacle they may face in mountainous terrain. From planning to execution, KMEP 15-17 is a bilateral and collaborative effort between ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces. The ROK Marines are with Company 6, 32nd Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division. The U.S. Marines are with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Cedric R. Haller II/Released)
Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines warm up for rappelling and rock climbing during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 8 at the Minam-ri Mountain Warfare Training Facility, Pohang, Republic of Korea. This training increased the Marines’ ability to confidently navigate a rock face or any obstacle they may face in mountainous terrain. KMEP 15-17 is just one iteration in a series of continuous combined training exercises that enhances the ROK and U.S. alliance, promotes stability on the Korean Peninsula and strengthens ROK and U.S. military capabilities and interoperability. The ROK Marines are with Company 6, 32nd Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division. The U.S. Marines are with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.
Rappel, Climb, Patrol, Repeat: ROK Marines, 3/3 Train Mountain Warfare
Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines warm up for rappelling and rock climbing during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 8 at the Minam-ri Mountain Warfare Training Facility, Pohang, Republic of Korea. This training increased the Marines’ ability to confidently navigate a rock face or any obstacle they may face in mountainous terrain. KMEP 15-17 is just one iteration in a series of continuous combined training exercises that enhances the ROK and U.S. alliance, promotes stability on the Korean Peninsula and strengthens ROK and U.S. military capabilities and interoperability. The ROK Marines are with Company 6, 32nd Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division. The U.S. Marines are with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Carranza, a San Bernardino, California, native, rappels down the tower during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 8 at the Minam-ri Mountain Warfare Training Facility, Pohang, Republic of Korea. Throughout the course of the training, the Marines were able to observe each other’s techniques and compare the similarities. KMEP is a regularly-scheduled, bilateral, small-unit training exercise, which enhances the combat readiness and interoperability of ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces. Carranza is an assaultman with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.
Rappel, Climb, Patrol, Repeat: ROK Marines, 3/3 Train Mountain Warfare
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Carranza, a San Bernardino, California, native, rappels down the tower during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 8 at the Minam-ri Mountain Warfare Training Facility, Pohang, Republic of Korea. Throughout the course of the training, the Marines were able to observe each other’s techniques and compare the similarities. KMEP is a regularly-scheduled, bilateral, small-unit training exercise, which enhances the combat readiness and interoperability of ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces. Carranza is an assaultman with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Elias F. Taylor, from Ventura, California, demonstrates combat techniques for Republic of Korea Marines during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-4 Feb. 5 at the Pyeongchang Winter Training Facility, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. Cohesiveness, interoperability and comprehension all play a vital role should the ROK and U.S. Marines need to work together during any future operation, according to U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Donald J. Leek, platoon sergeant with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program. The overarching goal of KMEP is to enhance and improve the interoperability of ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces. Taylor is a rifleman with Company L, 3rd Bn., 3rd Marines, currently assigned to 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III MEF under the unit deployment program. The ROK Marines are with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division.
ROK, US Marines exchange combat maneuver tactics
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Elias F. Taylor, from Ventura, California, demonstrates combat techniques for Republic of Korea Marines during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-4 Feb. 5 at the Pyeongchang Winter Training Facility, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. Cohesiveness, interoperability and comprehension all play a vital role should the ROK and U.S. Marines need to work together during any future operation, according to U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Donald J. Leek, platoon sergeant with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program. The overarching goal of KMEP is to enhance and improve the interoperability of ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces. Taylor is a rifleman with Company L, 3rd Bn., 3rd Marines, currently assigned to 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III MEF under the unit deployment program. The ROK Marines are with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division.
Unit Leaders

 

Commanding General
3d Marine Division
Major General Richard L. Simcock II

 

Sergeant Major
3d Marine Division
Sergeant Major Vincent C. Santiago

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Caltrap Moving Pictures

Tarawa Marines Return Home After 70 Years.

U.S. Marines travel to Tarawa, Kiribati to participate in a repatriation ceremony July 25, 2015. During the ceremony the remains of approximately 36 U.S. Marines who had fallen during World War II at the Battle of Tarawa were loaded onto a Marine Corps C-130J Hercules aircraft for transport back to the U.S.

U.S. Marines and Australian soldiers destroy the enemy during assault drill.

U.S. Marines and Australian soldiers patrol and engage enemy targets during a high intensity assault drill at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, July 9. The drill is part of training exercise Talisman Sabre 2015- an exercise training U.S. and Australian forces in high-end, mid-intensity war-fighting scenarios. The U.S. Marines are with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The Australian soldiers are with Charlie Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 1st Brigade. Includes sound bites from Sgt. Ben E.W. Trewartha, Australian Army Platoon Sgt. and 1st Lt. William L. Roundtre, U.S. Marine Platoon Commander.

Caltrap News Snapshot
12th Marines Engage in Combined Arms During Exercise

By Lance Cpl. William Hester | March 20, 2015

An Okinawa based Marine Corps headquarters battery travelled to Hawaii to train directly with its MORE
12th Marine Regiment Maneuvers Through Dragon Fire Exercise 15-2

By Lance Cpl. William Hester | March 9, 2015

Rain falls for 18 hours straight onto the rocky, uninhabitable terrain in the Pohakuloa Training MORE
12th Marines Mess Hall competes for best mess hall in the Marine Corps

By Cpl. Tyler Giguere | March 9, 2015

Mess hall Marines brace for the oncoming meal-time rush of ravenous Marines. The day’s events go MORE
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Officer joins US Marines for ITX

By Cpl. Thor Larson | March 5, 2015

After three years in the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Lt. Ryota Hasebe finally got his MORE
Schwab Marines teach English through games

By Sgt. Matthew Callahan | February 28, 2015

Camp Schwab Marines and undergraduate students of Meio University taught English to 30 Okinawa MORE
Mission
On order, 3d Marine Division conducts amphibious, forcible entry operations or sustained, combined arms land operations with strategic partners and allies as an integral part of III MEF within the Pacific Theater Area of Operations (AO) in support of national security objectives.

 





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