3d Marine Division

 

3d Marine Division

The Fightin' Third

Okinawa, Japan
Sergeant Major Alfonso Via (left) and Colonel Carl Cooper (middle)  greet Marines assigned to 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment returning from Okinawa, Japan.  The 3d Marine Regiment sergeant major and commanding officer traveled to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam to welcome the Marines June 13, 2016 after a successful Unit Deployment Program as forward deployed forces of 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez/Released)
1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment returns to Hawaii after Okinawa deployment
Sergeant Major Alfonso Via (left) and Colonel Carl Cooper (middle) greet Marines assigned to 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment returning from Okinawa, Japan. The 3d Marine Regiment sergeant major and commanding officer traveled to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam to welcome the Marines June 13, 2016 after a successful Unit Deployment Program as forward deployed forces of 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez/Released)
Sergeant Major Alfonso Via (left) and Colonel Carl Cooper (middle)  greet Sergeant Major Matthew Fouss  and Lieutenant Colonel Quintin Jones returning from Okinawa, Japan.  The 3d Marine Regiment sergeant major and commanding officer traveled to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam to welcome the commanding officer and sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 3d Marines June 13, 2016 after a successful Unit Deployment Program as forward deplohyed forces of 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez/Released)
1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment returns to Hawaii after Okinawa deployment
Sergeant Major Alfonso Via (left) and Colonel Carl Cooper (middle) greet Sergeant Major Matthew Fouss and Lieutenant Colonel Quintin Jones returning from Okinawa, Japan. The 3d Marine Regiment sergeant major and commanding officer traveled to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam to welcome the commanding officer and sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 3d Marines June 13, 2016 after a successful Unit Deployment Program as forward deplohyed forces of 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez/Released)
A U.S. Marine assigned to 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division hugs his daughter at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, June 12, 2016. The battalion completed a successful six month Unit Deployment Program as forward deployed forces of 3d Marine Division.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez/Released)
1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment returns to Hawaii after Okinawa deployment
A U.S. Marine assigned to 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division hugs his daughter at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, June 12, 2016. The battalion completed a successful six month Unit Deployment Program as forward deployed forces of 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez/Released)
A U.S. Marine assigned to 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division embraces his significant other aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, June 12, 2016. The battalion completed a successful six month Unit Deployment Program as forward deployed forces of 3d Marine Division.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez/Released)
1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment returns to Hawaii after Okinawa deployment
A U.S. Marine assigned to 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division embraces his significant other aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, June 12, 2016. The battalion completed a successful six month Unit Deployment Program as forward deployed forces of 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez/Released)
The families of 1st Battalion, 3d Marines welcome the Marines as they return to Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 13, 2016 from Okinawa, Japan.  The battalion completed a successful Unit Deployment Program as forward deployed forces of 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez/Released)
1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment returns to Hawaii after Okinawa deployment
The families of 1st Battalion, 3d Marines welcome the Marines as they return to Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 13, 2016 from Okinawa, Japan. The battalion completed a successful Unit Deployment Program as forward deployed forces of 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez/Released)
Lt. Col. Carlos T. Jackson, right, and retired Lt. Col. Chris Emmerson, far left, pose with students from the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets in front of an Amphibious Assault Vehicle assigned to Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, May 18, 2016, at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. The Cadets visited Okinawa as part of a scholarship program which provides students the opportunity to tour military installations to learn about different occupational specialties and duty stations. This is the first time Texas A&M Corps of Cadets visited Okinawa.
Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Tours Okinawa
Lt. Col. Carlos T. Jackson, right, and retired Lt. Col. Chris Emmerson, far left, pose with students from the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets in front of an Amphibious Assault Vehicle assigned to Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, May 18, 2016, at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. The Cadets visited Okinawa as part of a scholarship program which provides students the opportunity to tour military installations to learn about different occupational specialties and duty stations. This is the first time Texas A&M Corps of Cadets visited Okinawa.
Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Carlos T. Jackson, right, addresses Texas A&M Corps of Cadets visitors on the Amphibious Assault Vehicle capability provided by Combat Assault Battalion in support of the 3rd Marine Division, May 18, 2016, at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. The Cadets visited Okinawa as part of a scholarship program which provides students the opportunity to tour military installations to learn about different occupational specialties and duty stations. This is the first time Texas A&M Corps of Cadets visited Okinawa.
Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Tours Okinawa
Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Carlos T. Jackson, right, addresses Texas A&M Corps of Cadets visitors on the Amphibious Assault Vehicle capability provided by Combat Assault Battalion in support of the 3rd Marine Division, May 18, 2016, at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. The Cadets visited Okinawa as part of a scholarship program which provides students the opportunity to tour military installations to learn about different occupational specialties and duty stations. This is the first time Texas A&M Corps of Cadets visited Okinawa.
U.S. Marines from 3rd Marine Division, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense platoon, Headquarters Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, prepare to enter a room suspected of hazardous materials during exercise Habu Sentinel 16 at Disaster Village, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 7, 2016. As the annual capstone exercise for the division’s response element, this event encompasses multiple objectives specific to CBRN response and validates unit standard operating procedures in an unfamiliar training environment.
Exercise Habu Sentinel 16 tests Marines’ CBRN response capabilities
U.S. Marines from 3rd Marine Division, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense platoon, Headquarters Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, prepare to enter a room suspected of hazardous materials during exercise Habu Sentinel 16 at Disaster Village, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 7, 2016. As the annual capstone exercise for the division’s response element, this event encompasses multiple objectives specific to CBRN response and validates unit standard operating procedures in an unfamiliar training environment.
U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Joy, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense officer with 3rd Marine Division, CBRN defense platoon, Headquarters Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, mentors his Marines before they respond to a simulated CBRN threat during exercise Habu Sentinel  16, at Disaster Village, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 6, 2016. As the annual capstone exercise for the division’s response element, this event encompasses multiple objectives specific to CBRN response and validates unit standard operating procedures in an unfamiliar training environment.
Exercise Habu Sentinel 16 tests Marines’ CBRN response capabilities
U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Joy, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense officer with 3rd Marine Division, CBRN defense platoon, Headquarters Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, mentors his Marines before they respond to a simulated CBRN threat during exercise Habu Sentinel 16, at Disaster Village, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 6, 2016. As the annual capstone exercise for the division’s response element, this event encompasses multiple objectives specific to CBRN response and validates unit standard operating procedures in an unfamiliar training environment.
U.S. Marines from 3rd Marine Division, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense platoon, Headquarters Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, evacuate simulated casualties during exercise Habu Sentinel 16 at Disaster Village, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 7, 2016. As the annual capstone exercise for the division’s response element, this event encompasses multiple objectives specific to CBRN response and validates unit standard operating procedures in an unfamiliar training environment.
Exercise Habu Sentinel 16 tests Marines’ CBRN response capabilities
U.S. Marines from 3rd Marine Division, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense platoon, Headquarters Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, evacuate simulated casualties during exercise Habu Sentinel 16 at Disaster Village, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 7, 2016. As the annual capstone exercise for the division’s response element, this event encompasses multiple objectives specific to CBRN response and validates unit standard operating procedures in an unfamiliar training environment.
160530-N-WI365-037 ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (May 30, 2016) – U.S. Marine Sgt. Nate Hitchcock, assigned to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, demonstrates proper hand gestures and signals to members of the Mongolian Armed Forces while aboard a combat rubberized raid craft (CRRC) during a small boat riverine training course. The small boat riverine training course is part of Khaan Quest 2016 and is the continuation of last week’s basic water survival course to familiarize MAF soldiers with different survival tactics in different environments that can be used during their deployment or U.N. missions. Khaan Quest 2016 is an annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces, co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, and supported by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Khaan Quest, in its 14th iteration, is the capstone exercise for this year’s Global Peace Operations Initiative program. The exercise focuses on training activities to enhance international interoperability, develop peacekeeping capabilities, build to mil-to-mil relationships, and enhance military readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Markus Castaneda/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines, Mongolian soldiers conduct small boat riverine training course during Khaan Quest 2016.
160530-N-WI365-037 ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (May 30, 2016) – U.S. Marine Sgt. Nate Hitchcock, assigned to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, demonstrates proper hand gestures and signals to members of the Mongolian Armed Forces while aboard a combat rubberized raid craft (CRRC) during a small boat riverine training course. The small boat riverine training course is part of Khaan Quest 2016 and is the continuation of last week’s basic water survival course to familiarize MAF soldiers with different survival tactics in different environments that can be used during their deployment or U.N. missions. Khaan Quest 2016 is an annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces, co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, and supported by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Khaan Quest, in its 14th iteration, is the capstone exercise for this year’s Global Peace Operations Initiative program. The exercise focuses on training activities to enhance international interoperability, develop peacekeeping capabilities, build to mil-to-mil relationships, and enhance military readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Markus Castaneda/RELEASED)
160526-N-WI365-073 ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (May 26, 2016) – Marine Sgt. Lucas Fernandez, assigned to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, coaches a Mongolian soldier on proper swimming techniques during a basic water survival techniques class as part of Khaan Quest 2016. The class was given to prepare the soldiers for riverine training later in the exercise. Khaan Quest 2016 is an annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces, co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, and supported by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Khaan Quest, in its 14th iteration, is the capstone exercise for this year’s Global Peace Operations Initiative program. The exercise focuses on training activities to enhance international interoperability, develop peacekeeping capabilities, build to mil-to-mil relationships, and enhance military readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Markus Castaneda/RELEASED)
U.S. Reconnaissance Marines, Mongolian soldiers train on basic water survival techniques during Khaan Quest 2016
160526-N-WI365-073 ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (May 26, 2016) – Marine Sgt. Lucas Fernandez, assigned to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, coaches a Mongolian soldier on proper swimming techniques during a basic water survival techniques class as part of Khaan Quest 2016. The class was given to prepare the soldiers for riverine training later in the exercise. Khaan Quest 2016 is an annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces, co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, and supported by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Khaan Quest, in its 14th iteration, is the capstone exercise for this year’s Global Peace Operations Initiative program. The exercise focuses on training activities to enhance international interoperability, develop peacekeeping capabilities, build to mil-to-mil relationships, and enhance military readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Markus Castaneda/RELEASED)
TANDUO BEACH, MALAYSIA (May 30, 2016) – U.S. Marine Corps Major Sven Jensen, the Commander of troops for Easy Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines watches as an LCAC brings in supplies during an amphibious transition from ship to shore. The Marines of Easy Co., BLT, 2/2 are embarked with U.S. Sailors aboard the USS Ashland (LSD 48) in support of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training. CARAT is a series of annual, bilateral maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste. The Ashland is assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr/. Released)
U.S. MARINES HIT MALAYSIA BEACHES FOR EXERCISE CARAT
TANDUO BEACH, MALAYSIA (May 30, 2016) – U.S. Marine Corps Major Sven Jensen, the Commander of troops for Easy Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines watches as an LCAC brings in supplies during an amphibious transition from ship to shore. The Marines of Easy Co., BLT, 2/2 are embarked with U.S. Sailors aboard the USS Ashland (LSD 48) in support of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training. CARAT is a series of annual, bilateral maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste. The Ashland is assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr/. Released)
DARVEL BAY (May 30, 2016) – U.S. Marines embarked aboard the forward-deployed Whidbey Island Class dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) , engage in an amphibious transition from ship to shore in support of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training. CARAT is a series of annual, bilateral maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste.  The Marines are assigned to Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines. (U.S. Navy photo by Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr/. Released)
U.S. MARINES HIT MALAYSIA BEACHES FOR EXERCISE CARAT
DARVEL BAY (May 30, 2016) – U.S. Marines embarked aboard the forward-deployed Whidbey Island Class dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) , engage in an amphibious transition from ship to shore in support of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training. CARAT is a series of annual, bilateral maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste. The Marines are assigned to Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines. (U.S. Navy photo by Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr/. Released)
TANDUO BEACH, MALAYSIA (May 30, 2016) – U.S. Marines assigned to Easy Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines conduct an amphibious transition from ship to shore. The Marines are embarked aboard the USS Ashland (LSD 48) in support of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training. CARAT is a series of annual, bilateral maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste.The Ashland is assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr/. Released)
U.S. MARINES HIT MALAYSIA BEACHES FOR EXERCISE CARAT
TANDUO BEACH, MALAYSIA (May 30, 2016) – U.S. Marines assigned to Easy Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines conduct an amphibious transition from ship to shore. The Marines are embarked aboard the USS Ashland (LSD 48) in support of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training. CARAT is a series of annual, bilateral maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste.The Ashland is assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr/. Released)
TANDUO BEACH, MALAYSIA (May 30, 2016) – U.S. Marines assigned to Easy Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, let down ramps of Amphibious Assault vehicles after an amphibious transition from ship to shore. The Marines are embarked with U.S. Sailors aboard the USS Ashland (LSD 48) in support of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training. CARAT is a series of annual, bilateral maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste. The Ashland is assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet.  (U.S. Navy photo by Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr/. Released)
U.S. MARINES HIT MALAYSIA BEACHES FOR EXERCISE CARAT
TANDUO BEACH, MALAYSIA (May 30, 2016) – U.S. Marines assigned to Easy Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, let down ramps of Amphibious Assault vehicles after an amphibious transition from ship to shore. The Marines are embarked with U.S. Sailors aboard the USS Ashland (LSD 48) in support of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training. CARAT is a series of annual, bilateral maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste. The Ashland is assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr/. Released)
Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, talks to Marines with the Scout Sniper Platoon at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, May 14, 2016. “The greatest honor of my life is leading the Navy and the Marine Corps, Semper Fi Marines,” Mabus said. He came to Australia to visit the Marines and Sailors of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and observe live-fire ranges. The Marines are with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, MRF-D. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mandaline Hatch/Released)
MRF-D 2016: SECNAV visits Marines in the Top End
Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, talks to Marines with the Scout Sniper Platoon at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, May 14, 2016. “The greatest honor of my life is leading the Navy and the Marine Corps, Semper Fi Marines,” Mabus said. He came to Australia to visit the Marines and Sailors of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and observe live-fire ranges. The Marines are with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, MRF-D. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mandaline Hatch/Released)
Cpl. Chance A. Benedict Jr., a mortarman, talks to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, about the M40A5 sniper rifle at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, May 14, 2016. Mabus came to Australia to visit the Marines and Sailors of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and observe live-fire ranges. Benedict is with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, MRF-D. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mandaline Hatch/Released)
MRF-D 2016: SECNAV visits Marines in the Top End
Cpl. Chance A. Benedict Jr., a mortarman, talks to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, about the M40A5 sniper rifle at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, May 14, 2016. Mabus came to Australia to visit the Marines and Sailors of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and observe live-fire ranges. Benedict is with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, MRF-D. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mandaline Hatch/Released)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Devon L. Ward and Australian Army Pvt. Jacob Handley, combat engineers, perform a radio check at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex, Northern Territory, Australia, on May 19, 2016. U.S. Marine and Australian Army combat engineers conducted clearing training to find improvised explosive device and caches. Marine Rotational Force - Darwin is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance. Ward, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, MRF-D. Handley, is with 1st Combat Engineer Regiment, 1st Brigade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Cruz/Released)
Combat Engineers clear the way
U.S. Marine Sgt. Devon L. Ward and Australian Army Pvt. Jacob Handley, combat engineers, perform a radio check at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex, Northern Territory, Australia, on May 19, 2016. U.S. Marine and Australian Army combat engineers conducted clearing training to find improvised explosive device and caches. Marine Rotational Force - Darwin is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance. Ward, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, MRF-D. Handley, is with 1st Combat Engineer Regiment, 1st Brigade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Cruz/Released)
Lt. Col. Neil J. Owens answers questions from Japanese media during an artillery demonstration for Artillery Relocation and Training Program 16-1, in Senjogahara, Japan, May 16, 2016. ARTP is a Japan-funded, routine training exercise that allows Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, to conduct live-fire training. Owens, the commanding officer of 3rd Bn., 12th Marines, communicates with Japanese officials about ARTP daily during the exercise. Owens is a native of Medford, Mass.
Guns ablaze in The Land of the Rising Sun
Lt. Col. Neil J. Owens answers questions from Japanese media during an artillery demonstration for Artillery Relocation and Training Program 16-1, in Senjogahara, Japan, May 16, 2016. ARTP is a Japan-funded, routine training exercise that allows Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, to conduct live-fire training. Owens, the commanding officer of 3rd Bn., 12th Marines, communicates with Japanese officials about ARTP daily during the exercise. Owens is a native of Medford, Mass.
Sgt. Kenyun Scott discusses the specifications of a M777 Lightweight Towed Howitzer during artillery demonstration and community outreach for Artillery Relocation Training Program 16-1, in Senjogahara, Japan, May 16, 2016. ARTP is a Japan-funded, routine training exercise that allows Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, to conduct live-fire training. Scott, a Mansfield, La., native and section chief with 3rd Bn., 11th Marine Regiment, 1st MarDiv, I MEF, is currently attached to 3rd Bn., 12th Marines.
Guns ablaze in The Land of the Rising Sun
Sgt. Kenyun Scott discusses the specifications of a M777 Lightweight Towed Howitzer during artillery demonstration and community outreach for Artillery Relocation Training Program 16-1, in Senjogahara, Japan, May 16, 2016. ARTP is a Japan-funded, routine training exercise that allows Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, to conduct live-fire training. Scott, a Mansfield, La., native and section chief with 3rd Bn., 11th Marine Regiment, 1st MarDiv, I MEF, is currently attached to 3rd Bn., 12th Marines.
Japanese citizens learn about small arms training during an artillery demonstration for Artillery Relocation Training Program 16-1, in Senjogahara, Japan, May 16, 2016. ARTP is a Japan-funded, routine training exercise that allows Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, to conduct live-fire training. Japanese locals and media are escorted around the training area during the event to witness the measures the Marine Corps takes to conduct ARTP safely.
Guns ablaze in The Land of the Rising Sun
Japanese citizens learn about small arms training during an artillery demonstration for Artillery Relocation Training Program 16-1, in Senjogahara, Japan, May 16, 2016. ARTP is a Japan-funded, routine training exercise that allows Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, to conduct live-fire training. Japanese locals and media are escorted around the training area during the event to witness the measures the Marine Corps takes to conduct ARTP safely.
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, conduct inflatable boat training with the Republic of Korea (ROK) marines as a part of the Korea Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) in South Korea, April 04, 2016. KMEP is a program designed to increase interoperability and camaraderie between U.S. Marines and ROK marines. The alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea has grown ever stronger based upon the shared interests and common values of both nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by MCIPAC Combat Camera Cpl. Erick Loarca/ Released)
Inflatable Boat Training
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, conduct inflatable boat training with the Republic of Korea (ROK) marines as a part of the Korea Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) in South Korea, April 04, 2016. KMEP is a program designed to increase interoperability and camaraderie between U.S. Marines and ROK marines. The alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea has grown ever stronger based upon the shared interests and common values of both nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by MCIPAC Combat Camera Cpl. Erick Loarca/ Released)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, present a gift to Republic of Korea (ROK) marines during the Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) in South Korea, April 13, 2016. KMEP is a program designed to increase interoperability and camaraderie between U.S. Marines and ROK marines. The alliance between America and the Republic of Korea has grown ever stronger based upon the shared interests and common values of both nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Sean M. Evans/ Released)
ROK Field Day
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, present a gift to Republic of Korea (ROK) marines during the Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) in South Korea, April 13, 2016. KMEP is a program designed to increase interoperability and camaraderie between U.S. Marines and ROK marines. The alliance between America and the Republic of Korea has grown ever stronger based upon the shared interests and common values of both nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Sean M. Evans/ Released)
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, and Australian soldiers with Bravo Company, 6th Royal Australian Regiment, participaite in a field meet that includes competitive events designed to encourage comradery and teamwork during exercise Ssang Yong 16 in South Korea, March 23, 2016. Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. The Marines of 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines are a mission-tailored fighting force able to rapidly deploy during crisis or conflict in diverse operational environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by MCIPAC Combat Camera Cpl. Erick Loarca/ Released)
U.S. Marines and australian Soldiers participate in a field meet
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, and Australian soldiers with Bravo Company, 6th Royal Australian Regiment, participaite in a field meet that includes competitive events designed to encourage comradery and teamwork during exercise Ssang Yong 16 in South Korea, March 23, 2016. Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. The Marines of 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines are a mission-tailored fighting force able to rapidly deploy during crisis or conflict in diverse operational environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by MCIPAC Combat Camera Cpl. Erick Loarca/ Released)
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, and Australian soldiers with Bravo Company, 6th Royal Australian Regiment, participaite in a field meet that includes competitive events designed to encourage comradery and teamwork during exercise Ssang Yong 16 in South Korea, March 23, 2016. Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. The Marines of 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines are a mission-tailored fighting force able to rapidly deploy during crisis or conflict in diverse operational environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by MCIPAC Combat Camera Cpl. Erick Loarca/ Released)
U.S. Marines and australian Soldiers participate in a field meet
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, and Australian soldiers with Bravo Company, 6th Royal Australian Regiment, participaite in a field meet that includes competitive events designed to encourage comradery and teamwork during exercise Ssang Yong 16 in South Korea, March 23, 2016. Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. The Marines of 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines are a mission-tailored fighting force able to rapidly deploy during crisis or conflict in diverse operational environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by MCIPAC Combat Camera Cpl. Erick Loarca/ Released)
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, conduct a coalition platoon attack drill during exercise Ssang Yong 16 in South Korea, March 17, 2016. Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. The Marines of 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines are a mission-tailored fighting force able to rapidly deploy during crisis or conflict in diverse operational environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Sean M. Evans/ Released)
Pass it On
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, conduct a coalition platoon attack drill during exercise Ssang Yong 16 in South Korea, March 17, 2016. Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. The Marines of 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines are a mission-tailored fighting force able to rapidly deploy during crisis or conflict in diverse operational environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Sean M. Evans/ Released)
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, and 1st Tanks, 4th Marine Regiment, pose for a group photo with Australian soldiers with Bravo Company, 6th Royal Australian Regiment during exercise Ssang Yong 16 in South Korea, March 17, 2016. Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. The American-Australian alliance has grown ever stronger based upon the shared interests and common values of both nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Sean M. Evans/ Released)
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U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, and 1st Tanks, 4th Marine Regiment, pose for a group photo with Australian soldiers with Bravo Company, 6th Royal Australian Regiment during exercise Ssang Yong 16 in South Korea, March 17, 2016. Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. The American-Australian alliance has grown ever stronger based upon the shared interests and common values of both nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Sean M. Evans/ Released)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, present a gift to Republic of Korea (ROK) marines during the Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) in South Korea, April 13, 2016. KMEP is a program designed to increase interoperability and camaraderie between U.S. Marines and ROK marines. The alliance between America and the Republic of Korea has grown ever stronger based upon the shared interests and common values of both nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Sean M. Evans/ Released)
ROK Field Day
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, present a gift to Republic of Korea (ROK) marines during the Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) in South Korea, April 13, 2016. KMEP is a program designed to increase interoperability and camaraderie between U.S. Marines and ROK marines. The alliance between America and the Republic of Korea has grown ever stronger based upon the shared interests and common values of both nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Sean M. Evans/ Released)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, present a gift to Republic of Korea (ROK) marines during the Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) in South Korea, April 13, 2016. KMEP is a program designed to increase interoperability and camaraderie between U.S. Marines and ROK marines. The alliance between America and the Republic of Korea has grown ever stronger based upon the shared interests and common values of both nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Sean M. Evans/ Released)
ROK Field Day
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, present a gift to Republic of Korea (ROK) marines during the Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) in South Korea, April 13, 2016. KMEP is a program designed to increase interoperability and camaraderie between U.S. Marines and ROK marines. The alliance between America and the Republic of Korea has grown ever stronger based upon the shared interests and common values of both nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Sean M. Evans/ Released)
Lt. Col. Neil J. Owens, a Medford, Massachusetts native and the commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force gives insight into the upcoming Artillery Relocation and Training Program. ARTP is the foundation of combat readiness training for 3/12.
Considerate cannoneers: the backstory to bombardment
Lt. Col. Neil J. Owens, a Medford, Massachusetts native and the commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force gives insight into the upcoming Artillery Relocation and Training Program. ARTP is the foundation of combat readiness training for 3/12.
Marines from Combat Assault Battalion participated in a riverside clean-up of the Ocheon-eup City District February 16, 2016, in Pohang, South Korea. Approximately one ton of garbage was collected helping the community of approximately 54,000 residents. The Marines are from Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, forward deployed in the Pacific.
Marines Contribute to Pohang Community
Marines from Combat Assault Battalion participated in a riverside clean-up of the Ocheon-eup City District February 16, 2016, in Pohang, South Korea. Approximately one ton of garbage was collected helping the community of approximately 54,000 residents. The Marines are from Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, forward deployed in the Pacific.
Marines from Combat Assault Battalion participated in a riverside clean-up of the Ocheon-eup City District February 16, 2016, in Pohang, South Korea. Approximately one ton of garbage was collected helping the community of approximately 54,000 residents. The Marines are from Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, forward deployed in the Pacific.
Marines Contribute to Pohang Community
Marines from Combat Assault Battalion participated in a riverside clean-up of the Ocheon-eup City District February 16, 2016, in Pohang, South Korea. Approximately one ton of garbage was collected helping the community of approximately 54,000 residents. The Marines are from Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, forward deployed in the Pacific.
U.S. Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment disembark from a UH-60 Black Hawk at Landing Zone Boondocker aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, April 29, 2016. The Marines returned back to MCBH after a week long Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt Ezekiel R. Kitandwe)
HMH-463 Lifts a Battalion Out of Combat Evaluation on Oahu
U.S. Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment disembark from a UH-60 Black Hawk at Landing Zone Boondocker aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, April 29, 2016. The Marines returned back to MCBH after a week long Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt Ezekiel R. Kitandwe)
U.S. Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, march into the pickup zone to board UH-60 helicopters at Landing Zone Canes, Hawaii, April 29, 2016. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 led four CH-53Es, four UH-60s, and a CH-47 in a battalion-sized lift during assault support operations.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson)
HMH-463 Lifts a Battalion Out of Combat Evaluation on Oahu
U.S. Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, march into the pickup zone to board UH-60 helicopters at Landing Zone Canes, Hawaii, April 29, 2016. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 led four CH-53Es, four UH-60s, and a CH-47 in a battalion-sized lift during assault support operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson)
Marines disembark from an MV-22 Osprey after landing at an airstrip in Panay, Philippines, during Exercise Balikatan, Monday, April 11, 2016. The Marines were acting as a follow-up force for an earlier amphibious landing by Filipino marines. (Stars and Stripes/Wyatt Olson)
Balikatan: Lessons learned have real-time resonance in Philippines
Marines disembark from an MV-22 Osprey after landing at an airstrip in Panay, Philippines, during Exercise Balikatan, Monday, April 11, 2016. The Marines were acting as a follow-up force for an earlier amphibious landing by Filipino marines. (Stars and Stripes/Wyatt Olson)
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Richard L. Simcock, Commanding General 3D Marine Division, talks to Marines from 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment about Marine Rotational Force Darwin (MRF-D) on Robertson Barracks, Darwin, Australia on April 24, 2016. MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps Photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Osvaldo L. Ortega III/Released)
Maj. Gen. Richard Simcock speaks to the Marines of Marine Rotational Force Darwin
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Richard L. Simcock, Commanding General 3D Marine Division, talks to Marines from 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment about Marine Rotational Force Darwin (MRF-D) on Robertson Barracks, Darwin, Australia on April 24, 2016. MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps Photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Osvaldo L. Ortega III/Released)
Marines from 3rd Platoon, Combat Engineer Company, Combat Assault Battalion, observe the impact of 7.62 mm rounds Jan. 28 at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, Republic of Korea. The Marines are from Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, forward deployed in the Pacific.
Combat Assault Battalion builds strength in Korea
Marines from 3rd Platoon, Combat Engineer Company, Combat Assault Battalion, observe the impact of 7.62 mm rounds Jan. 28 at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, Republic of Korea. The Marines are from Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, forward deployed in the Pacific.
Marines from 3rd Platoon, Combat Engineer Company, Combat Assault Battalion, apply the finishing touches to a water charge used for breaching Jan. 28 at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, Republic of Korea. The Marines were able to assemble and detonate several different styles of door and window charges in sub-zero temperatures. The Marines are from Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, forward deployed in the Pacific.
Combat Assault Battalion builds strength in Korea
Marines from 3rd Platoon, Combat Engineer Company, Combat Assault Battalion, apply the finishing touches to a water charge used for breaching Jan. 28 at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, Republic of Korea. The Marines were able to assemble and detonate several different styles of door and window charges in sub-zero temperatures. The Marines are from Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, forward deployed in the Pacific.
Unit Leaders
Commanding General
3d Marine Division
Major General Richard L. Simcock II
Assistant Division Commander
3d Marine Division
Colonel Michael L. Kuhn
Sergeant Major
3d Marine Division
Sergeant Major Vincent C. Santiago
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HIMARS Any Clime and Any Place

U.S. Marine Staff. Sgt. Clark S. Hefflefinger from Fox Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, describes the strategic significance of how the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System was transported and operated throughout the Philippine archipelago during Balikatan 16 at Palawan, Philippines, April 12,2016.

2/2 Operation Phoenix; Balikatan 2016

U.S. Marine Cpl. Connor Ruggies from Fox Company, 3rd Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment describes the actions that where conducted during Operation Phoenix for Balikatan 16 at Crow Valley, Philippines, April 14,2016.

Lava Dog Marines Conduct Long Range Raid

Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conduct a long-range raid from Pohang, South Korea, to Okinawa, Japan, March 21, 2016. Three MV-22 transported the Marines, making a refueling stop in Iwakuni, Japan to complete the raid. 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment is currently forward deployed to the Asia-Pacific region.

7thFleet, III MEF: One Team, One Fight

Marines embarked on the USS Germantown October 27, 2015, at White Beach, Okinawa, Japan. The Marines and the Navy worked together on the Germantown to conduct carrier qualifications with an MV-22B Osprey and an amphibious assault with amphibious assault vehicles. Blue Chromite is an amphibious training exercise that draws primarily from III Marine Expeditionary Force’s training resources on Okinawa. Participating units maintain a forward-deployed posture while eliminating travel costs.

Shoot, Move, Communicate Like a Marine

Sgt. Christopher M. D'Arcy teaches you how to Shoot, Move and Communicate like a U.S. Marine in South Korea. D'Arcy, from West Monroe, Louisiana, is a squad leader with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, under the Unit Deployment Program.

Release the MAGTF

Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 demonstrate the capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force to attendees of the Kaneohe Bay Airshow aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii Oct. 18, 2015. Also available in high definition.

 

Caltrap News Snapshot
Hammer to fit, Paint to match

By Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei | June 15, 2016

CAMP COURTNEY, Okinawa, Japan – “Hammer to fit, paint to match,” said Staff Sgt. Patrick L. Sherricker, referring to Maintenance Platoon’s motto. “We’re going to get it done as quickly as possible; then we’re going to make it look sexy.” MORE
Jersey native leads the few and the proud onboard the USS Ashland (LSD 48)

By Lance Cpl. Carl King | June 14, 2016

U.S. Army Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf once said, “Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.” MORE
Exercise Habu Sentinel 16 tests Marines’ CBRN response capabilities

By Sgt. jessica Quezada | June 8, 2016

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Element Marines from 3rd Marine Division, MORE
CARAT 2016 series kicks off in Malaysia, aiming for increased complexity with allies and partners

By Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr. | June 2, 2016

The 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations began June 1 with a commemoration ceremony for the Malaysia phase in Sandakan. MORE
Guns ablaze in the Land of the Rising Sun

By Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Cray | May 19, 2016

SENJOGAHARA, Japan — As artillery rounds pummel the ground, Japanese residents and media watch with enthusiasm. Approximately 80 local residents and media attended an artillery demonstration for Artillery Relocation Training Program 16-1 here, May 16, 2016. 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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