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3d Marine Division

The Fighting Third

Okinawa, Japan
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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler Cooper, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler Cooper, with Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, is awarded the drill trophy for his platoon during a drill competition at the Courtney Bowl on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 31, 2017. Headquarters Company, Truck Company, and Communications Company engaged in a competition against each other for a drill trophy and to aid in preparation for an upcoming commanding general inspection.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl.  Jesus McCloud)
U.S. Marine Corps 1stLt Andrew Turnbow, with Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, conducts sword manual during a drill competition at the Courtney Bowl on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 31, 2017. Headquarters Company, Truck Company, and Communications Company engaged in a competition against each other for a drill trophy and to aid in preparation for an upcoming commanding general inspection.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl.  Jesus McCloud)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Marquis Rosen, with Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, conducts the movement “eyes right” during a drill competition at the Courtney Bowl, on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 31, 2017. Headquarters Company, Truck Company, and Communications Company engaged in a competition against each other for a drill trophy and to aid in preparation for an upcoming commanding general inspection.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl.  Jesus McCloud)
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division conduct a drill competition at the Courtney Bowl on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 31, 2017. Headquarters Company, Truck Company, and Communications Company engaged in a competition against each other for a drill trophy and to aid in preparation for an upcoming commanding general inspection.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl.  Jesus McCloud)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler Cooper, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler Cooper, with Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, marches his platoon during a drill competition at the Courtney Bowl on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 31, 2017. Headquarters Company, Truck Company, and Communications Company engaged in a competition against each other for a drill trophy and to aid in preparation for an upcoming commanding general inspection.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl.  Jesus McCloud)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. George G. Malkasian, Commanding Officer of Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, speaks to Marines about Marine Corps’ customs and courtesies and the importance of close order drill at the drill competition at the Courtney Bowl on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 31, 2017. Headquarters Company, Truck Company, and Communications Company engaged in a competition against each other for a drill trophy and to aid in preparation for an upcoming commanding general inspection.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl.  Jesus McCloud)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Smith, with Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, commands his Marines to “fall in” during a drill competition at the Courtney Bowl, on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 31, 2017. Headquarters Company, Truck Company, and Communications Company engaged in a competition against each other for a drill trophy and to aid in preparation for an upcoming commanding general inspection.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl.  Jesus McCloud)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Charles W. Weeks, Sergeant Major of Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division and Col. George G. Malkasian, Commanding Officer of Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, award Truck Company with the drill competition trophy at the Courtney Bowl on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 31, 2017. Headquarters Company, Truck Company, and Communications Company engaged in a competition against each other for a drill trophy and to aid in preparation for an upcoming commanding general inspection.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl.  Jesus McCloud)
U.S. Marines with Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, pose for a group photo after winning the drill competition held at the Courtney Bowl on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 31, 2017. Headquarters Company, Truck Company, and Communications Company engaged in a competition against each other for a drill trophy and to aid in preparation for an upcoming commanding general inspection.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl.  Jesus McCloud)
U.S. Marines with Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, pose for a group photo after the drill competition held at the Courtney Bowl on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 31, 2017. Headquarters Company, Truck Company, and Communications Company engaged in a competition against each other for a drill trophy and to aid in preparation for an upcoming commanding general inspection.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl.  Jesus McCloud)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler Cooper, with Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, marches his platoon during a drill competition at the Courtney Bowl on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 31, 2017. Headquarters Company, Truck Company, and Communications Company engaged in a competition against each other for a drill trophy and to aid in preparation for an upcoming commanding general inspection.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl.  Jesus McCloud)
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division conduct a drill competition at the Courtney Bowl on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 31, 2017. Headquarters Company, Truck Company, and Communications Company engaged in a competition against each other for a drill trophy and to aid in preparation for an upcoming commanding general inspection.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl.  Jesus McCloud)
U.S. Marine Corps SSgt. Van Black, with Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, inspects Marines on their close order drill during a drill competition at the Courtney Bowl on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 31, 2017. Headquarters Company, Truck Company, and Communications Company engaged in a competition against each other for a drill trophy and to aid in preparation for an upcoming commanding general inspection.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl.  Jesus McCloud)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Marquis Rosen, with Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, checks his marines for alignment during a drill competition at the Courtney Bowl on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 31, 2017. Headquarters Company, Truck Company, and Communications Company engaged in a competition against each other for a drill trophy and to aid in preparation for an upcoming commanding general inspection.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl.  Jesus McCloud)
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct a movement to Range 1 aboard Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 14, 2017. The Hawaii-based battalion is forward deployed to Okinawa, Japan as part of the Unit Deployment Program.
(From left to right) Cpl. Zach Love, Sgt. Bryan Stiles and Philippine Army service members wish each other luck before a shooting competition, May 19, 2017, at the Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting, in Puckapunyal, Australia. The competition, which is broken into more than 60 individual matches, features the rifle, pistol and machine gun. The meet brings together 20 countries for two weeks to compete, learn from each other and build better alliances. Love, a native of Leawood, Kansas, is a machine gunner with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. Stiles, a native of Enola, Pennsylvania, is a machine gunner with the battalion, which is deployed to Australia in support of Marine Rotational Force Darwin. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bernadette Wildes)
U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to India Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, forward deployed to the 3rd Marine Division, as part of the forward Unit Deployed Program, practice small-unit leadership skills through a Leadership Reaction Course at Camp Mujuk, South Korea, May 29, 2017. Marines conduct courses like these to build confidence and communication skills within their units. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. David A. Diggs)
U.S. Marine Capt. Alexander Navia briefs Marines aboard the United States Naval Ship Millinocket May 29, 2017. The Marines are deployed in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, which is focused on enhancing the mission readiness of Marines in Thailand and the Philippines. Navia, a native of Parkville, Maryland, is the commanding officer of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, which is forward deployed to 4th Marine Regiment as part of the Unit Deployment Program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Pinkney)
Staff Sgt. Martin Lucero competes in a sniper competition, May 16, 2017, during Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting, in Puckapunyal, Australia. The competition brings together roughly 20 countries to compete against each other, learn from each other, and build stronger bonds. Lucero, a native of Denver, Colorado, is the head coach of the Marine Corps Action Shooting Team, based out of Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bernadette Wildes)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Michael Maas participates in a platoon assault during Korea Marine Exchange Program 17-1 Nov. 25, 2016 at Suseong-ri range, South Korea. KMEP offers realistic training leveraging the most advanced tactics and technology to ensure a trained and ready ROK-U.S. combined force. Maas is from Atlanta, Georgia and is assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, which is forward deployed from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to 3rd Marine Division, based in Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Isaac Ibarra)