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3d Marine Division

Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
Pilots can grunt too
U.S. Marine Capt. David Miller prepares to conduct a simulated night raid with multiple rifle squads during an air assault training event at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 31, 2017. Miller is currently participating in Blue Chromite 18 in Okinawa, Japan. Miller is a forward air controller (FAC) with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment attached to 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the Unit Deployment Program. Miller is a native of Queenstown, Maryland. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ally Beiswanger)
3rd Marine Division Marine identified in death
Sgt. William M. Brown died during an incident in Waikiki, Hawaii, Oct. 21. Brown, 23, a Tennessee native, served as an 81 mm mortarman, Weapons Company, 3rd battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force based on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. His death is currently under investigation, by the Honolulu Police Department. Please contact the HPD for questions regarding their investigation. Local units are cooperating with the civilian law enforcement investigation
Marine officer works from home in Hawaii shaping Exercise Bougainville II
POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA -- Capt. Evan Ota, the operations officer for 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, observes a platoon live-fire event at Pohakuloa Training Area Aug. 24, 2017. Ota has overseen the restructuring of this iteration of Bougainville II to include battalion level training events. Exercise Bougainville II prepares 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment for service as a forward deployed force in the Pacific by training them to fight as a ground combat element in a Marine Air-Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Luke Kuennen)
Marines launch mortars in northern Japan
Lt. Col. Jeremiah Salame, commanding officer for 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, meets with leaders from the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Aug. 12, 2017 in Chitose, Japan, in support of Northern Viper 17. They discussed different techniques for operating their mortar systems. Northern Viper maintains and strengthens the United States’ influence in the region and the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ally Beiswanger)
Leadership Through Obstacles
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)
Platoon Assault Range in Korea
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)
3/3 Marines and USS Green Bay conduct amphibious operations during Blue Chromite 2017
WATERS OUTSIDE OF OKINAWA, Japan (Oct. 30, 2016) An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV), assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, embarks the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during Blue Chromite 2017. Blue Chromite is a U.S.-only exercise, which strengthens the Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary, amphibious rapid-response capabilities based in Okinawa, Japan and the greater Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Williamson/Released)
Super Stallion lifts helicopter from Green Bay
161031-N-XM324-051 WATERS OUTSIDE OKINAWA (Oct. 31, 2016) Marines, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepare to board an MV-22B Osprey, assigned to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during Blue Chromite. Blue Chromite is a U.S.-only exercise, which strengthens the Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary, amphibious rapid-response capabilities based in Okinawa, Japan and the greater Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Dionne/Released)
"Black Sheep" Marines participate in Spartan Fury exercise
Marines from Bravo Company, “Black Sheep,” 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, fire an artillery round from a M777 Lightweight Towed Howitzer during Spartan Fury 16.4 at Schofield Barracks on Sept. 6, 2016. Spartan Fury is a pre-deployment exercise in which service members conduct live-fire artillery training and unit leaders are able to further assess and improve the lethality of the battalion.
Mortarmen refine targeting on FDM
Mortarmen with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire an 81 mm mortar during training on Farallon de Medinilla Range, Commonwealth Northern Mariana Islands, Sept. 16, 2016. The mortarmen fired nearly 100 81 mm mortar rounds during training on the uninhabited targeting range as part of Valiant Shield 16. Valiant Shield 16 is a biennial field training exercise designed to develop the integration of joint U.S. forces. The training enables real-world proficiency of joint forces to detect, locate, track and engage units – at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace – to prepare for a range of possible military operations.
Regiment News Snapshot
Marines gear up during a rapid response drill

By Lance Cpl. Jasmine Price | 3rd Marine Division | November 3, 2017

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The Great East Japan Earthquake, which happened in March 2011, was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan. The earthquake triggered a tsunami and the disaster resulted in the death of more than 15,800 people.

Marines with 3rd Marine Division were participating in exercise Balikatan 2011 when the Alert Contingency Marine Air-Ground Task Force was activated to deploy manpower, assets and equipment to help the people of Japan in support of Operation Tomodachi.

The purpose of an ACM is to help reduce response time to any crisis in the region, from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions to combat operations. 3rd Marine Division held a drill here, October 17, 2017, to help prepare participants of the ACM.

One of the participants, who was part of the ACM team during Operation Tomodachi, said these drills are important because it mainly focuses on allowing the Marines and Sailors to witness how an actual ACM is conducted.

“The drills are put in place to make sure that our gear is ready to go when an ACM is activated,” said Master Gunnery Sgt. Klever Novillo, the Division logistics chief at 3rd Marine Division. “It allows me to know who I need to contact or who’s going to contact me, and also know how much time I have to be at a certain location.”

Because there weren’t any drills conducted before the disaster, Novillo gives credit to the success of the operation on its timing.

“We just got back from an exercise and our gear was ready to go,” said Novillo. “If the timing was different, then there may have been more issues that day than there was.”

ACM drills are in place to maintain the capability to rapidly deploy any military assistance to asses situations, and focus on logistical properties for the mission.

“When we deploy it has to deal with space and weight on that aircraft, and knowing this before the mission eliminates guessing,” said Novillo. “When it is time to execute, we are way ahead of the plan.”
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3d Marine Regiment Leaders

Sergeant Major Alfonso D. Via
Sergeant Major
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Colonel Michael S. Styskal
Commanding Officer
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MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII