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. The exercise consisted of three MV-22 Ospreys, which transported the Marines and a refueling stop in Iwakuni, Japan to complete the raid. 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment is currently forward deployed to the asia-pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Corporal Jorge A. Rosales/ Released).
Combined Task Force (CTF) 13 conducts a simulated long range raid on Camp Hanson, Okinawa Japan, March 21, 2016. CTF-13 conducted the raid, which commenced in South Korea, to demonstrate air assault, multi-continent long-range raid capabilities and the ability to deliver security and stability.
MCMAP with ROK Marines
Marines with 1st Battalion 3rd Marines -”The Lava Dogs” conduct Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) training with Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines as part of the Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP), outside Pohang, South Korea, April 2, 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 even stronger.