Hard Training Makes Hard Marines in the Grueling Okinawa Jungle
Pfc. Justin Oates and Cpl. David Knight, assigned to Lima Co., 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, explain the endurance course, a grueling culminating event that builds upon the skills the learned at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan. The Hawaii-based battalion is attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine expeditionary Force as part of the unit deployment program. Oates is a St. Louis, Mo., native and Knight is a Rocklin, Calif., native.
3d Battalion, 3d Marines, Obtain Jungle Survival Skills from Philippine Counterparts.
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, join their Philippine counterparts for jungle survival training in Crow Valley, Philippines, April 24. Philippine Marines led the training as part of exercise Balikatan 2015. Combined Vigilance, the large scale exercise in Crow Valley, is a fully integrated training exercise with the Filipino and U.S. Marines working shoulder-to-shoulder and learning from each other. Exercise Balikatan is a bilateral training exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U. S. military to increase interoperability.