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3d Marine Division

The Fighting Third

Okinawa, Japan
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Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, a part of Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D), fire Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) munitions during Southern Reach, at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia on August 15, 2019. GMLRS provide pinpoint accuracy and deliver 200 pounds of high explosives directly on a target. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Salas)
A landing craft, utility assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), lowers its ramp to unload a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System from 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, as part of a simulated amphibious raid, at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 14, 2019. This simulated amphibious raid marks the first time that HIMARS have been inserted by landing craft, utility, demonstrating the Marine Air-Ground Task Force’s ability to conduct combined-arms maneuver from amphibious shipping.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Pablo Villegas, a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System operator with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, poses for a photo in front of a HIMARS launcher during a simulated amphibious raid, at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 14, 2019. “This [training] helps showcase our unit’s mobility and the mobility of the HIMARS in the Indo-Pacific.” said Villegas. This simulated amphibious raid marks the first time that HIMARS have been inserted by landing craft, utility, demonstrating the Marine Air-Ground Task Force’s ability to conduct combined-arms maneuver from amphibious shipping. Villegas is a native of Oceanside, Calif. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)
U.S. Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, and Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, prepare to fire an M777 Howitzer during the Artillery Relocation Training Program in Ojojihara, Japan, July 30, 2019. ARTP is an exercise in Japan that provides artillery Marines an opportunity to train and enhance their capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christine Phelps)
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U.S. Marines assess a terrain map during a simulated amphibious assault of exercise Talisman Sabre 19 in Bowen, Australia, July 22, 2019. Talisman Sabre provides an opportunity to conduct operations in a combined, joint and interagency environment that will increase participating countries' abilities to plan and execute contingency responses, from combat missions to humanitarian assistance efforts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tanner D. Lambert)
The Fllight Deck Officer watches on as a United States Marines MV-22B Osprey conducts landings on HMAS Canberra during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019. Talisman Sabre 2019 is a bilateral combined Australian and United States training activity.



TS19 is designed to practice our respective military services and associated agencies in planning and conducting Combined and Joint Task Force operations, and improve the combat readiness and interoperability between Australian and US forces.



TS19 will be the eighth iteration of the exercise and consists of a Field Training Exercise incorporating force preparation (logistic) activities, amphibious landings, land force manoeuvre, urban operations, air operations, maritime operations and Special Forces activities.



(Photo by Richard Cardell)
III Marine Expeditionary Force Band demonstrates its pride during the 75th Liberation Day Parade, July 21, 2019, in Guam. The III Marine Expeditionary Force and the 3rd Marine Division annually participate in the parade. (U.S. Marine Corps graphic by Lance Cpl. Kolby Leger)
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U.S. Marines from Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division pose for a photo on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, July 17, 2019. The Marines showed heroic actions on July 14, 2019 at Mermaids Gratto, Okinawa, Japan, by attempting to save swimmers in need. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Trystan Jordan)
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U.S. Marine amphibious assault vehicles give off tactical smoke as they approach Langham Beach, Queensland, Australia, July16, during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019. Talisman Sabre 19 is a bilateral exercise that provides U.S. and Australian forces realistic and relevant training to strengthen regional security, peace and stability. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney C. Houston)
190711-N-PJ626-5231 CORAL SEA (July 11, 2019) U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Australian Navy, Canadian Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force ships sail together in formation during Talisman Sabre 2019 . Talisman Sabre 2019 illustrates the closeness of the Australian and U.S. alliance and the strength of the military-to-military relationship. This is the eighth iteration of this exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters)
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, maneuver their M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System to an objective point to conduct a fire mission during Talisman Sabre 2019 in Bundaberg, Australia, July, 14 2019. TS19 is a bilateral exercise that provides U.S. and Australian forces with realistic and relevant training to strengthen regional security, peace and stability. 

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kallahan Morris)
A live-fire demonstration was performed during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 (TS19), July 8, 2019. TS19 is a bilateral combined Australian and United States training. The exercise is designed to practice respective military services with associated agencies, through planning and conducting combined and joint task force operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Maldonado)
U.S. Marines assigned to 3rd Marine Division simulate preparing a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) to fire during Exercise Talisman Saber 19 at Shoalwater Bay Training Area, July 6, 2019. In HIRAIN missions, HIMARS are flown in C-130s to an area, unloaded to rapidly conduct a fire missions, then reloaded in and relocated to follow on objectives. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kaleb Martin)