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3d Marine Division

The Fighting Third

Okinawa, Japan
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U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, under the Unit Deployment Program, and Soldiers with 8th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, participate in an opening ceremony during Forest Light Middle Army in Aibano Training Area, Shiga, Japan, Dec. 1, 2019. Forest Light Middle Light is an annual training exercise that is designed to enhance the collective defense capabilities of the United States and Japan Alliance by allowing infantry units to maintain their lethality and proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. D’Angelo Yanez)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Patrick Roundtree, a diver with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, removes hard fouling from the Keel Cooler Unit of U.S. Army Vessel Harpers Ferry at Naval Station White Beach, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 15, 2019.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jack O’Brien, a diver with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, removes hard fouling and conducts additional checks on the Keel Cooler Unit of U.S. Army Vessel Harpers Ferry at Naval Station White Beach, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 15, 2019.
U.S. Marines and Indian Soldiers conduct patrol drills during exercise Tiger TRIUMPH in Kakinada Beach, India on November 19, 2019. The drills were to teach U.S. Marines and Indian Soldiers how each country patrols and use hand signals. Tiger TRIUMPH gives U.S. and Indian forces the opportunity to exchange knowledge and learn from each other as well as establish personal and professional relationships. The Marines are with 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Armando Elizalde)
U.S. Marines and Indian Soldiers prepare to depart Kakinada, India at the conclusion of exercise Tiger TRIUMPH, Nov. 21, 2019. During Tiger TRIUMPH, U.S. and Indian forces conducted valuable training in humanitarian assistance disaster relief operations by inserting a joint and combined Indian and U.S. force from ship-to-shore in response to a hypothetical natural disaster. While on shore, the forces conducted limited patrolling, moved simulated victims to medical care and produced and distributed drinking water. Military exercises like Tiger TRIUMPH improve partnership, readiness and cooperation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Tori Sharpe)
U.S. Marines conduct patrolling drills during exercise Fuji Viper 20-2 on Camp Fuji, Japan, Nov. 13, 2019. Fuji Viper is a regularly scheduled training evolution that allows infantry units to maintain their lethality and proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics. This iteration of the exercise is executed by an activated reserve unit, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, as part of the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ujian Gosun)
U.S. Marines conduct night patrolling drills during exercise Fuji Viper 20-2 on Camp Fuji, Japan, Nov. 13, 2019. Fuji Viper is a regularly scheduled training evolution that allows infantry units to maintain their lethality and proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics. This iteration of the exercise is executed by an activated reserve unit, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, as part of the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ujian Gosun)
U.S. Marines conduct patrolling drills during exercise Fuji Viper 20-2 on Camp Fuji, Japan, Nov. 13, 2019. Fuji Viper is a regularly scheduled training evolution that allows infantry units to maintain their lethality and proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics. This iteration of the exercise is executed by an activated reserve unit, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, as part of the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ujian Gosun)
U.S. Marines with 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, and Okinawa residents stand for the playing of the Japanese National Anthem during the opening ceremony for the 46th Annual Henoko District Citizen’s Track and Field Meet Sports Day in Henoko, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 3, 2019. Personnel from Camp Schwab have been included in the track and field meet since 1973 and will carry on the tradition of good will and togetherness with the people of Henoko. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Josue Marquez)
U.S. Marines with 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, and U.S. Soldiers with 97th Transportation Company, 10th Support Group, work together to quickly embark transportation vehicles and a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System on the U.S. Army Vessel Harpers Ferry (LCU-2022) during a joint service HIMARS embarkation training exercise in Kin, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 31, 2019. This event marks the first time a Marine HIMARS was loaded on to an Army landing craft in the Indo-Pacific. Strategic mobility is key in the Indo-Pacific and the ability to transport the HIMARS over water is a vital capability that the 3rd Marine Division is now able to expand upon by partnering with the 10th Support Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. D’Angelo Yanez)
U.S. Marines with 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, and U.S. Soldiers with 97th Transportation Company, 10th Support Group, work together to quickly embark transportation vehicles and a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System on the U.S. Army Vessel Harpers Ferry (LCU-2022) during a joint service HIMARS embarkation training exercise in Kin, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 31, 2019. This event marks the first time a Marine HIMARS was loaded on to an Army landing craft in the Indo-Pacific. Strategic mobility is key in the Indo-Pacific and the ability to transport the HIMARS over water is a vital capability that the 3rd Marine Division is now able to expand upon by partnering with the 10th Support Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. D’Angelo Yanez)
U.S. Marines with 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, and U.S. Soldiers with 97th Transportation Company, 10th Support Group, work together to quickly embark transportation vehicles and a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System on the U.S. Army Vessel Harpers Ferry (LCU-2022) during a joint service HIMARS embarkation training exercise in Kin, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 31, 2019. This event marks the first time a Marine HIMARS was loaded on to an Army landing craft in the Indo-Pacific. Strategic mobility is key in the Indo-Pacific and the ability to transport the HIMARS over water is a vital capability that the 3rd Marine Division is now able to expand upon by partnering with the 10th Support Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. D’Angelo Yanez)
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U.S. Marines with Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, begin to offload a 7-ton vehicle during Samurai 20-1 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 22, 2019. The purpose of this exercise is to conduct battle drills that validate the 3rd Marine Division’s movement, setup of a combat operations center, force protection, and passage of command and control between supporting elements. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. David Staten)
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, conduct a patrol during Samurai 20-1 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 22, 2019. The purpose of this exercise is to conduct battle drills that validate the 3rd Marine Division’s movement, setup of a combat operations center, force protection, and passage of command and control between supporting elements. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. David Staten)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. William Testorff with Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, performs a radio check while on patrol during Samurai 20-1 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 22, 2019. The purpose of this exercise is to conduct battle drills that validate the 3rd Marine Division’s movement, setup of a combat operations center, force protection, and passage of command and control between supporting elements. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. David Staten)
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Zachary Scalzo participates in a combat marksmanship range during exercise Fuji Viper 20.1 in Camp Fuji, Japan, Oct. 16, 2019. Fuji Viper is a regularly scheduled training evolution for infantry units assigned to 3rd Marine Division as part of the unit deployment program. The training allows units to maintain their lethality and proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics. Scalzo is assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)