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2d Battalion 3d Marines

3d Marine Regiment

Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
2d Battalion 3d Marines
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Basilio Martinez, company gunnery sergeant, Headquarters & Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, begins a repelling drill during Mountain Exercise (MTX) 4-19 at the Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, CA, July 25, 2019. The purpose of the MTX is to provide a training and assessment that challenges units to plan and perform operational tasks across the warfighting functions in mountainous environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
A U.S. Marine with Headquarters & Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, repels off of a rock face during Mountain Exercise (MTX) 4-19 at the Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, CA, July 25, 2019. The purpose of the MTX is to provide a training and assessment that challenges units to plan and perform operational tasks across the warfighting functions in mountainous environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
A U.S. Marine with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, crosses a one-rope bridge during Mountain Exercise (MTX) 4-19 at the Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, CA, July 19, 2019. The purpose of the MTX is to provide a training and assessment that challenges units to plan and perform operational tasks across the warfighting functions in mountainous environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
U.S. Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, celebrate completion of a river crossing exercise during Mountain Exercise (MTX) 4-19 at the Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, CA, July 18, 2019. The purpose of the MTX is to provide a training and assessment that challenges units to plan and perform operational tasks across the warfighting functions in mountainous environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matthew Pfannenstiel, squad leader with Combat Assault Company attached to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, throws a one-rope bridge across a river during Mountain Exercise (MTX) 4-19 at the Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, CA, July 19, 2019. The purpose of the MTX is to provide a training and assessment that challenges units to plan and perform operational tasks across the warfighting functions in mountainous environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
A U.S. Marine with Combined Anti-Armor Team, Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, fires a shoulder-fired Javelin missile during Exercise Bougainville II on Range 20A, Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, May 15, 2019. Bougainville II is the second phase of pre-deployment training conducted by the battalion in order to enhance unit cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
U.S. Marines with Combined Anti-Armor Team, Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, send .50 caliber machine gun fire down-range during Exercise Bougainville II on Range 20A, Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, May 15, 2019. Bougainville II is the second phase of pre-deployment training conducted by the battalion in order to enhance unit cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
A U.S. Marine with Combined Anti-Armor Team, Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, fires a .50 caliber machine gun during Exercise Bougainville II on Range 20A, Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, May 15, 2019. Bougainville II is the second phase of pre-deployment training conducted by the battalion in order to enhance unit cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Julian Gonzalez, rifleman with Echo Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, takes cover on a re-supply patrol during exercise Bougainville I at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, March 20, 2019. Bougainville I is a pre-deployment training exercise that enhances the unit’s proficiency, cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
A U.S. Marine with Echo Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, relays orders via radio before conducting an aerial reconnaissance patrol in a UH-1Y Venom helicopter during exercise Bougainville I at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, March 20, 2019. Bougainville I is a pre-deployment training exercise that enhances the unit’s proficiency, cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Ebersole, rifleman with Echo Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, communicates via radio on a re-supply patrol during exercise Bougainville I at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, March 20, 2019. Bougainville I is a pre-deployment training exercise that enhances the unit’s proficiency, cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
A U.S. Marine with Echo Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepares for notional enemy assault during exercise Bougainville I at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, March 21, 2019. Bougainville I is a pre-deployment training exercise that enhances the unit’s proficiency, cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
U.S. Marines with Golf Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepare to enter an infantry immersion trainer during exercise Bougainville I at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, March 13, 2019. Bougainville I is a pre-deployment training exercise that enhances the unit’s proficiency, cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
A U.S. Marine with Golf Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, applies camouflage paint in preparation of defense scenarios during exercise Bougainville I at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, March 13, 2019. Bougainville I is a pre-deployment training exercise that enhances the unit’s proficiency, cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Samuel Ostwald, machine gunner, Golf Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security during exercise Bougainville I at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, March 13, 2019. Bougainville I is a pre-deployment training exercise that enhances the unit’s proficiency, cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
U.S. Marines with Golf Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, simulate an assault on enemy contact during exercise Bougainville I at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, March 13, 2019. Bougainville I is a pre-deployment training exercise that enhances the unit’s proficiency, cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
U.S. Marines with Golf Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, charge into a compound during exercise Bougainville I at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, March 13, 2019. Bougainville I is a pre-deployment training exercise that enhances the unit’s proficiency, cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
A U.S. Marine with Fox Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepares to fire a M32 grenade launcher during exercise Bougainville I on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, March 6, 2019. Bougainville I is a pre-deployment training exercise that enhances the unit’s proficiency, cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
A U.S. Marine with Fox Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, maneuvers through heavy brush during exercise Bougainville I on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, March 6, 2019. Bougainville I is a pre-deployment training exercise that enhances the unit’s proficiency, cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
A U.S. Marine with Fox Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, relays instructions to his troops during exercise Bougainville I on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, March 6, 2019. Bougainville I is a pre-deployment training exercise that enhances the unit’s proficiency, cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
U.S. Marines with Fox Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, advance down-range during exercise Bougainville I on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, March 6, 2019. Bougainville I is a pre-deployment training exercise that enhances the unit’s proficiency, cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
U.S. Marines with Fox Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, work on a breached obstacle during exercise Bougainville I on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, March 6, 2019. Bougainville I is a pre-deployment training exercise that enhances the unit’s proficiency, cohesion and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide 360 degree security during a downed aircraft scenario at Landing Zone 216, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Feb. 26, 2019. U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment and VMM-268 along with A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, conduct training consisting of a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel scenario and a combat search and rescue scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Nichols)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Crotchet, a radio operator with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security at Landing Zone 216 during a downed aircraft scenario, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Feb. 27, 2019. U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268 along with the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft assigned to 442nd Fighter Wing from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri conduct training consisting of a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel scenario and a combat search and rescue scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
U.S. Marines fire at targets during the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition, Pacific (MCMCP) at Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 15, 2019. The MCMCP is one of four division matches throughout the U.S. Marine Corps in which U.S. Service members and the Pacific’s best shooters participate in a small arms marksmanship competition each year. Each course of fire is unique utilizing rifle and pistol while being timed to select the top shooters. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
U.S. Marines participate in the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition, Pacific (MCMCP) at Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 14, 2019. The MCMCP is one of four division matches throughout the U.S. Marine Corps in which U.S. Service members and the Pacific’s best shooters participate in a small arms marksmanship competition each year. Each course of fire is unique utilizing rifle and pistol while being timed to select the top shooters. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
A U.S. Marine prepares to fire at targets while standing during the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition, Pacific (MCMCP) at Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 15, 2019. The MCMCP is one of four division matches throughout the U.S. Marine Corps in which U.S. Service members and the Pacific’s best shooters participate in a small arms marksmanship competition each year. Each course of fire is unique utilizing rifle and pistol while being timed to select the top shooters. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
A U.S. Marine with the Marine Corps Shooting Team, spots targets during a course of fire during the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition, Pacific (MCMCP) at Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 14, 2019. The MCMCP is one of four division matches throughout the U.S. Marine Corps in which U.S. Service members and the Pacific’s best shooters participate in a small arms marksmanship competition each year. Each course of fire is unique utilizing rifle and pistol while being timed to select the top shooters. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
An orange target is shown through a spotter scope during the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition, Pacific (MCMCP) at Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 14, 2019. The MCMCP is one of four division matches throughout the U.S. Marine Corps in which U.S. Service members and the Pacific’s best shooters participate in a small arms marksmanship competition each year. Each course of fire is unique utilizing rifle and pistol while being timed to select the top shooters. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
A U.S. Marine participates in the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition, Pacific (MCMCP) at Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 14, 2019. The MCMCP is one of four division matches throughout the U.S. Marine Corps in which U.S. Service members and the Pacific’s best shooters participate in a small arms marksmanship competition each year. Each course of fire is unique utilizing rifle and pistol while being timed to select the top shooters. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
Island Warriors took part in the Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) course to obtain licenses for use in upcoming operations during the next work-up. The rugged all-terrain vehicle can carry up to four Marines or be converted to haul 1,500 pounds of supplies. The UTV can quickly haul extra ammunition, provisions, or injured Marines to areas that are inaccessible to larger vehicles
Island Warriors took part in the Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) course to obtain licenses for use in upcoming operations during the next work-up. The rugged all-terrain vehicle can carry up to four Marines or be converted to haul 1,500 pounds of supplies. The UTV can quickly haul extra ammunition, provisions, or injured Marines to areas that are inaccessible to larger vehicles
Island Warriors conduct Designated Marksmanship (DM) training while deployed to ensure the Marines remain prepared for combat. The Marines practiced range estimation, wind calls, and other basics of long range marksmanship.
Island Warriors conduct Designated Marksmanship (DM) training while deployed to ensure the Marines remain prepared for combat. The Marines practiced range estimation, wind calls, and other basics of long range marksmanship.
Island Warriors conduct Designated Marksmanship (DM) training while deployed to ensure the Marines remain prepared for combat. The Marines practiced range estimation, wind calls, and other basics of long range marksmanship.
Island Warriors insert into a landing zone using the ‘Fast-Roping’ method. This method enables the rapid build up of combat power in situations where landing the aircraft is not feasible.
Island Warriors insert into a landing zone using the ‘Fast-Roping’ method. This method enables the rapid build up of combat power in situations where landing the aircraft is not feasible.
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, compete in a tug-of-war contest at a field meet at the Camp Hansen Track, Okinawa, Japan Nov. 21, 2018. The field meet was held to build comradery between the Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)
Two squads of Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, grapple during a field meet at the Camp Hansen track, Okinawa, Japan Nov. 21, 2018. The field meet was held to build comradery between the Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, take part in the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) push competition during a field meet on, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 21, 2018. The field meet was held to build comradery between the Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)
Lt. Col. Serge P. Morosoff, the commanding officer of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, gives his final remarks before dismissing his Marines from the field meet held on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan Nov. 21, 2018. The field meet was held to build comradery between the Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)
Island Warriors trained alongside their RBLF partners over the past week while conducting Cooperation Afloat Readiness And Training (CARAT) Brunei Nov. 17, 2018. The Island Warriors and RBLF worked side-by-side while conducting individual and collective skills all the way up to squad level fire and maneuver.
Island Warriors trained alongside their RBLF partners over the past week while conducting Cooperation Afloat Readiness And Training (CARAT) Brunei Nov 17, 2018. The Island Warriors and RBLF worked side-by-side while conducting individual and collective skills all the way up to squad level fire and maneuver.
Island Warriors work alongside their Royal Brunei Land Force (RBLF) partners while providing instruction on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and demonstrate a casualty evacuation Nov. 29, 2018. This valuable training has provided the Island Warriors with the opportunity to gain experience working alongside partnered nations and has strengthened the relationship with the RBLF.
Island Warriors work alongside their Royal Brunei Land Force (RBLF) partners while providing instruction on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and demonstrate a casualty evacuation Nov. 17, 2018. This valuable training has provided the Island Warriors with the opportunity to gain experience working alongside partnered nations and has strengthened the relationship with the RBLF.
Island Warriors conducted offensive operations by way of company amphibious assaults Nov. 29, 2018 using their attached Amphibious Assault Vehicle Platoon and company air assaults via the supporting MV-22 Tiltrotor Squadron during exercise Blue Chromite.
Island Warriors spent a day exploring historical sites of Okinawa, Japan Nov 29, 2018. The Marines and were fortunate enough to visit the battle grounds that Marines and sailors fought to take control of during OPERATION ICEBERG as part of the Pacific War against the Japanese Imperial Army.
Island Warriors spent a day exploring historical sites of Okinawa, Japan Nov 29, 2018. The Marines and were fortunate enough to visit the battle grounds that Marines and sailors fought to take control of during OPERATION ICEBERG as part of the Pacific War against the Japanese Imperial Army.
The Island Warrior soccer team participate in one last community relations event by playing soccer with a professional Okinawan soccer team from Northern Okinawa Nov 29, 2018. The Island Warriors were able to continue their island-wide campaign in the sport of soccer.
The Island Warrior soccer team participate in one last community relations event by playing soccer with a professional Okinawan soccer team from Northern Okinawa Nov 29, 2018. The Island Warriors were able to continue their island-wide campaign in the sport of soccer.
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conduct military operations in urban terrain training in the Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 4, 2018. The Marines and Sailors used Special Effects Small Arms Marking System (SESAMS), which replaces the upper receivers on their issued weapons with a training upper receiver, which shoots small paint ball bullets. This gives the real life aspect of the training and enforces good tactics, techniques and procedures.
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conduct military operations in urban terrain training in the Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 4, 2018. The Marines and Sailors used Special Effects Small Arms Marking System (SESAMS), which replaces the upper receivers on their issued weapons with a training upper receiver, which shoots small paint ball bullets. This gives the real life aspect of the training and enforces good tactics, techniques and procedures.
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conduct annual Combat Marksmanship training at the Rifle Range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan Nov. 5, 2018.
U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment play volley ball at the beach and build comradery outside of the workplace Nov. 5 in Okinawa, Japan.
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, fire mortars and machine guns at Range 2 in the Central Training Area (CTA) Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 26, 2018. During this training, Marines utilized resources to establish hasty fighting positions in order to execute machine gun and mortar drills which are utilized to speed the setup and “rounds downrange” time.
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment rappel during at the Tactical Rope Suspension Training course at the Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan Sept. 5, 2018. Pictured is an Island Warrior rappelling down the wall as part of the course completion requirements.
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conduct Combat Marksmanship Program training at Range 18 at the Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 5, 2018. The rooftop positions are to simulate awkward elevated shooting positions that may be encountered in urban terrain.
U.S. Marine veterans with the 5th Marine Division pose for a photo with U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment during a visit to Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island of Hawaii, Oct. 20, 2017. The veterans of 5th Marines visited as part of the 68th Annual Reunion of the 5th Marine Division Association Tour. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ricky Gomez)
U.S. Marines Capt. Jacob Dunn, left, and 2nd Lt. Carter Collins, right, observes an impact of an 81mm mortar from an observation point as part of the fire support team during Exercise Bougainville II, Pohakuloa Training Area on the Island of Hawaii, Oct. 21, 2017. Exercise Bougainville II prepares 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines 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. Capt. Dunn is a forward air controller with 2nd Bn., 3rd Marines and a native of Ridgecrest, Calif. 2nd Lt. Collins is a platoon commander with 2nd Bn., 3rd Marines and a native of Tucson, Ariz. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ricky Gomez)
U.S. Marines set security around an MV-22B Osprey after landing during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training event. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and are conducting a TRAP training event in Exercise Bougainville II at Landing Zone Boondocker, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, on Oct. 26, 2017. Exercise Bougainville II prepares 2nd Bn., 3rd Marines 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. Isabelo Tabanguil)
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Brody McCoy, an assaultman with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, conducts riot shield training during a non- lethal weapons fire familiarization and demonstration at the Ulupau Range Training Facility, Marine Corps Base Hawaii on March 28, 2018. The purpose of the demonstration was to familiarize our operating forces with other means to neutralize threats, minimize casualties and prevent collateral damage. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Eric Tso)
Marines and Sailors of 2d Battalion 3d Marines take part in a 3-mile run prior to commencing the annual Warrior Games in which a The Battle Axe is handed over to the winning company. Events in the games included, weightlifting, grappling, pugal sticks, tug-o-war, tire flips, and relays to name a few.
As part of the Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 2-18, Marines and Corpsman, within the companies, exercised their ability to triage and execute the rapid extraction of simulated casualties, a.k.a. “cherrypickers” from the battlefield. The company and battalion leadership were also put to work regarding the coordination of the transport of those said casualties whether via ground or air, dependent on the severity of the injury and the prognosis going forward. Tactical Training Exercise Control Group (TTECG) “coyotes” were present to provide recommendations and ways ahead to more rapidly streamline the process in order to facilitate the “golden hour” rule following the receipt of a casualty.
As part of the Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 2-18, Marines and Corpsman, within the companies, exercised their ability to triage and execute the rapid extraction of simulated casualties, a.k.a. “cherrypickers” from the battlefield. The company and battalion leadership were also put to work regarding the coordination of the transport of those said casualties whether via ground or air, dependent on the severity of the injury and the prognosis going forward. Tactical Training Exercise Control Group (TTECG) “coyotes” were present to provide recommendations and ways ahead to more rapidly streamline the process in order to facilitate the “golden hour” rule following the receipt of a casualty.
As part of the Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 2-18, Marines and Corpsman, within the companies, exercised their ability to triage and execute the rapid extraction of simulated casualties, a.k.a. “cherrypickers” from the battlefield. The company and battalion leadership were also put to work regarding the coordination of the transport of those said casualties whether via ground or air, dependent on the severity of the injury and the prognosis going forward. Tactical Training Exercise Control Group (TTECG) “coyotes” were present to provide recommendations and ways ahead to more rapidly streamline the process in order to facilitate the “golden hour” rule following the receipt of a casualty.
As part of the Urban Attack of ITX 2-18, companies were to make foot movement into the Island Warrior area of operations (AO) at R220 from the Forward Operating Base (FOB) to the South in order to eradicate the enemy from the town and win the hearts and minds of the towns people. This allowed the battalion to exercise their ability to attack an enemy, defend against the enemy from a counter attack, as well as execute information operations within an urban environment.
As part of the Urban Attack of ITX 2-18, companies were to make foot movement into the Island Warrior area of operations (AO) at R220 from the Forward Operating Base (FOB) to the South in order to eradicate the enemy from the town and win the hearts and minds of the towns people. This allowed the battalion to exercise their ability to attack an enemy, defend against an the enemy from a counter attack, as well as execute information operations within an urban environment.
As part of the Urban Attack of ITX 2-18, companies were to make foot movement into the Island Warrior area of operations (AO) at R220 from the Forward Operating Base (FOB) to the South in order to eradicate the enemy from the town and win the hearts and minds of the towns people. This allowed the battalion to exercise their ability to attack an enemy, defend against an the enemy from a counter attack, as well as execute information operations within an urban environment.
Island Warrior Valkyrie Commander, was able to meet the local populous located in Range 220 to convince them that their support is required in order to eradicate the Dakotians (enemy) from the area of operations. This was part of the Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) package in which the Island Warriors were to gain a foothold in the city and move throughout clearing the enemy from the entire city.
Tank Battalions participation in ITX was paramount to the success of the Island Warriors as well as the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) as a whole. They were able to provide fire support while the infantry along with the air closed with and destroyed the enemy.
Tank Battalions participation in ITX was paramount to the success of the Island Warriors as well as the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) as a whole. They were able to provide fire support while the infantry along with the air closed with and destroyed the enemy.
Island Warriors at ITX 2-18 in the Sunset of Twentynine Palms, CA.
Island Warriors at ITX 2-18 in the Sunset of Twentynine Palms, CA.
2d Battalion 3d Marines Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher P. McGuire
Commanding Officer
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Sergeant Major Adan Moreno
Sergeant Major
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Island Warriors Forward Deployed
Mailing Address
Rank & Full Name
2D BN 3D Marines, Company Name
BOX 63012
MCBH Kaneohe Bay, HI 96863
Fallen Marines
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2/3 Fallen Marines, OEF

"Although no sculptured marble shall rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored." - Daniel Webster.

LCpl James D. Argentine

LCpl Travis T. Babine

LCpl Joshua M. Bernard

PO3 Anthony C. Garcia

LCpl Christian GuzmanRivera

Sgt Jay M. Hoskins

LCpl Steven A. Valdez

LCpl Ryan J. Nass

LCpl Phillip C. George

LCpl Kevin B. Joyce

Cpl Matthew R. Lembke

LCpl John J. Malone

LCpl Alfonso Ochoa Jr.

LCpl Joshua R. Whittle

2/3 Fallen Marines, OIF

LtCol Max A. Galeai

LtCol Joseph T. McCloud

Capt Philip J. Dykeman

1stLt Joshua L. Booth

GySgt Terry J. Elliot

Cpl Marcus W. Preudhomme

Cpl Joshua C. Sticklen

LCpl Anthony Aguirre

LCpl Joshua C. Alonzo

LCpl Donald S. Brown

LCpl Timothy W. Brown

LCpl Daniel B. Chaires

LCpl James P. Chamroeun

LCpl Matthew W. Clark

HN Matthew G. Conte

LCpl James R. Davenport

LCpl Mario D. Gonzalez

LCpl Derek W. Jones

LCpl Daniel T. Morris

LCpl Stephen L. Morris

LCpl Jeremy S.Sandvick Monroe

LCpl Michael D. Scholl

LCpl Jeromy D. West

PFC Christopher T. Riviere

PVT Edwardo J. Lopez

PVT Heath D. Warner

2d Battalion 3d Marines Staff
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Billet Phone Number
S1 Office
DSN: 315-457-2920
COM: 808-257-2920
Voting Assistance Officer
DSN: 315-457-5156
COM: 808-257-5156
Billet Phone Number
S2 INTEL OFFICER
DSN: 315-457-2997
COM: 808-257-2997
S2 INTEL CHIEF
DSN: 315-457-2702
COM: 808-257-2702
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S3 OPERATIONS OFFICER
DSN: 315-457-1519
COM: 808-257-1519
S3 ALPHA
DSN: 315-457-1517
COM: 808-257-1517
AIR OFFICER
DSN: 315-457-5159
COM: 808-257-5159
OPS CHIEF
DSN: 315-457-1596
COM: 808-257-1596
NBC/CBRN
DSN: 315-457-1517
COM: 808-257-1517
BN GUNNER
DSN: 315-457-1748
COM: 808-257-1748
Billet Phone Number
S4 LOGISTICS OFFICER
DSN: 315-457-1804
COM: 808-257-1804
LOGISTICS CHIEF
DSN: 315-457-1598
COM: 808-257-1598
SUPPLY
DSN: 315-457-2559
COM: 808-257-2559
MOTOR TRANSPORT
DSN: 315-457-1340
COM: 808-257-1340
Billet Phone Number
S6 COMM OFFICER
DSN: 315-457-2872
COM: 808-257-2872
COMM CHIEF
DSN: 315-457-2084
COM: 808-257-2084
DATA/WIRE CHIEF
DSN: 315-457-2072
COM: 808-257-2072
RADIO CHIEF
DSN: 315-457-3560
COM: 808-257-3560
HELP DESK
DSN: 315-457-1801
COM: 808-257-1801
Billet Phone Number
CAREER PLANNER
DSN: 315-457-1976
COM: 808-257-1976
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OFFICER OF THE DAY
DSN: 315-457-1599
COM: 808-257-1599
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FAMILY READINESS OFFICER (FRO)
DSN: 315-457-1496
COM: 808-257-1496
MOBILE: 808-285-9996
2d Battalion 3d Marines Companies
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COMMANDER
DSN: 315-457-1652
COM: 808-257-1652
FIRST SERGEANT
DSN: 315-457-1135
COM: 808-257-1135
Billet Phone Number
COMMANDER
DSN: 315-457-3804
COM: 808-257-3804
FIRST SERGEANT
DSN: 315-457-8327
COM: 808-257-8327
Billet Phone Number
COMMANDER
DSN: 315-457-3896
COM: 808-257-3896
FIRST SERGEANT
DSN: 315-457-5130
COM: 808-257-5130
Billet Phone Number
COMMANDER
DSN: 315-457-2416
COM: 808-257-2416
FIRST SERGEANT
DSN: 315-457-1791
COM: 808-257-1791
Billet Phone Number
COMMANDER
DSN: 315-457-3581
COM: 808-257-3581
FIRST SERGEANT
DSN: 315-457-2592
COM: 808-257-2592
Crisis Website & Hotlines

http://veteranscrisisline.net/  1-800-273-8255, Press 1     

https://www.usmc-mccs.org/services/support/dstress-line/

1-877-476-7734 (CONUS); 098-970-7734 (OCONUS)