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3d Marine Regiment

3d Marine Division

Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
U.S. Marines, Army test fueling systems during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marine Cpl. Michael Michehl, a line noncommissioned officer with Marine Wing Support Detachment 24, controls forward arming and refueling point operations after refueling a Bell AH-1W Super Cobra during a field test for the Expeditionary Mobile Fuel Additization Capability system as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 18, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
Indonesian Marine calculates firing data during RIMPAC
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Indonesian Marine Sgt. Arianto looks over firing data after shooting the 105 mm howitzer during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 18, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Colin Kennard)
U.S. Marines deliver the boom during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marines with Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, use a ramrod to push a round into a M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during live-fire training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 17, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
U.S. Marines deliver the boom during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marines with Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, fire a M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during live-fire training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 17, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
Indonesian and U.S. Marine snipers hit the range during RIMPAC
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Indonesian Marine Sgt. Dedy, right, a sniper with the Indonesian Marine Corps, looks through his scope down range while U.S. Marine Cpl. Benjamin Garcia, a joint fires observer with scout sniper platoon, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, observes the shot groupings during live-fire training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 14, 2018. The live-fire training integrated sniper teams from other RIMPAC participants with U.S. Marines, which provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
Indonesian and U.S. Marine snipers hit the range during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marine Cpl. Keaton Bruder, a radio operator with scout sniper platoon, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, observes Indonesian Marine Cpl. Sugeng, a scout sniper with the Indonesian Marine Corps, as he aims a sniper rifle downrange during live-fire training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 14, 2018. The live-fire training integrated sniper teams from other RIMPAC participants with U.S. Marines, which provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
Marines conduct CAS during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marines with Fire Control Team 3, 1st Brigade, 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, set up equipment during close air support training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 14, 2018. The training involved pilots working with a joint forward air controller to coordinate the close air support of ground troops. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
U.S. Marines hike on Island of Hawaii during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marines hike to a firing range during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 15, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
Sri Lankan and U.S. Marine arm wrestle during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Erik Velez, right, company first sergeant, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and a Sri Lankan Marine engage in a friendly arm-wrestling competition during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 15, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
U.S. Marines conduct close air support during RIMPAC
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A U.S. Marine observes a UH-1Y Huey fly towards an impact area during close air support as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 14, 2018. The training involved pilots working with a joint forward air controller to coordinate the close air support of ground troops. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Demetrius Munnerlyn)
U.S. Marines conduct close air support during RIMPAC
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A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey and AH-1Z Viper helicopter fly toward a target during close air support as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 14, 2018. The training involved pilots working with a joint forward air controller to coordinate the close air support of ground troops. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Demetrius Munnerlyn)
U.S. Marines conduct close air support during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Rowdy Meinen, assistant air officer with 3rd Marine Regiment, relays coordinates during an air assault training event as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 14, 2018. Meinen is the officer in charge of the joint forward air controller, which helps coordinate the close air support of ground troops. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Demetrius Munnerlyn)
Japanese solders and U.S. Marines train together during RIMPAC
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Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Sgt. 1st Class Masakatsu Sugimoto, right, a samurai martial arts instructor with 2nd Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment, and U.S. Marine Corps 1st. Sgt. William Radebaugh, company first sergeant, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, spar with each other while waiting for the next training event during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 13, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
ROK and Chilean Marines practice NEO together during RIMPAC on Island of Hawaii
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A Chilean marine and Republic of Korea marine clear a stairwell during a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) training event as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 12, 2018. A NEO is conducted to evacuate citizens whose lives are in danger. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
U.S. Marines and RIMPAC participants practice NEO on Island of Hawaii
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Chilean Marine Cpl. German Letelier, a squad leader with 1st Platoon, 211 Company, 21 Battalion, Chilean Marine Corps, engages enemy combatant role players during a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) training event as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii July 12, 2018. A NEO is conducted to evacuate citizens whose lives are in danger. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
ROK Marines practice NEO on Island of Hawaii
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A Republic of Korea marine clears a building during a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) training event as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 12, 2018. A NEO is conducted to evacuate citizens whose lives are in danger. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
U.S. Marines and RIMPAC participants practice NEO on Island of Hawaii
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Philippine and U.S. Marines stack alongside a building to engage enemy combatant role players during a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) training event as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 12, 2018. A NEO is conducted to evacuate citizens whose lives are in danger. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
U.S. Marines train with RIMPAC participants on Island of Hawaii
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U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, secure an enemy position during a live-fire training event as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 13, 2018. The live-fire training integrated fire teams from other RIMPAC participants with U.S. Marines, which provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
U.S. Marines train with RIMPAC participants on Island of Hawaii
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U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, maneuver to secure a notional enemy position during a live-fire training event as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 13, 2018. The live-fire training integrated fire teams from other RIMPAC participants with U.S. Marines, which provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
Tongan Marines get familiar with AAVs aboard HMAS Adelaide during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Marco Martinez, a crew chief with Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, observes loading drills onto an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle aboard the Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock ship HMAS Adelaide (L01) as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 11, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
U.S. Marines and RIMPAC participants practice NEO on Island of Hawaii
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Philippine and U.S. Marines maneuver toward an objective during a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) training event as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 12, 2018. A NEO is conducted to evacuate U.S. citizens whose lives are in danger. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
Tongan Marines get familiar with AAVs aboard HMAS Adelaide during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Fabian Covaclembcke, a crewman with Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, shows Tongan marines the safety measures while boarding an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicles aboard the Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock ship HMAS Adelaide (L01) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at sea off the coast of Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 11, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
U.S. Marines with AAVs splash in RIMPAC during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marines with Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, in AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicles are staged in formation prior to splash training at Pyramid Rock Beach as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 8, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine-Air Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
U.S. Marines with AAVs splash in RIMPAC during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alex Rojo, a crew chief with Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, awaits orders to enter the water during splash training at Pyramid Rock Beach as part of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 8, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine-Air Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
Philippine, U.S. Marines rehearse air assault during RIMPAC
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A Philippine marine maneuvers toward a landing zone during an air-assault rehearsal as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 6, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Miller)
Philippine, U.S. Marines rehearse air assault during RIMPAC
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Philippine and U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, disembark from a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter and post security during an air-assault rehearsal as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 6, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Miller)
Philippine, U.S. Marines rehearse air assault during RIMPAC
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Philippine marines and U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, post security around a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during an air-assault rehearsal as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 6, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Miller)
Chilean Navy Commodore visits MCBH during RIMPAC
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Chilean Navy Commodore Pablo Niemann, Combined Force Maritime Component Commander for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, speaks with RIMPAC participants on Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 6, 2018. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world’s oceans. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
RIMPAC participants get familiar with AAVs
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U.S. Marines with Company C, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and Malaysian soldiers conduct buddy rushes during assault amphibious vehicle familiarization training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 5, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Miller)
RIMPAC participants practice helo casting in Hawaii
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U.S. Marines with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion jump from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during helo-cast training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 30, 2018. The helo-cast training is meant to prepare the service members for an amphibious insertion during RIMPAC. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Miller)
RIMPAC participants practice helo casting in Hawaii
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Australian soldiers board a CH-53 E Super Stallion helicopter prior to conducting a helo cast during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 30, 2018. The helo cast training is meant to prepare the service members for an amphibious insertion during RIMPAC. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Miller)
Australians, Philippines conduct beach insertions during RIMPAC
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Australian soldiers and Philippine Marines team together on a Zodiac Mark 2 Grand Raider general purpose inflatable boat during a beach insertion rehearsal as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 1, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
Australian soldiers, U.S. Marines prepare for helo cast drills during RIMPAC
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An Australian soldier swims to shore during a helo-cast drills as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 29, 2018. The helo-cast training is meant to prepare the service members for an amphibious insertion during RIMPAC. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Miller)
Philippine Marines conduct beach insertions during RIMPAC
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Philippine Marines simulate a beach raid during a beach insertion rehearsal as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 1, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
Australian soldiers, U.S. Marines prepare for helo cast drills during RIMPAC
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Australian soldiers carry a combat rubber raiding craft into the water during helo-cast drills as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 29, 2018. The helo-cast training is meant to prepare the service members for an amphibious insertion during RIMPAC. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Miller)
U.S. Army visits MCBH during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marine Corps Col. Michael S. Styskal, commander, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides a tour of the training facilities aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii to members of the U.S. Army participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise July 1, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Miller)
U.S. Army visits MCBH during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marine Corps Col. Michael S. Styskal, commander, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides a tour of the training facilities aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii to members of the U.S. Army participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise July 1, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Miller)
Australians, U.S. take down targets during RIMPAC
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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jacob Steenweg, a rifleman with Marine Air Ground Task Force-Hawaii, sights in on with an enhanced F88 Austeyr rifle during a live fire training event as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at the Ulupa’u Crater Range Training Facility on Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 29, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
Australians, U.S. take down targets during RIMPAC
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Australian soldiers and U.S. Marines fire M9 pistols during a live fire training event as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at the Ulupa’u Crater Range Training Facility on Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 29, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
Indonesian Marines get hands on with ISMT weapons during RIMPAC
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An Indonesian Marine fires a stimulated M16A4 assault rifle at an indoor simulated marksmanship trainer during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) on Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 30, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
RIMPAC participants get familiar with AAVs
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Malaysian soldiers practice loading and offloading assault amphibious vehicles during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 5, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable MAGTF and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Miller)
Indonesian Marines undergo SWET during RIMPAC
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An Indonesian Marine surfaces from the water during shallow water egress training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 5, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
RIMPAC participants go virtual for artillery training
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A Philippine Marine clears a room during urban operations training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 28, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
RIMPAC participants go virtual for artillery training
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A Philippine Marine clears a room during urban operations training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 28, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
Indonesian Marines undergo SWET during RIMPAC
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Indonesian Marines participate in shallow water egress training during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 5, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)
RIMPAC participants practice amphib operations in Hawaii
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U.S. Marines with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion and Japanese soldiers with 2nd Regiment, Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, carry a combat rubber raiding craft ashore after during amphibious operations as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 2, 2018. Twenty-Five nations, more than 45 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world's oceans. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Miller)
RIMPAC participants practice amphib operations in Hawaii
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A U.S. Marine with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion jumps from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during amphibious operations as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 2, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Miller)
RIMPAC participants go virtual for artillery training
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A Philippine Marine clears a room during urban operations training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 28, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
Philippine, U.S. Marines train together during RIMPAC
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A Philippine Marine clears a room during urban operations training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 28, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
Philippine, U.S. Marines train together during RIMPAC
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A Philippine Marine clears a room during urban operations training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii June 28, 2018. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr)
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180713-M-TL103-5001 POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii (July 13, 2018) Royal Tongan Marines, Japanese soldiers and U.S. Marines advance toward an objective during a live-fire training event during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 13, 2018. The live-fire training integrated fire teams from other RIMPAC participants with U.S. Marines, which provides high-value training for a task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Eric Tso)


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2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines conduct Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training

By Lance Cpl. Isabelo Tabanguil | 3rd Marine Regiment | December 1, 2017

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U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment participated in a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training event at Landing Zone Boondocker, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Oct. 26, 2017.



The TRAP training event rehearsed the search and rescue of a downed pilot in enemy territory.



“We don’t get to do this type of training often so it was a good opportunity for the Marines to get out there and get to see what this looks like in a realistic scenario,” said Staff Sgt. Jackson Felshaw, a section leader with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, and a native of Orlando, Fla. “For this exercise we moved in between the big Island of Hawaii to Oahu in Ospreys, giving the Marines the perspective of coming off a ship like they would in a real life situation.”



Felshaw said the training was successfully completed with very few problems.



“The Marines executed the mission very well, we were able to recover the pilot, identify and treat his injuries, and get him on the aircraft,” Felshaw said.

Hospitalman Third Class Timothy Lucsom, a corpsman with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, and a native of Buffalo, N.Y., said it’s necessary to prioritize the condition of a downed pilot.



“There are three categories to follow in this type of situation,” Lucsom said. “Whether the pilot can walk on his own, can’t move without assistance, or the third category where his condition is unknown.”



Lucsom said these categories determine the location of the downed pilot.



“With those first two categories we can know what area the pilot is most likely to be positioned,” Lucsom said. “Unfortunately with the third category we don’t know the actual condition of the pilot, so we attach the corpsmen with the combat search and rescue teams to go out and find him.”



1st Lt. Forrest Seaman, a platoon commander with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, and a native of Fredon, N.J., said it’s important for Marines to focus on certain aspects of a TRAP.



“They need to understand to the mission at hand, to know that we’re not out there to seek out the enemy, but to recover a downed friendly pilot that we need to get back safely,” Seaman said.



Seaman said although they don’t get to do TRAP’s often, he believed the Marines performed well.



“Ideally we would get to do one or two repetitions of this type of training, but that doesn’t happen all the time,” Seaman said. “Overall I think this training was successful, there’s always room for improvement, but the Marines did their jobs and it was great to work with the Ospreys from the Red Dragons and the Cobras from Scarface during this exercise.”


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