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    A U.S. Marine with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, lauches smoke canisters during an immediate action drill at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 23, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment maintain security during immediate action drills at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 23, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment maintain security during immediate action drills at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 23, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills after a mock attack during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 23, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills after a mock attack during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marine Pfc. Collon Savunen, with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, carries his shoulder launched multi-purpose assault weapon during an immediate action drill at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment maintain security during immediate action drills at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills after a mock attack during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment maintain security during immediate action drills at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marine Pfc. Collon Savunen, with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, looks through the optics of his shoulder launched multi-purpose assault weapon during an immediate action drill at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment maintain security during immediate action drills at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment maintain security during immediate action drills at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    A U.S. Marine with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, maintains security during an immediate action drill at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    A U.S. Marine with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, carries his shoulder launched multi-purpose assault weapon during an immediate action drill at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.

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    U.S. Marine Pfc. Maxwell Dossett, machine gunner, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, maintains security during immediate action drills at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012.


    U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate actions drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012.


    U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate actions drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012.


    U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate actions drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012.


    U.S. Marine Pfc. Maxwell Dossett, machine gunner, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, maintains security during immediate action drills at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012.


    U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate actions drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012.


    A U.S. Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment posts security next to an amphibious assault vehicle during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012.


    U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate actions drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012.


    U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate actions drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012.


    U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment board an amphibious assault vehicle during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012.

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    U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. John Thao, team leader, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, maintains security during immediate action drills at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marine Sgt. Noland Lynch, section leader, combat assault company, stands outside of an amphibious assault vehicle during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills after a helicopter insert during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills after a helicopter insert during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills after a helicopter insert during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills after a helicopter insert during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills after a helicopter insert during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills after a helicopter insert during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills after a helicopter insert during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills after a helicopter insert during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills after a helicopter insert during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Ben Peplinski, with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, advances while conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Ben Peplinski, with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, maintains security while conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.

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    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.
    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    A U.S. Marine with Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment gives commands while conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marine Cpl. Joel Smith, with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, maintains security during an immediate action drill at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marine Cpl. Joel Smith, with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, maintains security during an immediate action drill at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marine Cpl. Ryan Vollenmare, with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, maintains security during an immediate action drill at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are conducting immediate action drills during Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.


    A U.S. Marine, with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, maintains security during an immediate action drill at Lava Viper in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2012. Lava Viper is a battalion level combined arms training exercise to better prepare Marines for upcoming deployments.

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    "Semper Fi" Marines! Doug 'Doc' Wean,HM2/USN, {FMF}-Corpsman-Vietnam-9th Marine Amphibious Brigade/3rd Marine Division-Vietnam-1967-68, 'I' Corps.
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    Default Charlie Co., 1/7 takes on CHB-1

    Marines and sailors with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attacked Range 220 during the Clear, Hold, Build 1 stage of their Enhanced Mojave Viper cycle Jan. 23.2012. The platoons took turns clearing out sections of the Combined Arms Military Operations on Urban Terrain, or CAMOUT, facility.[FONT=Verdana][/FONT]



























































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    [FONT=Verdana]Marines with the 3rd Light Armor Reconnaissance Battalion teamed up with their brothers from the north, the Canadian 12e Regiment Blinde du Canada or the 12th Armored Regiment of Canada Jan. 14. The to unit’s teamed up for some cross-training in the units’ mission rehearsal exercise in the Combat Center’s training area[/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT]

























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    Went to boot camp and MCT with this guy. Last time I saw him was when we were at Comm school in 29. Small world.

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    (12 January 2012) - The Corps extended its reach to the Pacific with humanitarian missions and news of future deployments to Australia; conducted Fleet Weeks in New York and California; supported the community with Marine Week St. Louis; and made its way into the Hollywood buzz with several celebrities attending Marine Corps birthday balls across the nation.

    The Corps welcomed in a new sergeant major of the Marine Corps and shed tears for the 25 Marines from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, the 'Dark Horse Battalion', who paid the ultimate sacrifice and lost more men than any other Marine unit in Afghanistan in support of operations there.

    Sgt. Dakota Meyer made his mark in history when he became the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor for heroic actions during the Global War on Terror. The Corps made a significant step in removing all deployed units in Iraq while continuing to support the Afghan security forces in Afghanistan

    See the rest at the Marines Blog:
    http://marines.dodlive.mil/2012/01/10/2011-yip



    OKINAWA, JAPAN (16 January 2012) - Operating as the Helicopter Company of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the Marines and Sailors of Company C, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines must be ready to conduct ship to shore operations using rotary aircraft. Sergeant Paul Robbins Jr. shows us how the unit prepares to fill this role.



    OKINAWA, JAPAN (17 January 2012) - Marines and sailors execute an assault on Kin Blue training area, Okinawa, Japan, using combat rubber raiding craft. Sgt. Paul Robbins, Jr. tells us how this assault prepares Marines for operations in in the Pacific.



    SUMBAWA CAMP, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE (27 January 2012) - Communication is vital for a military to to operate successfully. Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Whiteman shows us how Marines are conducting a radio transmitter training class in Singapore.

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    HELMAND, AFGHANISTAN (17 January 2012) - During Operation Shamali Kamarband, Marines and ISAF trained Afghan National Security Forces. Cpl. Timothy Solano tells us more.



    HELMAND RIVER, AFGHANISTAN (30 January 2012) - Marines from the 6th Marine Regiment recently took part in Operation Western Storm, crossing the Helmand River into dangerous Afghan territory. Lance Cpl. Jacob Lagoze brings us the story of brave Marines, fighting to ensure the safety of civilians in the area.



    SUMBAWA CAMP, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE (30 January 2012) -Marines from the 3rd Marine Division recently took part in bilateral patrol training with Singapore forces, during Exercise Sandfisher. Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Whiteman Brings us the story.

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    U.S. Marines assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 11 breach a doorway Jan. 23 during a training event. The battalion provides logistics and services for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 11th MEU is currently deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts here.


    Cpl. Matthew Flynn, from Kansas City, Mo., attaches explosives to a door during a breach training event Jan. 23. Flynn is a combat engineer assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 11. The battalion provides logistics and services for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 11th MEU is currently deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts here.


    Combat Logistics Battalion 11 Marines breach a doorway during a training event Jan. 23. The battalion provides logistics and services for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 11th MEU is currently deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts here.


    Cpl. Matthew Flynn, right, from Kansas City, Mo., and Lance Cpl. Grant Adkisson, from Indianapolis, provide security during breacher training Jan. 23. The Marines are combat engineers assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 11, which provides logistics and services for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The unit is currently deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts here.


    Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3/1 breach a doorway during a training event Jan. 23. The battalion is the ground combat element for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. The group is a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force and provides support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts here.


    Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit provide security during breacher training Jan. 23. The unit is currently deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts here


    Lance Cpl. Peter Watson keeps watch in a building during a live-fire exercise Jan. 20. The 20-year-old Goodhue, Minn., native serves as an assaultman with Company K, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, the ground combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The unit is currently deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, which is a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts here.


    Machine gunner Lance Cpl. Anthony Salvaggio fires a medium machine gun during live-fire training here Jan. 18. The Baton Rouge, La., native serves with Company L, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, the ground combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The unit is currently deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts here.


    Machine gunner Lance Cpl. Thien Le holsters a magazine during live-fire training Jan. 16. The 19-year-old Houston native is a member of Company L, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, which is the ground combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The unit is currently deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts here.

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    Default Operation Double Check: through the eyes of infantrymen



    Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, rest during a movement from Patrol Base 7171 to another position to begin their participation in the second phase of Operation Double Check, a battalion-level offensive to rid areas of southern Musa Qal’eh district of insurgents. The Marines moved everywhere by foot during the first weeks of the operation and had to carry heavy packs stuffed with all of their gear on their backs.


    Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, move from Patrol Base 7171 to another position to begin their participation in the second phase of Operation Double Check, a battalion-level offensive to rid areas of southern Musa Qal’eh district of insurgents. The Marines moved everywhere by foot during the first weeks of the operation and had to carry heavy packs stuffed with all of their gear on their backs.


    Marines from Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, scan their surroundings for enemy combatants as an adjacent element of their patrol takes fire during Operation Double Check, a battalion-level offensive to rid areas of southern Musa Qal’eh district of insurgents. The Fox Marines were involved in multiple engagements with insurgents during the first weeks of the operation.


    Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, return to Patrol Base 7171 after being away for almost a week to participate in the first phase of Operation Double Check, a battalion-level offensive to rid areas of southern Musa Qal’eh district of insurgents. The Marines had to combat cold weather, inadequate shelter, fatigue and hunger, in addition to insurgents, during the first week of the operation.


    Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, move to a new position during the opening phase of Operation Double Check, a battalion-level offensive to rid areas of southern Musa Qal’eh district of insurgents. Every time they changed positions, the Marines carried large packs stuffed with food, warming layers, blankets, batteries and other equipment needed for survival in a remote combat environment.


    Edmond, Okla., native Lance Cpl. Nathan Aschenbrenner, an automatic rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, patrols across a field during the first week of Operation Double Check, a battalion-level offensive to rid Khwajadad and other areas in southern Musa Qal’eh district of insurgents.


    Carrollton, Ohio, native Cpl. Joseph Kakascik, an infantryman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, patrols through a field during the opening phase of Operation Double Check, a battalion-level offensive to rid Khwajadad and other areas in southern Musa Qal’eh district of insurgents.


    Los Angeles native Sgt. Alberto Lopez, a squad leader with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, patrols through the desert during the second day of Operation Double Check, a battalion-level offensive to rid Mouslmani and other areas in southern Musa Qal’eh district of insurgents. Lopez and other Marines wore warming layers during the operation’s first week to combat southern Musa Qal’eh’s harsh winter weather.


    Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, use sticks and tarps to build a shelter during the second day of Operation Double Check, a battalion-level offensive to rid Mouslmani and other areas in southern Musa Qal’eh district of insurgents. That evening, several Marines slept in the “tepee,” as it was called, to stay warm as temperatures plummeted.

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    Default Bravo Co., BLT 1/4, 31st MEU conducts Mech Raid

    [FONT=Verdana]U.S Marines with Bravo Co., BLT 1/4, 31st MEU conducting a Mechanized Raid in [/FONT][FONT=Verdana]Camp Hansen Okinawa Japan while preparing for the upcoming deployment Jan. 11, 2012[/FONT]









































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    Default Bravo Co., BLT 1/4, 31st MEU conducts Mech Raid

    [FONT=Verdana]U.S Marines with Bravo Co., BLT 1/4, 31st MEU conducting a Mechanized Raid in [/FONT][FONT=Verdana]Camp Hansen Okinawa Japan while preparing for the upcoming deployment Jan. 11, 2012[/FONT]

































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    Default Co. A, BLT 1/4, 31st MEU Small Boat Raid

    [FONT=Verdana]U.S Marines with Bravo Co., BLT 1/4, 31st MEU conduct a small boat raid at Kin Blue Okinawa Japan while preparing for the upcoming deployment to Thailand for Cobra Gold 2012 – 30th January 2012[/FONT]























































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