U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

 

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

Norfolk, Virginia
Mission

Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (COMMARFORCOM), commands Active Component (AC) Service-retained operating forces; executes USMC force generation actions across the AC/RC Components in provisioning of joint capable Marine Corps forces, and directs deployment planning and execution of Service-retained operating forces in support of Combatant Commander (CCDR) and Service requirements; serves as Commanding General, Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic (CG FMFLANT) and commands embarked Marine Corps forces; coordinates Marine Corps-Navy integration of operational initiatives and advises Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) on support to Marine Corps forces assigned to U.S. Navy ships, bases, and installations; and conducts Service-directed operational tasks as required.


 
Marines with Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command participate in a pugil stick bout during the Titan Challenge April 14 aboard Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia. The Titan Challenge was a four-part event which included an Obstacle course relay, pull-up/push-up ladder, tire flips, and a casualty evacuation race in which teams of four competed for 1st place. The Titan Challenge provided an opportunity for Marines and Sailors to practice unit cohesion and camaraderie outside of the normal work routine. (Photo by U.S. Marine Cpl. Jessika Braden/ Released)
Marine Forces Command Titan Challenge 2016
Marines with Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command participate in a pugil stick bout during the Titan Challenge April 14 aboard Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia. The Titan Challenge was a four-part event which included an Obstacle course relay, pull-up/push-up ladder, tire flips, and a casualty evacuation race in which teams of four competed for 1st place. The Titan Challenge provided an opportunity for Marines and Sailors to practice unit cohesion and camaraderie outside of the normal work routine. (Photo by U.S. Marine Cpl. Jessika Braden/ Released)
Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command begin their Mess Night at the Camp Allen Fitness Center April 14. Throughout the night, the Marines participated in traditions dating back decades including toasting and fining while also reinforcing their cohesion and camaraderie. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anne K. Henry/RELEASED)
MARFORCOM Mess Night 2016
Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command begin their Mess Night at the Camp Allen Fitness Center April 14. Throughout the night, the Marines participated in traditions dating back decades including toasting and fining while also reinforcing their cohesion and camaraderie. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anne K. Henry/RELEASED)
Corporal Spencer Diersing, 3rd Squad Team Leader, with 2nd platoon Charlie Company, Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, prepares his weapons to be turned into the armory aboard Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia, 13 April, after returning from a four month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Marines from Charlie Company posted security along the fence line and stood post in guard towers at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, while conducting land navigation exercises, going to rifle and weapon ranges and engaging in weapons system sustainment training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Calvin Shamoon/Unreleased)
FAST Marines return home
Corporal Spencer Diersing, 3rd Squad Team Leader, with 2nd platoon Charlie Company, Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, prepares his weapons to be turned into the armory aboard Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia, 13 April, after returning from a four month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Marines from Charlie Company posted security along the fence line and stood post in guard towers at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, while conducting land navigation exercises, going to rifle and weapon ranges and engaging in weapons system sustainment training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Calvin Shamoon/Unreleased)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Anthony Dicola makes adjustments to an MV-22B Osprey while it pumps fuel at an aerial delivery ground refueling station to refuel a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk during Balikatan 16, in San Fernando, Philippines, April 12, 2016. Dicola is from Omaha Nebraska and a MV-22 crew chief for Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 262, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. After establishing the ADGR, the Marines of VMM-262 refueled multiple U.S. Army aircrafts from Bravo 3-25, Aviation Regiment via the MV-22B Osprey.
Working shoulder-to-shoulder: U.S. Marines help refuel U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk
U.S. Marine Sgt. Anthony Dicola makes adjustments to an MV-22B Osprey while it pumps fuel at an aerial delivery ground refueling station to refuel a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk during Balikatan 16, in San Fernando, Philippines, April 12, 2016. Dicola is from Omaha Nebraska and a MV-22 crew chief for Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 262, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. After establishing the ADGR, the Marines of VMM-262 refueled multiple U.S. Army aircrafts from Bravo 3-25, Aviation Regiment via the MV-22B Osprey.
AT SEA (April 1, 2016)-U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct rappel training, April 1, 2016, during the MEU's western pacific deployment aboard the USS Boxer. More then 4,500 Marines and Sailors from the Boxer ARG, 13th MEU team are currently transiting the Pacific Ocean toward the U.S. 5th fleet area of operations during a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Briauna Birl/RELEASED)
13th MEU rappel training
AT SEA (April 1, 2016)-U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct rappel training April 1 during the MEU's western pacific deployment aboard the USS Boxer. More then 4,500 Marines and Sailors from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, 13th MEU team are currently transiting the Pacific Ocean toward the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations during a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Briauna Birl/RELEASED)
A Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Marine stands watch at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, during a week of training in May 2015.
FAST Marines in Sarajevo
A Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Marine stands watch at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, during a week of training in May 2015.
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force fire a M240 medium machine gun to provide supporting fires for Marines maneuvering through an assault course during Platinum Lynx 16-3 at Babadag Training Area, Romania, March 26, 2016. The purpose of Platinum Lynx is to build NATO allies’ capabilities, reinforce relationships in a combined-training environment and increase operational proficiencies among U.S., Romanian, Slovenian, Bulgarian Forces.
Platinum Lynx 16-3: BSRF Marines conduct live fire, maneuver course with NATO allies
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force fire a M240 medium machine gun to provide supporting fires for Marines maneuvering through an assault course during Platinum Lynx 16-3 at Babadag Training Area, Romania, March 26, 2016. The purpose of Platinum Lynx is to build NATO allies’ capabilities, reinforce relationships in a combined-training environment and increase operational proficiencies among U.S., Romanian, Slovenian, Bulgarian Forces.
Republic of Korea Marines and U.S. Marines execute  a combat marksmanship range on Camp Rodriguez in South Korea, March 26, 2016. The ROK Marines and the U.S. Marines are training side-by-side for Korean Marine Exchange Program 16-16, an exercise that enhances the relationship between the two nations. The U.S. Marines are with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force and is from Edinburg, Texas. The ROK Marines are with 1st ROK Marine Division.
Load! Make Ready!
Republic of Korea Marines and U.S. Marines execute a combat marksmanship range on Camp Rodriguez in South Korea, March 26, 2016. The ROK Marines and the U.S. Marines are training side-by-side for Korean Marine Exchange Program 16-16, an exercise that enhances the relationship between the two nations. The U.S. Marines are with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force and is from Edinburg, Texas. The ROK Marines are with 1st ROK Marine Division.
Chief Petty Officer Jaclyn Place poses for a photo with her neighbors and their family during Place’s award ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 11, 2016. Place is a lead chief petty officer with the Headquarters Regimental Aid Station, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and was awarded an impact Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for her selfless and decisive actions that saved the lives of her neighbors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Selfless devotion: Camp Pendleton-based Sailor renders aid, saves neighbors’ lives
Chief Petty Officer Jaclyn Place poses for a photo with her neighbors and their family during Place’s award ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 11, 2016. Place is a lead chief petty officer with the Headquarters Regimental Aid Station, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and was awarded an impact Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for her selfless and decisive actions that saved the lives of her neighbors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
SLADE CUTTER PARK, NORFOLK, VA - Marines and sailors take part in a softball tournment to raise awareness for the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, March 24. The units that participated include Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Command, Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, and Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic. The tournament was able to raise $1,300 for the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society.

The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society's mission is to provide financial, educational, and other need-based assistance to active duty and retired service members and their families. Collection for the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society concludes on April 8 for the Hampton Roads area. So far, they have collected $31,000. For more information about the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and how to donate, call (757)322-3134. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Logan Snyder)
Hampton Roads Marines step up to bat, raise money for NMCRS
SLADE CUTTER PARK, NORFOLK, VA - Marines and sailors take part in a softball tournment to raise awareness for the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, March 24. The units that participated include Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Command, Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, and Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic. The tournament was able to raise $1,300 for the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society. The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society's mission is to provide financial, educational, and other need-based assistance to active duty and retired service members and their families. Collection for the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society concludes on April 8 for the Hampton Roads area. So far, they have collected $31,000. For more information about the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and how to donate, call (757)322-3134. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Logan Snyder)
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a combined amphibious assault on Dogu Beach, South Korea, in AAV-P7/A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles as part of Ssang Yong 16, March 12, 2016.  Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations. The Marines and Sailors of the 31st MEU are in Korea as part of their spring deployment to the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr./Released)
Ssang Yong 16: 31st MEU Marines take to the water for amphibious assault
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a combined amphibious assault on Dogu Beach, South Korea, in AAV-P7/A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles as part of Ssang Yong 16, March 12, 2016. Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations. The Marines and Sailors of the 31st MEU are in Korea as part of their spring deployment to the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr./Released)
The USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) sails with U.S. Navy ships from the Boxer and Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Groups as well as the Republic of Korea Navy ships of the Dokdo Amphibious Ready Group from the Republic of Korea as part of Ssang Yong 2016, March 8, 2016. Ssang Yong is a biennial military exercise focused on strengthening the amphibious landing capabilities of the Republic of Korea, the U.S., New Zealand and Australia. The Marines and sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit are currently embarked on the ships of the Bonhomme Richard ARG for their spring deployment to the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit/ Released)
U.S., ROK Navy ships sail together for Ssang Yong 16
The USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) sails with U.S. Navy ships from the Boxer and Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Groups as well as the Republic of Korea Navy ships of the Dokdo Amphibious Ready Group from the Republic of Korea as part of Ssang Yong 2016, March 8, 2016. Ssang Yong is a biennial military exercise focused on strengthening the amphibious landing capabilities of the Republic of Korea, the U.S., New Zealand and Australia. The Marines and sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit are currently embarked on the ships of the Bonhomme Richard ARG for their spring deployment to the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit/ Released)
Senegalese soldiers completed a month-long training exercise with U.S. Marines, March 18, at a military training facility in Thies, Senegal. U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, trained their counterparts with Senegal’s Compagnie Fusilier de Marin Commando, or COFUMACO, in infantry tactics, making this the 10th training engagement the forces. In an effort to combat illicit trafficking in the region, the Marines were in Senegal at the request of the host nation government in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Dakar. The Marines trained with the COFUMACO in Toubacouta in the southern part of the country for two weeks before moving up to Thies.
U.S., Senegal continue fight against illicit trafficking in West African nation
Senegalese soldiers completed a month-long training exercise with U.S. Marines, March 18, at a military training facility in Thies, Senegal. U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, trained their counterparts with Senegal’s Compagnie Fusilier de Marin Commando, or COFUMACO, in infantry tactics, making this the 10th training engagement the forces. In an effort to combat illicit trafficking in the region, the Marines were in Senegal at the request of the host nation government in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Dakar. The Marines trained with the COFUMACO in Toubacouta in the southern part of the country for two weeks before moving up to Thies.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Jesse Kimble, an instructor with Training Cell, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, demonstrates a sniper’s standing firing position to snipers of the Special Operations Battalion, Brazilian Marine Corps, during a subject matter expert exchange at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 16, 2016. Snipers from both countries gathered to exchange knowledge and experiences regarding techniques and procedures used by snipers from their respective militaries.
Marines from two continents aim to exchange expertise
U.S. Marine Sgt. Jesse Kimble, an instructor with Training Cell, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, demonstrates a sniper’s standing firing position to snipers of the Special Operations Battalion, Brazilian Marine Corps, during a subject matter expert exchange at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 16, 2016. Snipers from both countries gathered to exchange knowledge and experiences regarding techniques and procedures used by snipers from their respective militaries.
Lance Cpl. Evan D. Deniston, a military policeman with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, throws a dummy grenade, a non-exploding practice tool, during an assault course at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 16, 2016. This drill is part of an annual training event to prepare them for combat situations when they are called upon to deploy. Marines took turns providing cover fire for their partner, allowing them to throw a dummy grenade near the simulated enemy position (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron K. Fiala/Released)
Frag Out: Deafening the Enemy
Lance Cpl. Evan D. Deniston, a military policeman with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, throws a dummy grenade, a non-exploding practice tool, during an assault course at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 16, 2016. This drill is part of an annual training event to prepare them for combat situations when they are called upon to deploy. Marines took turns providing cover fire for their partner, allowing them to throw a dummy grenade near the simulated enemy position (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron K. Fiala/Released)
From left, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dave Hermansen and Lance Cpl. Jabril Giannotti, mortarmen, and Sgt. Jack Williams, a squad leader, all assigned to Weapons Co., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire a 81mm training mortar with the M252A2 mortar system during Ssang Yong 16 at Suseongri, South Korea, March 15, 2016. Ssang Yong familiarizes American armed forces with the Korean Peninsula and contributes to the security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. Hermansen is a native of Westbrook, Connecticut. Giannotti is a native of Highland Park, New Jersey. Williams is a native of Pilot Point, Texas. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit/ Released)
31st MEU Mortars, Fire Mission
From left, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dave Hermansen and Lance Cpl. Jabril Giannotti, mortarmen, and Sgt. Jack Williams, a squad leader, all assigned to Weapons Co., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire a 81mm training mortar with the M252A2 mortar system during Ssang Yong 16 at Suseongri, South Korea, March 15, 2016. Ssang Yong familiarizes American armed forces with the Korean Peninsula and contributes to the security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. Hermansen is a native of Westbrook, Connecticut. Giannotti is a native of Highland Park, New Jersey. Williams is a native of Pilot Point, Texas. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit/ Released)
U.S. Marines with Golf Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire their M777A2 lightweight 155 mm howitzer at Sanseori, South Korea, as part of Exercise Ssang Yong 16, March 15, 2016. Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army forces in order to strengthen interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations. The Marines and sailors of the 31st MEU are currently deployed to Korea as part of their spring deployment of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Ismael Pena/Released)
Steel Rain in Ssang Yong - Part 1
U.S. Marines with Golf Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire their M777A2 lightweight 155 mm howitzer at Sanseori, South Korea, as part of Exercise Ssang Yong 16, March 15, 2016. Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army forces in order to strengthen interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations. The Marines and sailors of the 31st MEU are currently deployed to Korea as part of their spring deployment of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Ismael Pena/Released)
A U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicle assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit enters the water after conducting an amphibious assault rehearsal during Exercise Ssang Yong 16, Dogu Beach, Pohang, Republic of Korea, March 10, 2016. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team is committed to the ROK-U.S. Alliance and conduct exercises regularly to ensure interoperability and maintain strong working relationships to support the sovereignty of the ROK.  Ssang Yong familiarizes American armed forces with the Korean Peninsula and builds upon the strong preexisting relationship between the two militaries.  The Marines and sailors of the 31st MEU are currently deployed aboard the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group as part of their spring deployment of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by GySgt Ismael Pena/Released)
Amphibious Assault Rehearsal during Ssang Yong 16
A U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicle assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit enters the water after conducting an amphibious assault rehearsal during Exercise Ssang Yong 16, Dogu Beach, Pohang, Republic of Korea, March 10, 2016. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team is committed to the ROK-U.S. Alliance and conduct exercises regularly to ensure interoperability and maintain strong working relationships to support the sovereignty of the ROK. Ssang Yong familiarizes American armed forces with the Korean Peninsula and builds upon the strong preexisting relationship between the two militaries. The Marines and sailors of the 31st MEU are currently deployed aboard the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group as part of their spring deployment of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by GySgt Ismael Pena/Released)
The month of March is designated as Women’s History Month where women are recognized for their accomplishments and progression in society. Out of the approximately 183,000 active duty Marines, only about 14,100 are women making up only about 7.7% of the Marine Corps, according to Department of Defense statistics. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo-Illustration by Cpl. Brittany A. James/Released)
The fewer, the proud: female Marines
The month of March is designated as Women’s History Month where women are recognized for their accomplishments and progression in society. Out of the approximately 183,000 active duty Marines, only about 14,100 are women making up only about 7.7% of the Marine Corps, according to Department of Defense statistics. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo-Illustration by Cpl. Brittany A. James/Released)
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, perform shooting drills with their M16A4 service rifles during a squadron field exercise at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground training facility in Yuma, Ariz., Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
Combat Readiness: Back to Basics with MWSS-371
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, perform shooting drills with their M16A4 service rifles during a squadron field exercise at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground training facility in Yuma, Ariz., Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, perform shooting drills with their M16A4 service rifles during a squadron field exercise at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground training facility in Yuma, Ariz., Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
Combat Readiness: Back to Basics with MWSS-371
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, perform shooting drills with their M16A4 service rifles during a squadron field exercise at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground training facility in Yuma, Ariz., Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
U.S. Marine Corps, Republic of Korea Marines Corps, New Zealand Army and Australian Army conduct amphibious assault training at Doksukri Beach, South Korea, March 12, 2016, during Exercise Ssang Yong 16. Ssang Yong 16 is a biennial military exercise focused on strengthening the amphibious landing capabilities of the U.S. and its allies.
Ssang Yong 16 amphibious landing
U.S. Marine Corps, Republic of Korea Marines Corps, New Zealand Army and Australian Army conduct amphibious assault training at Doksukri Beach, South Korea, March 12, 2016, during Exercise Ssang Yong 16. Ssang Yong 16 is a biennial military exercise focused on strengthening the amphibious landing capabilities of the U.S. and its allies.
U.S. Marine Corps, Republic of Korea Marines Corps, New Zealand Army and Australian Army conduct amphibious assault training at Doksukri Beach, South Korea, March 12, 2016, during Exercise Ssang Yong 16. Ssang Yong 16 is a biennial military exercise focused on strengthening the amphibious landing capabilities of the U.S. and its allies.
Ssang Yong 16 amphibious landing
U.S. Marine Corps, Republic of Korea Marines Corps, New Zealand Army and Australian Army conduct amphibious assault training at Doksukri Beach, South Korea, March 12, 2016, during Exercise Ssang Yong 16. Ssang Yong 16 is a biennial military exercise focused on strengthening the amphibious landing capabilities of the U.S. and its allies.
U.S. Marine Corps, Republic of Korea Marines Corps, New Zealand Army and Australian Army conduct amphibious assault training at Doksukri Beach, South Korea, March 12, 2016, during Exercise Ssang Yong 16. Ssang Yong 16 is a biennial military exercise focused on strengthening the amphibious landing capabilities of the U.S. and its allies.
Ssang Yong 16 amphibious landing
U.S. Marine Corps, Republic of Korea Marines Corps, New Zealand Army and Australian Army conduct amphibious assault training at Doksukri Beach, South Korea, March 12, 2016, during Exercise Ssang Yong 16. Ssang Yong 16 is a biennial military exercise focused on strengthening the amphibious landing capabilities of the U.S. and its allies.
U.S. Marine Corps, Republic of Korea Marines Corps, New Zealand Army and Australian Army conduct amphibious assault training at Doksukri Beach, South Korea, March, 12, 2016, during Exercise Ssang Yong 16. Ssang Yong 16 is a biennial military exercise focused on strengthening the amphibious landing capabilities of the U.S. and its allies.
Ssang Yong 16 amphibious landing
U.S. Marine Corps, Republic of Korea Marines Corps, New Zealand Army and Australian Army conduct amphibious assault training at Doksukri Beach, South Korea, March, 12, 2016, during Exercise Ssang Yong 16. Ssang Yong 16 is a biennial military exercise focused on strengthening the amphibious landing capabilities of the U.S. and its allies.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Noah S. Scalish, (left), automatic rifleman, 2nd platoon Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa escorts a simulated suspect during an active shooter exercise at U.S. Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal, Feb. 9, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF conducts a scaled embassy reinforcement exercise at American Embassy Lisbon in coordination with the Regional Security Office and host nation security forces in order to enhance mission essential  task proficiency and build relationships.
Active Shooter exercise at U.S. Embassy Lisbon
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Noah S. Scalish, (left), automatic rifleman, 2nd platoon Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa escorts a simulated suspect during an active shooter exercise at U.S. Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal, Feb. 9, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF conducts a scaled embassy reinforcement exercise at American Embassy Lisbon in coordination with the Regional Security Office and host nation security forces in order to enhance mission essential task proficiency and build relationships.
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit execute ground fighting techniques during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program class aboard the USS New Orleans, at sea, Feb. 29, 2016. MCMAP builds the Marines' warrior ethos, while teaching combat techniques. More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit team are currently transiting the Pacific Ocean toward the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations during a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
13th MEU stays ready with MCMAP
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit execute ground fighting techniques during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program class aboard the USS New Orleans, at sea, Feb. 29, 2016. MCMAP builds the Marines' warrior ethos, while teaching combat techniques. More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit team are currently transiting the Pacific Ocean toward the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations during a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alvin Pujols/RELEASED)
Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force conduct patrols during Exercise Cold Response 16 near Namsos, Norway, Mar. 4, 2016. The exercise is a Norwegian invitational previously-scheduled exercise that involves approximately 16,000 troops from 13 NATO and partner countries.
Cold Response 16: CAC Marines scout area for the enemy
Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force conduct patrols during Exercise Cold Response 16 near Namsos, Norway, Mar. 4, 2016. The exercise is a Norwegian invitational previously-scheduled exercise that involves approximately 16,000 troops from 13 NATO and partner countries.
Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion post security in Namsos, Norway, March 3, 2016, during Exercise Cold Response 16. The landing reinforced the unit’s capabilities of operating in winter terrain and cold-weather environments. During Cold Response, 13 NATO allies and partner nations and about 15,000 troops enhance their skill sets and strengthen their bonds.
2nd AA Bn., coalition forces storm a Fjord during Cold Response 16
Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion post security in Namsos, Norway, March 3, 2016, during Exercise Cold Response 16. The landing reinforced the unit’s capabilities of operating in winter terrain and cold-weather environments. During Cold Response, 13 NATO allies and partner nations and about 15,000 troops enhance their skill sets and strengthen their bonds.
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