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.


 
Gunnery Sgt. Michael Zacniewski, Marine Air-Ground Task Force deployment planning and execution chief, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, performs an elbow strike during a physical training session hosted by Headquarters and Service Battalion at Capt. Slade Cutter Athletic Park, Norfolk, Va., on Aug. 18, 2016. The battalion PT session consisted of high-intensity exercises focusing on team-building workouts, Combat Fitness Test preparation and Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Calvin Shamoon/ Released)
Headquarters and Service Battalion PT session
Gunnery Sgt. Michael Zacniewski, Marine Air-Ground Task Force deployment planning and execution chief, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, performs an elbow strike during a physical training session hosted by Headquarters and Service Battalion at Capt. Slade Cutter Athletic Park, Norfolk, Va., on Aug. 18, 2016. The battalion PT session consisted of high-intensity exercises focusing on team-building workouts, Combat Fitness Test preparation and Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Calvin Shamoon/ Released)
U.S. Marines, sailors and Royal Commandos climb to the summit of a mountain, July 20, 2016, in the Scottish Highlands, Inverness, Scotland, during the mountain training phase of the Tartan Eagle 16 exercise. The mountain training phase consisted of learning mountain survival skills, map reading and how to successfully traverse a mountain. Tartan Eagle is an annual training event that began in 1994. Marines and sailors with Marine Corps Security Force Regiment trained alongside 43 Command Fleet Protection Group Royal Commandos to exchange best security and training practices and to foster good relations between the two commands. The exercise allowed for the exchange of tactics, techniques and procedures in the security of strategic assets. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Calvin Shamoon/ Released)
Tartan Eagle 16 Mounrain Trainng
U.S. Marines, sailors and Royal Commandos climb to the summit of a mountain, July 20, 2016, in the Scottish Highlands, Inverness, Scotland, during the mountain training phase of the Tartan Eagle 16 exercise. The mountain training phase consisted of learning mountain survival skills, map reading and how to successfully traverse a mountain. Tartan Eagle is an annual training event that began in 1994. Marines and sailors with Marine Corps Security Force Regiment trained alongside 43 Command Fleet Protection Group Royal Commandos to exchange best security and training practices and to foster good relations between the two commands. The exercise allowed for the exchange of tactics, techniques and procedures in the security of strategic assets. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Calvin Shamoon/ Released)
Staff Sgt. Eric McLeish, Marine Corps Security Battalion Bangor, Washington, checks a room before entering during Tartan Eagle 16 at the Northumbria Training Facility in Northumbria, England, July 26, 2016. The CQB portion of Tartan Eagle allowed Marines and sailors to integrate with their British counterparts and exchange tactics while also learning new tactics and procedures.  (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Calvin Shamoon/Released)
Marines train alongside Royal Commandos in Cloce Quarters Battle simulation
Staff Sgt. Eric McLeish, Marine Corps Security Battalion Bangor, Washington, checks a room before entering during Tartan Eagle 16 at the Northumbria Training Facility in Northumbria, England, July 26, 2016. The CQB portion of Tartan Eagle allowed Marines and sailors to integrate with their British counterparts and exchange tactics while also learning new tactics and procedures. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Calvin Shamoon/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, U.S. Marine Forces Command, commander, attends the 2nd Marine Division change of command ceremony while visiting Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 8, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha A. Barajas)
Commander of U.S. Marine Forces Command attends 2nd Marine Division Change of Command
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, U.S. Marine Forces Command, commander, attends the 2nd Marine Division change of command ceremony while visiting Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 8, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha A. Barajas)
Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, commander of U.S. Marine Forces Command, attends a "Protect What You’ve Earned" meeting with Family Readiness Officers from II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 8, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha A. Barajas)
Commander of U.S. Marine Forces Command attends "Protect What You've Earned" meeting
Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, commander of U.S. Marine Forces Command, attends a "Protect What You’ve Earned" meeting with Family Readiness Officers from II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 8, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha A. Barajas)
(Left to Right) U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Charles G. Chiarotti, outgoing commanding general, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, Maj. Gen. Robert C. Dickerson, retired and Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, U.S. Marine Forces Command, commander, and Col. Daniel P. O’Hora, incoming commander, 2nd MLG, salute the colors during the 2nd MLG change of command ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 8, 2016.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha A. Barajas)
Commander of U.S. Marine Forces Command attends 2nd Marine Logistics Group Change of Command
(Left to Right) U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Charles G. Chiarotti, outgoing commanding general, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, Maj. Gen. Robert C. Dickerson, retired and Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, U.S. Marine Forces Command, commander, and Col. Daniel P. O’Hora, incoming commander, 2nd MLG, salute the colors during the 2nd MLG change of command ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 8, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha A. Barajas)
Lance Cpl. Dakota Boyer, patient with Wounded Warrior Battalion West, competes in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games swimming competition at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., June 20, 2016.  Boyer, a Michigan native, is a member of the 2016 DoD Warrior Games Team Marine Corps. The 2016 DoD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from the U.S. Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Army, Special Operations Command and the British Armed Forces. (Photo by Patrick Onofre/Released)
2016 DoD Wounded Warrior Games
Lance Cpl. Dakota Boyer, patient with Wounded Warrior Battalion West, competes in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games swimming competition at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., June 20, 2016. Boyer, a Michigan native, is a member of the 2016 DoD Warrior Games Team Marine Corps. The 2016 DoD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from the U.S. Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Army, Special Operations Command and the British Armed Forces. (Photo by Patrick Onofre/Released)
NORFOLK, Va. – The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs during pregame activities of the Norfolk Tides’ Marine Night, June 18. The silent drill platoon is stationed in Washington D.C., and travels the country performing at various events. Marine Night was held in honor of the brave men and women who have served, are currently serving in the Marine Corps and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Logan Snyder)
Marines honored at Norfolk Tides baseball game
NORFOLK, Va. – The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs during pregame activities of the Norfolk Tides’ Marine Night, June 18. The silent drill platoon is stationed in Washington D.C., and travels the country performing at various events. Marine Night was held in honor of the brave men and women who have served, are currently serving in the Marine Corps and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Logan Snyder)
NORFOLK, Va. - Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command serve as the color guard during the Norfolk Tides' Marine Night, June 18. Marine Night was held in honor of the brave men and woman who have served, are currently serving in the Marine Corps and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Logan Snyder)
Marines honored at Norfolk Tides baseball game
NORFOLK, Va. - Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command serve as the color guard during the Norfolk Tides' Marine Night, June 18. Marine Night was held in honor of the brave men and woman who have served, are currently serving in the Marine Corps and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Logan Snyder)
A tribute memorial to fallen service members stands by the pull up bars as Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa complete the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016.  Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another 1-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Memorial Day Murph Challenge for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
A tribute memorial to fallen service members stands by the pull up bars as Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa complete the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016. Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another 1-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
160530-N-WI365-037 ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (May 30, 2016) – U.S. Marine Sgt. Nate Hitchcock, assigned to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, demonstrates proper hand gestures and signals to members of the Mongolian Armed Forces while aboard a combat rubberized raid craft (CRRC) during a small boat riverine training course. The small boat riverine training course is part of Khaan Quest 2016 and is the continuation of last week’s basic water survival course to familiarize MAF soldiers with different survival tactics in different environments that can be used during their deployment or U.N. missions. Khaan Quest 2016 is an annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces, co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, and supported by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Khaan Quest, in its 14th iteration, is the capstone exercise for this year’s Global Peace Operations Initiative program. The exercise focuses on training activities to enhance international interoperability, develop peacekeeping capabilities, build to mil-to-mil relationships, and enhance military readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Markus Castaneda/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines, Mongolian soldiers conduct small boat riverine training course during Khaan Quest 2016.
160530-N-WI365-037 ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (May 30, 2016) – U.S. Marine Sgt. Nate Hitchcock, assigned to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, demonstrates proper hand gestures and signals to members of the Mongolian Armed Forces while aboard a combat rubberized raid craft (CRRC) during a small boat riverine training course. The small boat riverine training course is part of Khaan Quest 2016 and is the continuation of last week’s basic water survival course to familiarize MAF soldiers with different survival tactics in different environments that can be used during their deployment or U.N. missions. Khaan Quest 2016 is an annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces, co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, and supported by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Khaan Quest, in its 14th iteration, is the capstone exercise for this year’s Global Peace Operations Initiative program. The exercise focuses on training activities to enhance international interoperability, develop peacekeeping capabilities, build to mil-to-mil relationships, and enhance military readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Markus Castaneda/RELEASED)
Lieutenant General John E. Wissler, Commander, Marine Corps Forces Command, spoke to students of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense College gathered at Allied Command Transformation Headquarters in Norfolk, Va. on Thursday, May 5. LtGen Wissler spoke of the Marine Corps' continuing commitment to work with NATO and other partner nations as a forward deployed force and across the Range of Military Operations - a 5-dimension battlefield comprising land, sea, air, space and cyber operations. "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them," stated LtGen Wissler, quoting Albert Einstein. Following his remarks, LtGen Wissler answered questions from the audience. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Calvin Shamoon/ released)
Lt. General Wissler addresses NATO Defense College
Lieutenant General John E. Wissler, Commander, Marine Corps Forces Command, spoke to students of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense College gathered at Allied Command Transformation Headquarters in Norfolk, Va. on Thursday, May 5. LtGen Wissler spoke of the Marine Corps' continuing commitment to work with NATO and other partner nations as a forward deployed force and across the Range of Military Operations - a 5-dimension battlefield comprising land, sea, air, space and cyber operations. "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them," stated LtGen Wissler, quoting Albert Einstein. Following his remarks, LtGen Wissler answered questions from the audience. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Calvin Shamoon/ released)
Sergeant Major Ronald L. Green, the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, , visits Marines assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command in Norfolk, VA., May 16, 2016. Green discussed readiness for the Marine Corps and its enlisted members during his address at the Joint Forces Staff College. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command Visit
Sergeant Major Ronald L. Green, the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, , visits Marines assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command in Norfolk, VA., May 16, 2016. Green discussed readiness for the Marine Corps and its enlisted members during his address at the Joint Forces Staff College. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell/Released)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Aeryk Brandon Church, a surface/system embarkation chief at U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, jumps over a series of logs during the obstacle course relay as part of the Titan Challenge April 14 aboard Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia. The Titan Challenge was a four-part event which included; an O-course relay, pull-up/ push-up ladder, tire flips, and a casualty evacuation race in which teams of four competed for first place. The Titan Challenge was 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)
MARFORCOM Titan Challenge 2016
U.S. Marine Sgt. Aeryk Brandon Church, a surface/system embarkation chief at U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, jumps over a series of logs during the obstacle course relay as part of the Titan Challenge April 14 aboard Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia. The Titan Challenge was a four-part event which included; an O-course relay, pull-up/ push-up ladder, tire flips, and a casualty evacuation race in which teams of four competed for first place. The Titan Challenge was 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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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 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 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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