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Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and Marine Air Group 49, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 774, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, do burpees while Christopher Harper, High Intensity Tactical Training coordinator, Semper Fit, monitors their technique during a HITT Level I instructor course  at Hopkins Hall Gym, aboard Camp Allen, in Norfolk, Va., Feb. 6. Marines split  time between classroom lecture and practical application, learning about functional 
exercises, nutrition and stability.
"HITT and the Combat Fitness Test have a lot of similar elements," said Harper. "These include speed, agility, muscular endurance and power." (Official Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Christopher Harper,(left) High Intensity Tactical Training coordinator, Semper Fit, and Justin Roberts, (right)assistant HITT coordinator, Semper Fit, help Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and Marine Air Group 49, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 774, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, stretch during a HITT Level I instructor course at Hopkins Hall Gym aboard Camp Allen, in Norfolk, Va., Feb. 6. Instructors taught Marines about the four elements of HITT: athlete, combat, warrior and reload. Each program has a different focus and different workouts and exercises tailored to give the participant a way to achieve the desired outcome. (Official Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Master Sgt. Jeremy Owens, battalion logistics chief, Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, squats with a resistance band while Sgt. James Toney, security specialist, MARFORCOM, uses the rowing machine during a High Intensity Tactical Training session at Hopkins Hall Gym aboard Camp Allen, Va., Feb. 1. Marines worked with a partner, switching between exercises at each station. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Cpl. Cody Marx, legal services non-commissioned officer, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, demonstrates a proper break-fall technique after a shoulder throw from Sgt. Lloyd Williams, assistant landing force operational reserve material
warehouse chief, G4, MARFORCOM, while Staff Sgt. Frankie Ruiz, warehouse chief, G4, MARFORCOM, observes the execution during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program belt exam at Hopkins Hall Gym aboard Camp Allen, in Norfolk, Va.,
Jan. 31. Marx had to demonstrate several techniques from lower belt levels before being tested on his green belt moves. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Cpl. Cody Marx, legal services non-commissioned officer, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, demonstrates the "arm-bar from guard" technique on Sgt. Lloyd Williams, assistant landing force operational reserve material warehouse chief, G4, MARFORCOM, while Staff Sgt. Frankie Ruiz, warehouse chief, G4, MARFORCOM observes during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program belt exam at Hopkins Hall gym aboard Camp Allen, Va., Jan. 31. Marx was being tested on several strikes, arm and wrist manipulations, and throws in order to earn his  green belt in MCMAP. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Lance Cpl. Andrew Hollom (left), a combat engineer with Bridge Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, throws a rope to Lance Cpl. Alex Hisey, also a combat engineer with Bridge Co., to secure the Bridge Erection Boat to an Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB) bay at Naha Military Port, Okinawa, Japan Jan. 31, 2018. Bridge Co. conducted training with IRBs to train new Marines and to show the capabilities of the newly-formed company. Hollom is a native of Poplar, Montana. Hisey is a native of Toledo, Ohio. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Jamin M. Powell)
Lance Cpl. Jessie Rung, physical security specialist, Security Office, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, listens to Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher Freitag, chief combat cargo operator, LSD 50, instruct the Marines of MARFORCOM on the importance of recognizing cargo holding capabilities and constraints in holding areas  aboard USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia Beach, Va., Jan. 19. Marines took the tour to learn how the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps work together to accomplish a joint operation as well as gain insight on loading and unloading procedures. (Official U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Mark Tuggle/Released)
Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command walk down a ramp during a tour of the USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) led by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher Freitag, chief combat cargo operator, LSD 50, aboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia Beach, Va., Jan. 19. The Marines took part in a guided tour of the amphibious ship, gaining insight on cargo logistics. (Official U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Mark Tuggle/Released)
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher Freitag, chief combat cargo operator, LSD 50, instructs Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command on  loading and unloading cargo aboard the USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia Beach, Va., Jan. 19. The Marines had the opportunity to explore the ship and learn the basic cargo operations.(Official U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Mark Tuggle/Released)
The Honorable Thomas B. Modly, Under Secretary of the Navy, shakes hands with Col. Eric E. Austin, deputy commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, during his visit at MARFORCOM headquarters, Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Va., Dec. 13. Under Secretary Modly received a briefing on operations and mission readiness from command staff. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
The Honorable Thomas B. Modly, Under Secretary of the Navy, receives a briefing on mission readiness during his visit at MARFORCOM headquarters, Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Va., Dec. 13. Under Secretary Modly visited several commands in the span of two days to discuss operations and mission readiness. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Ryan Ohare/Released)
The Honorable Thomas B. Modly, Under Secretary of the Navy, poses with Col. Eric E. Austin, deputy commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, and James M. McNeal, executive director, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, during his visit at MARFORCOM headquarters, Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Va., Dec. 13. Under Secretary Modly received a briefing on operations and mission readiness from command staff. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY INDIAN HEAD, Md. – Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command,  received a tour of Naval Support Facility Indian Head and Annex Stump Neck during his visit with MARFORCOM subordinate element Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, Nov. 30. During his visit he received briefs from CBIRF command staff, toured facilities used by CBIRF, talked to CBIRF Marines and Sailors, and received a demonstration of the response force’s capabilities in case of a crisis. (Official USMC Photos by Staff Sgt. Santiago G. Colon Jr.)
NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY INDIAN HEAD, Md. – Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, MARFORCOM, received a tour of Naval Support Facility Indian Head and Annex Stump Neck during his visit with MARFORCOM subordinate element Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, CBIRF, Nov. 30. During his visit he received briefs from CBIRF command staff, toured facilities used by CBIRF, talked to CBIRF Marines and Sailors, and received a demonstration of the response force’s capabilities in case of a crisis. (Official USMC Photos by Staff Sgt. Santiago G. Colon Jr.)
NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY INDIAN HEAD, Md. – Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, Commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, receives a tour of Naval Support Facility Indian Head and Annex Stump Neck during his visit with MARFORCOM subordinate element Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, Nov. 30. During his visit he received briefs from CBIRF command staff, toured facilities used by CBIRF, talked to CBIRF Marines and Sailors, and received a demonstration of the response force’s capabilities in case of a crisis. (Official USMC Photos by Staff Sgt. Santiago G. Colon Jr.)
NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY INDIAN HEAD, Md. – Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, MARFORCOM, receives a tour of Naval Support Facility Indian Head and Annex Stump Neck during his visit with MARFORCOM subordinate element Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, Nov. 30. During his visit he received briefs from CBIRF command staff, toured facilities used by CBIRF, talked to CBIRF Marines and Sailors, and received a demonstration of the response force’s capabilities in case of a crisis. (Official USMC Photos by Staff Sgt. Santiago G. Colon Jr.)
Master Gunnery Sgt. Benjamin Gonzalez, avionics chief, Aviation Logistics Division, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, carries two 30-pound ammo cans during the “maneuver under fire” event as part of the Combat Fitness Test at Headquarters and Service Battalion building, at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Va., Nov. 15. Marines are required to take the CFT annually in addition to the Physical Fitness Test to evaluate physical fitness and combat readiness. (Official Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Sgt. Mark Tuggle, mass communicator, communication strategies and operations office, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, throws a 5-pound dummy grenade during the “maneuver under fire” event of the Combat Fitness Test at the Headquarters and Service Battalion building, at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Va., Nov. 15. Marines were required to hit a target area 22.5 yards away to receive a five second deduction on their overall time. (Official Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Gunnery Sgt. Jeffrey Sabins, training chief, S3, Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command follows Sgt. Terry Chung, data network administrator, G6, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, as he carries two 30-pound ammo cans as part of the maneuver under fire event of the combat fitness test at the Headquarters and Service Battalion building, at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Va., Nov. 15. Marines were required to carry the ammo cans twice during the event, running more than 150 yards in total. (Official Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, speaks to Marines about retention and mutual respect for fellow Marines at POW/MIA Chapel, Naval Station Annex, Norfolk, Va. Oct. 31. 
Brilakis explained the importance of maintaining a strong fighting force while maintaining a welcoming environment for Marines from all backgrounds and beliefs. (Official Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)