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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alexander Koeneke, an explosive ordnance technician with Explosive Ordnance Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, practices Tactical Combat Causality Care on a simulated casualty during a TCCC course on Camp Hansen, Sept. 9, 2021. 9th ESB conducts TCCC classes to allow more Marines to become certified in combat lifesaving, a skill Lt. Col. Marcus Gillett, battalion commander of 9th ESB, plans for every Marine to have in the near future. 3rd MLG, based out of Okinawa, Japan, is a forward deployed combat unit that serves as III MEF’s comprehensive logistics and combat service support backbone for operations throughout the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility. - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alexander Koeneke, an explosive ordnance technician with Explosive Ordnance Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, practices Tactical Combat Causality Care on a simulated casualty during a TCCC course on Camp Hansen, Sept. 9, 2021. 9th ESB conducts TCCC classes to allow more Marines to become certified in combat lifesaving, a skill Lt. Col. Marcus Gillett, battalion commander of 9th ESB, plans for every Marine to have in the near future. 3rd MLG, based out of Okinawa, Japan, is a forward deployed combat unit that serves as III MEF’s comprehensive logistics and combat service support backbone for operations throughout the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility.

Norwegian Army Lt. Col. Per Espen Strande, commanding officer, Norwegian Military Intelligence Battalion, exchanges a challenge coin with U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Eric Tee, commanding officer, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, during a visit aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 15, 2021. II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) intelligence commanders welcomed their counterparts with a tour of facilities and workspaces showcasing their capabilities. II MEF hosts also briefed on intelligence integration, mission accomplishment, and strengthening partnerships amongst the individual units. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres) - Norwegian Army Lt. Col. Per Espen Strande, commanding officer, Norwegian Military Intelligence Battalion, exchanges a challenge coin with U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Eric Tee, commanding officer, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, during a visit aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 15, 2021. II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) intelligence commanders welcomed their counterparts with a tour of facilities and workspaces showcasing their capabilities. II MEF hosts also briefed on intelligence integration, mission accomplishment, and strengthening partnerships amongst the individual units. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)

An artillery Marine from 1st Battalion, 12th Marines maneuvers a Navy Marine Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System launcher across the beach aboard Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Hawaii, Aug. 16, 2021. During Large Scale Exercise 2021, the Marines of 1/12 struck a naval target ship with two Naval Strike Missiles which flew more than 100 nautical miles before striking the ship. LSE 2021 allowed Marines to refine concepts such as expeditionary advanced base operations and littoral operations in a contested environment in order to provide sea control or contribute to sea denial near key maritime terrain. - An artillery Marine from 1st Battalion, 12th Marines maneuvers a Navy Marine Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System launcher across the beach aboard Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Hawaii, Aug. 16, 2021. During Large Scale Exercise 2021, the Marines of 1/12 struck a naval target ship with two Naval Strike Missiles which flew more than 100 nautical miles before striking the ship. LSE 2021 allowed Marines to refine concepts such as expeditionary advanced base operations and littoral operations in a contested environment in order to provide sea control or contribute to sea denial near key maritime terrain.

U.S. Marines, veterans and families pose in front an AV-8B Harrier during a dedication ceremony at the open air museum on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Aug. 19, 2021. Marines from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and across the Marine Corps participated in a ceremony unveiling and dedicating an AV-8B Harrier at the museum to the late Lt. Col. Christopher “Otis” Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, whom gave their lives defending the aircraft as well as surrounding Marines during an attack on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan in 2012. - U.S. Marines, veterans and families pose in front an AV-8B Harrier during a dedication ceremony at the open air museum on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Aug. 19, 2021. Marines from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and across the Marine Corps participated in a ceremony unveiling and dedicating an AV-8B Harrier at the museum to the late Lt. Col. Christopher “Otis” Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, whom gave their lives defending the aircraft as well as surrounding Marines during an attack on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan in 2012.

U.S. Marine Corps Captain Joshua Brooks, an unmanned aircraft system representative, and Master Sergeant Willie Cheeseboro Jr., an enlisted aircrew coordinator with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1, prepare to launch and operate the first Marine Corps owned MQ-9A Reaper on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. Aug. 30, 2021. The MQ-9A is designed to maintain a persistent presence overseas with its long range endurance, and has the capability to provide immediate support to ground units. - U.S. Marine Corps Captain Joshua Brooks, an unmanned aircraft system representative, and Master Sergeant Willie Cheeseboro Jr., an enlisted aircrew coordinator with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1, prepare to launch and operate the first Marine Corps owned MQ-9A Reaper on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. Aug. 30, 2021. The MQ-9A is designed to maintain a persistent presence overseas with its long range endurance, and has the capability to provide immediate support to ground units.

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