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Participants exit an MV-22B Osprey to enter the simulated training village during Information Warfighter Exercise on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sep. 20, 2021. During week two, participants go through training lanes and interact with role players in order to test their skill levels in different tactical situations. IWX is a semi-annual multinational exercise designed to educate and train military service members with real-world scenarios to accomplish operations in the information environment. - Participants exit an MV-22B Osprey to enter the simulated training village during Information Warfighter Exercise on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sep. 20, 2021. During week two, participants go through training lanes and interact with role players in order to test their skill levels in different tactical situations. IWX is a semi-annual multinational exercise designed to educate and train military service members with real-world scenarios to accomplish operations in the information environment.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Patricio Ortiz, left, and Cpl. Cass Cisneros, expeditionary firefighting and rescue specialists with the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma Expeditionary Crash, Fire and Rescue, Headquarters and Headquarters, Squadron MCAS Futenma, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, await for further instructions during an aircraft mishap drill near Gate 3 of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. The scenario was the signature event of Constant Vigilance 2021 on the air station and served to ensure MCAS Futenma and its personnel are able to respond to crises at a moment's notice. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan H. Pulliam) - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Patricio Ortiz, left, and Cpl. Cass Cisneros, expeditionary firefighting and rescue specialists with the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma Expeditionary Crash, Fire and Rescue, Headquarters and Headquarters, Squadron MCAS Futenma, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, await for further instructions during an aircraft mishap drill near Gate 3 of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. The scenario was the signature event of Constant Vigilance 2021 on the air station and served to ensure MCAS Futenma and its personnel are able to respond to crises at a moment's notice. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan H. Pulliam)

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.

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