2nd battalion 3rd marine regiment

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Niro, a scout sniper with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment Scout Sniper Platoon and 24-year-old native of Walton Hills, Ohio, places the dog tag of fallen Pfc. Heath D. Warner on a battlefield cross following a memorial run here, June 1, 2012, to honor the sacrifices of 116 men from 3rd Marines who died during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Warner, a 19-year-old native of Canton, Ohio, died Nov. 22, 2006, while conducting combat operations with 2/3 in Al Anbar province, Iraq. 

Rain, rain, go away…

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Dominique Sparacino sweeps through an area during Mountain Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif. Sparacino, 21, is from Salt Lake City, and is an assaultman with 2nd Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. Marines with 3/1 will become the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element in October.

(Photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos)

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dacotah E. Roskop fires an M27 infantry automatic rifle down range on Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015. Roskop is an automatic rifleman assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson 


U.S. Marines storm the beach under the security of ROK amphibious assault vehicles during a rehearsal for the amphibious assault portion of exercise Ssang Yong 2014 at Dokseok, Republic of Korea March 29. Ssang Yong demonstrates the ROK-U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ responsive amphibious and expeditionary capabilities from the sea. Forward-deployed and forward-based U.S. Marine forces, in conjunction with U.S. allies, have the unique ability to provide rapid force deployment for the full range of military operations, specifically in the Pacific region. The Marines are with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.

(U. S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony J. Kirby/Released)

Scaramouche, scaramouche, will you do the Fandango.

U.S. Marines lead a foot patrol during Forest Light 15-1 at the Oyanohara Training Area in Yamato, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan. Forest Light is a routine, semi-annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japan military partnership, solidify regional security agreements and improve individual and unit-level skills. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, under the unit deployment program.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Warren Peace, 9 DEC 2014. Title from lyrics of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.)

A Marine with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment recites a practical phrase used to simulate the time it takes to send a burst of live fire at KR-5 live-fire range aboard Schofield Barracks, Sept. 19, 2014, as part of the Island Viper exercise. The exercise is meant to prepare Marines for real-world combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Harley Thomas/Released