Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, conducting a cold weather patrol at Sekiyama, Japan, during exercise Forest Light March 15, 2017.
Camp Carroll, a.k.a. Artillery Plateau, Camp J.J. Carroll and FSB Tan Lam. S of QL-9, apx 1 km SW peak Nui Kiem (Hill 250), 7 km SW Cam Lo, 5 km NW Mai Loc, 8 km E to ESE the Rockpile, 26 km W to WNW Quang Tri. Originally named Artillery Plateau, but renamed 10Nov66, to honor Capt. James J. Carooll, USMC, CO K/3d/4th Marines, KIA 27Sep66 by friendly fire (improperly registered tank rounds) on Hill 400 while he was directing fire support for attack on Hill 484. By [Operation] Lam Son 719, was under ARVN control as FSB Tan Lam (2d ARVN Inf Rgt)… 12th Marine Arty ‘67, including four-155s, sic-105s here and then, in late Sep67, four-175s of Army’s 6th/27th Arty were added for long range support of Khe Sanh (175mm total later increase to six tubes).
Warrior Wednesday: A U.S. Marine from Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion 1st Marine Regiment, fires a captured RPG at an insurgent position during the company’s fight through the city of Fallujah during Operation Phantom Fury, December, 2004.
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, run towards a simulated casualty while conducting a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise.
Cpl. Ramon Valenci, a dog handler with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, orders his military working dog, Red, to search for improvised explosive devices during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 2-17, at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, 19 Jan 2017.
A U.S. Marine assigned to 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, uses his rifle optic to survey the landscape while conducting a live-fire exercise during the 4th Marine Division Annual Rifle Squad Competition at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2017. Rifle squads from 1st and 2nd Battalions, 23rd Marine Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, competed in events that highlighted offensive/defensive operations, patrolling techniques, combat marksmanship, physical endurance, and overall small unit leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)
A U.S. Marine with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, attaches a bayonet to his rifle before moving out with his squad to continue clearing their sector in the city of Fallujah during Operation Phantom Fury, November 2004.
A dog handler with 4th Platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, scans a nearby road while halted with Chatter, his improvised explosive device detection dog, on a security patrol with Afghan National Police during the Garmsir district community council elections. April 17, 2012.
Warrior Wednesday: A squad of U.S. Marines from Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion 1st Marine Regiment, prepare to move out and continue the fight in their sector of the city of Fallujah during the November 2004 assault on the city.
Marines with 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, during an urban operations raid on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 17, 2016.
Cpl. Calvin V. Montgomery uses his whole body to pull the lanyard of an M777 Howitzer, firing a 155 mm round March 11 during Dragon Fire Exercise 15-2 at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii. Howitzers are used by artillery batteries to provide suppressing fire for ground units. Montgomery, an Eatonton, Georgia, native, is a radio operator with Headquarters Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. William Hester, 13 MAR 2015.)
French Paratroopers with the 3rd Combat Company, 3rd Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment conducting a cordon and search during Swift Response 16 training exercise at the Hohenfels Training Area, a part of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 16, 2016.