U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Sebastian Rodriguez, a machine gunner with Weapons Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force-Darwin, fires an M240B machine gun during a night squad-attack exercise at Kangaroo Flats Training Area in Northern Territory, Australia, May 22, 2013. (DoD photo by Sgt. Sarah Fiocco, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)
Pfc. Ivan Arredondo, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, shoots an M203 grenade launcher with a recently developed sight as part of new equipment training at Kaneohe Bay range training facility, Nov. 19. The new sight is smaller and lighter and features a holographic red dot sight for easier aiming and includes ballistic data. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Suzanna Knotts/Released)
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
Pfc. Joshua Burley, a rifleman with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, pauses during a hike with his company on their way to their culminating training event in a mock battle against Combat Logistics Battalion 3 at Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Apr. 15, 2013.
(Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Suzanna Lapi / Released)
BATU BEACH, Malaysia (June 21, 2013) - U.S. Marines with I Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, and 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, conduct an amphibious raid with Malaysian Army soldiers during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2013. More than 1,200 Sailors and Marines are participating in CARAT Malaysia 2013. U.S. Navy ships participating in CARAT Malaysia include the guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) with embarked Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7 staff, the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) with embarked U.S. Marine Corps landing force, the diving and salvage vessel USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) with embarked Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, and the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) with embarked MH-60R helicopter. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor Leste. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John C. Lamb / RELEASED)