3rd Marine Regiment

A Student of the Safar School smiles while listening to local elders speak about security and education in Garmsir -Afghanistan.

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Home Sweet Fighting Hole by Marines
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Lance Cpl. Andrew Naranjo, a rifleman with 2nd platoon, Company L, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Marine Rotational Force Darwin, lies in his fighting hole during Exercise Brolga Strike, June 5th, 2017. Marines with 3rd Bn., 4th Marines trained with Australian Defense Forces during the two-week brigade certification exercise, hiking more than 100 kilometers in the first week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathaniel Cray)

Warrior Wednesday: Lance Cpl. Andrew Englund, a radio operator from Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, patrols through the Nawa District bazaar after conducting a security sweep at Khalaj High School in Nawa, Afghanistan, Sept. 7, 2010. The school year began Sept. 5, and the Marines and their Afghan counterparts throughout 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment’s tactical area of responsibility have provided security in Nawa District’s schools each day.

We rock the body, rock the body…

U.S. Marines, with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, practice clearing rooms with multiple entrances at Range 8C’s “Shoot House” during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. RIMPAC trains and improves leadership at all levels, including individual proficiency, and sharpens command and control skills while challenging participants to adapt to changing conditions as part of a joint or combined force.

(Photo by Lance Corporal Wesley Timm, 22 JUL 2014. Title lyrics from “Bodyrock” by Moby.)

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RIMPAC 2014

(Top) More than 40 ships and submarines representing 15 international partner nations travel in formation in the Pacific Ocean July 25, 2014, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shannon E. Renfroe, U.S. Navy/Released)

(Second) U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment practice clearing rooms during training at the Pohakuloa Training Area in Hawaii July 22, 2014, as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Wesley Timm, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

(Third) The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of vessels from 15 international partnership nations Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 in the Pacific Ocean July 25, 2014. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dustin Kelling, U.S. Navy/Released)

(Fourth) Lance Corporal Samuel Derene directs Republic of Korea Marines as they exit a Marine CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii during non-combatant evacuation operation training during the 2014 Rim of the Pacific Exercise. (Canadian Forces Combat Camera Photo by Sgt. Matthew McGregor/Released)

(Fifth) The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) conducts amphibious operations in support of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 in the Pacific Ocean July 28, 2014. DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin Knight, U.S. Navy/Released)

(Sixth) A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 463 prepares to land on the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 in the Pacific Ocean July 28, 2014. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin Knight, U.S. Navy/Released)

(Seventh) U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Chase Burton climbs a caving ladder out of the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) in the Pacific Ocean July 23, 2014, during visit, board, search and seizure training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray, U.S. Navy/Released)

(Bottom) A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom helicopter assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 24 takes off during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise July 29, 2014, at a landing zone at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, Hawaii. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Victor A. Mancilla, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

(Overview) Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 people participated in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971.

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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)

Warrior Wednesday: U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jaime Camacho moves to his next point of fire while practicing squad tactics and maneuver rehearsals aboard the USS Rushmore (LSD 47) during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of San Diego March 20, 2015. Camacho is an automatic rifleman with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The training covered how and when to lay suppressive fire using automatic weapons.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)