6th marine regiment

AFGHANISTAN. Helmand Province. Southern Marja. September 15, 2010. United States Marine, Lance Cpl. Stephanie Robertson, 20, a member of a Female Engagement Team attached to Second Batallian, 6th Marine Regiment, watches ‘Finding Nemo’ on her laptop at a forward operating base for Fox company. Though the overall mission of the FET teams is to engage Afghan women, the female marines are increasingly exposed to small arms fire and improvised explosive attacks while on their patrols to access villages.

Photograph: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (BLT 1/6), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), simulate launching a heavy package aviation raid with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (Reinforced), 22nd MEU, from the USS Wasp (LHD 1). The 22nd MEU and Amphibious Squadron Six (PHIBRON-6) are underway for PHIBRON/MEU Integration Training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman/Released)

Warrior Wednesday: U.S Marines of Lima Co. 3rd Battalion 6th Marine Regiment, take part in Operation Steel Curtain, an operation to clear Husaybah (a city on the Iraq-Syrian border) of insurgents on Saturday, November 5, 2005. The operation had been labeled by the US military as largest since Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah involving more 2,500 US personnel and 1,000 Iraqis.

Photo courtesy of: Lucian Read

A U.S. Marine with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shoots at targets with an M240B machine gun from a light armored vehicle during a live-fire exercise as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2014. Eager Lion is a recurring, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security. The 22nd MEU is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout U.S. Central Command and the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Austin Hazard/Released)

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (BLT 1/6), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), simulate launching a heavy package aviation raid with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (Reinforced), 22nd MEU, from the USS Wasp (LHD 1). The 22nd MEU and Amphibious Squadron Six (PHIBRON-6) are underway for PHIBRON/MEU Integration Training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman/Released)

Beach Party


Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, convoy their light armored vehicles across the beach as a Navy landing craft, air cushion with Assault Craft Unit 4 departs the beach of Sierra del RetÌn, Spain, during Spanish Amphibious Bilateral Exercise 2014 Feb. 24, 2014. Spanish PHIBLEX is an annual exercise designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and develop professional and personal relationships between U.S. forces and participating nations. The MEU is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious missions across the full range of military operations.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Austin Hazard/Released)

Lance Cpl. Frank Kouzelmartinez, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit scout sniper spotter and native of Nevada City, Calif., explodes a water charge to clear the glass from a window, allowing Lance Cpl. Matthew Godfrey, scout sniper and native of Madison, Miss., to shoot his target at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 16, 2013. The Marines participated in the month-long urban sniper course to learn how to operate in an urban setting.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Manuel A. Estrada/Released)

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