special reaction team

 Two US Marine Corps (USMC) Special Reaction Team (SRT) members (both standing) cover USMC Sergeant (SGT) Mark Thompson (kneeling, hands secured) and USMC Lance Corporal (LCPL) William Papple (not in image), both playing the role of perpetrators who had taken a hostage, during a Force Protection Exercise (FPEX) being conducted on Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan (JPN). This phase of the base-wide FPEX was conducted so that the Camp Foster USMC SRT could test and improve their base security procedures and emergency situation response time in preparation for a real event.

March 31st 2004