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Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert B. Neller shakes hands with Lance Cpl. Johnathan Sullivan, a fire team leader with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF), during Integrated Training Exercise 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif, July 19, 2017. Neller met with senior leadership of MAGTF-8 to impart his guidance and leadership philosophy. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza)
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Romero M. Rose assigned to Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, forward deployed to the 3rd Marine Division, as part of the forward Unit Deployed Program, conducts live fire Close-Quarter Battle drills at New Mexico Range Training Area, South Korea, June 12, 2017. These drills enhance the capabilities of marines by using small unit tactics and leadership in CQB scenarios.
U.S. Marines assigned to Weapons Company, 3rd battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, forward deployed to the 3rd Marine Division, as part of the forward Unit Deployment Program, utilize the Utility Task Vehicle and explore its capabilities at Story Live Fire Complex South Korea, June 9, 2017. The UTV is the most recent advancement in the capabilities and mobility of marines.
SgtMaj Bradly Simmons carries the Battalion guidon during a 50-mile hike challenge, May 15-17, 2017, at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan. The 50-mile hike challenge dates back to 1908 when President Theodore Roosevelt signed Executive Order 989 requiring Lieutenants and Captains in the Marine Corps to walk 50 miles in no more than 20 hours. SgtMaj Simmons is the Battalion Sergeant Major of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. (Photo courtesy of LtCol Kemper Jones)
LtCol Kemper Jones gives a motivational speech to his Marines during the 50-mile hike challenge, May 15-17, 2017, at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan. The 50-mile hike challenge dates back to 1908 when President Theodore Roosevelt signed Executive Order 989, requiring Lieutenants and Captains in the Marine Corps to walk 50 miles in no more than 20 hours. LtCol Jones is the Commanding Officer of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. The Marines are with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, forward deployed from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to III Marine Expeditionary Force under the Unit Deployment Program. (Photo courtesy of Maj. Patrick Murray)
Marines participate in the 50-mile hike challenge, May 15-17, 2017, at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan. The 50-mile hike challenge dates back to 1908 when President Theodore Roosevelt signed Executive Order 989, requiring Lieutenants and Captains in the Marine Corps to walk 50 miles in no more than 20 hours. The Marines are with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, forward deployed from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to III Marine Expeditionary Force under the Unit Deployment Program. (Photo courtesy of Maj Patrick Murray)
Marines stand together at the end of the 50-mile hike challenge on, May 17, 2017, at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan. The 50-mile hike challenge dates back to 1908 when President Theodore Roosevelt signed Executive Order 989 requiring Lieutenants and Captains in the Marine Corps to walk 50 miles in no more than 20 hours. The Marines are with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, forward deployed from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to III Marine Expeditionary Force under the Unit Deployment Program. (Photo courtesy of Maj Patrick Murray)
RUNWAY ABLE, Tinian (May 17, 2017) – U.S. Marines with Company India, 3d Battalion, 8th Marines hike to their objective during Jeanne D’ Arc 2017, a joint training exercise with French Special Forces, British Royal Marines and Japanese soldiers on the island of Tinian. This exercise gave an opportunity for those participating to train together and work with partner nations while sharing tactics, strengthening coordination and communication and increasing interoperability.
RUNWAY ABLE, Tinian (May 16, 2017) – U.S. Marines with Company India, 3d Battalion, 8th Marines took part in Jeanne D’ Arc 2017, a joint training exercise with French Special Forces, British Royal Marines and Japanese soldiers on the island of Tinian. This exercise gave an opportunity for those participating to train together and work with partner nations while sharing tactics, strengthening coordination and communication and increasing interoperability.
SAN JOSE, Tinian (May 17, 2017) – U.S. Marines with Company India, 3d Battalion, 8th Marines took part in Jeanne D’ Arc 2017, a joint training exercise with French Special Forces, British Royal Marines and Japanese soldiers on the island of Tinian. This exercise gave an opportunity for those participating to train together and work with partner nations while sharing tactics, strengthening coordination and communication and increasing interoperability.
RUNWAY ABLE, Tinian (May 16, 2017) – U.S. Marines with Company India, 3d Battalion, 8th Marines took part in Jeanne D’ Arc 2017, a joint training exercise with French Special Forces, British Royal Marines and Japanese soldiers on the island of Tinian. This exercise gave an opportunity for those participating to train together and work with partner nations while sharing tactics, strengthening coordination and communication and increasing interoperability.
Pfc. Erich B. Vlaar conducts a foot patrol during a scout sniper screener at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 3, 2017. The screener tested the Marines’ ability to accomplish basic infantry tasks to find the most qualified candidates for the Scout Sniper Basic Course. Vlaar is a basic rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.
Pfc. Erich B. Vlaar conducts a foot patrol during a scout sniper screener at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 3, 2017. The screener tested the Marines’ ability to accomplish basic infantry tasks to find the most qualified candidates for the Scout Sniper Basic Course. Vlaar is a basic rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.
Lance Cpl. Kevin P. Chapman plots points on his map during a scout sniper screener at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 3, 2017. The Marines were evaluated on activities such as foot patrols and land navigation while working on little food and sleep.  Chapman is machine gunner with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.
Cpl. Christophe D. Black conducts a distance swim during a scout sniper screener at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 3, 2017. The screener tested the Marines’ ability to accomplish basic infantry tasks to find the most qualified candidates for the Scout Sniper Basic Course. Black is a team leader with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.
Marines conduct a timed 20 kilometer ruck run during a scout sniper screener at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 3, 2017. The screener tested the Marines physical and mental limits through rigorous training. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.
Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Long conducts a max set of pull-ups during a scout sniper screener at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 3, 2017. The screener tested the Marines physical and mental limits through rigorous training. Long is a basic rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force preform push-ups together after completing a unit run during Exercise Juniper Cobra in Israel, Feb. 13, 2016. JC is a combined Israeli-U.S. exercise designed to improve interoperability between the two countries' armed forces.
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force participate in a unit run during Exercise Juniper Cobra in Israel, Feb. 13, 2016. JC is a combined Israeli-U.S. exercise designed to improve interoperability between the two countries' armed forces.
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force participate in a physical training exercise for Exercise Juniper Cobra in Israel, Feb. 13, 2016. JC is a combined Israeli-U.S. exercise designed to improve interoperability between the two countries' armed forces.