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U.S. Marines with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, integrated with Japanese, French and Australian military units in recent training events across the Okinawa littoral and mainland Japan area during the months of April and May of 2021. 5th ANGLICO specializes in the capability to plan, coordinate, employ and conduct terminal control of fires in support of joint, allied and coalition forces. U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jonathan Fico, a fire support Marine with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, assists in establishing an observation post during an exercise near Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 21, 2021. The training allowed 15th Brigade forces to study tactical communication, maneuver and fires increasing interoperability between the two countries.
Marine Corps System Command’s Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell collaborated with 1st Supply Battalion and industry partners to develop a 3D-printed metal steering wheel removal device. This innovative solutions helps solve a common problem among vehicle maintenance Marines. Staff Sgt. Kyle Owens, a motor transportation chief with Combat Logistics Battalion 5, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, shows the wire housing found inside that steering wheel column of the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, April 29, 2021. When troubleshooting lighting issues, mechanics are often required to remove the steering wheel to access the wiring. Traditionally, a 10-way slide hammer kit is used to remove the wheel, often cracking the column or warping the wheel in the process. Owens designed a tool that prevents any damage to the truck while removing the steering wheel that won him an Operational Agility Team award for the Innovation Challenge.
U.S. Marines from Marine Air Group 29 based out of Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. recently completed Service Level Training Exercise 3-21, a series of exercises from March 28 to May 11 designed to integrate East coast and West coast Marines for realistic and difficult scenarios in a deployment-like environment. Within SLTE 3-21 were the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course, Integrated Training Exercise, Adversary Force Exercise, Mountain Training Exercise and the final force-on-force event, the Marine Air-Ground Task Force War Exercise. As the aviation combat element, MAG-29 led the 1,260 Marines, sailors and soldiers that made up the ACE and successfully completed over 2,600 flight hours in support of 1st Marine Division. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Timonthy P. Gensitskiy, an ordnance team member with Marine Light Attack Squadron 269, signals to pilots that a UH-1Y Venom helicopter’s weaponry has been disarmed after a flight at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, April 28, 2021. HMLA-269 and other squadrons assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 29 are training to integrate with and support various Marine ground units as part of Service Level Training Exercise 3-21. SLTE is a series of exercises designed to prepare Marines for operations around the globe by increasing their ability to operate and conduct offensive and defensive combat operations. MAG-29 is a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, the aviation combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force.
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