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Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard the Makin Island Amphibious Ready SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 8, 2021) – U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island.
Across the Marine Corps, mission readiness is a topic often addressed, and for expeditionary firefighting and rescue specialists Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, it is a daily practice. EFR specialists provide aircraft rescue and firefighting services in support of airfield operations and respond to any fire-related emergencies and situations with a maximum response time of five minutes. “It’s all about making sure we are prepared for anything that comes our way,” said Lance Cpl. Nicklas Martin, a native of Troy, Michigan, and an EFR specialist with H&HS, MCIPAC... U.S. Marines pose for an environmental photo on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, April 7.
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 21.1 enhanced their warfighting ability above the Arctic Circle during exercise Arctic Littoral Strike in Northern Norway from March 11-31. “This exercise demonstrated the battalion’s capability to operate inside actively contested maritime spaces, in this case arctic littoral spaces, and to provide support to joint fleet operations,” said Lt. Col. Ryan Gordinier, the MRF-E battalion commander. “The Marine Corps has demonstrated an interest in developing expeditionary advance basing capabilities in the Pacific, and we took advantage of the opportunity to exercise those concepts in the Arctic...” U.S. Marines conduct a combat patrol as part of Exercise Arctic Littoral Strike in Blåtind, Norway, March 30.
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