Marines


III MEF Feature Stories

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Erik Wright, a member of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band performs a saxophone duet with Japan Air Self-Defense Force Airman 1st Class Ren Watanabe, a member of the Southwestern Air Defense Force Band, during a joint big band jazz concert at the Naha Cultural Arts Theater, Naha, Okinawa, Japan, July 10, 2022. The purpose of the concert was to show Tomo Ni, a Japanese phrase for togetherness, describing the relationship with allies, standing together in defense of shared values, peace, and a free and open Indo-Pacific.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Marcos A. Alvarado) - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Erik Wright, a member of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band performs a saxophone duet with Japan Air Self-Defense Force Airman 1st Class Ren Watanabe, a member of the Southwestern Air Defense Force Band, during a joint big band jazz concert at the Naha Cultural Arts Theater, Naha, Okinawa, Japan, July 10, 2022. The purpose of the concert was to show Tomo Ni, a Japanese phrase for togetherness, describing the relationship with allies, standing together in defense of shared values, peace, and a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Marcos A. Alvarado)

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Timothy S. Brady Jr, right, commanding officer, 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, Lt. Col. Adam R. Sacchetti, middle, commanding officer, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, and Lt. Col. Andrew Gourgoumis, left, salute for pass in review during the unit’s redesignation ceremony at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, June 23, 2022. 1/3 redesignated to the 3rd Littoral Combat Team where it will be organized, trained, and equipped to support sea control and sea denial operations within actively contested maritime spaces as part of a modernized force, integrated with the Navy and other joint force elements. The redesignation demonstrates significant progress towards the FD2030 initiative. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick King) - U.S. Marine Corps Col. Timothy S. Brady Jr, right, commanding officer, 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, Lt. Col. Adam R. Sacchetti, middle, commanding officer, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, and Lt. Col. Andrew Gourgoumis, left, salute for pass in review during the unit’s redesignation ceremony at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, June 23, 2022. 1/3 redesignated to the 3rd Littoral Combat Team where it will be organized, trained, and equipped to support sea control and sea denial operations within actively contested maritime spaces as part of a modernized force, integrated with the Navy and other joint force elements. The redesignation demonstrates significant progress towards the FD2030 initiative. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick King)

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Roberlan Padilla, a distribution operations chief with Combat Logistics Regiment 37 (CLR-37), 3rd Marine Logistics Group (3rd MLG), left, and Cpl. Thomas Malik, a finance technician with CLR-37, 3rd MLG, right, serve as armed escorts during an Alert Contingency Marine (ACM) drill on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, June 8, 2022. Marines and sailors with 3rd MLG, 1st Marine Air Wing, 3d Marine Division supported the ACM drill, which showcased the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s readiness and validated its ability to rapidly activate and deploy a Forward Command Element. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Francesca Landis) - U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Roberlan Padilla, a distribution operations chief with Combat Logistics Regiment 37 (CLR-37), 3rd Marine Logistics Group (3rd MLG), left, and Cpl. Thomas Malik, a finance technician with CLR-37, 3rd MLG, right, serve as armed escorts during an Alert Contingency Marine (ACM) drill on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, June 8, 2022. Marines and sailors with 3rd MLG, 1st Marine Air Wing, 3d Marine Division supported the ACM drill, which showcased the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s readiness and validated its ability to rapidly activate and deploy a Forward Command Element. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Francesca Landis)

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Rein.), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), pumps fuel to a Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP), on Ie Shima, Jan. 31, 2022. A FARP is used to extend the capabilities of rotary or fixed wing aircrafts to allow rearming and refueling without having to fall back to a forward operating base. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of America Expeditionary Ready Group in the 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Malik Lewis) - A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Rein.), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), pumps fuel to a Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP), on Ie Shima, Jan. 31, 2022. A FARP is used to extend the capabilities of rotary or fixed wing aircrafts to allow rearming and refueling without having to fall back to a forward operating base. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of America Expeditionary Ready Group in the 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Malik Lewis)

 
 
 
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