Exercise Steel Knight

Exercise Steel Knight


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Steel Knight is an annual exercise designed to train and prepare the 1st Marine Division for deployment as the Ground Combat Element (GCE) of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF). The focus of the exercise is to ensure that 1st Marine Division is fully prepared to deploy as a military force across the full spectrum of conflict and is capable of responding to any crisis across the globe.

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Exercise Steel Knight Live Coverage



Marines Overpower Opposition During Full-Scale Assault Marines Overpower Opposition During Full-Scale Assault
First Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, conducts a mechanized raid in support of Exercise Steel Knight 2014 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine...
Marines Overpower Opposition During Full-Scale Assault Marines Overpower Opposition During Full-Scale Assault
First Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, conducts a mechanized raid in support of Exercise Steel Knight 2014 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine...
First Lt. David Deal First Lt. David Deal
First Lt. David Deal, a platoon commander with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and a native of Pacifica Calif., discusses the different levels of the Marine air...
Staff Sgt. Matthew Chesslock Staff Sgt. Matthew Chesslock
Staff Sgt. Matthew Chesslock, a platoon sergeant with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and a native of San Diego, discusses the different levels of the Marine air...
"Steel Knight" Gallops Across California, Arizona "Steel Knight" Gallops Across California, Arizona
℠2013 - The annual Steel Knight exercise wrapped up after a week-long run on five Marine Corps bases in the southwestern U.S.
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U.S. Navy Corpsmen with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division perform combat lifesaver training drills while participating in Exercise STEEL...
1st Tank Battalion firing from the hull-position during exercise STEEL KNIGHT 1st Tank Battalion firing from the hull-position...
U.S. Marines with Delta Company, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, fire from hull-down positions onto notional targets occupied by enemy forces to gain control...
CBRN gas drills during exercise STEEL KNIGHT CBRN gas drills during exercise STEEL KNIGHT
U.S. Marines with Delta Company, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conduct a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear drill with the use of...
Interview of 2nd Lieutenant Blaine Sibby during STEEL KNIGHT Interview of 2nd Lieutenant Blaine Sibby during...
U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant Blaine Sibby, Tank Commander with Alpha Company, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, explains the role of Delta Company, 1st...
1st Tank Battalion during STEEL KNIGHT 1st Tank Battalion during STEEL KNIGHT
U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant Blaine Sibby, Tank Commander with Alpha Company, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, explains the role of Delta Company, 1st...
1st Tank Battalion Conducts Breaching Operation During STEEL KNIGHT 1st Tank Battalion Conducts Breaching Operation...
U.S. Marines with Delta Company, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, clear and control a notional breach site occupied by enemy forces to gain control of the...
Steel Knight 2014 Steel Knight 2014
U. S. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5), 1st Marine Division (MARDIV) from Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton, Calif., exit two...

Marines support airfield seizure during Exercise Steel Knight 2014 Marines support airfield seizure during Exercise...
Three CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters prepare to drop off Marines during an air raid in support of Exercise Steel Knight 2014 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center...
Marines support airfield seizure during Exercise Steel Knight 2014 Marines support airfield seizure during Exercise...
Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, establish communications during a simulated helicopter raid in support of Exercise Steel Knight 2014 at Marine Corps...
Marines support airfield seizure during Exercise Steel Knight 2014 Marines support airfield seizure during Exercise...
A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter takes off after dropping Marines during a helicopter raid in support of Steel Knight 2014 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center...
Marines support airfield seizure during Exercise Steel Knight 2014 Marines support airfield seizure during Exercise...
Private First Class Christopher Carlson, machine gunner, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and Pfc. Ivan Martinez, team leader, 1st Bn, 5th Marines, post security...
Exercise Steel Knight Showcases MAGTF Supremacy Exercise Steel Knight Showcases MAGTF Supremacy
Lance Cpl. Shawn Allen, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, provides security with his M16 service rifle on Red Beach during an amphibious landing...
Exercise Steel Knight Showcases MAGTF Supremacy Exercise Steel Knight Showcases MAGTF Supremacy
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, establish security on Red Beach after exiting an assault amphibious vehicle with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion in...
Exercise Steel Knight Showcases MAGTF Supremacy Exercise Steel Knight Showcases MAGTF Supremacy
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, establish security on Red Beach after exiting an assault amphibious vehicle with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion in...
Exercise Steel Knight Showcases MAGTF Supremacy Exercise Steel Knight Showcases MAGTF Supremacy
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, establish security on Red Beach after exiting an assault amphibious vehicle with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion in...
Exercise Steel Knight Showcases MAGTF Supremacy Exercise Steel Knight Showcases MAGTF Supremacy
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, establish security on Red Beach after exiting an assault amphibious vehicle with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion in...
STEEL KNIGHT 14 STEEL KNIGHT 14
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division serve breakfast at the Division (Forward) field mess aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center...
STEEL KNIGHT 14 STEEL KNIGHT 14
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division serve breakfast at the Division (Forward) field mess aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center...
STEEL KNIGHT 14 STEEL KNIGHT 14
U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Kevin Nguyen, a food service specialist with Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, hands out meals ready to eat at the Division...

Ironman leads Marines in Steel Knight mechanized assault Ironman leads Marines in Steel Knight mechanized...
The cracking of small arms fire is heard around the assault amphibious vehicle. As the door slowly lowers, adrenaline surges through the Marines of Alpha Company, 1st...
Marines support airfield seizure during Exercise Steel Knight 2014 Marines support airfield seizure during Exercise...
Three CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters landed disappearing into dark dust clouds on either side of a long stretch of desert road. Moments later, the outlines of dozens of...
Cannon Cockers utilize HIMARS Marines for long-range strikes Cannon Cockers utilize HIMARS Marines for...
The siren shrills in the fire direction control center giving the signal for Cpl. Cody Allen’s section to prepare to fire. Allen’s section quickly rushes into...

MajGen Ronald Bailey
MajGen Ronald Bailey, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division, talks to Leatherneck Magazine about Operation Steel Knight.