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    From classroom to field ops, Marines train to be squad leaders [Image 69 of 193]

    From classroom to field ops, Marines train to be squad leaders



    Photo by Lance Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torres 

    U.S. Navy           

    KAHUKU TRAINING FACILITY – A Marine prepares to fire his M240 Machine Gun at a simulated hostile during an enemy raid scenario as part the Advance Infantry Course aboard the Kahuku Training Facility, Sept. 20, 2016. The exercise is part of a 7-week-long training event known as the Advance Infantry Course. The Advance Infantry Course, which is conducted by the Advance Infantry Battalion, Detachment Hawaii, is an advanced 0311 (Rifleman) Military Occupational Specialty course for squad leaders who are currently serving in the operating field. Originally only for 3rd Marine Division, the course here has opened up to various infantry units throughout the Marine Corps. Marines start with a week of proofing their prerequisites that are required for the course, confirming their basic skill sets, and then spend two weeks in a garrison environment doing course work and physical training routines geared toward the squad leader. Towards the second half of the course, Marines conduct one live fire week, followed by three consecutive weeks in the field, progressing from an urban exercise to a patrolling exercise, with offensive and defensive tactics. Marines trained in multiple areas on the island, from high in the mountains of the Kahuku Training Facility to the Military Operation in Urban Terrain facilities on Marine Corps Training Area Bellows. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)



    Date Taken: 09.20.2016
    Date Posted: 09.30.2016 00:07
    Photo ID: 2889055
    VIRIN: 160920-M-ST224-788
    Resolution: 4482x2988
    Size: 4.49 MB
    Location: KAHUKU, HI, US 

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