MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California (August 24, 2016) - Cpl. Matthew Wille refuels a generator during a Combat Operations Center Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 24, 2016. Wille is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force planner with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The generator produced electricity during COCEX which is an exercise designed to give the 15th MEU command element an opportunity to conduct command-and-control exercises based on likely missions while deployed in order to enhance unit proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Tyler Byther/ Released)
Taken: 08.24.2016 | Photo by Sgt. Jamean Berry
“This is really the beginning of the next cycle and not the end of the old cycle,” said Cryer. “We’re not looking back anymore; from today on we’re pushing ahead and paying it forward. All of that hard work and effort will pay off later on in your cycle.” The 15th MEU deployed from May to December 2015 aboard the USS Essex, USS Anchorage, and USS Rushmore. While deployed, the MEU participated in more than 15 different theater security cooperation or bi-lateral exercises including combined arms and desert survival training with French forces in Djibouti, the Malaysia-US Amphibious Exercise, Combined Afloat Readiness and Training in Brunei, and more than a dozen subject matter expert exchanges with partner nations...
04.22.2016 | CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US | Courtesy Story