Marines with Company B, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division conduct a night live-fire shoot through barricades during close-quarters tactics course at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov.15, 2016. The CQT course teaches Marines basic marksmanship fundamentals progressively until Marines reach an advanced level and can operate confidently in real-life operations. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Frank Cordoba)
Taken: 11.15.2016 | Video by Lance Cpl. Frank Cordoba
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Griffith, with 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 1st Marine Division, celebrates with his family after being awarded the Ground Ordinance Maintenance Association maintenance Officer of the Year Award aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Feb. 16, 2017. The Ground Ordinance Maintenance Association maintenance Officer of the Year Award was awarded to four Marines across the Corps in 2015. The award was established to recognize the outstanding achievements of Ground Ordinance Maintenance individual Marines on an annual basis. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Prado)
Taken: 02.16.2017 | Photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Prado
Task Force Recon is an emerging and innovative concept unit conceived through multiple Marine Expeditionary Force and division level exercises conducted throughout 2016 as part of the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ Future Force 2025 initiative. Future Force 2025 is a focal point for Marine Corps innovation as the service prepares to combat the near-peer threats of tomorrow. The Marine Corps looks to optimize its forces for future confrontations with threats and adversaries that have the same or similar capabilities, said Lt. Col. Philip Laing, the battalion commander of 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. “There has been a lot of simulation and testing,” says Laing. “What’s been identified is that the MAGTF’s...
12.30.2016 | CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US | Story by Lance Cpl. Joseph Prado