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
Lt. Col. Kenneth Pipes, a U.S. Marine veteran, receives a memento to honor his time as a reserve deputy during his retirement ceremony from the Sheriff’s Department in San Diego, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017. The Memento is a shadow box with four sheriff’s badges. Pipes first served in the 1st Marine Division with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. Pipes served for 25 years in the United States Marine Corps and 26 years in the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Reserves which included service during the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam War with the 1st Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Prado)
Taken: 01.12.2017 | 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