FROM: U.S. MARINE CORPS
Mar 21, 2014
Fort Hunter Liggett, CA - Marines with the tank platoon, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, part of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire the M256 smoothbore gun of four M1A1 Abrams tanks during a live-fire training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 20. Realistic Urban Training Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise 14-1 allows the Marines and sailors of the 11th MEU the opportunity to employ techniques and tactics applicable to their future deployment. RUTMEUEX incorporates the majority of the ground combat element, aviation combat element, logistics combat element and command element of the MEU for the first time in the predeployment cycle. 140320-M-RR352-001.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Melissa Wenger.
Mar 29, 2014
Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk province, South Korea - Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines assault the beach March 29 during a rehearsal of the amphibious landing portion of Ssang Yong 2014 at Doksoek-ri in Pohang, Republic of Korea. More than 20 U.S. Navy and ROK ships are supporting the amphibious landing. This exercise demonstrates the unique ability of a Marine Expeditionary Brigade headquarters to composite multiple Marine Air Ground Task Forces arriving in theatre via amphibious shipping, along with a ROK Regimental Landing Team, into an amphibious combined MEB. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cedric R. Haller II/RELEASED)