A Marine decontaminates a horse by scrubbing and spraying the animal with soap and warm water during training for Exercise Scarlet Response in Perry, Ga., Aug. 16, 2013. The Marines, with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, learned how to properly care for dogs and horses during an emergency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Dylan Bowyer/Released)
Light up the Battlefield
Illumination rounds light the way for forward observers to adjust artillery and mortar fire during a night portion of a four-day, live-fire exercise following the conclusion of Talisman Saber 13 here, Aug 2. The live-fire exercise included the coordination of fire-support assets from the 31st MEU; the USS Chung-Hoon, an Arleigh Burke-class AEGIS destroyer; the HMAS Perth III, an ANZAC Class frigate; and the Australian Army. The exercise provided effective and intense training to ensure U.S. and Australian forces are capable, interoperable, deployable on short notice and combat ready. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness and the only continuously forward-deployed MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Oxton/Released)
The F-35B variant of the Joint Strike Fighter demonstrates its capabilities on the USS Wasp while being tested by Marine Corps and Lockheed Martin pilots and engineers off the coast of North Carolina, Aug. 19, 2013. This is the second iteration of three planned sea trials designed to test the capabilities of the Department of Defense’s newest multi-role jet aircraft candidate. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler L. Main/Released)
Need a Light?
Lance Cpl. Pablo Ruiz, a rifleman serving with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and native of Los Angeles, engages a target with an AT-4 light anti-armor weapon on Range 800 here, Aug 14, 2013. The company conducted day and night platoon attacks reinforced by a combined anti-armor team, mortar fire and machine gun fire as one of their last training exercises before deploying in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU is capable of conducting limited contingency operations, amphibious operations and crisis response in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan/Released)
Building All Clear
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, clear a building during a cordon and search lane led by members of the Mongolian Armed Forces, Australian Army, South Korean Army and U.S. Soldiers and Marines at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 08, 2013. Khaan Quest is an annual multinational exercise sponsored by the U.S. and Mongolia, and is designed to strengthen the capabilities of U.S., Mongolian and other nations’ forces in international peace support operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Bush/Released)