Paratroopers are seen from the air after exiting from a CH-47 helicopter during “Leapfest XXXI” on Aug. 4, 2014. Leapfest is an Airborne parachute competition sponsored by the Rhode Island National Guard to promote high level technical training within the International Airborne community.
U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Horace Murray, 982nd Combat Camera Company (Airborne).
Individual Training Course students with Marine Special Operations School at Stone Bay, participating in the field training exercise Raider Spirit. Raider Spirit is an eight-day culminating event for the first phase of ITC training, where students run light infantry scenarios as a field team. Throughout the exercise, student teams face many challenges as a result of an operationally restrictive scenario and numerous long distance foot movements with little sleep.
USMC photo: Cpl. Donovan Lee, May 2014
“MARSOC officials are in the process of releasing more information in an effort to “demystify” the command. They found there was a lot of information available about other special operations training programs, like the Navy SEAL ‘Hell Week’, but not much about their command.”
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“The fabled Marine Raiders live again, if in name only. The commandant of the Marine Corps said Wednesday that Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command will be renamed and rebranded in honor of the elite World War II unit.
During MARSOC’s change of command ceremony at its headquarters in Sneads Ferry, N.C., Gen. Jim Amos said all units within the parent command would undergo a name change: 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion would become 1st Marine Raider Battalion, and so forth.”
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