U.S. Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion and Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct free fall jumps from a VM-22 Osprey, Oct. 8, 2014 at Basa Air Base, Philippines as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include disaster relief and contingency operations.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. William L. Holdaway
French troops patrol in Mali on Feb. 10, 2013.
Jerome Delay/AP photo
Speaking of dead air…. we were effectively off-line for a while due to a storage problem not letting us post any new content.
I’m happy to report that the problem has been sorted out and we’ve got air in our canopy once again. So stand by for new stuff coming at ya soon
Individual Training Course students with Marine Special Operations School at Stone Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C. participate 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.
(Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Lee)
The forest gnomes from “Straszydło Combatientes Desperados” tried out several different flavors of snow camo recently. From left to right: PenCott-SnowDrift™, Finnish M/05 snow version, MARPAT-SNOW, and PenCott-SnowDrift™ (jacket).
Photo copyright: Straszydło Combatientes Desperados 2014.