7th Marine Regiment

 

7th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Division

A Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment sights in on a simulated enemy during the culminating event of 1st Marine Division Schools’ Urban Leaders Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015. The course is a 15-day period of instruction that includes classwork, combat marksmanship and physical training executed in a simulated urban combat environment.
Marines Remain Relevant to Shifting Battlefield
A Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment sights in on a simulated enemy during the culminating event of 1st Marine Division Schools’ Urban Leaders Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015. The course is a 15-day period of instruction that includes classwork, combat marksmanship and physical training executed in a simulated urban combat environment.
Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, practice handling a simulated enraged enemy during the culminating event of 1st Marine Division Schools’ Urban Leaders Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015. The course is a 15-day period of instruction that includes classwork, combat marksmanship and physical training in a simulated urban combat environment.
Marines Remain Relevant to Shifting Battlefield
Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, practice handling a simulated enraged enemy during the culminating event of 1st Marine Division Schools’ Urban Leaders Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015. The course is a 15-day period of instruction that includes classwork, combat marksmanship and physical training in a simulated urban combat environment.
Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, set a simulated booby trap to alert nearby Marines when an enemy is attempting to infiltrate their position during the culminating event of 1st Marine Division Schools’ Urban Leaders Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015. The course is a 15-day period of instruction that includes classwork, combat marksmanship and physical training executed in a simulated urban combat environment.
Marines Remain Relevant to Shifting Battlefield
Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, set a simulated booby trap to alert nearby Marines when an enemy is attempting to infiltrate their position during the culminating event of 1st Marine Division Schools’ Urban Leaders Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015. The course is a 15-day period of instruction that includes classwork, combat marksmanship and physical training executed in a simulated urban combat environment.
A Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, provides security during the culminating event of 1st Marine Division Schools’ Urban Leaders Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015. The course is a 15-day period of instruction that includes classwork, combat marksmanship and physical training executed in a simulated urban combat environment.
Marines Remain Relevant to Shifting Battlefield
A Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, provides security during the culminating event of 1st Marine Division Schools’ Urban Leaders Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015. The course is a 15-day period of instruction that includes classwork, combat marksmanship and physical training executed in a simulated urban combat environment.
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command and Airmen with 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing  stand at attention as the color guard marches in the colors during the 7th Marine Regiment’s 98th anniversary ceremony held in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Aug. 15, 2015. The 7th Marine Regiment Headquarters and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines are currently deployed with the SPMAGTF-CR-CC and took time to remember the regiment’s storied history and rededicate themselves to their current work with Operation Inherent Resolve.
Prepare to March: 7th Marine Regiment Celebrates 98 Years
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command and Airmen with 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing stand at attention as the color guard marches in the colors during the 7th Marine Regiment’s 98th anniversary ceremony held in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Aug. 15, 2015. The 7th Marine Regiment Headquarters and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines are currently deployed with the SPMAGTF-CR-CC and took time to remember the regiment’s storied history and rededicate themselves to their current work with Operation Inherent Resolve.
U.S. Marine Col. Jay M. Bargeron, the commanding officer of 7th Marine Regiment, recounts the regiment’s history and individual heroics during the unit’s 98th anniversary ceremony, held in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Aug. 15, 2015. The 7th Marine Regiment Headquarters and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines are currently deployed with the SPMAGTF-CR-CC and took time to remember the regiment’s storied history and rededicate themselves to their current work with Operation Inherent Resolve.
Prepare to March: 7th Marine Regiment Celebrates 98 Years
U.S. Marine Col. Jay M. Bargeron, the commanding officer of 7th Marine Regiment, recounts the regiment’s history and individual heroics during the unit’s 98th anniversary ceremony, held in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Aug. 15, 2015. The 7th Marine Regiment Headquarters and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines are currently deployed with the SPMAGTF-CR-CC and took time to remember the regiment’s storied history and rededicate themselves to their current work with Operation Inherent Resolve.
One by one, Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command place a battle streamer on the Regimental Colors to symbolize the 7th Marine Regiment’s unit awards during the 98th anniversary ceremony, held in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Aug. 15, 2015. The 7th Marine Regiment Headquarters and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines are currently deployed with the SPMAGTF-CR-CC and took time to remember the regiment’s storied history and rededicate themselves to their current work with Operation Inherent Resolve.
Prepare to March: 7th Marine Regiment Celebrates 98 Years
One by one, Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command place a battle streamer on the Regimental Colors to symbolize the 7th Marine Regiment’s unit awards during the 98th anniversary ceremony, held in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Aug. 15, 2015. The 7th Marine Regiment Headquarters and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines are currently deployed with the SPMAGTF-CR-CC and took time to remember the regiment’s storied history and rededicate themselves to their current work with Operation Inherent Resolve.
Col. Jay M. Bargeron and Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command celebrate the 7th Marine Regiment’s 98th anniversary after a ceremony, held in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Aug. 15, 2015. The 7th Marine Regiment Headquarters and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines are currently deployed with the SPMAGTF-CR-CC and took time to remember the regiment’s storied history and rededicate themselves to their current work with Operation Inherent Resolve.
Prepare to March: 7th Marine Regiment Celebrates 98 Years
Col. Jay M. Bargeron and Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command celebrate the 7th Marine Regiment’s 98th anniversary after a ceremony, held in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Aug. 15, 2015. The 7th Marine Regiment Headquarters and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines are currently deployed with the SPMAGTF-CR-CC and took time to remember the regiment’s storied history and rededicate themselves to their current work with Operation Inherent Resolve.
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, provide security during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Animal Company showcases urban combat proficiency
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, provide security during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, provide suppressing fire during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Animal Company showcases urban combat proficiency
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, provide suppressing fire during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, rush from building to building during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Animal Company showcases urban combat proficiency
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, rush from building to building during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Marines and Corpsman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, evacuate a simulated casualty during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise held to evaluate unit performances in preparation for future deployments.
Animal Company showcases urban combat proficiency
Marines and Corpsman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, evacuate a simulated casualty during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise held to evaluate unit performances in preparation for future deployments.
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, move at the alert in between buildings during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Animal Company showcases urban combat proficiency
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, move at the alert in between buildings during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, use green smoke to provide concealment as they move through the simulated town during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Animal Company showcases urban combat proficiency
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, use green smoke to provide concealment as they move through the simulated town during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, engage close-range targets during a night shoot in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. These Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
U.S. Marines light up night range in Middle East
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, engage close-range targets during a night shoot in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. These Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, observe their shot groups during a night range in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. These Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
U.S. Marines light up night range in Middle East
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, observe their shot groups during a night range in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. These Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, shoot targets from 25 meters during a night range in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. These Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
U.S. Marines light up night range in Middle East
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, shoot targets from 25 meters during a night range in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. These Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, fire their rifles during a night range in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. These Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
U.S. Marines light up night range in Middle East
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, fire their rifles during a night range in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. These Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, await the command to commence firing during a night range in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. These Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
U.S. Marines light up night range in Middle East
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, await the command to commence firing during a night range in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. These Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, fire their rifles at close-range targets during a night range in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. These Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
U.S. Marines light up night range in Middle East
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, fire their rifles at close-range targets during a night range in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. These Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Jeffrey Walsh, with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command from Detroit, loads a magazine before shooting at a night range in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. The Headquarters Company Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
Marines light up night range in Middle East
U.S. Marine Sgt. Jeffrey Walsh, with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command from Detroit, loads a magazine before shooting at a night range in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. The Headquarters Company Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
Lance Cpl. Steven Hoggand, a machine gunner and section leader with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, directs his Marines’ fire while suppressing an enemy position during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year.
1/7 Destroys in Platoon Attacks
Lance Cpl. Steven Hoggand, a machine gunner and section leader with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, directs his Marines’ fire while suppressing an enemy position during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year.
Lance Cpl. Randy Dick, a rifleman with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, fires on an enemy machine gun bunker during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year.
1/7 Destroys in Platoon Attacks
Lance Cpl. Randy Dick, a rifleman with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, fires on an enemy machine gun bunker during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year.
1st Lt. Cress Clippard, platoon commander for 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, observes his Marines’ approach during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central 16.1 Command scheduled to depart later this year.
1/7 Destroys in Platoon Attacks
1st Lt. Cress Clippard, platoon commander for 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, observes his Marines’ approach during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central 16.1 Command scheduled to depart later this year.
A Marine with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, runs along his squad’s firing line distributing ammunition during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year.
1/7 Destroys in Platoon Attacks
A Marine with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, runs along his squad’s firing line distributing ammunition during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year.
Two Marines with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, distribute ammunition during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year.
1/7 Destroys in Platoon Attacks
Two Marines with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, distribute ammunition during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year.
A medium machine gun team with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, prepares to advance to their support by fire position during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year.
1/7 Destroys in Platoon Attacks
A medium machine gun team with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, prepares to advance to their support by fire position during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year.
Lance Cpl. Steven Hoggand, a machine gunner and section leader with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, directs his Marines’ fire while suppressing an enemy position during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year.
1/7 Destroys in Platoon Attacks
Lance Cpl. Steven Hoggand, a machine gunner and section leader with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, directs his Marines’ fire while suppressing an enemy position during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year.
Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepare to depart an expeditionary airfield at Camp Wilson aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 17, to conduct a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission with 3rd Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, during a certification exercise for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a fully capable crisis response unit with the ability to project power over the vast distances using organic air and ground combat assets.
1/7 conducts TRAP in preparation for deployment
Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepare to depart an expeditionary airfield at Camp Wilson aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 17, to conduct a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission with 3rd Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, during a certification exercise for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a fully capable crisis response unit with the ability to project power over the vast distances using organic air and ground combat assets.
Infantry Marines with 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, post security after landing at landing zone K Springs aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17, as part of a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission during a certification exercise for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1. The SPMAGTF is an expeditionary unit designed to provide simultaneous, self-contained crisis response mission sets in a variety of diverse and austere operating environments.
1/7 conducts TRAP in preparation for deployment
Infantry Marines with 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, post security after landing at landing zone K Springs aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17, as part of a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission during a certification exercise for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1. The SPMAGTF is an expeditionary unit designed to provide simultaneous, self-contained crisis response mission sets in a variety of diverse and austere operating environments.
An Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepares to depart landing zone K Springs aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17, as part of a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission during a certification exercise for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a fully capable crisis response unit with the ability to project power over the vast distances using organic air and ground combat assets.
1/7 conducts TRAP in preparation for deployment
An Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepares to depart landing zone K Springs aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17, as part of a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission during a certification exercise for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a fully capable crisis response unit with the ability to project power over the vast distances using organic air and ground combat assets.
Infantry Marines with 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, locate and assess a simulated downed aircraft near landing zone K Springs aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17, while conducting a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission during a certification exercise for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1. The SPMAGTF is an expeditionary unit designed to provide simultaneous, self-contained crisis response mission sets in a variety of diverse and austere operating environments.
1/7 conducts TRAP in preparation for deployment
Infantry Marines with 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, locate and assess a simulated downed aircraft near landing zone K Springs aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17, while conducting a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission during a certification exercise for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1. The SPMAGTF is an expeditionary unit designed to provide simultaneous, self-contained crisis response mission sets in a variety of diverse and austere operating environments.
Infantry Marines with 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, locate and assess a simulated victim near landing zone K Springs aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17, while conducting a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission during a certification exercise for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a fully capable crisis response unit with the ability to project power over the vast distances using organic air and ground combat assets.
1/7 conducts TRAP in preparation for deployment
Infantry Marines with 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, locate and assess a simulated victim near landing zone K Springs aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17, while conducting a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission during a certification exercise for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a fully capable crisis response unit with the ability to project power over the vast distances using organic air and ground combat assets.
Infantry Marines with 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, provide security for a simulated victim at landing zone K Springs aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17, while awaiting pick up from a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission during a certification exercise for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a fully capable crisis response unit with the ability to project power over the vast distances using organic air and ground combat assets.
1/7 conducts TRAP in preparation for deployment
Infantry Marines with 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, provide security for a simulated victim at landing zone K Springs aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17, while awaiting pick up from a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission during a certification exercise for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a fully capable crisis response unit with the ability to project power over the vast distances using organic air and ground combat assets.
Lance Cpl. Rory Fuller, a machine gunner with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, calls for his runner to bring additional ammunition during 1/7’s Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 9, 2015.  Marines from 1/7 and 2nd battalion, 7th Marine Regiment are currently in preparation for deployment with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) scheduled to depart in support of Operation Inherent Resolve later this year.
7th Marines train to support Inherent Resolve
Lance Cpl. Rory Fuller, a machine gunner with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, calls for his runner to bring additional ammunition during 1/7’s Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 9, 2015. Marines from 1/7 and 2nd battalion, 7th Marine Regiment are currently in preparation for deployment with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) scheduled to depart in support of Operation Inherent Resolve later this year.
A mortarman with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, establishes the direction of fires for his 60 millimeter mortar team during 1/7’s Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 9, 2015.  Marines from 1/7 and 2nd battalion, 7th Marine Regiment are currently in preparation for deployment with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) scheduled to depart in support of Operation Inherent Resolve later this year.
7th Marines train to support Inherent Resolve
A mortarman with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, establishes the direction of fires for his 60 millimeter mortar team during 1/7’s Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 9, 2015. Marines from 1/7 and 2nd battalion, 7th Marine Regiment are currently in preparation for deployment with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) scheduled to depart in support of Operation Inherent Resolve later this year.
A Marine with 1st Marine Division, 7th Marine Regiment participates in stalking training aboard Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 27, 2015. The training was the last event during Division School’s 6-week-long Pre-Scout Sniper Course. (Photo by LCpl. Danielle Rodrigues/Released)
1/7 Attend Pre-Scout Sniper Course
A Marine with 1st Marine Division, 7th Marine Regiment participates in stalking training aboard Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 27, 2015. The training was the last event during Division School’s 6-week-long Pre-Scout Sniper Course. (Photo by LCpl. Danielle Rodrigues/Released)
Instructors of Division School’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course search for their students aboard Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 27, 2015. The six students are well camouflaged as they practice stalking. (Photo by LCpl. Danielle Rodrigues/Released)
1/7 Attend Pre-Scout Sniper Course
Instructors of Division School’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course search for their students aboard Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 27, 2015. The six students are well camouflaged as they practice stalking. (Photo by LCpl. Danielle Rodrigues/Released)
Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment clear a building in a simulated combat town during the culminating event of Division School’s Urban Leaders Course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 22, 2015. The three-week course is designed to prepare Marines to lead in an urban environment.
1/7 Participates in Urban Leaders Course
Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment clear a building in a simulated combat town during the culminating event of Division School’s Urban Leaders Course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 22, 2015. The three-week course is designed to prepare Marines to lead in an urban environment.
Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment provide security in a simulated combat town during the culminating event of Division School’s Urban Leaders Course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 22, 2015. The three-week course is designed to prepare Marines to lead in an urban environment.
1/7 Participates in Urban Leaders Course
Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment provide security in a simulated combat town during the culminating event of Division School’s Urban Leaders Course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 22, 2015. The three-week course is designed to prepare Marines to lead in an urban environment.
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, practice rappel techniques during the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 16, 2014. These Marines were educated on tying knots, fast roping and rappelling from towers and helicopters to become HRST masters. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tony Simmons)
2/7 and 2/4 conduct fast-rope training
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, practice rappel techniques during the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 16, 2014. These Marines were educated on tying knots, fast roping and rappelling from towers and helicopters to become HRST masters. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tony Simmons)
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, are instructed on fast-roping during the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 16, 2014. This was a 13-day course which began June 11, where the Marines learned how to tie knots, and fast rope and rappel from towers and helicopters. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tony Simmons)
2/4 and 2/7 conduct fast-rope training
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, are instructed on fast-roping during the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 16, 2014. This was a 13-day course which began June 11, where the Marines learned how to tie knots, and fast rope and rappel from towers and helicopters. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tony Simmons)
Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, watch as CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters prepare to land before beginning a high value individual raid exercise here, Oct. 8, 2013. The Bravo Co. Marines inserted during night via the helicopters and patrolled to a nearby road where a Marine role playing as a suspected high-ranking insurgent traveled. Once the suspected vehicle arrived, the Marines stopped the travelers, searched and questioned each individual and searched the vehicle for weapons and other forms of intelligence. The battalion is participating in Weapons Training Instructor course before deploying to Afghanistan this spring.
Marines conduct High Value Individual Raid training
Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, watch as CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters prepare to land before beginning a high value individual raid exercise here, Oct. 8, 2013. The Bravo Co. Marines inserted during night via the helicopters and patrolled to a nearby road where a Marine role playing as a suspected high-ranking insurgent traveled. Once the suspected vehicle arrived, the Marines stopped the travelers, searched and questioned each individual and searched the vehicle for weapons and other forms of intelligence. The battalion is participating in Weapons Training Instructor course before deploying to Afghanistan this spring.
Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, sprint toward a vehicle with suspected insurgents during a high value individual raid exercise here, Oct. 8, 2013. The Bravo Co. Marines inserted during night via CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters and patrolled to a nearby road where a Marine role playing as a suspected high-ranking insurgent traveled. Once the suspected vehicle arrived, the Marines stopped the travelers, searched and questioned each individual and searched the vehicle for weapons and other forms of intelligence.
Marines conduct High Value Individual Raid training
Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, sprint toward a vehicle with suspected insurgents during a high value individual raid exercise here, Oct. 8, 2013. The Bravo Co. Marines inserted during night via CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters and patrolled to a nearby road where a Marine role playing as a suspected high-ranking insurgent traveled. Once the suspected vehicle arrived, the Marines stopped the travelers, searched and questioned each individual and searched the vehicle for weapons and other forms of intelligence.
Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, prepare their gear before a high value individual raid exercise here, Oct. 8, 2013. The Bravo Co. Marines inserted during night via CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopters and patrolled to a nearby road where a Marine role playing as a suspected high-ranking insurgent traveled. Once the suspected vehicle arrived, the Marines stopped the travelers, searched and questioned each individual and searched the vehicle for weapons and other forms of intelligence. The battalion is participating in Weapons Training Instructor course before deploying to Afghanistan this spring.
Marines conduct High Value Individual Raid training
Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, prepare their gear before a high value individual raid exercise here, Oct. 8, 2013. The Bravo Co. Marines inserted during night via CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopters and patrolled to a nearby road where a Marine role playing as a suspected high-ranking insurgent traveled. Once the suspected vehicle arrived, the Marines stopped the travelers, searched and questioned each individual and searched the vehicle for weapons and other forms of intelligence. The battalion is participating in Weapons Training Instructor course before deploying to Afghanistan this spring.
Marines with Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, patrol around their vehicles during a training convoy here, Sept. 24, 2013. The Baker Co. Marines drove two Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicles and two armored Humvees to a turnaround point nearly an hour away and then returned to their starting point. The training was designed to be a basic introduction for patrolling with vehicles.
Infantrymen prepare for combat zone convoys
Marines with Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, patrol around their vehicles during a training convoy here, Sept. 24, 2013. The Baker Co. Marines drove two Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicles and two armored Humvees to a turnaround point nearly an hour away and then returned to their starting point. The training was designed to be a basic introduction for patrolling with vehicles.
Lieutenant Col. Vincent Laratta, regimental judge advocate, Regimental Combat Team 7, and a native of Denver, embraces his wife Dione for the first time in approximately 10 months aboard Camp Margarita here, Aug. 7. Family and friends waited for the Marines as they arrived at Camp Pendleton. The servicemembers worked with Afghan forces while deployed to Southwest Afghanistan.
RCT-7 waves farewell to Afghanistan, returns home to hugs, kisses
Lieutenant Col. Vincent Laratta, regimental judge advocate, Regimental Combat Team 7, and a native of Denver, embraces his wife Dione for the first time in approximately 10 months aboard Camp Margarita here, Aug. 7. Family and friends waited for the Marines as they arrived at Camp Pendleton. The servicemembers worked with Afghan forces while deployed to Southwest Afghanistan.
Sergeant Carlos Sanchez, engineer chief, Regimental Combat Team 7, and a native of Little Falls, N.J., embraces his wife Mercedes for the first time in nearly a year aboard Camp Margarita here, Aug. 7. The first main body of RCT-7 personnel returned to family and friends after being deployed approximately 10 months. The servicemembers worked with Afghan forces while deployed to Southwest Afghanistan.
RCT-7 waves farewell to Afghanistan, returns home to hugs, kisses
Sergeant Carlos Sanchez, engineer chief, Regimental Combat Team 7, and a native of Little Falls, N.J., embraces his wife Mercedes for the first time in nearly a year aboard Camp Margarita here, Aug. 7. The first main body of RCT-7 personnel returned to family and friends after being deployed approximately 10 months. The servicemembers worked with Afghan forces while deployed to Southwest Afghanistan.
Col. A. E. "Sparky" Renforth, Regimental Combat Team 7 commanding officer, talks to Marines and coalition forces during the casing of the colors ceremony here, July 31, 2013. "I say all the time, 'It's amazing what you can do when you don't care who gets the credit,'" Renforth said. "That's what our Marines have lived by, and they all know that they made a difference."
Last infantry regiment closes chapter in Helmand
Col. A. E. "Sparky" Renforth, Regimental Combat Team 7 commanding officer, talks to Marines and coalition forces during the casing of the colors ceremony here, July 31, 2013. "I say all the time, 'It's amazing what you can do when you don't care who gets the credit,'" Renforth said. "That's what our Marines have lived by, and they all know that they made a difference."
Mission

On-order, 7th Marines conducts mechanized, combined-arms operations and other expeditionary operations in order to support theater engagement plans and contingency operations. The Regiment will be prepared to deploy within 48-hours of the receipt of an execute order as either the ground combat element for the 1st MEB or as a major subordinate element of the 1st Marine Division. As directed, the Regiment will prepare infantry battalions for deployment to the PACOM AOR in order to support III MEF operations and training.

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