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U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Payden Varwig, with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (2/1) embraces his son during a 2/1 homecoming event at Camp Horno, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California on Oct. 3, 2021. The Marines with 2/1, known as the Professionals, were deployed in support of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command for six months. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Cedar Barnes.)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Marcos J. Romeroflores, a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, transitions his position during the Super Squad 21 competition on Range 800 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 24, 2021. The week-long Super Squad competition tests infantry squads in a variety of combat related skills and determines the most effective squad in the division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quince Bisard)
A U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, jumps off the high dive during a swim qualification at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 7, 2021. Marines are required to annually re-qualify, thus ensuring mission readiness, comfortability in the water and quick response time in the case of an aquatic accident. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Hannah Hall)
A U.S. Marine with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fires a M777 towed 155 mm howitzer during the Fall Fire Exercise (FIREX) aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 10, 2021. FIREX is a regimental-level exercise designed to allow multiple batteries to train together in preparation for Steel Knight, an annual combat readiness exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Kirk)
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division advance to their objective while conducting Range 400 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Feb. 1, 2021. Range 400 is a training event that takes place during an integrated training exercise (ITX). An ITX is a 28-day training evolution that involves a series of progressive live-fire exercises that assess the ability and adaptability of a force of more than 3,500 Marines and sailors. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Quince Bisard)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Marcos J. Romeroflores, a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, suppresses a target during the Super Squad 21 competition on Range 800 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 24, 2021. The week-long Super Squad competition tests infantry squads in a variety of combat related skills and determines the most effective squad in the division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quince Bisard)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brady Berning, a machine gun squad leader with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, poses for a photograph during Mountain Training Exercise (MTX) 2-21 Feb. 3, 2021 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, California. The purpose of MTX is to prepare Marines for harsh weather conditions while enhancing winter warfare skills in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Cedar Barnes)
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. John Merten, the executive officer of Co. C, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, briefs Marines prior to beginning the Amphibious Combat Endurance Test on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 15, 2021. The test conducted by the unit is an intense physical assessment that gauges a Marine's physical ability and knowledge gained from their basic school. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Cedar Barnes.)
U.S. Marines with Co. C, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct flutter kicks during a Scout Swimmer Course on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, California, July 16, 2021. The Marines learned the skills necessary to plan and execute swimmer reconnaissance for a small boat raid company in preparation for deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jailine L. AliceaSantiago)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brian R. Macarus, a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, looks down range during the Super Squad 21 competition on Range 800 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 24, 2021. The Super Squad competition tests infantry squads in a variety of combat related skills and determines the most effective squad in the division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quince Bisard)
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U.S. Marines with 2nd battalion, 1st Marines, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) move positions during room clearing procedures in Jordan, May 13, 2021. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is designed to respond rapidly and efficiently to a wide-range of military operations utilizing aviation, ground, and logistics assets. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob Yost)
U.S. Marines with 2nd battalion, 1st Marines, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) fire a M240B medium machine gun while training in Jordan, June 23, 2021. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is designed to respond rapidly and efficiently to a wide-range of military operations utilizing aviation, ground, and logistics assets. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob Yost).
a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, prepares to make a fast rope descent during a Fast Rope Masters Course at Camp Pendleton, California, May 11, 2021.
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