HIMARS Sea-Based Expeditionary Fires

12/05/17: U.S. Marines with Battery R, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division launch a rocket from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) off the USS Anchorage (LPD-23) during Exercise Dawn Blitz, Oct. 22, 2017.

Dawn Blitz 17 allows the amphibious force to integrate the F-35B Lightning II and HIMARS into the exercise to validate a capability with platforms not traditionally used at the Marine Expeditionary Brigade/Expeditionary Strike Group or Marine Expeditionary Unit/Amphibious Ready Group levels.

OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, CA, UNITED STATES

10.22.2017

Video by Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Knauth 

1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade 

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—General George Patton Jr.

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