Striking at Sunrise

10/07/2011: Striking at Sunrise

Credit:Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay:09/08/2011

  • In photo 1, a blanket of green smoke sweeps by as an instructor watches infantrymen with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide fire suppression during a platoon attack at Range 410A on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011.The platoon-level attacks were part of the battalion’s 35-day Enhanced Mojave Viper training exercise. During EMV, the Marines of ‘America’s Battalion’ are training to kill enemy fighters by polishing infantry skills and practicing counterinsurgency operations. They are preparing for a fall deployment to Afghanistan’s Helmand province in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • In photo 2, Infantrymen with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, wait for the command to bound forward during a platoon attack at Range 410A on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011.
  • In photo 3, Second Lt. Adam Staff, a platoon commander with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, communicates with his Marines during a platoon attack at Range 410A on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011.
  • In the final photo, infantrymen with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, bound through a cloud of yellow smoke during a platoon attack at Range 410A on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011.

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