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The USS Essex (LHD 2) sits docked at the White Beach port in Okinawa, Japan. While its crew gets some well-deserved liberty time after being on board for two weeks for the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise (ARGEX) and Special Operations Capable Exercise (SOCEX). The US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

The US Navy (USN) Landing Craft Air-Cushioned (LCAC-75) craft maneuvers away from the land after delivering US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines and their equipment ashore to begin the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04) in the harbor at Pohang, Republic of Korea (ROK). ARGEX is a joint exercise conducted between the USMC and the USN to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

A US Marine Corps (USMC) AV-8B Harrier aircraft sits spotted on the flight deck of the US Navy (USN) Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS ESSEX (LHD 2) as the ship lies at anchor in the harbor at Pohang, Republic or Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the US Marine Corps (USMC) and the USN to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

A US Navy (USN) Landing Craft Air-Cushioned (LCAC) transporting US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines and their equipment ashore to begin the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04) in the harbor at Pohang, Republic or Korea (ROK). The USN Austin Class Amphibious Transport Dock, USS JUNEAU (LPD 10) lies at anchor in the harbor. ARGEX is a joint exercise conducted between the USMC and the USN to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

The US Navy (USN) Austin Class Amphibious Transport Dock, USS JUNEAU (LPD 10) underway in the harbor at Pohang, Republic or Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the US Marine Corps (USMC) and the USN to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), stage their Light Armored Vehicles (LAV-25) at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

A view looking down the barrel of the 25 mm M242 Bushmaster cannon on a Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25), showing US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Haley, Platoon Sergeant, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), observing from the vehicles commanders hatch, during a dry-run for a mechanized raid at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Haley, Platoon Sergeant, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), observes from the vehicle commander hatch on his Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25), as he prepares to execute a dry-run for a mechanized raid at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine assigned to Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, slings his 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle, as he sets up his two-man dome tent at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the US Marine Corps (USMC) and the USN to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), lean against their Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25) to enjoy Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) during downtime at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the US Marine Corps (USMC) and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit. Pictured left-to-right: Lance Corporal (LCPL) Altheir; LCPL Franks; Private First Class (PFC) Williams; and PFC Moore

The Guidon for US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company is posted at the bivwac site as Marines set up their two-man dome tents at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the US Marine Corps (USMC) and the USN to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25) assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), maneuvers along a dirt road at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

A close-up view showing the anti-personnel counter measures system on a Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25), as US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), prepare to execute a dry-run for a mechanized raid at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit. A second LAV-12 is visible in the background

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Captain (CPT) Perry (left), Commanding Officer, 2/3 Weapons Company and USMC First Sergeant (1SGT) Farrel, stand proud in front of their Company Guidon at the bivwac site at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the US Marine Corps (USMC) and the USN to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

The Guidon for US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company is posted at the bivwac site as Marines set up their two-man dome tents at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the US Marine Corps (USMC) and the USN to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Haley, Platoon Sergeant, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), establishes communication from the vehicle commander hatch on his Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25), as he prepares to execute a dry-run for a mechanized raid at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Haley (background), Platoon Sergeant, and USMC Corporal (CPL) Ron Long, Vehicle Commander, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), observe from the top hatches on their Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25), as they prepare to execute a dry-run for a mechanized raid at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), patrol behind a Light Armored Vehicles (LAV-25) at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Chen, assigned to Fox Battery, attached to 2/3 Weapons Company, sets up camouflaged netting over the 155 mm Howitzer M198 gun placement No. 3" at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Segovia (foreground left), Gun CHIEF assigned to Fox Battery, attached to 2/3 Weapons Company, gives a briefing to his Marines, at the camouflaged netted, 155 mm Howitzer M198 gun placement No. 3" at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Fox Battery, attached to 2/3 Weapons Company, sets up camouflaged netting over the 155 mm Howitzer M198 gun placement No. 3" at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit. Pictured left-to-right: Corporal (CPL) Segovia, Gun CHIEF; CPL Buena; and CPL Chen

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Fox Battery, attached to 2/3 Weapons Company, load a round into their 155 mm Howitzer M198, at gun placement No. 3" at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Fox Battery, attached to 2/3 Weapons Company, sets up camouflaged netting over the 155 mm Howitzer M198 gun placement No. 3" at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Fox Battery, attached to 2/3 Weapons Company, prepare to fire their 155 mm Howitzer M198 at gun placement No. 3" at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Private First Class (PFC) Ho, assigned to Fox Battery, attached to 2/3 Weapons Company, sets up camouflaged netting over the 155 mm Howitzer M198 gun placement No. 3" at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Fox Battery, attached to 2/3 Weapons Company, sets up a 155 mm Howitzer M198 gun placement No. 3" at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Fox Battery, attached to 2/3 Weapons Company, set up camouflaged netting over their 155 mm Howitzer M198 gun placement at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) 155 mm Howitzer M198 guns attached to Fox Battery, 2/3 Weapons Company, are fired during a live fire mission at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Fox Battery, attached to 2/3 Weapons Company, prepare to fire their 155 mm Howitzer M198 at gun placement No. 3" at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Segovia (foreground left), Gun CHIEF; assigned to Fox Battery, attached to 2/3 Weapons Company, checks the projectile before it is loaded into the 155 mm Howitzer M198, at gun placement No. 3" at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

A wide-angle view showing 155 mm Howitzer M198 battery assigned to the US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines of Fox Battery, attached to 2/3 Weapons Company, at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Fox Battery, attached to 2/3 Weapons Company, pose for a group photo after a successful live fire mission using their 155 mm Howitzer M198, at gun placement No. 3" at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Fox Battery, attached to 2/3 Weapons Company, prepare to set up their 155 mm Howitzer M198 battery at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (ROK), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) to familiarize each other with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Orin Backlund, a Machine GUNNER assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, fires the M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) during a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Orin Backlund, a Machine GUNNER assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, loads belt fed ammunition into ammo can for the M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) before participating in a mechanized raid training exercise at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Orin Backlund, a Machine GUNNER assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, fires the M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) during a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Orin Backlund, a Machine GUNNER assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, fires the M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) during a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Orin Backlund (left), and USMC Corporal (CPL) Mathew Breed, both Machine Gunners assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, stand by to be transported to the range for a mechanized raid training exercise at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Mathew Breed, a Machine GUNNER assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, loads a new belt of ammunition into his M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) during a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

A squad size element of Republic of Korea (KOR) Marines stand in formation as they prepare to conduct training with US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Orin Backlund, a Machine GUNNER assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, fires the M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) during a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Anthony Bittle (background) assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB) stands on top of his Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25) and observes as Republic of Korea (KOR) Marine Corporal (CPL) Park Sung-WO prepares to fire his Daewoo 5.56 mm K2 assault rifle, during training at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Captain (CPT) Perry (center), Commanding Officer, 2/3 Weapons Company, uses a terrain model to brief his Marines on the planned scheme of maneuver for the upcoming mechanized raid, at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Mathew Breed, a Machine GUNNER assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, loads a new belt of ammunition into his M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) during a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

A close up view showing a US Marine Corps (USMC) M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) being fired as Marines assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company participate in a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Stephen D' Alessio, a Combat Correspondents assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), entertains Republic of Korea (KOR) Marines with his harmonica, in between training sections, at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, pose for a group photograph at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), after participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, load belt fed ammunition into ammo can for the M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) as they prepare to participate in a mechanized raid training exercise at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

Republic of Korea (KOR) Marines and US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), return to their staging areas, after completing training at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Orin Backlund, a Machine GUNNER assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, man a M2HB.50 caliber machine gun mounted atop a vehicle while enroute to the range to participate in a mechanized raid training exercise at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Orin Backlund, a Machine GUNNER assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, loads belt fed ammunition into ammo can for the M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) before participating in a mechanized raid training exercise at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Mathew Breed, a Machine GUNNER assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, feeds belt fed ammunition into his gunners M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) during a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Anthony Bittle (background right) assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB) stands on top of his Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25) and observes as Republic of Korea (KOR) Marine Private First Class (PFC) Sung-Il (foreground left) mans a Daewoo 5.56 mm K3 light machine gun and KOR Corporal (CPL) Park Sung-WO mans a Daewoo 5.56 mm K2 assault rifle, during training at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques,...

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, stand in a pile of brass and ammo belt links after firing over 700 rounds of ammunition from a M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) during a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Mathew Breed, a Machine GUNNER assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, feeds belt fed ammunition into his gunners M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) during a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Orin Backlund (left), and USMC Corporal (CPL) Mathew Breed, both Machine Gunners assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, check grid firing locations using a map, before participating in a mechanized raid training exercise at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

A Republic of Korea (KOR) Marine Mortar Platoon moves into position to set up their 60 mm MK181 mortars while conducting training at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

A close-up view showing a US Marine Corps (USMC) M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) being fired as Marines assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company participate in a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Captain (CPT) Perry, Commanding Officer of 2/3 Weapons Company, uses a terrain model to brief his platoon sergeants on the planned scheme of maneuver for the upcoming mechanized raid, to his platoon sergeants at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

A platoon size element of Republic of Korea (KOR) Marines march back to their barracks after completing training with Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), after completing training at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Captain (CPT) Perry, Commanding Officer of 2/3 Weapons Company, uses a terrain model to point out the planned scheme of maneuver for the upcoming mechanized raid, to his platoon sergeants at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Mathew Breed (foreground), a Machine Gunners Assistant assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, feeds belt fed ammunition into his gunners M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) during a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Haley, Platoon Sergeant (background right) assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB) stands on top of his Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25) and observes as Republic of Korea (KOR) Marines armed with Daewoo 5.56 mm K2 assault rifles, provide security while conducting joint training at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

A Republic of Korea (KOR) Marine moves into position carrying a 60 mm MK181 mortar tube while conducting training at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

Republic of Korea (KOR) Marines and US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB) mix together in a crowd and prepare for training together at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Mathew Breed (foreground), a Machine Gunners Assistant assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, feeds belt fed ammunition into his gunners M2HB.50 caliber machine gun (mounted atop a vehicle) during a mechanized raid training exercise on the range at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to 2/3 Weapons Company, Crisis Action Team (CAT) Heavy, pose for a group photograph standing in front of their Interim Fast Attack Vehicles (IFAV) at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with a Special Operations Capable (SOC) Unit. Weapons mounted on the IFAV from left-to-right include the 40 mm MK 19 Mod 3 grenade machine gun system; the Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire command link...

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) James Shadle (right), USMC Black Belt Instructor, and USMC Lance Corporal (LCPL) Bryan Brooks (left) demonstrate their martial arts proficiency to Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marines at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US Navy (USN) Sailors and USMC Marines to work together handling everything from humanitarian and disaster relief to full combat operations

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) James Shadle (left), USMC Black Belt Instructor, allows a Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine to practice a USMC Martial Arts Program (MAP) martial arts move on him at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US Navy (USN) Sailors and USMC Marines to work together handling everything from humanitarian and disaster relief to full combat operations

Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marines demonstrate their martial arts proficiency to US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines who are currently at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR) while participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US Navy (USN) Sailors and USMC Marines to work together handling everything from humanitarian and disaster relief to full combat operations

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) James Shadle (left), USMC Black Belt Instructor, allows a Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine to practice a USMC Martial Arts Program (MAP) martial arts move on him at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US Navy (USN) Sailors and USMC Marines to work together handling everything from humanitarian and disaster relief to full combat operations

Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marines demonstrate their martial arts proficiency to US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines who are currently at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR) while participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US Navy (USN) Sailors and USMC Marines to work together handling everything from humanitarian and disaster relief to full combat operations

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) James Shadle (right), USMC Black Belt Instructor, allows a Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine to practice a USMC Martial Arts Program (MAP) martial arts move on him at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US Navy (USN) Sailors and USMC Marines to work together handling everything from humanitarian and disaster relief to full combat operations

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Chris Hill (foreground), 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion (BN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Fleet Marine Force (FMF), goes through a window, assisted by LCPL Chris Chambers (background), 3rd LAR, to enter a building while going through a MOUT (Military Operations on Urban Terrain) training class in the MOUT facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). These Marines are participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to...

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Chris Chambers (kneeling), 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion (BN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Fleet Marine Force (FMF), checks a window for traps as LCPL Chris Hill (standing), 3rd LAR, provides security while going through a MOUT (Military Operations on Urban Terrain) training class in the MOUT facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). These Marines are participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US...

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Chris Hill (kneeling), 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion (B), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Fleet Marine Force (FMF), provides security as LCPL Chris Chambers, 3rd LAR, enters a building through a window while participating in a MOUT (Military Operations on Urban Terrain) training class in the MOUT facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). These Marines are participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US...

US Marine Corps (USMC) , Weapons Company (Wpns Co), 2nd Battalion (BN), 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3), 3rd Marine Division (MARDIV), III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), form up for an accountability count before training in a Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). These are participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US Navy (USN) Sailors and USMC...

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Chris Chambers, 3rd Ligh Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Baalion (BN), 1s Marine Division (MARDIV), I Marine Expediionary Force (MEF), Flee Marine Force (FMF), peers around a building corner while paricipaing in a fire eam movemen MOUT (Miliary Operaions on Urban Terrain) raining class in he MOUT faciliy on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). He and oher Marines are paricipaing in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined raining exercise designed o re-familiarize US Navy (USN) Sailors and USMC Marines...

US Marine Corps USMC) Sergeant SGT) Jole Norton right) delivers a MOUT Military Operations on Urban Terrain) class to Marines, Weapons Company Wpns Co), 2nd Battalion BN), 3rd Marine Regiment 2/3), 3rd Marine Division MARDIV), III Marine Expeditionary Force MEF), assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit MEU) Special Operations Capable SOC), who are about to enter the MOUT facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea KOR). These Marines are participating in Amphibious Ready Group ARG) Exercise 04-1 ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US Navy...

US ine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Jole Norton (left, foreground) shows how to hold a 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle as he delivers a MOUT (Military Operations on Urban Terrain) class to ines, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion (BN), 1ST ine Division (MARDIV), I ine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Fleet ine Force (FMF), who are about to enter the MOUT facility on Republic of Korea ine Corps (ROKMC) ine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). These ines are participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US Navy (USN) Sailors and USMC...

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Ma Houson (lef), 3rd Ligh Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Baalion (BN), 1s Marine Division (MARDIV), I Marine Expediionary Force (MEF), Flee Marine Force (FMF), provides securiy as LCPL Chris Chambers (righ), 3rd LAR, peers around a building corner while paricipaing in a fire eam movemen MOUT (Miliary Operaions on Urban Terrain) raining class in he MOUT faciliy on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). These Marines are paricipaing in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined raining exercise designed...

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Trav Gothard (left) and Private First Class (PFC) Jamie Bevins (right), both with Weapons Company (Wpns Co), 2nd Battalion (BN), 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3), 3rd Marine Divion (MARDIV), III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), ascend and clear a staircase during a MOUT (Military Operations on Urban Terrain) training class in the MOUT facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). These Marines are participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exerce 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which...

S Marine Corps (SMC) Sergeant (SGT) Jole Norton (bottom center) delivers a MOT (Military Operations on rban Terrain) class to Marines, Weapons Company (Wpns Co), 2nd Battalion (BN), 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3), 3rd Marine Division (MARDIV), III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary nit (ME) Special Operations Capable (SOC), who are about to enter the MOT facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). These Marines are participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize...

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Jole Norton (right) shows how to hold a 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle as he delivers a MOUT (Military Operations on Urban Terrain) class to Marines, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion (BN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Fleet Marine Force (FMF), who are about to enter the MOUT facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). These Marines are participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US Navy (USN) Sailors and USMC Marines to...

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Trav Gothard (left) and Private First Class (PFC) Jamie Bevins (right), both with Weapons Company (Wpns Co), 2nd Battalion (BN), 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3), 3rd Marine Divion (MARDIV), III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), ascend and clear a staircase during a MOUT (Military Operations on Urban Terrain) training class in the MOUT facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). These Marines are participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exerce 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which...

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Chris Chambers (front), 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion (BN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Fleet Marine Force (FMF), runs from one building corner to another while participating in a fire team movement MOUT (Military Operations on Urban Terrain) training class in the MOUT facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). He and other Marines are participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US Navy (USN)...

These tents belong to the US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines, Weapons Company (Wpns Co), 2nd Battalion (BN), 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3), 3rd Marine Division (MARDIV), III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), and are set-up as obstacles on the O-Course area of the Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). These Marines are participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US Navy...

US Marine Corps (USMC) Light Armored Vehicles (LAV), 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion (BN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Fleet Marine Force (FMF), are parked in front of a repelling tower set-up on a Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). These Marines are participating in Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combined training exercise designed to re-familiarize US Navy (USN) Sailors and USMC Marines to work together handling everything from humanitarian and...

This US Marine Corps (USMC) Light Armore Vehicles (LAV), 3r Light Armore Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion (BN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), I Marine Expeitionary Force (MEF), Fleet Marine Force (FMF), is parke as an obstacle on the O-Course area of the Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) facility on Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marine Corps Base, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-o Province, Republic of Korea (KOR). These Marines are participating in Amphibious Reay Group (ARG) Exercise 04-1 (ARGEX 04-1), which is a bi-annual combine training exercise esigne to re-familiarize US Navy (USN) Sailors an USMC Marines to work together hanling everything from humanitarian an...

A South Korea (Republic of Korea) contractor thoroughly washes down a US Marine Corps (USMC) 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Light Armored Vehicles (LAV-25) at a wash down station for a thorough cleaning of all foreign matter before this unit transits back to Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan (JPN), at the end of Amphibious Ready Group Exercises 2004 (ARGEX 04), a joint USMC and US Navy (USN) training exercise held in the Republic of Korea (KOR)

A US Navy (USN) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC-61) moves offshore as it transports US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines and their gear back to the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS ESSEX (LHD 2), in preparation to transit back to Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan (JPN), at the end of Amphibious Ready Group Exercises 2004 (ARGEX 04), a joint USMC and US Navy (USN) training exercise held in the Republic of Korea (KOR)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Fox Battery (F BTTY), 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3rd MAR), boards a US Navy (USN) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) to transport back to the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS ESSEX (LHD 2), in preparation to transit back to Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan (JPN), at the end of Amphibious Ready Group Exercises 2004 (ARGEX 04), a joint USMC and US Navy (USN) training exercise held in the Republic of Korea (KOR)

A US Marine Corps (USMC) 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25) has passed inspection after a through cleaning of all foreign matter at a wash down station in preparation to transit back to Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan (JPN), at the end of Amphibious Ready Group Exercises 2004 (ARGEX 04), a joint USMC and US Navy (USN) training exercise held in the Republic of Korea (KOR)

A South Korea (Republic of Korea) contractor thoroughly washes down a US Marine Corps (USMC) 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Light Armored Vehicles (LAV-25) at a wash down station for a thorough cleaning of all foreign matter before this unit transits back to Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan (JPN), at the end of Amphibious Ready Group Exercises 2004 (ARGEX 04), a joint USMC and US Navy (USN) training exercise held in the Republic of Korea (KOR)

A South Korea (Republic of Korea) contractor thoroughly washes down a US Marine Corps (USMC) 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) at a wash down station for a thorough cleaning of all foreign matter before this unit transits back to Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan (JPN), at the end of Amphibious Ready Group Exercises 2004 (ARGEX 04), a joint USMC and US Navy (USN) training exercise held in the Republic of Korea (KOR)

Several US Marine Corps (USMC) 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Light Armored Vehicles (LAV-25) wait at a wash down station for a thorough cleaning of all foreign matter before transiting back to Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan (JPN), at the end of Amphibious Ready Group Exercises 2004 (ARGEX 04), a joint USMC and US Navy (USN) training exercise held in the Republic of Korea (KOR)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Ryan Gordier, Combat Engineer Platoon, unloads all of his gear from the back of his vehicle at a wash down station, so that it can have a thorough cleaning of all foreign matter before transiting back to Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan (JPN), at the end of Amphibious Ready Group Exercises 2004 (ARGEX 04), a joint USMC and US Navy (USN) training exercise held in the Republic of Korea (KOR)

A US Marine Corps (USMC) 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25) waits for an inspection after a through cleaning of all foreign matter at a wash down station in preparation to transit back to Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan (JPN), at the end of Amphibious Ready Group Exercises 2004 (ARGEX 04), a joint USMC and US Navy (USN) training exercise held in the Republic of Korea (KOR)

A US Navy (USN) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC-75) moves ashore to load US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines and their gear to transport them back to the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship, USS ESSEX (LHD 2), in preparation to transit back to Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan (JPN), at the end of Amphibious Ready Group Exercises 2004 (ARGEX 04), a joint USMC and US Navy (USN) training exercise held in the Republic of Korea (KOR)

A South Korea (Republic of Korea) contractor thoroughly washes down a US Marine Corps (USMC) 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Light Armored Vehicles (LAV-25) at a wash down station for a thorough cleaning of all foreign matter before this unit transits back to Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan (JPN), at the end of Amphibious Ready Group Exercises 2004 (ARGEX 04), a joint USMC and US Navy (USN) training exercise held in the Republic of Korea (KOR)