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An aerial view of a vehicle park at the First Marine Expeditionary Force (1 MEF) base camp during Operation Desert Shield.

An aerial view of a vehicle park, foreground, and billeting area at the First Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) base camp during Operation Desert Shield.

An aerial view of a billeting area at the First Marine Expeditionary Force (1MEF) base camp during Operation Desert Shield.

LT. GEN. Carl E. Mundy Jr., commanding general, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic and Europe/II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), talks Marines waiting to embark aboard Navy ships. Elements of the 2nd Marine Division are leaving the U.S. to participate in Operation Desert Shield

LT. GEN. Carl E. Mundy Jr., commanding general, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic and Europe/II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), talks with Marines sitting on toof a communications shelter in the bed of a truck waiting to embark aboard Navy ships. Elements of the 2nd Marine Division are leaving the U.S. to participate in Operation Desert Shield

LT. GEN. Carl E. Mundy Jr., commanding general, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic and Europe/II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), talks with a group of Marines waiting to embark aboard Navy ships. Elements of the 2nd Marine Division are leaving the U.S. to participate in Operation Desert Shield

LT. GEN. Carl E. Mundy Jr., commanding general, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic and Europe/II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF) shakes hands with a Marine waiting to embark aboard a Navy ship. Elements of the 2nd Marine Division are leaving the U.S. to participate in Operation Desert Shield

Artillery pieces sit in rows at the First Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) base camp during Operation Desert Shield. In the foreground are M-109 self-propelled 155mm howitzers, left, and M-110A2 self-propelled 8-inch howitzers. An M-578 light armored recovery vehicle is at far right. In the background are M-109 155mm howitzers.

Gerald McCraney, star of the television show "Major Dad", center, and his wife, actress Delta Burke, converse with MAJ. GEN. Walter E. Boomer, commanding general, 1ST Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF). The two celebrities are in the region as part of a United Service Organizations' tour during Operation Desert Shield

A member of the 3rd Tank Battalion shows the interior of his M998 series High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) to, from left to right, GEN. Alfred M. Gray, commandant of the Marine Corps, SGT. MAJ. David W. Sommers, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, and LT. GEN. Walter E. Boomer, commanding general, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force (1 MEF), during Operation Desert Shield

Marines of the 1ST Marine Expeditionary Force (1ST MEF) move across the Saudi desert back to their camp following a training exercise during Operation Desert Storm

Members of the Combat Camera Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF), sit in a parked M-998 series vehicle at the 1ST Marine Division Combat Operations Center during Operation Desert Shield

Members of the 1ST Marine Expeditionary Force (1ST MEF) ride in an Iraqi MT-LB armored personnel carrier captured during Operation Desert Storm

Members of the staff of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3rd MAW) stand in front of a Iraqi Bell 214ST Super Transport helicopter captured by members of the 1 Marine Expeditionary Force (1 MEF) during Operation Desert Storm. Two of the Marines are holding a Kuwaiti flag and one is holding a 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifle

Marines of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF) from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, learn how to make a deadfall shelter during cold weather training at the fort

Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) General (GEN) Charles C. Krulak (left) talks with Colonel (COL) Farmer, US Marine Corps, (USMC), Commanding Officer, Jungle Warfare Training Center on Okinawa, Japan. GEN Krulak visited with 3RD Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Marines stationed on Okinawa

LGEN Walter E. Boomer, commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC), addresses the guests assembled at the MCCDC change of command ceremony. Boomer relieved LT. GEN. Ernest T. Cok Jr. Cook was commanding general since August 1, 1990 and is retiring today. Boomer was promoted to LT. GEN. on August 8, 1990 and assumed duties as commanding general, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force (1 MEF), and commanding general, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif

LGEN Ernest T. Cook Jr., right, commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) transfers the organization color to LT. GEN. Walter E. Boomer during the MCCDC change of command ceremony. Cook has been commanding general since August 1, 1990 and is retiring today. Boomer was promoted to LT. GEN. on August 8, 1990 and assumed duties as commanding general, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force (1 MEF), and commanding general, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif

LGEN Walter E. Boomer, left, commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC), and LT. GEN. Ernest T. Cook Jr., stand at attention as units pass in review during the MCCDC change of command ceremony. Boomer relieved Cook, who was commanding general from August 1, 1990 and is retiring today. Boomer was promoted to LT. GEN. on August 8, 1990 and assumed duties as commanding general, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force (1 MEF), and commanding general, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif

MAJ. GEN. Norman E. Ehlert, commanding general, III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF), listens to a daily assessment briefing during the joint Thai-U.S. training exercise Cobra Gold '92. Ehlert is serving as the deputy commander, Combined Joint Task Force and commander, U.S. Joint Task Force, Cobra Gold 92, during the exercise

Members of the 1 Marine Expeditionary Force (1MEF) unload their gear after deploying to participate in the multinational relief effort OPERATION RESTORE HOPE

Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton inspects an light armored vehicle (LAV) during his visit to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF)

Secretary of the Navy John D. Dalton speaks with LT. COL. Theeuwen, commanding officer of Combat Support Group during his visit to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF)

Support Vehicles belonging to the 1ST Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Camp Pendleton, Calif., are unloaded from a U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy at an airport in east Africa. U.S. Air Force aircraft are bringing in materiel and equipment to support Operation United Shield, which is the withdrawal of United Nations peacekeepers from Mogadishu, Somalia

Support Vehicles belonging to the 1ST Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Camp Pendleton, Calif., are unloaded from a U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy at an airport in east Africa. U.S. Air Force aircraft are bringing in materiel and equipment to support Operation United Shield, which is the withdrawal of United Nations peacekeepers from Mogadishu, Somalia

Support Vehicles belonging to the 1ST Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Camp Pendleton, Calif., are unloaded from a U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy at an airport in east Africa. U.S. Air Force aircraft are bringing in materiel and equipment to support Operation United Shield, which is the withdrawal of United Nations peacekeepers from Mogadishu, Somalia

After being offloaded from maritime prepositioning ship (MPS), 2nd LT. John P. Bobo (not shown), three M-998 155mm Howitzers sit on a loading platform to be loaded on board ship again. This is a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) exercise that includes the off and onload of Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) vehicles and gear. The exercise was held under the guidance of Brig. GEN. Martin R. Berndt, Deputy Commander, US Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic

A Logistics Vehicle System (LVS) is off loaded from maritime prepositioning ship (MPS), 2nd LT. John P. Bobo. This is a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) exercise that includes the off and on load of a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) vehicles and gear. The exercise is held under the guidance of Brig. GEN. Martin R. Berndt, Deputy Commander, US Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic

A Logistics Vehicle System (LVS) is washed down prior to being reloaded onto maritime prepositioning ship (MPS) 2nd LT. John P. Bobo (not shown). This is a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) exercise that includes the off and on load of Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) vehicles and gear. This exercise is held under the guidance of Brig. GEN. Martin R. Berndt, Deputy Commander, US Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic

COL. Tony Corwin, Commanding Officer of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, addresses troops two days prior to landing in Liberia. SPMAGTF Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, will take over the duties of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), at the US Embassy in Monrovia

COL. Tony Corwin, Commanding Officer of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, addresses troops two days prior to landing in Liberia. SPMAGTF Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, will take over the duties of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) at the US Embassy in Monrovia

MASTER GUNNERY SGT. Pumphrey, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) S-3, briefs Marines from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, on the rules of engagement prior to their landing in Liberia. SPMAGTF Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, will take over the duties of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), at the US Embassy in Monrovia. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

Marine Lance Corporal Alexander T. Acocello, with Headquarters&Service Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1st Marine Division, waits for a clear path to the ocean before"splashing"his Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) from White Beach during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ`97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-Chief Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1st Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marine Lance Corporal Alexander T. Acocello, with Headquarters&Service Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, splashes his Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) from White Beach during rehearsals for Exercise KERNEL BLITZ'97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

A CH-46 Sea Knight from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-164 (HMM-164) (REIN) embarks aboard the USS PELELIU (LHA-5) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 97 off the Southern California Coast. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Corporal Hennerley, 1ST Combat Engineer Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, Opposition Force (OPFOR) uses an Armored Combat Excavator (ACE) to dig obstacles on Red Beach during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ'97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marine Private First Class Jeremy Hounshell, from 2d Squad 3d Platoon, Charlie Company, 1/4, 1ST Marine Division, Opposition Force (OPFOR) practices squad tactics utilizing his 5.56mm Colt M16A2 Assault Rifle on White Beach during the rehearsal for bious assault during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ'97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size...

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV-7A1) from Bravo Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, assemble on White Beach during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marine sergeant Jenson Reese with Headquarters&Service Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, Opposition Force (OPFOR) takes a drink during a pause in training on White Beach during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ'97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marine Lance Corporal Alexander T. Acocello, Headquarters&Service Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, drives his Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) through the breakers off of White Beach during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ'97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

US Marines from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) wait anxiously to board helicopters prior to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia takes over operations. SPMAGTF Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the US Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

US Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, arrive at the US Embassy by way of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter. SPMAGTF Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

Marines off load supplies from a CH-53 Super Stallion at the US Embassy. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the US Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

The Honorable Mr. William Milam, US Ambassador to Liberia, poses with Honor Guard assigned to the Embassy after the Independence Day ceremony. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary (MEU) Unit. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

A Marine from Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, stands guard at Post 6, at the southern end of the US Embassy. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the US Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary (MEU) Unit. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

An M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) rests on a pile of sandbags as STAFF SGT. Stout Stewart, (hometown Tyler, TX) hammers down a pole identifying fields of fire in front of Post 5 overlooking the front of the US Embassy. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the US Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

CPL. Dennis Lauseng, (hometown Watertown, SD) and Lance CPL. Drew Schwichow, (hometown: Wilmington, DE) keep watch on the West African peace monitoring force in Liberia (ECOMOG) soldiers from Post 7B on the Southwest sector of the US Embassy. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the US Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. T.L. Corwin

Marines of 1ST Platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, watch over 17 hostile Chinese migrants on the ferry ride to Camp Bravo. This operation deployed the Air Contingency Force of II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), to process over 100 Chinese migrants

Marines of 1ST Platoon, Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marines, watch over 17 hostile Chinese migrants on the ferry ride to Camp Bravo. Camp Bravo is where the migrants will stay. This operation deployed the Air Contingency Force of II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), to process over 100 Chinese migrants

A Marine from Weapons Platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, stand guard on Chinese migrants. This operation was a United States Atlantic Command operation which deployed the Air Contingency Force of II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), to process over 100 Chinese migrants

Chinese migrants are given identification bracelets during the initial phase of the operation. This operation was a United States Atlantic Command operation that deployed the Air Contingency Force of II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), to process over 100 Chinese migrants

US Navy Vice Admiral William J. Fallon speaks with LT. COL. Lefebvre, Commanding Officer, 3d Battalion, 8th Marines, while touring the migrants facilities on Camp Bravo during the operation. This United States Atlantic Command operation deployed the Air Contingency Force of II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), to process over 100 Chinese migrants

Chinese migrants and their living quarters during the operation. This operation was a United States Atlantic Command operation, which deployed the Air Contingency Force of II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), to process over 100 Chinese migrants

Chinese migrants in line receiving morning chow. This United States Atlantic Command operation deployed the Air Contingency Force of II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), to process over 100 Chinese migrants

Chinese migrants gathered in this domed building aboard Camp Bravo for recreational activities such as playing cards, watching television and listening to music. This United States Atlantic Command operation deployed the Air Contingency Force of II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), to process over 100 Chinese migrants

A US Army joint task group (JTG) member hands out cigarettes to each Chinese migrant who smoke. This United States Atlantic Command operation deployed the Air Contingency Force of II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), to process over 100 Chinese migrants

LT. GEN. Charles E. Wilhelm, Commanding General, Marine Forces Atlantic, LT. COL. Lefebvre, Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines and MAJ. GEN. Lawrence H. Livingston, Commanding General, 2nd Marine Division, tour the migrants facilities on Camp Bravo. This United States Atlantic Command operation deployed the Air Contingency Force of II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), to process over 100 Chinese migrants

Two Patrol Boat Light (PBL)S from Special Boat Unit (SBU-26) Panama, demonstrate amphibious insertion support techniques during Phase 6 of OPERATION UNITAS 37-96 conducted in Paraguay. SBU-26 and Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, conducted training exercises with marine and naval forces from Paraguay

Marines from Second Battalion, Tenth Marines, take advantage of the weather prior to conducting training during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expedtionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element (GCE), Air Combat Element (ACE), and the Combat Service Support Element (CSSE)

Corporal D. L. Eberly loads his Browning M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun, while his crewman Lance Corporal L. A. Rodriguez gets permission to fire. Third Platoon, Charlie Company, Second Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) Battalion, live fired their M2s off their vehicles, at Range Alpha in the Blacktop Training Area, during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine...

A Marine from Third Plaoon, Charlie Company, Second Amphibious Assaul Vehicle (AAV) Baalion, gives correcions o his gunner, seaed in he oure, as he fires (secound barrel from fron) MK-19 40 mm rounds down range a Range Bravo in he Blackop Training Area a COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conduced a MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Comba Cener), 29 Palms, California. The command elemen for his exercise is MAGTF-6, buil around he 6h Marine Regimen, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, Norh Carolina. Many commands from II MEF (Marine Expediionary Force) have sen unis o his deser warfare exercise...

Lance Corporal B. S. Jones, with Headquarters Platoon, Bravo Company, 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, manuevers his M9 Armored Combat Earth mover (Ace) while constructing a berm for the hazardous waste site during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted At MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element...

Lance Corporal J. E. Miller wih Headquarers Plaoon, Bravo Company, 2d Comba Engineer Baalion, heads back o base camp in his MC1150E afer excavaing a drainage dich during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conduced A MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Comba Cener), 29 Palms, California. The command elemen for his exercise is MAGTF-6, buil around he 6h Marine Regimen, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, Norh Carolina. Many commands from he II MEF (Marine Expediionary Force) have sen unis o his deser warfare exercise, o fill key billes in he Ground Comba Elemen (GCE), Air Comba Elemen (ACE) and...

Capian De Corbea (Lieuenan Commander) E. M. L. Brousson an Exchange Officer from Argenina wih he S-3, Headquarers Company, 6h Marine Regimen analyzes a documen from he S-3. The Commander is in charge of all augmenees, conrollers and roadguards hroughou he raining areas during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conduced A MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Comba Cener), 29 Palms, California. The command elemen for his exercise is MAGTF-6, buil around he 6h Marine Regimen, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, Norh Carolina. Many commands from he II MEF (Marine Expediionary Force) have sen unis o...

Lance Corporal (LCPL) J. J. Fuentes and LCPL C. E. Schie, Military Policemen with Military Police Company, Headquarters Battalion aim in on a target with the M240G 7.62mm Machine G at Range 113 during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. Range 113 is a multi-purpose range featuring moving targets, pop-up targets and stationary targets. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Grod Task Force) exercise being conducted At MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Grod Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built arod the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejee, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent...

A Marine attached with Golf Battery 2d Battalion 10th Marines pulls the lanyard for the M198 155 mm Medium Towed Howitzer while another Marine anticipates the earth shattering sound of the projectile leaving the tube during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5-6/97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air nd Task Force) level exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air nd Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the...

Sergeant M. L. Carter an S-3 Operations Clerk with Headquarters Company, 6th Marine Regiment plots the location of various units during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. The S-3 is responsible for the operations and planning of the exercise. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine r Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted At MCAGCC (Marine Corps r Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element (GCE),...

Corporal G. M. Fillion and Lance Corporal C. G. Velasquez artillerymen attached to Golf Battery 2d Battalion 10th Marines, plot their next target on the map during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted At MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element (GCE), Air Combat Element (ACE) and the Combat...

Lance Corporal (LCPL) B. L. Williams and LCPL C. E. Schie, Military Policemen with Military Police Company, Headquarters Battalion, aim in on a target with the M240G Medium Machine Gun at range 113 during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. Range 113 is a multi-purpose range featuring moving targets, pop-up targets and stationary targets. CAX 5-6/97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task level exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. TheCommand element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from II MEF (Marine Expeditionary...

Corporal M. T. Chastain, a cannoneer attached to Golf Battery, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines, Sites in on the proper grid coordinates for the fire mission on the M198 155mm Medium Towed Howitzer during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Element (GCE), Air...

Sergeant M. E. Jones and Lance Corporal D. K. Stallworth, cannoneers attached with Golf Battery, 2d Battalion, 10th Marines, adjust the M198 155mm Medium Towed Howitzer to get it on target during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat ment (GCE), Air Combat...

Sergeant M. E. Jones (Left), Corporal (CPL) D. E. Atkins (Right) and CPL C. Clyne (Center), Artillerymen attached with Golf Battery 2nd Battalion 10th Marines, confirm the grid coordinates for their M198 155mm Medium Towed Howitzer fire mission during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5-6/97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) level being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare...

Lance Corporal (LCPL) D. K. Stallworth and LCPL J. J., artillerymen attached to Golf Battery, 2d Battalion 10th Marines, load a 155 mm white phosphorus round into the M198 Medium Towed Howitzer during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted At MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground t Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground t Element (GCE), Air...

Sergeant T. M. Dale Jr., a combat photographer with 2d Marine Division Combat Camera Unit, fires a round from the M198 155mm Medium Towed Howitzer during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted At MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element (GCE), Air Combat Element (ACE) and the Combat Service...

Corporal M. T. Chastain an artilleryman attached to Golf Battery, 2d Battalion, 10th Marines, observers the impact of a 155mm white phosphorus round fired from a M198 Medium Towed Howitzer during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat ment (GCE), Air Combat...

Sergeant M. E. Jones and Corporal L. H. Gaskin, artillerymen attached to Golf Battery, 2d Battalion 10th Marines, check the fuse on a 155 mm white phosphorus round used in a M198 155mm Medium Towed Howitzer during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted At MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element...

Lance Corporal D. K. Stallworth, a cannoneer attached to Golf Battery, 2d Battalion 10th Marines, carries a 155mm round to the ready table during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat (GCE), Air Combat (ACE) and the Combat Service Support...

An AV-8B Harrier lands at the air strip adjacent to Camp Wilson during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. The Harrier is used for air to ground and air to air fighting. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element (GCE), Air Combat Element (ACE) and the Combat Service Support Element (CSSE)

A front end loader places a 1700 pound line charge at Range 114 (demolition range) during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. The line charge was laid by 2d Platoon, Bravo mpany, 2d mbat Engineer Battalion. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine rps Air Ground mbat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground mbat Element (GCE), Air mbat Element (ACE) and the...

Marines from 2d Platoon, Bravo Company, 2d Combat Engineer Battalion attach a fuse to a rocket for a line charge that will propel 1700 pounds of C-4 explosives in the air at Range 114 (demolition range) during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element...

A line charge explodes at Range 114 (demolition range) during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. The line charge, containing over 1700 pounds of C-4 explosives was laid by 2d Platoon, Bravo Company, 2d Combat Engineer Battalion. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat nt (GCE), Air Combat...

An M1-A1 tank patrols near range 500, during COMBINED ARMS (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element (GCE), Air Combat Element (ACE) and the Combat Service Support Element (CSSE)

Lance Corporal D. F. Garrier, 3rd Squad "A" GUNNER for Weapons Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 2D Marine Regiment, prepares his M224 60 mm Mortar, to send rounds down range during the Mobile Assault Course at COMBINED ARMS Exercise CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element...

Light Armored Vehicle-25's (LAV-25's) from Alpha Company, 2nd L.A.R. (Light Armored Reconnaisance) Battalion standby for an attack on Range 400 during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat ment (GCE), Air Combat ment (ACE) and the Combat Service Support...

Marines from Alpha Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, change a Light Armored Vehicle-25 (LAV-25) flat tire in the midst of field training on Range 400 during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The comm element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many comms from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element (GCE), Air Combat Element (ACE)...

A Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) from Alpha Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaisance (LAR) Battalion patrols the Black Top training area during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element (GCE), Air Combat Element (ACE) and the Combat Service Support Element (CSSE)

Lance Corporall J. A. Berry, a Combat Engineer with 2d Platoon Bravo Company, 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, throws an MK-67 Fragmentation Grenade, while Sergeant Gain, an Engineer from the same Platoon ensures that his Marine us the proper throwing technique. The Marines were training at Range 104 during COMBINED ARMS Exerci (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exerci being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exerci is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have...

GUNNERY Sergeant G. L. Briddell from 2d Platoon, Alpha Company, 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, throws an MK-67 Fragmentation Grenade at Range 104 during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat ement (GCE), Air Combat ement (ACE) and the Combat Service Support...

Marines o DRAGONS Section, Weapons Company, Third Battalion, Second Marine Regiment, get ready to ire the M47 Dragon Anti-Armor Missle system, ater a two click (two kilometer) patrolling movement over the Black Top training area, during the Final Exercise o COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, Caliornia. The command element or this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands rom the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warare exercise, to...

Three Abrams M1A1 Tanks, part of Bravo Company, 2D Tank Battalion, roll through the blacktop training area, on route to the Delta traning area for the After Action brief, which was given after the Final Exercise at COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element...

Corporal T. V. Bradley, an Avionics repairman with HMM-264 (Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina) installs a distributor to the motor head of the CH-46 "Sea Knight" during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 6-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat ent (GCE), Air Combat...

Corporal K. J. Childs, a radio technician with Maintenance Detachment, CSSD-27 (bat Service Support Detachment), repairs an RT-1209 (High Frequency Receiver/Transmitter) at the Electronics Maintenance pound during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 6-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground bat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground...

Private First Class F. A. Spennato, a Cook attached with CSSD-27 (Combat Service Support Element), stirs a pot o boiled chicken breasts at the mess hall during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 6-97. The mess hall is capable o eeding over 3500 Marines per meal. The Marines prepare two meals daily. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, Caliornia. The command element or this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands rom the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warare exercise, to...

Sergeant C. M. Rogers, a Bulk Fuel Technician attached with CSSD 27 (Combat Service Support Detachment) inspects a 600 GPM (Gallons Per Minute) Pump at the Bulk Fuel site during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 6-97. The fuel site has a maximum fuel srage capacity of 40,000 gallons of fuel. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units this desert warfare exercise,...

Lance Corporal R. L. Molt, a Messman with CSSD-27 (Combat Service Support Detachment), prepares cantelope for the salad bar at the mess hall during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 6-97. The mess hall is capable of serving 3500 Marines per meal and serves two meals daily. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air d Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air d Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the...

Lance Corporal D. E. Steltenkamp, a Water Purification Technician attached with Water Supply Detachment, CSSD-27 (Combat Service Support Detachment), operates a laundry Unit during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 6-97. The system can handle 120 lbs. of laundry per machine and is capable of handling 500 lbs. of laundry per hour. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent...

An AH-1W "Super Cobra" from HMLA-167 (MCAS New River, North Carolina) prepares to land at the Camp Wilson Airstrip after flight manuevers during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 6-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element (GCE), Air Combat Element (ACE) and the Combat Service...

Marines from HMH-461 (Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina), conduct a pre-flight operations check on a CH-53E "Super Stallion" during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 6-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element (GCE), Air Combat Element (ACE) and the Combat Service...

Private First Class C. Jones an MP with Military Police Detachment, CSSD-27 (Comat Service Support Detachment) fires an M2 .50 Caliber Heavy Machine Gun off the roof of an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) at the Delta Corridor Training Area during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 6-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert...

Marines from CSSD-27 (Combat Support Detachment) provide perimeter security for a convoy passing through the Delta Corridor Training Area during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 6-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element (GCE), Air Combat Element (ACE) and the Combat...