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Two Air Force security policemen, with a U.S. Marine Corps instructor observing, prepare to enter a building occupied by a group of "terrorists" holding hostages. The policemen are taking part in an anti-terrorist training exercise being conducted by the 1st marine Brigade School

Marines from the 1ST Bn., 12th Marines, fire an M-101 105mm howitzer during a field training exercise

A left rear view of a 105mm howitzer gun section from the Artillery Demonstration Unit. One Marine is waiting for the word to load the gun. The firing is in support of a field training exercise for The Basic School for Marine officer candidates

A right rear view of a 105mm howitzer gun section from the Artillery Demonstration Unit. They are preparing to fire the gun during a field training exercise for The Basic School for Marine officer candidates

A left rear view of a 105mm howitzer gun section from the Artillery Demonstration Unit. They are reloading to fire another round in support of a field training exercise for The Basic School for Marine officer candidates

A right rear view of a 105mm howitzer gun section from the Artillery Demonstration Unit. They are preparing to fire in support of a field training exercise for the Basic School for Marine officer candidates

A right rear view of a 105mm howitzer gun section from the Artillery Demonstration Unit. They are firing their gun during a field training exercise for The Basic School for Marine officer candidates

Right rear view of an M-102 105mm howitzer gun section from the Artillery Demonstration Unit. They are firing the gun during a field training exercise for the Basic School for Marine officer candidates

A right rear view of a 105mm howitzer gun section from the Artillery Demonstration Unit. They are preparing to fire another round in support of a field training exercise for The Basic School for Marine officer candidates

Marine Corps infantry and M60A1 tanks that make up Company B, 1ST Battalion, 3rd Marines, (Battalion Landing Team 1/3), 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force (FMF), undergo a week long training exercise at the Zambolies Training Area during their Western Pacific (WESTPAC) cruise. The Marines lie prone on the ground as a tank passes over them. The tanks are actually from the 1ST Marine Division, FMF

A member of Co. B, 1ST Bn., 3rd Marines, (Battalion Landing Team 1/3), 3rd Marine Div., Fleet Marine Force, gets up after an M60A1 tank from the 1ST Marine Division has passed over him. He is undergoing a week-long training exercise with his unit during their Western Pacific Cruise (WESTPAC)

Marines of Company B, 1ST Battalion, 3rd Marines, (Battalion Landing Team 1/3), 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force (FMF), line up in a prone position as an M60A1 tank from the 1ST Marine Division passes over them. They are undergoing a week-long training exercise during their Western Pacific Cruise (WESTPAC)

A Marine equipped with an M-16A1 rifle, backpack, field protective mask, helmet and camouflage utilities is the object of cover and concealment during a field training exercise at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot

One member of the fire team rushes forward as the other members simulate covering fire during a field training exercise at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot

The Marines of the 81mm mortar platoon, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Bn., 3rd Marines, participate in a live fire training exercise at the Zambolies Training Area

During a field combat training exercise at the Las Pulgas Lake area, an enemy aggressor is captured and is hastily interrogated by GYSGTs Robert Werkele and Tom Burke. The aggressor is SSGT Stephen Campbell. These Marines are reservists from International Telephone and Telegram Company (ITT)

Combat control team members land ashore in an inflatable boat after a parachute drop during a water training exercise. The controllers are members of the 63rd Military Airlift Wing

Combat control team members aboard an inflatable boat leave the beach during a water training exercise. The airmen are from the 63rd Military Airlift Wing

Combat control team members pack their equipment upon arrival at the beach after a parachute drop into the water during a water training exercise. The airmen are from the 63rd Military Airlift Wing

Combat control team members, in the water, practice with an inflatable boat during a water training exercise. The airmen are from the 63rd Military Airlift Wing

Combat control team members run five miles after a boat landing during a water training exercise. The controllers are from the 63rd Military Airlift Wing

Combat control team members aboard an inflatable boat leave the beach during a water training exercise. The airmen are from the 63rd Military Airlift Wing

Combat control team members secure equipment on an inflatable boat as they arrive on the beach after a parachute drop during a water training exercise. The airmen are assigned to the 63rd Military Airlift

Combat control team members man their machine guns after a boat landing during a water training exercise. The controllers are from the 63rd Military Airlift Wing

Combat control team members aboard an inflatable boat land ashore during a water training exercise. The airmen are from the 63rd Military Airlift Wing

PVT. Lemieux adjusts PVT. Weherley's "Alice" pack during preparation for a field training exercise at Gibbs Island

A woman Marine recruit platoon from Series 10, Company K, marches back from a three-day field training exercise held at Page Field, Marine Corps Recruit Depot

A woman Marine recruit platoon from Series 10, Company K, marches back from a three-day field training exercise at Page Field, Marine Corps Recruit Depot. A tower used for rope rappelling training is in the background

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 9th Marines, charge out of an AMTRAC (LVTP-7) during a combat field training exercise at the India training area

Two Marines wear their field protective masks as they participate in a gas alert during a nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare training exercise at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center

A fire team leader points to a position on his map of the terrain as he tells part of his fire team what their responsibilities are during a training exercise at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot

A rifleman rushes forward as other fire team members simulate covering fire during a field training exercise

The fire team leader gives the hand signal to halt during a field training exercise at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Marines move inland after landing on the beach in LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicles during a routine training exercise at Fort Hasey

Marines from the Battalion Landing Team (BLT 1/3), 3rd Marine Division, take defensive positions after landing on the beach in an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle during a routine training exercise

Fort Hasey-Marines from the Battalion Landing Team (BLT 1/3), 3rd Marine Division, move inland after landing on the beach in an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle during a routine training exercise

LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicles from Co. D, 3rd Marines, 3rd Mar. Div., approach the beach. The LVTP-7s are on a routine training exercise

Marines from Battalion Landing Team, 1ST Bn., 3rd Marines (BLT 1/3), land on the beach in the LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle during a training exercise at Fort Hasey

Marines from Battalion Landing Team, 1ST Bn., 3rd Marines (BLT 1/3), move inland after landing on the beach in an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle during a routine training exercise

Marine Reservists from Marine Air Control Squadron 23 (MAC-23) attach a load to a hovering CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter during a training exercise

A military policeman looks cautiously into a building during a training exercise of the Pop-up Target Recognition Course

A military policeman hides in the doorway of a building during a training exercise of the Pop-up Target Recognition Course

A military policeman looks around the corner of a building during a training exercise of the Pop-up Target Recognition Course

A pair of Marines armed with 5.56mm M-16A1 rifles advance during a training exercise. (Released)

An M-60 main battle tank is off loaded onto a beach from a mechanized landing craft (LCM 8) during a Marine Corps training exercise

A mechanized landing craft (LCM 8), carring an M-60 main battle tank, is guided to a landing on a beach during a Marine Corps training exercise

Marines deploy on a beach after being landed by mechanized landing craft (LCM 8) during a training exercise

Marines of Company C, 1ST Battalion, 3rd Marine Division fire an M-29 81 mm mortar during a training exercise

Marines of Company C, 1ST Battalion, 3rd Marine Division fire their M-203 40 mm grenade launchers during a training exercise

Two A-4 Skyhawk aircraft from Marine Attack Training Squadron 102 (VMAT-102) take off simultaneously during a training exercise

Members of Company A, 1ST Battalion, 9th Marines, pull the ropes tight as they construct a two-rope and a one-rope bridge over a deep canyon. The battalion is having a mountain warfare training exercise

Two Marines from Headquarters Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, participate in a nuclear, biological and chemical warfare training exercise at combat town. They are carrying M-16A1 rifles and are wearing field protective mask

Marines from 1ST Battalion, 4th Marines, cross a swiftly moving river with the aid of a rope. The Marines are undergoing a mountain training exercise and are wearing light marching packs

Marines from 1ST Battalion, 4th Marines, use a one-rope bridge to cross a deep ravine as part of a mountain training exercise

Marines from 1ST Battalion, 4th Marines, descend a mountain as part of a mountain training exercise

A Marine from 1ST Battalion, 4th Marines, rappels a steep, solid rock cliff during the battalion's mountain training exercise

Marines from 1ST Battalion, 4th Marines, use a one-rope bridge to cross a deep ravine as part of a mountain training exercise

Marines from 1ST Battalion, 4th Marines, scales the face of a mountain with his company as part of a mountain training exercise

A US Marine aims a shoulder-fired Redeye anti-aircraft rocket during the air combat training exercise COPE THUNDER '83-1. The Redeye he is using is a training model that scores hits with a laser device

A US Marine aims a shoulder-fired Redeye anti-aircraft rocket while his partner points out the target during the air combat training exercise COPE THUNDER '83-1. The Redeye they are using is a training model that uses a laser device to score hits

Shoppers at the open-air market during the joint U.S. Marine Corps and Republic of Korea marine training Exercise Team Spirit '83

Koreans in the open-air market during the joint U.S. Marine Corps and Republic of Korea marine training Exercise Team Spirit '83

Marines test-fire a Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-command linked (TOW) anti-tank missile system during a training exercise

An air-to-air right rear view of a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter from Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, as Marines conduct a composite squadron training exercise

A right side view of two CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters from Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, as Marines prepare to land them during a composite squadron training exercise

A right side view of two CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters from Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, as Marines prepare to land them during a composite squadron training exercise

A view from inside a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter of another UH-1 as Marines fly them during a composite squadron training exercise. The Marines are based at Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay

An aerial view of Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters operating in a landing zone during a composite squadron training exercise. The helicopters are based at Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay

Marines rappel from a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter during a training exercise

Marines conduct a mock beach assault from an LVTP-7 (tracked landing vehicle, personnel) during a training exercise. Two other LVTPs are approaching the beach in the background

Marines rappel from a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter during a training exercise

Marines conduct a mock beach assault from an LVTP-7 (tracked landing vehicle, personnel) during a training exercise. Another LVTP-7 is approaching the beach in the background

Members of the 2nd Light Anti-aircraft Missile Battalion set up a AN/MSU-11 platoon command post during a field training exercise

Members of the 2nd Light Anti-aircraft Missile Battalion set up an MIM-23 Hawk missile launcher during a field training exercise

A member of the 2nd Light Anti-aircraft Missile Battalion checks an AN/MPQ-46 high powered illuminator radar during a field training exercise

Members of the 2nd Light Anti-aircraft Missile Battalion set up an MIM-23 Hawk missile launcher during a field training exercise

Members of the 2nd Light Anti-aircraft Missile Battalion set up an MIM-23 Hawk missile launcher during a field training exercise

Two F/A-18A Hornet aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 531 (VFMA-531) takeoff during a training exercise

An AV-8A Harrier aircraft from Marine Attack Squadron 513 (VMA-513) practices landing and taking off on South Mesa Road during a training exercise

Naval Reserve corpsmen from the 4th Medical Battalion administer aid to a simulated casualty as a Navy chaplain comforts him during a joint Naval/Marine Amphibious Brigade training exercise

Reserve corpsmen from the 4th Medical Battalion load a simulated casualty into an ambulance during a joint Naval/Marine Amphibious Brigade training exercise

Naval Reserve corpsmen from the 4th Medical Battalion treat a simulated casualty during a joint Naval/Marine Amphibious Brigade training exercise

Naval Reserve corpsmen from the 4th Medical Battalion administer aid to a simulated casualty as a Navy chaplain comforts him during a joint Naval/Marine Amphibious Brigade training exercise

Marines fire a BGM-71 tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided (TOW) missile from a launcher mounted on an M151A1 light vehicle during a field training exercise at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center

Marines spot 5-inch naval gunfire from a U.S. Navy destroyer during a training exercise held in preparation for a Western Pacific delpoyment

Members of a 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, shore party guide an M-923 5-ton cargo truck ashore from a Utility Landing Craft (LCU 1630) during a training exercise held in preparation for a Western Pacific deployment

Members of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, fire an M-224 60mm mortar during a weapons training exercise

Members of Co. C, 1ST Bn., 5th Marines, file past an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle during an amphibious assault training exercise at Delmar Beach

A member of Weapons Co., 1ST Bn., 5th Marines, aims an M-47 Dragon anti-tank launcher during an amphibious assault training exercise at Delmar Beach

An M-29 81mm mortar crew of Weapons Platoon, Co. C, 1ST Bn., 5th Marines, participates in an amphibious assault training exercise at Delmar Beach

Members of Weapons Co., 1ST Bn., 5th Marines, take up positions in front of LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle from Co. C, 1ST Amphibious Bn., during an amphibious assault training exercise at Delmar Beach. An M-29 81mm mortar crew is on the left

Members of Co. C, 1ST Bn., 5th Marines, move out in front of LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle from Co. C, 1ST Amphibious Bn., during an amphibious assault training exercise at Delmar Beach

An LVTP7 tracked landing vehicle from Company C, 1ST Amphibious Bn., enters the surf during an amphibious assault training exercise at Delmar Beach

An officer from Company C, 1ST Amphibious Bn., uses a field radio to direct operations during an amphibious assault training exercise at Delmar Beach. An LVTP7 tracked landing vehicle is entering the surf in the background

Members of Co. C, 1ST Bn., 5th Marines, exit from an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle from Co. C, 1ST Amphibious Bn., during an amphibious assault training exercise at Delmar Beach

Members of Co. C, 1ST Bn., 5th Marines, take up prone firing positions on Delmar beach during an amphibious assault training exercise. A Marine is aiming an M-47 Dragon anti-tank launcher in the foreground

An LVTP7 tracked landing vehicle from Company C, 1ST Amphibious Bn., enters the surf during an amphibious assault training exercise at Delmar Beach

An LVTP7 tracked landing vehicle from Company C, 1ST Amphibious Bn., comes ashore during an amphibious assault training exercise at Delmar Beach

An LVTP7 tracked landing vehicle from Company C, 1ST Amphibious Bn., comes ashore during an amphibious assault training exercise at Delmar Beach

Members of Co. C, 1ST Bn., 5th Marines, take up positions in front of LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle from Co. C, 1ST Amphibious Bn., during an amphibious assault training exercise at Delmar Beach

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