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Topic: operation cax

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Marines of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, prepare to set-up camp around their M-60A1 tank. These men are a part of Operation CAX-4-81

Marines of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Div...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-4-81 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL J.... more

Flight line crew members prepare a bomb-loaded A-6E Intruder aircraft for a mission during Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Flight line crew members prepare a bomb-loaded A-6E Intruder aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

A combat-ready Marine fire team runs and hits the deck as they assault an enemy position. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A combat-ready Marine fire team runs and hits the deck as they assault...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

A combat-ready Marine, PFC Williams, prepares to fire the light anti-armor weapon (LAW) during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A combat-ready Marine, PFC Williams, prepares to fire the light anti-a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

Four combat ready Marines assault their objective by using live fire from their M-16A1 rifles and M-203 40mm grenade launchers mounted on their rifles. The Marines are a part of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines and are participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

Four combat ready Marines assault their objective by using live fire f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Combat-ready Marines from 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, fire the 105mm gun on their M-60A1 tank. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Combat-ready Marines from 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, fir...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

A Marine lieutenant colonel gives a briefing to members of one of his company during Operation CAX-1-2-82

A Marine lieutenant colonel gives a briefing to members of one of his ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicles are used to transport the infantry from place to place during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicles are used to transport the infantry fro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

Three combat-ready Marines prepare an M-60A1 machine gun for firing on range 410. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Three combat-ready Marines prepare an M-60A1 machine gun for firing on...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

Prior to firing, CPL Williams checks the sight on this 105mm howitzer gun for correct alignment. These Marines are participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

Prior to firing, CPL Williams checks the sight on this 105mm howitzer ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

A CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMM-161) brings Marines of Company L into the area for Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT.... more

A Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter sits down in a cloud of dust. The helicopter is bringing Marines in to participate in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter sits down in a cloud of dust. The...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL.... more

An artillery gun team from Btry. C, 5th Bn., 10th Marines, prepares to fire their 105mm howitzer during Operation CAX-1-2-82

An artillery gun team from Btry. C, 5th Bn., 10th Marines, prepares to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Five M60A1 tanks move into position for an assault on a bunker during Operation CAX 1-2/82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Five M60A1 tanks move into position for an assault on a bunker during ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2/82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Serg... more

A Marine A-6A Intruder aircraft is directed to park next to another A-6A aircraft and behind two AV-8A Harrier aircraft during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A Marine A-6A Intruder aircraft is directed to park next to another A-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

Commanders of two M60A1 tanks stop and check their locations during Operation CAX 1-2/82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Commanders of two M60A1 tanks stop and check their locations during Op...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2/82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Serg... more

One of the M-109 155mm self-propelled howitzers used by the 2nd Marine Division during Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

One of the M-109 155mm self-propelled howitzers used by the 2nd Marine...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

A combat-ready Marine from Weapons Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, looks through the sight of the M-203 grenade launcher 40mm that is attached to his M-16A1 rifle. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2-82 held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A combat-ready Marine from Weapons Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

A line of Marines from Co. B, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Div., walk toward an enemy position. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A line of Marines from Co. B, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Div., w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

A combat-ready Marine, LCPL Williams, checks the scope of the M-151 jeep-mounted heavy anti-tank weapon (TOW) during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A combat-ready Marine, LCPL Williams, checks the scope of the M-151 je...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

In preparation for setting up the 105mm howitzer, LCPL Hodges digs a fire pit for his gun team. These Marines are participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

In preparation for setting up the 105mm howitzer, LCPL Hodges digs a f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

A combat-ready fire team from Co. C, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, are in the prone position with their M-16A1 rifles, as they prepare to assault an enemy bunker. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A combat-ready fire team from Co. C, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, are in the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

Part of 3rd Plt., Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, debark an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle and prepare to assault their objective. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

Part of 3rd Plt., Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, debark an LVTP-7 tracke...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

A combat-ready Marine, LCPL Jones, armed with an M-16A1 rifle, is in the prone position behind a rock to shield his body from possible enemy fire. The Marine is a participant in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A combat-ready Marine, LCPL Jones, armed with an M-16A1 rifle, is in t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

Two combat-ready Marines help a buddy who could possibly have a leg or foot wound using the two-man support carry. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Two combat-ready Marines help a buddy who could possibly have a leg or...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

An artillery gun team from Charlie Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, reload their 105mm howitzer during Operation CAX-1-2-82

An artillery gun team from Charlie Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marine...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

An M-60A1 tank, with an earthmover on its front, travels at a moderate speed during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

An M-60A1 tank, with an earthmover on its front, travels at a moderate...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT... more

Two combat-ready Marines, an M-60A1 gunner and his assistant, are practice-firing the M-60A1 machine gun. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Two combat-ready Marines, an M-60A1 gunner and his assistant, are prac...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

Three combat ready Marines of the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, take up the firing position with their M-16A1 rifles and M-60A1 machine gun during Operation CAX-1-2-82

Three combat ready Marines of the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, take ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

PFC James of the 2nd Marine Division, armed with an M-16A1 rifle, positions himself behind a boulder during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

PFC James of the 2nd Marine Division, armed with an M-16A1 rifle, posi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

A Marine Corps AV-8A Harrier aircraft is on the runway waiting for clearance from the control tower. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A Marine Corps AV-8A Harrier aircraft is on the runway waiting for cle...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

A squad of combat-ready Marines debark a personnel tracked landing vehicle 7 (LVTP-7) and climb a hill as part of the assault phase during Operation CAX-1-2-82

A squad of combat-ready Marines debark a personnel tracked landing veh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Two combat ready fire teams debark an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle and assault a hill during Operation CAX-1-2-82

Two combat ready fire teams debark an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

This LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle is the command post for the Bravo command group and is traveling at a moderate speed during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

This LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle is the command post for the Bravo ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

Combat-ready Marines from Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, disembark an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle as they prepare to assault a hill during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Combat-ready Marines from Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, disembark an LV...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

A close-up view of a combat-ready Marine (CPL Williams) as he uses a pair of binoculars to look at the next objective. The Marine is standing inside the turret of an M-60A1 tank. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A close-up view of a combat-ready Marine (CPL Williams) as he uses a p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

Pilots from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMM-161) use a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter to airlift a communications trailer to a command post. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Pilots from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMM-161) use a CH-5...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT.... more

This Marine A-6A Intruder aircraft has just been loaded with bombs. The A-6A aircraft are flying missions in support of Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

This Marine A-6A Intruder aircraft has just been loaded with bombs. Th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT... more

Two M60A1 tanks from the 2nd Marine Division, are on the move to their new objective. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2/82 held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Two M60A1 tanks from the 2nd Marine Division, are on the move to their...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2/82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Serg... more

A combat-ready Marine, armed with an M-16A1 rifle, is partly in the prone position as he and the rest of his fire team assault an enemy bunker. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A combat-ready Marine, armed with an M-16A1 rifle, is partly in the pr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

Four Marines from Bravo Company, 1ST Battalion, 8th Marines, are in the prone position with their M-16A1 rifles during an assault. This is a part of Operation CAX-1-2-82

Four Marines from Bravo Company, 1ST Battalion, 8th Marines, are in th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

While these two M-60A1 tank crews are on standby, they relax on the back of their tank. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

While these two M-60A1 tank crews are on standby, they relax on the ba...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

Two combat ready Marines are in the prone position with their M-16A1 rifles and an M-203 40mm grenade launcher attacked to the first rifle. The Marines are approaching their objective during Operation CAX-1-2-82

Two combat ready Marines are in the prone position with their M-16A1 r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Two combat-ready Marines from Weapons Co., 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, armed with M-60A1 machine guns, man an observation post during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Two combat-ready Marines from Weapons Co., 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, armed...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

A combat-ready Marine, PFC Jones, fires his M-16A1 rifle from a prone position at a bunker during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A combat-ready Marine, PFC Jones, fires his M-16A1 rifle from a prone ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

Some members of Co. L, 3rd Bn., 2nd Marines, move out and over a hill during Operation CAX-1-2-82

Some members of Co. L, 3rd Bn., 2nd Marines, move out and over a hill ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Two combat-ready Marines are standing side-by-side as they prepare to fire the members of Co. B, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Div., participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Two combat-ready Marines are standing side-by-side as they prepare to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

An LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle loaded with troops speeds across the desert during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

An LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle loaded with troops speeds across the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT.... more

Four combat ready Marines from Weapons Company, 1ST Battalion, 8th Marines, are in the prone position with their M-16A1 rifles and an M-203 40mm grenade launcher attacked to the first rifle. The Marines are assaulting their objective during Operation CAX-1-2-82

Four combat ready Marines from Weapons Company, 1ST Battalion, 8th Mar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Many pieces of Marine Corps equipment such as M60A1 tanks, LVTC7 track landing vehicles, M109 155 mm self-propelled howitzers and M151 jeeps, are staged here during a commander's briefing. The equipment is being used in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Many pieces of Marine Corps equipment such as M60A1 tanks, LVTC7 track...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Corp... more

Combat-ready LCPL Davis and other members of his fire team from Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, have just left an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle and are in the prone position, armed with M-16A1 rifles, on the crest of a hill. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Combat-ready LCPL Davis and other members of his fire team from Co. A,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT... more

During Operation CAX-1-2-82, LCPL Jones of Hotel Company, 1ST Battalion, 10th Marines, prepares the rounds (ammunition) for his 105mm howitzer team

During Operation CAX-1-2-82, LCPL Jones of Hotel Company, 1ST Battalio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

An artillery gun team from Btry. C, 5th Bn., 10th Marines, fires their 105mm howitzer during Operation CAX-1-2-82

An artillery gun team from Btry. C, 5th Bn., 10th Marines, fires their...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

An explosion is set off in front of an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle during Operation CAX-1-2-82. The three Marines standing behind the LVTP-7 protect ears from the noise

An explosion is set off in front of an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Three M60A1 tanks from 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, prepare to move to their new objective. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2/82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Three M60A1 tanks from 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, prepar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2/82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Serg... more

A 105mm howitzer crew from Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 10th Marines, prepare for a fire mission. The company is participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

A 105mm howitzer crew from Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 10th Marine...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Two fire teams from Co. A,1ST Bn., 8th Marines, debark an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle and assault a hill during Operation CAX-1-2-82

Two fire teams from Co. A,1ST Bn., 8th Marines, debark an LVTP-7 track...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

A Marine A-6A Intruder aircraft is given the final check by a lineman and the crew chief prior to take-off during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A Marine A-6A Intruder aircraft is given the final check by a lineman ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT... more

A Marine A-6A Intruder aircraft loaded with bombs, is given a last minute check prior to take-off. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A Marine A-6A Intruder aircraft loaded with bombs, is given a last min...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

All of the combat-ready Marines in Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, get a chance to fire the M-60A1 machine gun on Range 190 during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

All of the combat-ready Marines in Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, get a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

During Operation CAX-1-2-82, MGEN Alfred M. Gray Jr, commanding general, 2nd Marines Division, is briefed by the commanding officer of the 1ST Battalion, 8th Marines, on the present situation

During Operation CAX-1-2-82, MGEN Alfred M. Gray Jr, commanding genera...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

During Operation CAX-1-2-82, CPL Smith of Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, moves into position to assault the objective

During Operation CAX-1-2-82, CPL Smith of Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Members of Co. M, 3rd Bn., 2nd Marines, are on line in the prone position during assault on an enemy bunker. The assault took place during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Members of Co. M, 3rd Bn., 2nd Marines, are on line in the prone posit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT... more

PVT Davis of Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, is the anchor man for his squad as they get back aboard an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle at the end of Operation CAX-1-2-82

PVT Davis of Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, is the anchor man for his sq...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

A 105mm howitzer team from Btry. H, 1ST Bn., 10th Marines, stands by for the next fire mission. The battery is participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

A 105mm howitzer team from Btry. H, 1ST Bn., 10th Marines, stands by f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

A Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter prepares to pick up a huge crate of supplies for the resupply of Marines in the field. The resupply operation is a part of Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter prepares to pick up a huge crat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

Combat-ready Marines in this 105mm howitzer section load the gun during a live fire mission. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Combat-ready Marines in this 105mm howitzer section load the gun durin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

SGT Smith and CPL Davis assist a third Marine from Alpha Company, 1ST Battalion, 8th Marines, by using the two-man carry. This is part of their training in first-aid during Operation CAX-1-2-82

SGT Smith and CPL Davis assist a third Marine from Alpha Company, 1ST ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Combat-ready engineers from the 2nd Marine Division, in an LVTP7 tracked landing vehicle, follow two M60A1 tanks. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2/82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Combat-ready engineers from the 2nd Marine Division, in an LVTP7 track...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2/82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Serg... more

Two 81mm mortar sections from Weapons Co., 3rd Bn., 2nd Marines, prepare to fire during Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Two 81mm mortar sections from Weapons Co., 3rd Bn., 2nd Marines, prepa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

Two Marines from Weapons Company prepare to fire their M-29 81mm mortar. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Two Marines from Weapons Company prepare to fire their M-29 81mm morta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

Three members of the Combat Engineers Battalion are in the offensive position on a mountain during Operation CAX-1-2-82. They are equipped with a M-60A1 machine gun and M-16A1 rifles

Three members of the Combat Engineers Battalion are in the offensive p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

The 2nd Marine Division personnel take time out from their training in Operation CAX-1-2-82 and watch a show put on by the USO

The 2nd Marine Division personnel take time out from their training in...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Combat-ready Marines from Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Div., disembark an LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle to assault an enemy bunker on the beach. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Combat-ready Marines from Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Div....

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT... more

Four combat ready Marines assault their objective by using live fire from their M-16A1 rifles and M-203 40mm grenade launchers mounted on their rifles. The Marines are a part of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines and are participating in Operation CAX-1-2-82

Four combat ready Marines assault their objective by using live fire f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Two Marine AV-8A Harrier aircraft prepare to take off from Wilson Field during Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Two Marine AV-8A Harrier aircraft prepare to take off from Wilson Fiel...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

An AMTRAC (LVTP-7) that is used as a field mobile command center is moving very slowly as its crew communicates with other units. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

An AMTRAC (LVTP-7) that is used as a field mobile command center is mo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMM-161) bring troops in and airlift troops of Co. L, 3rd Bn., 2nd Marines, out of Landing Zone Wilson (Range 410) during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 16...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT.... more

Four combat ready Marines from Weapons Company, 1ST Battalion, 8th Marines, are in the prone position with their M-16A1 rifles and an M-203 40mm grenade launcher attacked to the first rifle. The Marines are assaulting their objective during Operation CAX-1-2-82

Four combat ready Marines from Weapons Company, 1ST Battalion, 8th Mar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

One of the Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters taking part in a vertical envelopment (infantry landing) is unloaded. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-To-Ground Combat Center

One of the Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters taking part in a vertic...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. J.A. Daniels Release Status: Release... more

A Marine M-60A1 tank slowly moves over the dry, dusty terrain during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A Marine M-60A1 tank slowly moves over the dry, dusty terrain during O...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT... more

An artillery gun team from Btry. H, 1ST Bn., 10th Marines, prepares to reload their 105mm howitzer during the live fire part of Operation CAX-1-2-82

An artillery gun team from Btry. H, 1ST Bn., 10th Marines, prepares to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

A squad of combat-ready Marines from Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, disembark an LVTP-7 and assault a hill as part of their objective. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A squad of combat-ready Marines from Co. A, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, dise...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

The M-60A1 tank took the lead throughout Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

The M-60A1 tank took the lead throughout Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT... more

Infantrymen from Co. B, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, charge up a hill to a bunker during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Infantrymen from Co. B, 1ST Bn., 8th Marines, charge up a hill to a bu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT... more

Three combat ready Marines from Co. K, 3rd Bn., 2nd Marines, are in the prone position with their M-16A1 rifles. They are awaiting word to move forward and assault their objective during Operation CAX-1-2-82

Three combat ready Marines from Co. K, 3rd Bn., 2nd Marines, are in th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Commanders of two M60A1 tanks stop and check the terrain during Operation CAX 1-2/82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Commanders of two M60A1 tanks stop and check the terrain during Operat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2/82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Serg... more

The combat-ready gunner of the heavy anti-tank weapon system (TOW) gets a good sight picture during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

The combat-ready gunner of the heavy anti-tank weapon system (TOW) get...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

An AMTRAC (LVTP-7) moves pretty fast down a rusty road. The Marines in the LVTP-7 have just received orders from the command post and are responding. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

An AMTRAC (LVTP-7) moves pretty fast down a rusty road. The Marines in...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

One of the Navy corpsmen assigned to the 1ST Battalion, 8th Marines, administers first aid to a Marine's foot during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

One of the Navy corpsmen assigned to the 1ST Battalion, 8th Marines, a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

A combat-ready Marine, LCPL Smith, checks the sight on an M-29 81mm mortar prior to the next fire mission during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A combat-ready Marine, LCPL Smith, checks the sight on an M-29 81mm mo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

Two Marine M60A1 tanks stand by as their crews wait for word to move forward during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Two Marine M60A1 tanks stand by as their crews wait for word to move f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

A camouflaged M-60A1 tank from 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, sits behind a hill in preparation for possible direct firing. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A camouflaged M-60A1 tank from 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

Two combat-ready Marines are in an M-51 jeep with a heavy anti-tank weapon system (TOW) mounted in it. One of the Marines drives the jeep and the other acts as the gunner during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Two combat-ready Marines are in an M-51 jeep with a heavy anti-tank we...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL ... more

Part of the combat engineers are using this LVTP-7 for their transportation. Followed behind it is an M-151 jeep and trailer. One of the engineers is to explode mine fields. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Part of the combat engineers are using this LVTP-7 for their transport...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

An artillery gun team from Btry. H, 1ST Bn., 10th Marines, prepares to fire their 105mm howitzer during the live fire part of Operation CAX-1-2-82

An artillery gun team from Btry. H, 1ST Bn., 10th Marines, prepares to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX-1-2-82 Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Combat-ready Marines of this M-109A2 155mm self-propelled howitzer section stand by for the next fire mission during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

Combat-ready Marines of this M-109A2 155mm self-propelled howitzer sec...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL.... more

LCPL Marshall and PFC Williams prepare a machine gun position for a live fire exercise during Operation CAX 4-81

LCPL Marshall and PFC Williams prepare a machine gun position for a li...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 4-81 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL J.... more

A tank company from the 8th Marine Regiment prepares for a live fire exercise during Operation CAX 4-81

A tank company from the 8th Marine Regiment prepares for a live fire e...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 4-81 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL J.... more

Bravo Command of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, prepares for a live fire exercise during Operation CAX 4-81. In the center is a parked LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicle

Bravo Command of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, prepares for ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. J. Daniels Release Status: Releas... more

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