There’s a lot of action going on in today’s Photo Of The Day. We have a bunch of U.S. Marines with the 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, using a variety of weapons systems in order to seize an enemy position. This happened during a live-fire combat rehearsal called Fuji Viper 21.3 at the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, in mid-April 2021.
During this exercise, the Marines honed tactics, techniques, and procedures to support expeditionary advanced base operations at the platoon and company level. The “3/3” is forward-deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division.
A U.S. Marine with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, throws a grenade at the Combined Arms Training Center. Have you ever thrown a real grenade? How nervous were you?
Conducting a tactical reload.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin Cooper and Cpl. Jacob Siemsen, anti-tank missile gunners with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, fire a Javelin missile.
Rocket on the way!
A U.S. Marine with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, fires an MK153 Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon. You don’t see those too often, especially not with this kind of background.
All pictures via the U.S. Marine Corps, photos by Lance Cpl. Jonathan Willcox.