POTD: U.S. Marine Corps Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course

    Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course

    Photo Of The Day at TFB. Fine-art photography seems far away when you’re deep in the desert. Still the guy behind the camera managed to nail it. Above you see U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brandon Holliman, a native of Suffolk, Virginia, and a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) as they fire at an enemy position during a Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain town exercise. This training was part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-22 on U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, Arizona in April 2022.

    WTI is a seven-week training event, hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, which emphasizes the development of small task-organized unit experimentation across all warfighting functions, as well as enhances the battalion’s ability to conduct command and control, fire-support planning, intelligence functions, and logistical support to distributed company-level operations. This exercise continues support of 2d MARDIV’s experimental battalion’s assessment and mission essential task list-based pre-deployment training progression.

    Below: U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions.

    Below: Covering a position.

    Photos and captions: U.S. Marine Corps, Pfc. Sarah Pysher.