POTD: F88 Austeyr In Bayonet Assault Course - True Grit

Eric B
by Eric B

Welcome to another   Photo Of The Day! Today's images are a bit odd. Above you see U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Detren Tate, the company first sergeant of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force – Darwin 24.3, as he simulates attacking an enemy during a bayonet assault course as a part of the True Grit obstacle course at Combat Training Centre, Tully, QLD, Australia, in June 2024.

The Marines of Fox Co. particiapted in Tully Combat Training Centre’s Regional Warfighter Exercise in order to increase lethality in a jungle environment, further develop interoperability with the Australian Defence Force, and increase readiness for various operations in the Indo-Pacific region. Tate is a native of Arkansas.

Below: U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Austin Dickey, the company commander of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force – Darwin 24.3, runs towards an objective during a bayonet assault course.

Did you ever do anything similar in your military career?

Images and captions by U.S. Marine Corps, photo by Cpl. Juan Torres.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Rklk Rklk on Jun 22, 2024

    red guns for bayonet assault course, obstacle course and pack marches. funnily enough they got given the older f88sa2 red gund instead of the f99/f90 ones as even an army reserve unit would probably have ef88/f90s

  • Jh Jh on Jun 22, 2024

    Almost looks like a kids playground in a park rather than a training area….just needs one of those twisting slides