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Corporal M. T. Chastain an artilleryman attached to Golf Battery, 2d Battalion, 10th Marines, observers the impact of a 155mm white phosphorus round fired from a M198 Medium Towed Howitzer during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat ment (GCE), Air Combat...

Corporal M. T. Chastain an artilleryman attached to Golf Battery, 2d Battalion, 10th Marines, observers the impact of a 155mm white phosphorus round fired from a M198 Medium Towed Howitzer during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat ment (GCE), Air Combat...

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[Complete] Scene Caption: Corporal M. T. Chastain an artilleryman attached to Golf Battery, 2d Battalion, 10th Marines, observers the impact of a 155mm white phosphorus round fired from a M198 Medium Towed Howitzer during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element (GCE), Air Combat Element (ACE) and the Combat Service Support Element (CSSE).

Subject Operation/Series: CAX 5-97

Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms

State: California (CA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Major Command Shown: II MARINE EXPENDITIONARY FORCE

Scene Camera Operator: PFC J. L. Shelhart, Usmc

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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11/04/1997
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The U.S. National Archives
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