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Sergeant M. E. Jones (Left), Corporal (CPL) D. E. Atkins (Right) and CPL C. Clyne (Center), Artillerymen attached with Golf Battery 2nd Battalion 10th Marines, confirm the grid coordinates for their M198 155mm Medium Towed Howitzer fire mission during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5-6/97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) level being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this is MAGTF-6, which is 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...

Sergeant M. E. Jones (Left), Corporal (CPL) D. E. Atkins (Right) and CPL C. Clyne (Center), Artillerymen attached with Golf Battery 2nd Battalion 10th Marines, confirm the grid coordinates for their M198 155mm Medium Towed Howitzer fire mission during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5-6/97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) level being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this is MAGTF-6, which is 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...

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[Complete] Scene Caption: Sergeant M. E. Jones (Left), Corporal (CPL) D. E. Atkins (Right) and CPL C. Clyne (Center), Artillerymen attached with Golf Battery 2nd Battalion 10th Marines, confirm the grid coordinates for their M198 155mm Medium Towed Howitzer fire mission during COMBINED ARMS Exercise (CAX) 5-97. CAX 5-6/97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) level exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, California. The command element for this exercise is MAGTF-6, which is 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 EXPEDITIONARY 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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