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Marines come ashore on Makua Valley Beach in a tracked landing vehicle, personnel (LVTP 7) during Operation KERNAL BLITZ. The LVTP 7 is assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Brigade

Marines come ashore on Makua Valley Beach in a tracked landing vehicle...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNAL BLITZ Base: Kaneohe Bay State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Dewey, ... more

Marines come ashore on Makua Valley Beach in a tracked landing vehicle, personnel (LVTP 7) during Operation KERNEL BLITZ. The LVTP 7 is assigned to 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Brigade. In the background is an LCU 1610 class utility landing craft (LCU 1617)

Marines come ashore on Makua Valley Beach in a tracked landing vehicle...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Kaneohe Bay State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Dewey, ... more

Marines come ashore on Makua Valley Beach in tracked landing vehicles, personnel (LVTP 7s) during Operation KERNEL BLITZ. The LVTP 7s are assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Brigade

Marines come ashore on Makua Valley Beach in tracked landing vehicles,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Kaneohe Bay State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Dewey, ... more

An AAVP7 tracked landing vehicle from Company A, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, maneuvers on Red Beach during the amphibious assault Exercise Operation KERNAL BLITZ'87-2

An AAVP7 tracked landing vehicle from Company A, 3rd Amphibious Assaul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNAL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... more

An AAVP7 tracked landing vehicle from Company C, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, splashes into surf en route to an amphibious assault ship during the amphibious assault Exercise Operation KERNAL BLITZ'87-2

An AAVP7 tracked landing vehicle from Company C, 3rd Amphibious Assaul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNAL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... more

LT. Vance Sewell, Commanding Officer, Delta Company, 2d Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB) prepares to write down possible enemy grid coordinates while attending a warning order issue

LT. Vance Sewell, Commanding Officer, Delta Company, 2d Amphibious Ass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Combined Joint Training Field Exercise (CJTFEX) 96 Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: ... more

An Amtrac belonging to Delta Company, 2d Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB), speeds away towards the enemy during an assault conducted by Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2d Marine Division

An Amtrac belonging to Delta Company, 2d Amphibious Assault Battalion ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Combined Joint Training Field Exercise (CJTFEX) 96 Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: ... more

Marine Lance Corporal Alexander T. Acocello, with Headquarters&Service Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1st Marine Division, waits for a clear path to the ocean before"splashing"his Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) from White Beach during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ`97.  KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-Chief Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1st Marine Division (MARDIV).  KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marine Lance Corporal Alexander T. Acocello, with Headquarters&Service...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Mcb Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Sho... more

Marine Lance Corporal Alexander T. Acocello, Headquarters&Service Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, drives his Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) through the breakers off of White Beach during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ'97.  KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV).  KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marine Lance Corporal Alexander T. Acocello, Headquarters&Service Comp...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Mcb Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Sho... more

Marine sergeant Jenson Reese with Headquarters&Service Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, Opposition Force (OPFOR) takes a drink during a pause in training on White Beach during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ'97.  KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV).  KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marine sergeant Jenson Reese with Headquarters&Service Company, 3d Amp...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Mcb Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Sho... more

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV-7A1) from Bravo Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, assemble on White Beach during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 97.  KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV).  KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV-7A1) from Bravo Company, 3d Amphibiou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Mcb Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Sho... more

Marine Lance Corporal Alexander T. Acocello, with Headquarters&Service Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, splashes his Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) from White Beach during rehearsals for Exercise KERNEL BLITZ'97.  KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV).  KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marine Lance Corporal Alexander T. Acocello, with Headquarters&Service...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Mcb Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Sho... more

US Marines from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, act as opposing forces (OPFOR) while driving Soviet armored vehicles

US Marines from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

Marines from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division drive a soviet BRDM to a training area on base to be used as part of the opposition forces

Marines from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division dri...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

Marines with 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, investigate why their Opposition Force vehicle stalled on Red Beach, Camp Pendleton, California, during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marines with 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, inv...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... more

CPL Bryan M. Gillespy, "D" Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, talks on the radio while standing in one of three Opposing Forces (OPFOR) soviet made MT-LB multi-purpose tracked vehicles, during the exercise. (SCREEN RESOLUTION ONLY)

CPL Bryan M. Gillespy, "D" Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

Amphibious assault vehicles from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division drive on Red Beach

Amphibious assault vehicles from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

Sergeant Marcos Enriquez (Right), D Co, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, serves hot chow to Opposition Force Marines, also from 3d AABn, at Camp Pendleton, California, during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Sergeant Marcos Enriquez (Right), D Co, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... more

Two U.S. Marine Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV7A1) from the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, drive out of the water and up on Red Beach during the exercise

Two U.S. Marine Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV7A1) from the 3rd Amph...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

U.S. Marine Infantrymen from the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, are riding in two soviet bloc MT-LB Multi-Purpose Tracked vehicles. The Marines were acting as the Opposing Forces (OPFOR) during this exercise. (SCREEN RESOLUTION ONLY)

U.S. Marine Infantrymen from the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion line up on the beach prior to heading into the water during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) from 3rd Amphibious Assault Batta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

Lance Corporal Alexander T. Acocello, from Mobility Counter Mobility Platoon, Headquarters & Service Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, prepares his Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) for a "splash" at White Beach during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Lance Corporal Alexander T. Acocello, from Mobility Counter Mobility P...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... more

Marine sergeant Jenson Reese (right) gives a class to Lance Corporal Putney, both with Mobility-Counter Mobility (MCM) platoon, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, aboard an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) on White Beach during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marine sergeant Jenson Reese (right) gives a class to Lance Corporal P...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... more

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) from 1ST Platoon, Bravo Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, rolls down the beach while LCAC's (Landing Craft, Air Cushioned) from ACU-5 return to shore during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) from 1ST Platoon, Bravo Compan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... more

Lance CPL. Alexander T. Acocello, Headquarters & Service Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, waits for a clear path to the ocean before "splashing" from White Beach. (Duplicate image, see also DMSD0207640 or search 970626M9368G030)

Lance CPL. Alexander T. Acocello, Headquarters & Service Company, 3rd ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Kernel Blitz '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) from 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, "splashes" on the return to the USS Anchorage (LSD-36) during exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) from 3d Amphibious Assault Bat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... more

US Marines from Mobility Counter Mobility (MCM) Platoon, Headquarters & Service Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, cover their amphibious assault vehicle with camouflage netting on White Beach

US Marines from Mobility Counter Mobility (MCM) Platoon, Headquarters ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV-7A1) from 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, return to the USS Anchorage (LSD-36), during exercise KERNEL BLITZ 97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV-7A1) from 3d Amphibious Assault Batta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... more

STAFF Sergeant Pankievich, Bravo Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, gives instructions on the order of march for Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV-7A1) returning from White Beach to the USS Anchorage (LSD-36) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

STAFF Sergeant Pankievich, Bravo Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battal...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... more

Corporal Carey A. Lowe, crew chief with 1ST Platoon, Bravo Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division waits for his turn to "splash" his Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV-7A1) at White Beach during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Corporal Carey A. Lowe, crew chief with 1ST Platoon, Bravo Company, 3d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... more

An amphibious assault vehicle from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, returns to the ship from White Beach. (Duplicate image, see also DMSD0304211 or search 960626M9368G003)

An amphibious assault vehicle from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

Marine Lance Corporal Alexander T. Acocello, with Headquarters & Service Company, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, waits for a clear path to the ocean before "splashing" his AAV-7 amphibious assault tractor from White Beach during EXERCISE KERNEL BLITZ 97. (Duplicate image, see also DMSD9803360 or search 970626M9368G030)

Marine Lance Corporal Alexander T. Acocello, with Headquarters & Servi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ 97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene ... more

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV-7A1) from 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, return to the USS Anchorage (LSD-36), during exercise KERNEL BLITZ 97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV-7A1) from 3d Amphibious Assault Batta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... more

Two Marines from 1ST Marines Division, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, "Fox Company", on board USS JUNEAU (LPD 10) camoflage each other to conceal themselves as much as possible in the bush during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Two Marines from 1ST Marines Division, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Juneau (LPD 10) Scene Major Command Shown: USS JUNEAU (LPD 10) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Michael ... more

Amphibious assault vehicles from Mobility-Counter Mobility Platoon, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, wait to move forward after landing on Red Beach. The air cushioned landing craft returns to the USS ANCHORAGE

Amphibious assault vehicles from Mobility-Counter Mobility Platoon, 3r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV's) from 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion defend Red Beach while a Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC), from Assault Craft Unit 5, deliver equipment ashore during the amphibious assault phase of Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV's) from 3d Amphibious Assault Battali...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Maj... more

Three amphibious assault vehicles (AAV's) from 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion defend the beach while a Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC), from Assault Craft Unit 5, ferries an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT), from 1ST Tank Battalion, 1ST Marine Division to shore during the amphibious assault phase of Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the...

Three amphibious assault vehicles (AAV's) from 3d Amphibious Assault B...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Three amphibious assault vehicles (AAV's) from 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion defend the beach while a Landing Craft, Air Cushi... more

Lance Corporal Benny Gonzales of 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion maintains security over a (simulated) wounded Marine Corporal Derek Cyzmer, an instructor at the School of Infantry (SOI), during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. AAV-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle is seen in background. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Lance Corporal Benny Gonzales of 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion main...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97. Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scen... more

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) from Mobility-Counter Mobility Platoon, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, assault Red Beach under the cover of close air support provided by Cobra helicopters from 3d Marine Air Wing. The Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC), from Assault Craft Unit 5, returns to the USS Anchorage during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ'97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet aining exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical aining of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the...

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) from Mobility-Counter Mobility Pl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) from Mobility-Counter Mobility Platoon, 3d Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Divisio... more

As M113A3 Armored Personnel Carriers (left) move in, Army National Guardsmen from 3rd Battalion of 160th Regiment prepare to defend 25 area Combat Town at Camp Pendleton, Caifornia from attack by Opposition Force (OPFOR) Marines from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion and 23rd Marine Regiment during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance training of Sailors and Marines in...

As M113A3 Armored Personnel Carriers (left) move in, Army National Gua...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: As M113A3 Armored Personnel Carriers (left) move in, Army National Guardsmen from the 3rd Battalion of the 160th Regiment prepar... more

While on board the USS Anchorage (LSD-36) during KERNEL BLITZ '97, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AABN) receives it's annual Corp Values and sexual harassment classes. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

While on board the USS Anchorage (LSD-36) during KERNEL BLITZ '97, 3rd...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... more

Marines attached to ships plattoon, on board USS ANCHORAGE (LSD-36) makes coffee cake for the morning meal of 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AABN) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '99, held at Camp Pendleton, California. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marines attached to ships plattoon, on board USS ANCHORAGE (LSD-36) ma...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Uss Anchorage (LSD 36) State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Marines attached to ships plattoon, on board USS ANCHORAGE (LSD-36) makes coffee cake for the morning meal of 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AABN) during KERNEL BLITZ '99, held at Camp Pendleton, California. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marines attached to ships plattoon, on board USS ANCHORAGE (LSD-36) ma...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Uss Anchorage (LSD 36) State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Marines with 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AABN) play basketball aboard the USS Anchorage (LSD-36), during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '99, held at Camp Pendleton, California. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marines with 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AABN) play basketball a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... more

Marines from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AABN) role up cammie netting at the conclusion of KERNEL BLITZ '99, held at Camp Pendleton, California. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marines from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AABN) role up cammie ne...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... more

Marines from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion( AABN) role up the tent sides at the conclusion of KERNEL BLITZ '99, held at Camp Pendleton, California. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marines from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion( AABN) role up the tent ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... more

With a row of their AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles parked in the background, GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT), Ryen T. Miller (right) and Sergeant (SGT) Cody B. Murphy, both USMC, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, teach a class on amphibious assault techniques to Philippine Marines seated in a group at Marine Base Ternate during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000

With a row of their AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles parked in the b...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

USMC personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division deploy smoke screens from their AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles while conducting amphibious exercises at Marine Base Ternate during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

USMC personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

Sergeant (SGT), Matthew J. Powell, USMC, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division demonstrates how to repair a thrown track on an amphibious assault vehicle for joint service personnel at Marine Base Ternate, during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

Sergeant (SGT), Matthew J. Powell, USMC, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battal...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Jason M. Carter, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public... more

USMC personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division and Philippine Marines stand atop USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles, as they prepare for a training class on the AAV7A1, while conducting amphibious assault training, at Marine Base Ternate during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

USMC personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

An USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle from the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division deploys a smoke screen as it comes ashore at Marine Base Ternate during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

An USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle from the 3rd Amphibious Assa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

USMC personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, deploy a smoke screen from their AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles as they come ashore at Marine Base Ternate during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

USMC personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

An USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle from the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division exits the beach, while conducting amphibious assault training, at Marine Base Ternate during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

An USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle from the 3rd Amphibious Assa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

Three USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles from the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division come ashore, while conducting amphibious assault training, at Marine Base Ternate during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

Three USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles from the 3rd Amphibious ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

An USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle from the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division travels along the beach at Marine Base Ternate during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. An USN, Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) craft approaches the beach in the background.BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

An USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle from the 3rd Amphibious Assa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles from the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division prepare to conduct amphibious assault training, at Marine Base Ternate during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles from the 3rd Amphibious Assaul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

USMC personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division exit a USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle to take up defensive positions on the beach while conducting amphibious assault training, at Marine Base Ternate during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

USMC personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division come ashore on the beach at Marine Base Ternate, while conducting amphibious assault training, during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles assigned to the 3rd Amphibious...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division land on the beach at Marine Base Ternate, while conducting amphibious assault training, during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles assigned to the 3rd Amphibious...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

Lance Corporal (LCPL), Peter H. Grouch (kneeling), USMC, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division provides cover as Philippine Marines exit an USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle while conducting amphibious assault training at Marine Base Ternate during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

Lance Corporal (LCPL), Peter H. Grouch (kneeling), USMC, 3rd Amphibiou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles from the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division deploy smoke screens as they approach the beach at Marine Base Ternate during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles from the 3rd Amphibious Assaul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

After coming ashore at Marine Base Ternate in the Philippines USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, prepare to off load Philippine Marines, while conducting amphibious assault training, during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

After coming ashore at Marine Base Ternate in the Philippines USMC AAV...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

Philippine Marines take up defensive positions on the beach at Marine Base Ternate, while conducting amphibious assault training, during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. An USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division comes ashore in the background. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

Philippine Marines take up defensive positions on the beach at Marine ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

USMC personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division and Philippine Marines take up defensive positions on the beach at Marine Base Ternate, while conducting amphibious assault training, during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

USMC personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

An USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division comes ashore at Marine Base Ternate during Exercise BALIKATAN 2000. BALIKATAN 2000 is a joint combined field training exercise held between US and Philippines forces, and is the largest of its kind since 1995

An USMC AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle assigned to the 3rd Amphibio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2000 Base: Marine Corps Base, Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SGT... more

A convoy of US Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB) is used transport USMC personnel from 3rd Battalion 4th Marine Regiment, to a tactical area, at Camp Pendleton, California (CA), during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 2001

A convoy of US Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ 2001 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scen... more

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) John Flemming, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB), rides atop an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV7A1), during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 2001

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) John Flemming, 3rd Amphibious ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ 2001 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scen... more

Lance Corporal Chris Walsh, USMC, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California, waits to upload this amphibious assault vehicle onto a C-5 Galaxy for transport out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California, during this years PATRIOT HOOK Exercise. The PATRIOT HOOK Exercise 2001, a joint force exercise involving four separate airfields in Southern California - March Air Reserve Base, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Los Alamitos Army Air Field, and San Clemente Naval Landing Field. At the four airfields units practice air deployment of fighting forces and equipment during a wartime scenario

Lance Corporal Chris Walsh, USMC, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, Ca...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PATRIOT HOOK Base: Naval Air Station, Miramar State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... more

Lance Corporal Chris Walsh, USMC, (top), and Sergeant John Witalec, USMC, both with the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California, conduct a balance test to find this amphibious assault vehicles center of gravity. The test, during joint inspection training with the 615th Air Mobility Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, California, for PATRIOT HOOK Exercise, is necessary to determine where to place the vehicle inside an aircraft and still maintain the aircrafts balance in flight. The PATRIOT HOOK Exercise 2001, a joint force exercise involving four separate airfields in Southern California - March Air Reserve Base, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Los Alamitos Army Air...

Lance Corporal Chris Walsh, USMC, (top), and Sergeant John Witalec, US...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Lance Corporal Chris Walsh, USMC, (top), and Sergeant John Witalec, USMC, both with the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, Camp P... more

Corporal James Hale, USMC, (left), 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California, and AIRMAN First Class Ryan Vanterpool, USAF, 615th Air Mobility Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, California, work together to secure a pallet during joint inspection training at this years PATRIOT HOOK Exercise. The PATRIOT HOOK Exercise 2001, a joint force exercise involving four separate airfields in Southern California - March Air Reserve Base, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Los Alamitos Army Air Field, and San Clemente Naval Landing Field. At the four airfields units practice air deployment of fighting forces and equipment during a wartime scenario

Corporal James Hale, USMC, (left), 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PATRIOT HOOK Base: March Air Reserve Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Lance Corporal Chris Walsh, USMC, (top), and Sergeant John Witalec, USMC, both with the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California, conduct a balance test to find this amphibious assault vehicles center of gravity. The test, during joint inspection training with the 615th Air Mobility Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, California, for PATRIOT HOOK Exercise, is necessary to determine where to place the vehicle inside an aircraft and still maintain the aircrafts balance in flight. The PATRIOT HOOK Exercise 2001, a joint force exercise involving four separate airfields in Southern California - March Air Reserve Base, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Los Alamitos Army Air...

Lance Corporal Chris Walsh, USMC, (top), and Sergeant John Witalec, US...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Lance Corporal Chris Walsh, USMC, (top), and Sergeant John Witalec, USMC, both with the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, Camp P... more

A row of AAVP7A1 Assault Amphibian Vehicles (AAV), 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAV BN), at Living Support Area-7 (LSA-7), Kuwait during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A row of AAVP7A1 Assault Amphibian Vehicles (AAV), 3rd Amphibious Assa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Ta Coyote Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: HO 7th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... more

Marines from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAV BN), with their 5.56 mm M16A2 rifles at the ready, perform maintenance on an AAVP7A1 Assault Amphibian Vehicle (AAV) in TA Coyote, Kuwait during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Marines from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAV BN), with their 5.5...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Raaf Darwin State: Northern Territory Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Major Command Shown: AAV BN Sce... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB), 1ST Marine Division, lay out a camouflaged net near their Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assaul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Camp Coyote Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT K... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB), 1ST Marine Division, at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) assigned t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Camp Coyote Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT K... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB), 1ST Marine Division, re-supply their Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV7A1) at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assaul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Camp Coyote Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT K... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB), 1ST Marine Division, take a break while re-supplying their Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV7A1) at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assaul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Camp Coyote Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT K... more

As part of vehicle track maintenance, US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Daniels Dombrowski, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, Twentynine Palms, California (CA), replaces the pins on the tracks of their Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM at Camp Coyote

As part of vehicle track maintenance, US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Ta Coyote Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 7th Marines Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Ke... more

As part of vehicle track maintenance, US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Daniels Dombrowski, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, Twentynine Palms, California (CA), replaces the pins on the tracks of their Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM at Camp Coyote

As part of vehicle track maintenance, US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Ta Coyote Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 7th Marines Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Ke... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Private First Class (PFC) Parris (right), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Reconnaissance Battalion (RECON BN), and USMC PFC Marcom, 1ST MAR DIV, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AABN) stand watch during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Camp Matilda, Kuwait. Both are armed with 5.56 mm M16A2 rifles, PFC Parris has a 40 mm M203 grenade launcher attached to his weapon

US Marine Corps (USMC) Private First Class (PFC) Parris (right), 1ST M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Matilda Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST Marine Division Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jennifer A. Krusen, USMC Release S... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Landers (left) and USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Thomasin, 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AABN) remove gear attached to the AAV7A1 Assault Amphibian Vehicle (AAV) during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Landers (left) and USMC GUNNERY ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Matilda Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST Marine Division Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jennifer A. Krusen, USMC Release S... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Jason Hitt, 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AABN) cleans out the AAV7A1 Assault Amphibian Vehicle (AAV) during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Jason Hitt, 2nd Amphibiou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Matilda Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST Marine Division Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jennifer A. Krusen, USMC Release S... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Private First Class (PFC) Parris (right), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Reconnaissance Battalion (RECON BN), and USMC PFC Marcom, 1ST MAR DIV, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AABN) stand watch during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Camp Matilda, Kuwait. Both are armed with 5.56 mm M16A2 rifles

US Marine Corps (USMC) Private First Class (PFC) Parris (right), 1ST M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Matilda Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST Marine Division Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jennifer A. Krusen, USMC Release S... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Wright (left) cuts USMC Major (MAJ) Russells hair at Camp Matilda during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. The Marines are from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AABN), Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twentynine Palms, California (CA)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Wright (left) cuts USMC Major (M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Matilda Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST Marine Division Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jennifer A. Krusen, USMC Release S... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Wright (left) cuts USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Trump's hair while USMC Major (MAJ) Russell waits for his turn at Camp Matilda during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. The Marines are from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AABN), Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twentynine Palms, California (CA)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Wright (left) cuts USMC GUNNERY ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Matilda Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST Marine Division Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jennifer A. Krusen, USMC Release S... more

US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman Second Class (HM2) Mark Nix (left), 4th Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB), Alfa Company, listens to USN Commander (CDR) Elson Irving, Rabbi, 1ST Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF), during Jewish Service at Camp Matilda during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman Second Class (HM2) Mark Nix (left), 4t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Matilda Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST Marine Division Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jennifer A. Krusen, USMC Release S... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Second Lieutenant (2LT) Ethan Astor (right), 1ST Battalion (BN), 4th Marines (MAR) and US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman Second Class (HM2) Mark Nix, 4th Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB), Alfa Company listen to USN Commander (CDR) Elson Irving, Rabbi, 1ST Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) during Jewish Service at Camp Matilda during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Second Lieutenant (2LT) Ethan Astor (right), 1S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Matilda Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST Marine Division Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jennifer A. Krusen, USMC Release S... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Second Lieutenant (2LT) Ethan Astor (left), 1ST Battalion (BN), 4th Marines (MAR) and US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman Second Class (HM2) Mark Nix, 4th Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB), Alfa Company, attend a Jewish service in the Chaplain's tent at Camp Matilda, Kuwait during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Second Lieutenant (2LT) Ethan Astor (left), 1ST...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Matilda Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST Marine Division Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jennifer A. Krusen, USMC Release S... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Second Lieutenant (2LT) Ethan Astor (left), 1ST Battalion (BN), 4th Marines (MAR) and US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman Second Class (HM2) Mark Nix, 4th Amphibious Assault Battalion (AAB), Alfa Company, attend Jewish service. USN Commander (CDR) Elson Irving (right), Rabbi, 1ST Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) conducts Jewish service in the Chaplain's tent at Camp Matilda, Kuwait during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Second Lieutenant (2LT) Ethan Astor (left), 1ST...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Matilda Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST Marine Division Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jennifer A. Krusen, USMC Release S... more

With his fellow US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines watching, USMC Sergeant (SGT) Elvin R. Pena, Charlie Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5, 1ST Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California (CA), participates in the pushup competition during the 1/5 field meet at Camp Coyote in Northern Kuwait during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

With his fellow US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines watching, USMC Sergeant...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Coyote Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. Reed, USMC Release Status: Released... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to C/Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th Marines, 1ST Marine, use Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV7A1) from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, for cover during a fire fight in Iraqi Forces, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to C/Company, 1ST Battalion, 5...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. Reed, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... more

A US Marine Corps (USMC) troops from Charlie Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1ST Marine Division out of Camp Pendleton, California, drive their USMC Assault Amphibian Vehicle Personnel (AAVP7A1), down the middle of a Baghdad street in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) troops from Charlie Company, 3rd Amphibious A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. R... more

A US Marine Corps (USMC) troop from Charlie Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, stands alert in the turret of his Amphibious Assault Vehicle Personnel (AAV7A1), which is armed with a HBM2 .50 caliber Machine Gun, left and an MK19 MOD3 40mm Grenade Machine Gun, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) troop from Charlie Company, 3rd Amphibious As...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. R... more

A US Marine Corps (USMC) troop from Charlie Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, stands alert in the turret of his Amphibious Assault Vehicle Personnel (AAV7A1), which is armed with a HBM2 .50 caliber Machine Gun, left and an MK19 MOD3 40mm Grenade Machine Gun, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) troop from Charlie Company, 3rd Amphibious As...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. R... more

A US Marine Corps (USMC) troop from Charlie Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, stands alert in the turret of his Amphibious Assault Vehicle Personnel (AAV7A1), which is armed with a HBM2 .50 caliber Machine Gun, left and an MK19 MOD3 40mm Grenade Machine Gun, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) troop from Charlie Company, 3rd Amphibious As...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. R... more

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Patterson, USMC, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AA BN), 1ST Marine Division (1MARDIV), Las Pulgas (43 Area), Camp Pendleton, California, meets up with his father during his homecoming from Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Patterson, USMC, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Ca... more

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Miller, USMC, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AA BN), talks with the Battalion mascot while friends and family members wait for the Headquarters Battalion and Echo Company, 3rd AA BN, Las Pulgas (43 Area), Camp Pendleton, California, to return home from Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.Operation IRAQI FREEDOM is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Miller, USMC, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Ma... more

A Marine from the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AA BN), 1ST Marine Division (1MARDIV), Las Pulgas (43 Area), Camp Pendleton, California, gives his little girl a hug while his wife and family members welcome him home during his homecoming from Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Operation IRAQI FREEDOM is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein

A Marine from the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AA BN), 1ST Marine...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Ma... more

Corporal (CPL) Montello, USMC, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AA BN), 1ST Marine Division (1MARDIV), Las Pulgas (43 Area), Camp Pendleton, California, on the cell phone to other family members after greeting his mother during his homecoming from Operations IRAQI FREEDOM. Operation IRAQI FREEDOM is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein

Corporal (CPL) Montello, USMC, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AA BN...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Ma... more

Private First Class (PFC) Bohannon, (right), USMC, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AA BN), 1ST Marine Division (1MARDIV), Las Pulgas (43 Area), Camp Pendleton, California, greets his family during his homecoming from Operations IRAQI FREEDOM. Operation IRAQI FREEDOM is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein

Private First Class (PFC) Bohannon, (right), USMC, 3rd Amphibious Assa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Ma... more