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POTD: U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Osmar Gutierrez)

Photo Of The Day and we’re visiting the U.S. Marines once again, with an antitank missile gunner with Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, posting security while conducting military operations on urbanized terrain training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, 2024.

Below: Breaching an entry doorway during a close-quarter tactics range on Camp Hansen.

MOUT training provides the organization, planning, and knowledge needed to be successful when conducting operations in an urban environment. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region.

Below: Using a rifle through a small opening was part of the training.

Below: Note the balloons on the target.


All photos and captions: U.S. Marine Corps, Lance Cpl. Osmar Gutierrez.


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