3/3 conducts land assault during BC17

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jessica Etheridge/ Released
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jessica Etheridge/ Released

3/3 conducts land assault during BC17

by: Cpl. Jessica Etheridge, III Marine Expeditionary Force/Marine Corps Installations Pacific | .
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published: November 08, 2016

Marines and Sailors conduct a live-fire assault on Range 2, a machine gun range in the central training area of Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan during Blue Chromite 17, Nov. 3, 2016. Blue Chromite is a U.S.-only exercise which strengthens the Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary, amphibious rapid-response capabilities based in Okinawa and the greater Indo-Asia-Pacific region. 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, is a forward deployed unit from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, to 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force based in Okinawa, Japan.