Marines take a Humvee through the Advanced Motor Vehicle Operations Course at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, May 23, 2019. (CARLOS VAZQUEZ/STARS AND STRIPES)
Marines take a Humvee through the Advanced Motor Vehicle Operations Course at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, May 23, 2019. (CARLOS VAZQUEZ/STARS AND STRIPES)

Marines in Humvees refine their combat driving skills in jungles of Okinawa

by Carlos M. Vazquez II
Stars and Stripes

CAMP SCHWAB, Okinawa — Motor transportation Marines took to the jungle recently to refine their combat driving abilities and get acquainted with their surroundings during an Advanced Motor Vehicle Operations Course.

Marines of Combat Logistics Battalion 4, 3rd Marine Logistics Group navigated several obstacles, including muddy water, vertical terrain and tight turns on May 23.

“It helps us prepare for anything that the battalion might be required to do to sustain our supported units, to work with partner nations, including the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, and react to any crisis in the region,” said Lt. Col. Dana Demer, battalion commander.

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