2/3 Rapid Response Drill in Okinawa

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan Willcox
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan Willcox

2/3 Rapid Response Drill in Okinawa

3rd Marine Division

U.S. Navy Hospitalman John Sharkey with 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division applies camouflage paint before boarding a KC-130J Super Hercules with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing during a rapid response drill within the first island chain, Sept. 4, 2021. III Marine Expeditionary Force executed these actions as part of a series of integrated no-notice drills to maintain their high state of readiness and demonstrate U.S. resolve to maintain regional security. The drill refined command and control, communication and coordination of joint fires. 2/3 is forward-deployed under 4th Marines as a part of the Unit Deployment Program. Sharkey is a native of Annapolis, Maryland.




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