3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade

 

3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Okinawa, Japan
Philippine and U.S. Marines  provide supporting fire with U.S. Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles to simulate suppressing enemy forces during a mechanized assault as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 at Naval Education Training Command, Zambales, Luzon, Philippines, Oct. 5. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S Marine and Navy Forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations including disaster relief and complex expeditionary operations. The U.S. Marines are with Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. The Philippine Marines are with 4th Marine Company, Battalion Landing Team - 9. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler S. Giguere/Released)
Philippine and U.S. Marines complete a mechanized assault at PHIBLEX 15
Philippine and U.S. Marines provide supporting fire with U.S. Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles to simulate suppressing enemy forces during a mechanized assault as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 at Naval Education Training Command, Zambales, Luzon, Philippines, Oct. 5. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S Marine and Navy Forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations including disaster relief and complex expeditionary operations. The U.S. Marines are with Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. The Philippine Marines are with 4th Marine Company, Battalion Landing Team - 9. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler S. Giguere/Released)
U.S. Marines set up a simulated embassy reinforcement during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 at Clark Air Base in the Philippines, Oct. 2, 2014. PHIBLEX 15 is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S. Marine and Navy forces to strengthen interoperability across a range of military operations to include disaster relief and contingency operations. The Marines are with Co. K, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Richard Currier)
31st MEU Embassy Reinforcement at PHIBLEX 15
U.S. Marines set up a simulated embassy reinforcement during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 at Clark Air Base in the Philippines, Oct. 2, 2014. PHIBLEX 15 is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S. Marine and Navy forces to strengthen interoperability across a range of military operations to include disaster relief and contingency operations. The Marines are with Co. K, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Richard Currier)
Philippine and U.S. Marines provide security while simulating a raid on a small island off the coast of Palawan, Philippines, Oct. 2 during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015. The amphibious assault and boat raids were conducted by U.S. Marines to complete a certification exercise being held in conjunction with PHIBLEX 15. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities, including disaster relief and contingency operations. The AFP Marines are with 12th Marine Battalion, Philippine Marine Corps, and the U.S. Marines are with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony J. Kirby/Released)
Philippine, US Marines sharpen Amphibious Operations during PHIBLEX 2015
Philippine and U.S. Marines provide security while simulating a raid on a small island off the coast of Palawan, Philippines, Oct. 2 during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015. The amphibious assault and boat raids were conducted by U.S. Marines to complete a certification exercise being held in conjunction with PHIBLEX 15. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities, including disaster relief and contingency operations. The AFP Marines are with 12th Marine Battalion, Philippine Marine Corps, and the U.S. Marines are with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony J. Kirby/Released)
A mother picks up prescriptions with her daughter in hand during a community health engagement program leading up to Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 in Palawan, Philippines, Sept. 19, 2014. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include disaster relief and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Matthew Casbarro/Released
PHIBLEX 15
A mother picks up prescriptions with her daughter in hand during a community health engagement program leading up to Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 in Palawan, Philippines, Sept. 19, 2014. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include disaster relief and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Matthew Casbarro/Released
U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, commanding general, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Brig. General Armando Banez, commander for 3rd Marine Brigade, AFP Rear Adm. Alexander Lopez, commander, Western Command, Philippine Navy, and U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, Commander Expeditionary Strike Group 7, answer questions at a press conference held after the opening ceremony of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 in Palawan, Philippines, September 29, 2014. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include disaster relief and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Matthew Casbarro/RELEASED)
PHIBLEX 15
U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, commanding general, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Brig. General Armando Banez, commander for 3rd Marine Brigade, AFP Rear Adm. Alexander Lopez, commander, Western Command, Philippine Navy, and U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, Commander Expeditionary Strike Group 7, answer questions at a press conference held after the opening ceremony of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 in Palawan, Philippines, September 29, 2014. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include disaster relief and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Matthew Casbarro/RELEASED)
Philippine and U.S. Marines simulate an amphibious landing and beach assault on a small island off the coast of Palawan, Philippines, Oct. 2 during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015. The amphibious assault and boat raids were conducted by U.S. Marines to complete a certification exercise being held in conjunction with PHIBLEX 15. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities, including disaster relief and contingency operations. The AFP Marines are with 12th Marine Battalion, Philippine Marine Corps, and the U.S. Marines are with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony J. Kirby/Released)
Philippine, US Marines sharpen Amphibious Operations during PHIBLEX 2015
Philippine and U.S. Marines simulate an amphibious landing and beach assault on a small island off the coast of Palawan, Philippines, Oct. 2 during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015. The amphibious assault and boat raids were conducted by U.S. Marines to complete a certification exercise being held in conjunction with PHIBLEX 15. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities, including disaster relief and contingency operations. The AFP Marines are with 12th Marine Battalion, Philippine Marine Corps, and the U.S. Marines are with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony J. Kirby/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. John Armellino, chief of staff, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, speaks with local Philippine children during a community health engagement at San Rafael High School leading up to Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 in Palawan, Philippines, September 26, 2014. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include disaster relief and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Matthew Casbarro/Released)
PHIBLEX 15
U.S. Marine Corps Col. John Armellino, chief of staff, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, speaks with local Philippine children during a community health engagement at San Rafael High School leading up to Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 in Palawan, Philippines, September 26, 2014. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include disaster relief and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Matthew Casbarro/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Stephanie Becerril, embarkation specialist, with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Aircraft Group 36 demonstrates how to functions check a Mark 19 grenade launcher during Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 at Basa Air Base, Pampanga, Philippines, Oct. 2, 2014. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include disaster relief and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Cpl. Sara A. Medina/RELEASED)
PHIBLEX 15
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Stephanie Becerril, embarkation specialist, with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Aircraft Group 36 demonstrates how to functions check a Mark 19 grenade launcher during Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 at Basa Air Base, Pampanga, Philippines, Oct. 2, 2014. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include disaster relief and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Cpl. Sara A. Medina/RELEASED)
Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 47, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, embarks the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 (PHIBLEX15). PHIBLEX15 is an annual bilateral training exercise conducted with the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Germantown is part of the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group, commanded by Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, and is conducting joint forces exercises in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray/Released)
Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015
Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 47, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, embarks the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 (PHIBLEX15). PHIBLEX15 is an annual bilateral training exercise conducted with the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Germantown is part of the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group, commanded by Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, and is conducting joint forces exercises in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray/Released)
U.S. Marines with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3d Marine Logistics Group and Philippine Navy Seabees, repair a Beddeng-Mabangcal  Elementary School classroom leading up to Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 in Beddeng-Mabangcal, Zambales, Philippines, Sept. 20, 2014. PHIBLEX improves interoperability between the U.S. and the Philippines to increase readiness and response to natural disasters or other regional contingencies, and to enhance local infrastructure and quality of life. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Lance Cpl. Colby J. Cooper/RELEASED)
PHIBLEX 15
U.S. Marines with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3d Marine Logistics Group and Philippine Navy Seabees, repair a Beddeng-Mabangcal Elementary School classroom leading up to Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 in Beddeng-Mabangcal, Zambales, Philippines, Sept. 20, 2014. PHIBLEX improves interoperability between the U.S. and the Philippines to increase readiness and response to natural disasters or other regional contingencies, and to enhance local infrastructure and quality of life. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Lance Cpl. Colby J. Cooper/RELEASED)
A group of exercise participants observes a simulated ordnance demonstration before sailors and Marines assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), Boxer ARG, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Flotilla Five, participate in a joint amphibious landing training exercise March 31. The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and ROK Flotilla Five are participating in Exercise Ssang Yong, an annual combined exercise conducted by U.S. Navy and Marine forces with the Republic of Korea in order to strengthen interoperability across the range of military operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Wendy Wyman/Released)
POHANG, South Korea
A group of exercise participants observes a simulated ordnance demonstration before sailors and Marines assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), Boxer ARG, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Flotilla Five, participate in a joint amphibious landing training exercise March 31. The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and ROK Flotilla Five are participating in Exercise Ssang Yong, an annual combined exercise conducted by U.S. Navy and Marine forces with the Republic of Korea in order to strengthen interoperability across the range of military operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Wendy Wyman/Released)
U.S. Marines storm the beach under the security of ROK amphibious assault vehicles during a rehearsal for the amphibious assault portion of exercise Ssang Yong 2014 at Dokseuk-ri in Pohang, Republic of Korea March 29. Ssang Yong demonstrates the ROK-U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ responsive amphibious and expeditionary capabilities from the sea. Forward-deployed and forward-based U.S. Marine forces, in conjunction with U.S. allies, have the unique ability to provide rapid force deployment for the full range of military operations, specifically in the Pacific region. The Marines are with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony J. Kirby/Released)
POHANG, South Korea
U.S. Marines storm the beach under the security of ROK amphibious assault vehicles during a rehearsal for the amphibious assault portion of exercise Ssang Yong 2014 at Dokseuk-ri in Pohang, Republic of Korea March 29. Ssang Yong demonstrates the ROK-U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ responsive amphibious and expeditionary capabilities from the sea. Forward-deployed and forward-based U.S. Marine forces, in conjunction with U.S. allies, have the unique ability to provide rapid force deployment for the full range of military operations, specifically in the Pacific region. The Marines are with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony J. Kirby/Released)
U.S. Marine with Golf Company, 2d Battalion, 3rd Marines, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit provides cover for amphibious assault vehicle during rehearsal of landing and amphibious recon for Ssang Yong 14 at Dokseok-ri in Pohang, Republic of Korea March 29, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the Republic of Korea (ROK) to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations while showcasing sea-based power projection in the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Sara A. Medina, III MEF Combat Camera/Released)
POHANG, South Korea
U.S. Marine with Golf Company, 2d Battalion, 3rd Marines, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit provides cover for amphibious assault vehicle during rehearsal of landing and amphibious recon for Ssang Yong 14 at Dokseok-ri in Pohang, Republic of Korea March 29, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the Republic of Korea (ROK) to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations while showcasing sea-based power projection in the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Sara A. Medina, III MEF Combat Camera/Released)
Republic of Korea Marines with 7th Marine Regiment participate in a mock amphibious landing during exercise Ssang Yong 2014 on March 29, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the Republic of Korea (ROK) to enhance the interoperability of U.S. and ROK forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations while showcasing sea-based power projection in the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Master Sgt. Michael Schellenbach/Released)
POHANG, South Korea
Republic of Korea Marines with 7th Marine Regiment participate in a mock amphibious landing during exercise Ssang Yong 2014 on March 29, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the Republic of Korea (ROK) to enhance the interoperability of U.S. and ROK forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations while showcasing sea-based power projection in the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Master Sgt. Michael Schellenbach/Released)
MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced flies over Dokseoki-ri beach during exercise Ssang Yong 14, Pohang, South Korea, March 31, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the ROK to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations while showcasing sea-based power projection in the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Whitney/Released)
POHANG, South Korea
MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced flies over Dokseoki-ri beach during exercise Ssang Yong 14, Pohang, South Korea, March 31, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the ROK to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations while showcasing sea-based power projection in the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Whitney/Released)
Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 9, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, prepares to enter the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group Seven and is participating in Exercise Ssang Young, an annual combined exercise conducted by Navy and Marine forces with the Republic of Korea in order to strengthen interoperability across the range of military operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam D. Wainwright/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA
Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 9, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, prepares to enter the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group Seven and is participating in Exercise Ssang Young, an annual combined exercise conducted by Navy and Marine forces with the Republic of Korea in order to strengthen interoperability across the range of military operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam D. Wainwright/Released)
Assault Amphibious Vehicles produce smoke screen while they aproach to shore during Intergraded Amphibious Assault for Ssang Yong 14 at Doksu-ri Beach, Pohang, South Korea, March 31, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the Republic of Korea (ROK) to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations while showcasing sea-based power projection in the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Sara A. Medina, III MEF Combat Camera/Released)
POHANG, South Korea
Assault Amphibious Vehicles produce smoke screen while they aproach to shore during Intergraded Amphibious Assault for Ssang Yong 14 at Doksu-ri Beach, Pohang, South Korea, March 31, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the Republic of Korea (ROK) to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations while showcasing sea-based power projection in the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Sara A. Medina, III MEF Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. and Republic of Korea Marines perform an amphibious assault in Amphibious Assault Vehicles during Ssang Yong 14 at Doksu-Ri, Pohang, South Korea, March 31, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the Republic of Korea (ROK) to enhance the interoperability of U.S. and ROK forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations while showcasing sea-based power projection in   the Pacific. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. David Gonzalez/Released)
POHANG, South Korea
U.S. and Republic of Korea Marines perform an amphibious assault in Amphibious Assault Vehicles during Ssang Yong 14 at Doksu-Ri, Pohang, South Korea, March 31, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the Republic of Korea (ROK) to enhance the interoperability of U.S. and ROK forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations while showcasing sea-based power projection in the Pacific. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. David Gonzalez/Released)
Republic of Korea Marines drive Amphibious Assault Vehicles onto Dogue Beach during exercise Ssang Yong, Pohang, South Korea,  April 3, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the ROK to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations while showcasing sea-based power projection in the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Whitney/Released)
POHANG, South Korea
Republic of Korea Marines drive Amphibious Assault Vehicles onto Dogue Beach during exercise Ssang Yong, Pohang, South Korea, April 3, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the ROK to enhance interoperability between U.S. and ROK forces by performing a full spectrum of amphibious operations while showcasing sea-based power projection in the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Whitney/Released)
Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, center, Philippine Navy Capt. Roy V. Trinidad, left, and Philippine Army Col. Emmanuel Cacdac conduct a media interview Nov. 24 at Tacloban airport. The military officers discussed transition to long-term recovery operations after successful Government of the Philippines-led emergency relief efforts. U.S. forces are beginning to redeploy due to decreasing requirements for U.S. military capabilities. Kennedy is the commanding general of 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, currently in support of Joint Task Force 505. Trinidad is the task-group airport commander with Joint Headquarters Staff Operations. Cacdac is the deputy task force commander, Yolanda.
TACLOBAN, Philippines
Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, center, Philippine Navy Capt. Roy V. Trinidad, left, and Philippine Army Col. Emmanuel Cacdac conduct a media interview Nov. 24 at Tacloban airport. The military officers discussed transition to long-term recovery operations after successful Government of the Philippines-led emergency relief efforts. U.S. forces are beginning to redeploy due to decreasing requirements for U.S. military capabilities. Kennedy is the commanding general of 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, currently in support of Joint Task Force 505. Trinidad is the task-group airport commander with Joint Headquarters Staff Operations. Cacdac is the deputy task force commander, Yolanda.
Lance Cpl. John Robertson, right, a landing support specialist with the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) assist a civilian displaced by Typhoon Haiyan as part of Operation Damayan at Villamor Air Base, Nov. 14. Typhoon Haiyan has impacted more than 4.2 million people across 36 provinces in the Philippines according to the government's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anne K. Henry/RELEASED)
MANILLA, Philippines
Lance Cpl. John Robertson, right, a landing support specialist with the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) assist a civilian displaced by Typhoon Haiyan as part of Operation Damayan at Villamor Air Base, Nov. 14. Typhoon Haiyan has impacted more than 4.2 million people across 36 provinces in the Philippines according to the government's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anne K. Henry/RELEASED)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Stephen Jarrell, of Toledo, Ohio, a crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, observes a destroyed village from a MV-22B Osprey aircraft as a bilateral assessment team lands to deliver relief and determine needs, Nov. 18. The team traveled to remote areas in and near Leyte using an MV-22B tiltrotor Osprey aircraft to assess the needs of people isolated by Typhoon Haiyan. U.S. military assets have delivered relief supplies provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development since the start of Operation Damayan, in support of the Government of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
LEYTE, Philippines
U.S. Marine Cpl. Stephen Jarrell, of Toledo, Ohio, a crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, observes a destroyed village from a MV-22B Osprey aircraft as a bilateral assessment team lands to deliver relief and determine needs, Nov. 18. The team traveled to remote areas in and near Leyte using an MV-22B tiltrotor Osprey aircraft to assess the needs of people isolated by Typhoon Haiyan. U.S. military assets have delivered relief supplies provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development since the start of Operation Damayan, in support of the Government of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
MV-22 Ospreys assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, take on supplies to provide aid during "Operation Damayan." The George Washington Strike Group supports the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade to assist the Philippine government in response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines.
TACLOBAN, Philippines
MV-22 Ospreys assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, take on supplies to provide aid during "Operation Damayan." The George Washington Strike Group supports the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade to assist the Philippine government in response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines.
Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, deputy commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force and commanding general of 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Okinawa, Japan, offers condolences to Patricia Blaz Borja, the sister of retired Marine Brig. Gen. Vincente “Ben” T. Blaz, during a service Jan. 18 to honor Blaz, who died Jan. 8 at the age of 85. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. John Raufmann)
HAGATNA, Guam
Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, deputy commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force and commanding general of 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Okinawa, Japan, offers condolences to Patricia Blaz Borja, the sister of retired Marine Brig. Gen. Vincente “Ben” T. Blaz, during a service Jan. 18 to honor Blaz, who died Jan. 8 at the age of 85. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. John Raufmann)
Philippine citizens offload relief supplies from a MV-22B Osprey during Operation Damayan,  Homonhon, Republic of The Philippines, Nov. 18. The 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade is assisting the Philippine government's ongoing relief efforts in response to the aftermath Typhoon Haiyan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caleb Hoover/Released)
HOMONHON, Philippines
Philippine citizens offload relief supplies from a MV-22B Osprey during Operation Damayan, Homonhon, Republic of The Philippines, Nov. 18. The 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade is assisting the Philippine government's ongoing relief efforts in response to the aftermath Typhoon Haiyan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caleb Hoover/Released)
Brig. Gen. Paul J. Kennedy, left, presents Sara Britton with a certificate of appreciation for her dedicated work as a family readiness assistant for 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade April 30 at Camp Courtney. As a family readiness assistant, Britton served 153 hours, working hand-in-hand with the family readiness officer to assist service members and families of 3rd MEB, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Britton is a Portland, Maine native. Kennedy is the commanding general of 3rd MEB.
OKINAWA, Japan
Brig. Gen. Paul J. Kennedy, left, presents Sara Britton with a certificate of appreciation for her dedicated work as a family readiness assistant for 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade April 30 at Camp Courtney. As a family readiness assistant, Britton served 153 hours, working hand-in-hand with the family readiness officer to assist service members and families of 3rd MEB, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Britton is a Portland, Maine native. Kennedy is the commanding general of 3rd MEB.
Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan prepare to board Australian and U.S. C-130 Super Hercules aircraft, Nov. 18, as part of Operation Damayan. The U.S. aircraft are assigned to 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, part of Joint Task Force-505, operating in support of the Government of the Philippines, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
TACLOBAN, Philippines
Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan prepare to board Australian and U.S. C-130 Super Hercules aircraft, Nov. 18, as part of Operation Damayan. The U.S. aircraft are assigned to 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, part of Joint Task Force-505, operating in support of the Government of the Philippines, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
U.S. Marine Capt. Joseph White, left, of Barstow, Calif., the deputy logistics officer of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Philippine Army PFC Vic D. Victorlano carry U.S. Agency for International Development relief supplies from an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, Nov. 18. A bilateral assessment team landed to deliver relief and determine needs in remote areas in and near Leyte to assess the needs of people isolated by Typhoon Haiyan. U.S. military assets have delivered relief supplies provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development since the start of Operation Damayan, in support of the Government of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
LEYTE, Philippines
U.S. Marine Capt. Joseph White, left, of Barstow, Calif., the deputy logistics officer of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Philippine Army PFC Vic D. Victorlano carry U.S. Agency for International Development relief supplies from an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, Nov. 18. A bilateral assessment team landed to deliver relief and determine needs in remote areas in and near Leyte to assess the needs of people isolated by Typhoon Haiyan. U.S. military assets have delivered relief supplies provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development since the start of Operation Damayan, in support of the Government of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
Mission Statement

The 3D MEB maintains a forward presence in the US Pacific Command (USPACOM) area of responsibility (AOR) and conducts combined operations exercises and training throughout the region to support III MEF's theater security cooperation plan in order to strengthen alliance relationships and enhance regional security. On order, 3D MEB conducts crisis response/consequence management as directed by III MEF in order to mitigate regional insecurity.

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PHIBLEX 15 Night Time Static Line and Free Fall Jumps

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:03:49 -0400

U.S. Marines from 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division conduct night time static line jumps from a VM-22 Osprey, Oct. 8, 2014 as part of the Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 at Basa Air Base, Philippines. PHIBLEX 15 is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include humanitarian and civic actions, disaster relief and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. William Holdaway/Released)
PHIBLEX 15 Night Time Static Line and Free Fall Jumps

PHIBLEX 15 Night Time Static Line and Free Fall Jumps

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:03:49 -0400

U.S. Marines from 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division conduct night time static line jumps from a VM-22 Osprey, Oct. 8, 2014 as part of the Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 at Basa Air Base, Philippines. PHIBLEX 15 is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include humanitarian and civic actions, disaster relief and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. William Holdaway/Released)
PHIBLEX 15 Night Time Static Line and Free Fall Jumps

PHIBLEX 15 Static Line and Free Fall Jumps

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:02:33 -0400

Philippine service members with U.S. Marines from 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division conduct static line and free fall jumps from a CH-53 Super Stallion on Oct. 7, 2014 as part of the Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 (PHIBLEX 15) at Basa Air Base, Philippines. PHIBLEX 15 is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marines and Navy to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include humanitarian and civic actions, disaster relief and contingency operations. Also available in high definition. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. William Holdaway/Released)
PHIBLEX 15 Static Line and Free Fall Jumps

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