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Marines use a forklift to lift camouflage netting over

Marines use a forklift to lift camouflage netting over

Marines use a forklift to lift camouflage netting over a tent used during 9th Communication Battalion’s field exercise at Camp Pendleton, Sept. 15. During the exercise Marines constructed and operated from tent... More

Marine moms celebrated Mother's Day with a free massage

Marine moms celebrated Mother's Day with a free massage

Marine moms celebrated Mother's Day with a free massage at the Del Mar Beach Resort at Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 5. All moms currently serving with 9th Communication Battalion and 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaiso... More

Staff Sgt. Randy Camacho, a martial arts instructor

Staff Sgt. Randy Camacho, a martial arts instructor

Staff Sgt. Randy Camacho, a martial arts instructor trainer with 9th Communication Battalion, addresses graduates of the martial arts instructor course at Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 12. The Marine Corps Marti... More

Lance Cpl. Anthony Scholeno, data network Marine with

Lance Cpl. Anthony Scholeno, data network Marine with

Lance Cpl. Anthony Scholeno, data network Marine with 9th Communication Battalion, from Falconer, N.Y., listens to different assignments given by Staff Sgt. Christopher Phibbs, data chief with the 15th Marine E... More

An egress instructor inspects a soldier with the Japan

An egress instructor inspects a soldier with the Japan

An egress instructor inspects a soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, as he practices bracing for impact while conducting Underwater Egress training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendle... More

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force listen

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force listen

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force listen to Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014. Iron Fist 2014 is an a... More

U.S. Marines and sailors and Japanese soldiers render

U.S. Marines and sailors and Japanese soldiers render

U.S. Marines and sailors and Japanese soldiers render salutes during the American and Japanese national anthems at the opening ceremony of Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014. I... More

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducts helocast training with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014. Iron Fist is an amphi... More

A U.S. Marine, pre-scout sniper instructor, Division

A U.S. Marine, pre-scout sniper instructor, Division

A U.S. Marine, pre-scout sniper instructor, Division Schools, demonstrates stalking techniques to soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., ... More

U.S. Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company

U.S. Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company

U.S. Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force run along the beach during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014. Iro... More

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, demonstrate how to execute an amphibious insertion using a combat rubber reconnaissance craft to soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense ... More

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force makes final adjustments to a Zodiac boat before departing on a navigation drill during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif., J... More

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force prepare

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force prepare

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force prepare their weapons for sniper training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014. Iron Fist 2014 is an amphibious exercise ... More

U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company

U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company

U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force hike uphill during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014. Iron Fist 2... More

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force performs shooting drills while conducting scout sniper training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014. Iron Fist is an am... More

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force carry

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force carry

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force carry a Combat Rubber Reconnaissance Craft into the ocean to conduct surf passages as part of reconnaissance training with the Expeditionary Warfare Training Gr... More

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct land navigation with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014. Iron Fist 2014 i... More

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct surf passages on a Combat Rubber Reconnaissance Craft as part of reconnaissance training with the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific during Ex... More

U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company

U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company

U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company eat lunch with soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014. Iron Fist 201... More

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit set up radios during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014. Iron Fist 201... More

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducts a radio check with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014. Iron Fist 2014 is... More

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force descends from a 30-foot tower while performing fast-rope insertion training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014. Iron Fi... More

I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, Lt.

I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, Lt.

I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, visits soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company during Exercise Iro... More

A U.S. Marine, pre-scout sniper instructor, Division

A U.S. Marine, pre-scout sniper instructor, Division

A U.S. Marine, pre-scout sniper instructor, Division Schools, explains sniper-shooting techniques to soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif... More

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force point

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force point

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force point out targets while training with U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 7... More

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force performs a weasel-walk as a stalking technique during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014. Iron Fist is an amphibious exercise... More

Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Dingess, boatswain's

Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Dingess, boatswain's

Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Dingess, boatswain's mate, Beach Master Unit 1, guides a Landing Craft Air Cushion onto the beach during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014. Iron ... More

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force look

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force look

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force look at targets while training with U.S. Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard San Clemente Island, Calif., F... More

U.S. Marine Maj. Paul Bartok, middle, Marine liaison

U.S. Marine Maj. Paul Bartok, middle, Marine liaison

U.S. Marine Maj. Paul Bartok, middle, Marine liaison to the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, speaks with officials of the JGSDF during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard San Clemente... More

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company look at their targets during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard San Clemente Island, Calif., Feb. 14, 20... More

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force load a combat rubber reconnaissance craft into a CH46-E Sea Knight while conducting rec... More

Officials from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

Officials from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

Officials from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force observe and learn about AAV-7 Assault Amphibious Vehicles during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 16, 2014. Iron Fist is an amphibio... More

An AAV-7 Amphibious Assault Vehicle performs an amphibious

An AAV-7 Amphibious Assault Vehicle performs an amphibious

An AAV-7 Amphibious Assault Vehicle performs an amphibious landing during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014. Iron Fist is an amphibious exercise that brings together Marines a... More

Participants of the 9th Communication Battalion Spartan

Participants of the 9th Communication Battalion Spartan

Participants of the 9th Communication Battalion Spartan Spouse Day are led through exercises to demonstrate a typical day of recruit training aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 25. Marine spouses were invited... More

Marines with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine

Marines with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine

Marines with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, make their way to the pits to throw grenades aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014. The communication Marines wer... More

Rosamond, Calif., native, Gunnery Sgt. Pedro “Pete”

Rosamond, Calif., native, Gunnery Sgt. Pedro “Pete”

Rosamond, Calif., native, Gunnery Sgt. Pedro “Pete” Lujan, the cyber security chief for 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, salutes 1st Lt. Yinan Yang, the assistant op... More

A Marine with Company B, 9th Communication Battalion,

A Marine with Company B, 9th Communication Battalion,

A Marine with Company B, 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Headquarters Group, operates a forklift during a communications exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 22, 2015. During th... More

Lance Cpl. Michael Tate, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Lance Cpl. Michael Tate, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Lance Cpl. Michael Tate, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, 9th Communications Battalion, Company B, Spectrum Platoon, uses rock salt to ground an electrical wire connected to a satellite communic... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Railee Reed, a satellite controller

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Railee Reed, a satellite controller

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Railee Reed, a satellite controller with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group (MIG), operates a very small aperture terminal - large at Marine Corps... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jason Gautreaux, an intelligence

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jason Gautreaux, an intelligence

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jason Gautreaux, an intelligence specialist with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion (LEB), I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, fires an M16 rifle during a live-fire range at Marine... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Samuel Hicks (right),

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Samuel Hicks (right),

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Samuel Hicks (right), a field radio operator with Bravo Company, 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group (MIG), holds a part of a global broadcas... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. William Owens, a small

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. William Owens, a small

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. William Owens, a small arms repair technician with 9th Communication Battalion (9th Comm), I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, conducts inventory of AN/PEQ-15s during a ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Analuisa, a small

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Analuisa, a small

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Analuisa, a small arms repair technician with 9th Communication Battalion (9th Comm), I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, checks a serial number on an M249 light ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Parker, a field radio

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Parker, a field radio

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Parker, a field radio operator with 9th Communication (9th Comm) Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, conducts a radio check during an exercise at Marine Cor... More

Practice M67 fragmentation hand grenades are staged

Practice M67 fragmentation hand grenades are staged

Practice M67 fragmentation hand grenades are staged during training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 19, 2020. 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, co... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler Valkanas, center, a field

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler Valkanas, center, a field

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler Valkanas, center, a field radio operator with 9th Communication (9th Comm) Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, observes Marines conducting radio checks during... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Sam Lavanway, a field radio

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Sam Lavanway, a field radio

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Sam Lavanway, a field radio operator with 9th Communication (9th Comm) Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, sets up an AL3 Golden Series Mast antenna at Marine Corps... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Frank Lograsso, a tactical

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Frank Lograsso, a tactical

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Frank Lograsso, a tactical transmitter operator with 9th Communication Battalion (9th Comm), I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, sets up a communication antenna at Marine Corp... More

Marines and their moms celebrated Mother's Day on the

Marines and their moms celebrated Mother's Day on the

Marines and their moms celebrated Mother's Day on the beach with free massages at Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 5. All moms with 9th Communication Battalion and 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company were invited ... More

Staff Sgt. Randy Camacho, a martial arts instructor

Staff Sgt. Randy Camacho, a martial arts instructor

Staff Sgt. Randy Camacho, a martial arts instructor trainer with 9th Communication Battalion, congratulates the honor graduate of the martial arts instructor course, Sgt. Geovanie Maldonado with 9th Comm. Bn. a... More

Staff Sgt. Christopher Phibbs, data chief with the

Staff Sgt. Christopher Phibbs, data chief with the

Staff Sgt. Christopher Phibbs, data chief with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, from Spotsylvania, Va., shows junior Marines what is expected of them aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., as they prepare for Exerci... More

A soldier with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force familiarizes

A soldier with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force familiarizes

A soldier with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force familiarizes himself with emergency exit handles from an MV-22 Osprey while conducting Underwater Egress training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendle... More

U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company

U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company

U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company listen to the introduction of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014. Iron Fist 2... More

U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III, left, deputy

U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III, left, deputy

U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III, left, deputy commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force, addresses U.S. Marines and sailors and Japanese soldiers during the opening ceremony of Exercise Iron Fis... More

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force takes a breath before being turned upside down in a Shallow Water Egress Trainer while conducting Underwater Egress training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 abo... More

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force practice

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force practice

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force practice rigging rope on a combat rubber reconnaissance craft while conducting Helo Cast training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., ... More

U.S. Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company

U.S. Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company

U.S. Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force run along the beach during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014. Iro... More

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force crawls through a pond in a ghillie suit during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014. Iron Fist is an amphibious exercise that b... More

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct a final inspection on a Zodiac boat before departing on a navigation drill during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif.,... More

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force takes notes for sniper training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014. Iron Fist 2014 is an amphibious exercise that brin... More

U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company

U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company

U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force hike uphill during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014. Iron Fist 2... More

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force engage

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force engage

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force engage targets in a shooting drill while conducting scout sniper training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014. Iron Fist... More

U.S. Marine Cpl. Shawn Brakey, fire-support man, 1st

U.S. Marine Cpl. Shawn Brakey, fire-support man, 1st

U.S. Marine Cpl. Shawn Brakey, fire-support man, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, helps a soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force locate points on his map during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Ca... More

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force carry

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force carry

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force carry a Combat Rubber Reconnaissance Craft into the ocean to conduct surf passages as part of reconnaissance training with the Expeditionary Warfare Training Gr... More

U.S. Marine 2nd Lt. Justin Seignemartin, right, Japanese

U.S. Marine 2nd Lt. Justin Seignemartin, right, Japanese

U.S. Marine 2nd Lt. Justin Seignemartin, right, Japanese translator, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, sits with a soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Penld... More

U.S. Navy Capt. Martin L. Pompeo, center, commanding

U.S. Navy Capt. Martin L. Pompeo, center, commanding

U.S. Navy Capt. Martin L. Pompeo, center, commanding officer, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific, speaks with officials of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, while visiting a training site during Ex... More

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit set up radios during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014. Iron Fist 20... More

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force descends from a 30-foot tower while performing fast-rope insertion training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014. Iron Fi... More

I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, Lt.

I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, Lt.

I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, visits soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company during Exercise Iro... More

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force identifies targets while conducting call-for-fire exercises with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Ca... More

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force listens to Division Schools instructors while conducting an unknown distance drill during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014. ... More

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force cleans an 84mm Carl Gustav recoilless rifle while training with U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Cam... More

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force uses low-crawl as a stalking technique during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014. Iron Fist is an amphibious exercise that br... More

A 7-ton Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement gets loaded

A 7-ton Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement gets loaded

A 7-ton Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement gets loaded onto a Landing Craft Air Cushion to be transported to San Clemente Island during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014. Iro... More

U.S. Marine Maj. Bryan Hall, right, commander, 1st

U.S. Marine Maj. Bryan Hall, right, commander, 1st

U.S. Marine Maj. Bryan Hall, right, commander, 1st Brigade Platoon, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, speaks with officials of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard San ... More

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force plots his targets while training with U.S. Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard San Clemente Island, Calif.... More

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force calls for fire while training with U.S. Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company look at their targets during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard San Clem... More

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force swim

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force swim

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force swim onto the beach while conducting an amphibious raid during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 15, 2014. Iron Fist is an amphibious ... More

U.S. Marine Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ronald Molamphy,

U.S. Marine Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ronald Molamphy,

U.S. Marine Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ronald Molamphy, middle, battalion maintenance officer, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, speaks with officials of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force about the AAV-7 Assault ... More

A U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment,

A U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment,

A U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, posts security while conducting an amphibious landing during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014. Iron Fist is an amphibio... More

Marines with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine

Marines with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine

Marines with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, prepare to throw grenades aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014. The communication Marines were trained by 1st Ma... More

Rosamond, Calif., native, Gunnery Sgt. Pedro “Pete”

Rosamond, Calif., native, Gunnery Sgt. Pedro “Pete”

Rosamond, Calif., native, Gunnery Sgt. Pedro “Pete” Lujan, the cyber security chief for 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, receives his certificate from 1st Lt. Yinan ... More

Marines with Company B, 9th Communication Battalions,

Marines with Company B, 9th Communication Battalions,

Marines with Company B, 9th Communication Battalions, I Marine Headquarters Group, move a power source during a communications exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 22, 2015. During th... More

Lance Cpl. Michael Tate and Lance Cpl. Michael Manukyan,

Lance Cpl. Michael Tate and Lance Cpl. Michael Manukyan,

Lance Cpl. Michael Tate and Lance Cpl. Michael Manukyan, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, 9th Communications Battalion, Company B, Spectrum Platoon, add water to rock salt to ground an electrica... More

Airman 1st Class Cassandra Herlache, 9th Operation

Airman 1st Class Cassandra Herlache, 9th Operation

Airman 1st Class Cassandra Herlache, 9th Operation Support Squadron radar, airfield and weather apprentice, executes a climb during a trial run at Beale Air Force Base, California, Aug. 16, 2018. Airmen in the ... More

U.S. Marines with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine

U.S. Marines with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine

U.S. Marines with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group (MIG), operate a very small aperture terminal (VSAT) – large during a demonstration at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendle... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jason Gautreaux, an intelligence

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jason Gautreaux, an intelligence

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jason Gautreaux, an intelligence specialist with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion (LEB), I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, fires an M16 rifle during a live-fire range at Marine... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Samuel Hicks (right),

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Samuel Hicks (right),

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Samuel Hicks (right), a field radio operator with Bravo Company, 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group (MIG), holds a part of a global broadcas... More

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Shannon Johnson, a supply

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Shannon Johnson, a supply

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Shannon Johnson, a supply officer with 9th Communication Battalion (9th Comm), I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, inventories equipment at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Analuisa, right,

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Analuisa, right,

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Analuisa, right, a small arms repair technician with 9th Communication Battalion (9th Comm), I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, checks a serial number on an M249... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Parker, a field radio

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Parker, a field radio

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Parker, a field radio operator with 9th Communication (9th Comm) Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, conducts a radio check during an exercise at Marine Cor... More

U.S. Marines with 9th Communication Battalion (9th

U.S. Marines with 9th Communication Battalion (9th

U.S. Marines with 9th Communication Battalion (9th COMM), I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, demonstrate an immediate action drill before a live-fire grenade range at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendlet... More

A U.S. Marine with 9th Communication (9th Comm) Battalion,

A U.S. Marine with 9th Communication (9th Comm) Battalion,

A U.S. Marine with 9th Communication (9th Comm) Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, sets a frequency on an AN/PRC-117G radio system during a high-frequency exercise at Marine Corps Base C... More

U.S. Marines with 9th Communication (9th Comm) Battalion,

U.S. Marines with 9th Communication (9th Comm) Battalion,

U.S. Marines with 9th Communication (9th Comm) Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, set up an AL3 Golden Series Mast antenna at Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA), Mar... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Cullen Forster, a tactical

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Cullen Forster, a tactical

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Cullen Forster, a tactical transmitter operator with 9th Communication Battalion (9th Comm), I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, adjusts frequencies on a Harris RT-1694D radio... More

Kris Zoller, a massage therapist, gives a Marine mom

Kris Zoller, a massage therapist, gives a Marine mom

Kris Zoller, a massage therapist, gives a Marine mom a massage at a 9th Communication Battalion and 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company Mother's Day party at the Del Mar Beach Resort at Camp Pendleton, Calif.... More

Sgt. Geovanie Maldonado, a field wireman with 9th

Sgt. Geovanie Maldonado, a field wireman with 9th

Sgt. Geovanie Maldonado, a field wireman with 9th Communication Battalion takes his seat after being recognized as the honor graduate of the martial arts instructor course at Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 12. Ma... More

Cpl. Luis Piedra, a data technician with Combat Logistics

Cpl. Luis Piedra, a data technician with Combat Logistics

Cpl. Luis Piedra, a data technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 15, from Eagle Pass, Texas, works on a satellite aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 8, in preparation for Exercise Iron Fist. Iron Fist is a ... More

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct

Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct immediate action drills inside a Modular Amphibious Egress Trainer while conducting Underwater Egress training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Cam... More

Japanese Col. Matushi Kunii, left, commanding officer,

Japanese Col. Matushi Kunii, left, commanding officer,

Japanese Col. Matushi Kunii, left, commanding officer, Western Army Infantry Regiment, addresses U.S. Marines and sailors and Japanese soldiers during the opening ceremony of Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp... More

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