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9th Communication Battalion Officers meet with Sergeant Ron Rawlings. Sergeant Rawlings fought with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines as a Radio Operator at the battle of Hue City during the Vietnam War.
Sgt. Ron Rawlings
9th Communication Battalion Officers meet with Sergeant Ron Rawlings. Sergeant Rawlings fought with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines as a Radio Operator at the battle of Hue City during the Vietnam War.
I MEF is continuously placing trained and equipped Marines in positions around the world, ready to respond to any emergency.
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After a six-month deployment to Okinawa, Sgt. Christopher Lafriniere, a communications specialist with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force, greets his family at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014. I MEF is continuously placing trained and equipped Marines in positions around the world, ready to respond to any emergency.
The transmissions exercise set out to develop, improve, and validate tactics, techniques, and procedures of Transmissions Platoon, Company A.  The exercise consisted of a build phase, where Marines rehearsed individual skills, build fire team/squad TTPs, then executed a variety of missions in an urban and austere environment.
Alpha Company Transmissions Exercise
The transmissions exercise set out to develop, improve, and validate tactics, techniques, and procedures of Transmissions Platoon, Company A. The exercise consisted of a build phase, where Marines rehearsed individual skills, build fire team/squad TTPs, then executed a variety of missions in an urban and austere environment.
Lance Corporal Shivers of Alpha Company applies an IV on HM3 Ford in a Combat Lifesaving Class.
CLS Training in the Field
Lance Corporal Shivers of Alpha Company applies an IV on HM3 Ford in a Combat Lifesaving Class.
Marine of Transmissions Platoon, Company A negotiates an obstacle while training at night.
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Marine of Transmissions Platoon, Company A negotiates an obstacle while training at night.
Marines of Transmissions Platoon, Company A conduct escalation of force drills.
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Marines of Transmissions Platoon, Company A conduct escalation of force drills.
Marines of Transmissions Platoon, Company A on a security patrol outside of their antenna hill compound.
TRANS-EX 18.1
Marines of Transmissions Platoon, Company A on a security patrol outside of their antenna hill compound.
Marines of Transmissions Platoon, Company A maintain security and establish radio nets and links after securing their objective.  Members of the Exercise Support Group handled a majority of administrative and logistical requirements and provided an opposition force (OPFOR) throughout the exercise.
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Marines of Transmissions Platoon, Company A maintain security and establish radio nets and links after securing their objective. Members of the Exercise Support Group handled a majority of administrative and logistical requirements and provided an opposition force (OPFOR) throughout the exercise.
Forward Detachment of Transmissions Platoon, Company A provide far side security during a river crossing. Motor Transport operators attached to the Exercise Support Group developed TTPs for convoy operations.
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Forward Detachment of Transmissions Platoon, Company A provide far side security during a river crossing. Motor Transport operators attached to the Exercise Support Group developed TTPs for convoy operations.
Marines of Transmissions Platoon, Company A search and detain an enemy POW during a dismounted contact patrol to assist set up of radio nets with an adjacent unit.
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Marines of Transmissions Platoon, Company A search and detain an enemy POW during a dismounted contact patrol to assist set up of radio nets with an adjacent unit.
Marines of Transmissions Platoon, Company A provide security while establishing multichannel radio links.
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Marines of Transmissions Platoon, Company A provide security while establishing multichannel radio links.
Utilities Marines attached to Transmissions Platoon, Company A establish a tactical power grid for the Main Detachment at their objective.  Utility Marines were able to establish the power grid rapidly, which significantly decreased the time needed to establish radio communications.
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Utilities Marines attached to Transmissions Platoon, Company A establish a tactical power grid for the Main Detachment at their objective. Utility Marines were able to establish the power grid rapidly, which significantly decreased the time needed to establish radio communications.
Porterfield replaced Sgt. Maj. Bradley Kasal as I MEF sergeant major.
Sgt. Maj. Kasal passes on the sword of office
Sgt. Maj. James Porterfield, the incoming I Marine Expeditionary Force sergeant major, gives remarks during a relief and appointment ceremony on Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 18, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob Farbo)
Mission
When directed, I MEF deploys and is employed as a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) in support of Combatant Commander (COCOM) requirements for contingency response or Major Theater War; with appropriate augmentation, serves as the core element of a Joint Task Force (JTF); prepares and deploys combat ready MAGTFÍs to support COCOM presence and crisis response; and supports service and COCOM initiatives as required.
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