Tuesday, May 04, 2021

3/3 Conducts Air Assault


U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Carson McLeod, a machine gunner with, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, applies camouflage paint prior to conducting an air assault on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 27, 2021. 3/3 increased their proficiency in distributed operations, while demonstrating their ability to quickly secure and defend key maritime terrain in the Indo-Pacific region. 3/3 is forward-deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division as a part of the Unit Deployment Program. 
Not being a smartass but if you fly in to setup DEFENSIVE positions doesn't that equal an aerial insertion and not air assault? I am stunned at how quickly this entire organization has turned from offensive to defensive operations. Seizing terrain seems to be totally off the table and that mission has been given to the Army. We don't have defense battalions circa WW2. We have a defense Corps.

Force in readiness?  Spare me.  It's becoming totally a STAND IN FORCE!

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