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FRIDAY FOTO (March 26, 2021)

You’re  Gonna Need a Bigger … Rope.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Corporal Brandon Aultman) CLICK on the photo to enlarge the image.

No, these Marines from the 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment (1/12) aren’t really hauling this amphibious ship ashore.

But they are pulling some vehicles off this U.S. Army logistics support vessel at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. (Yes, the Army owns ships and boats, too — more than 100 of them).

This vessel is attached to the 8th Special Troops Battalion of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command. This tug of war took place during Exercise Spartan Fury 21.1 on March 8, 2021.

The 1/12 is an artillery battalion comprised of four Firing Batteries and a Headquarters Battery. The primary mission is to provide artillery fire in support of the 3rd Marine Division in times of conflict.

Spartan Fury demonstrates 1/12’s ability to conduct distributed operations inside an area within range of an enemy’s sensors and weapons fire.  While in the engagement zone, battalion’s mission is to attain and defend key maritime terrain and conduct sea denial in support of fleet operations.

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