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U.S. Marines Conduct A Live Fire Exercise Shooting Mortars & Howitzers

February 10, 2017

Integrated Training Exercises are tactical training exercises that are as realistic as possible to strengthen units weaknesses before they get deployed, as determined by commanding officers. It’s a way to train as a battalion and integrate the MAGTF to become a more lethal fighting force. Integrated Training Exercises are perfect opportunities for an infantry unit to enhance their combative skill sets for potential real-world situations faced on deployment.

In this video, U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment (1/10), 2d Marine Division, conduct a battalion live fire exercise with mortars and howitzer during FIREX 1-17 on Camp Lejeune. FIREX 1-17 is a battalion level exercise designed to allow multiple batteries to train together in order to improve internal standard operating procedures. Practice makes perfect, they say, and the U.S. Marines from 1/10 are putting that to the test.