The Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MWTC) conducts service-level MAGTF integrated exercises and supporting formal schools, develops warfighting doctrine, supports RDT&E for specialized equipment for use in mountain warfare operations, and maintains installation infrastructure and services in order to facilitate increased USMC readiness. It’s a major subordinate element of Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC), and conducts unit and individual training courses to prepare USMC, Joint, and Allied Forces for operations in mountainous, high altitude, and cold weather environments in support of the Regional Combatant Commanders.
Additionally, MWTC provides support to Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC), Training and Education Command, Marine Corps Systems Command, and other USMC and Department of Defense (DOD) agencies engaged in the development of warfighting doctrine and specialized equipment for use in mountain and cold weather operations.
In this video, Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in Mountain Training Exercise 2-17 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, California. 1st CEB conducted scenario-driven training that encompassed operations in a mountainous, snow-covered environment. The exercise challenged 1st CEB to generate combat engineering solutions to infantry driven tasks.
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