Udairi Range, Kuwait (July 30, 2012) — Marines with India Battery, the artillery unit for Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire M-327 120mm Expeditionary Fire Support Systems during live-fire training at Udairi Range in Kuwait, July 30, 2012. The EFSS, a towed rifled mortar, is the newest weapon system in the artillery arsenal. The Marines are in Kuwait as part of a 24th MEU sustainment training package. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
(14 Aug, 2012) Udairi Range Live Fire Tank Training
Footage of Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Tank platoon, attached to Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, take part in live-fire training at Udairi Range in Kuwait City. The M1A1 Abrams tanks, an attachment from the Camp Lejeuene based 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, fired a total of 24 high explosive rounds at targets scattered throughout the barren desert training range. Courtesy 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
(7 sep, 2012) Aerial Footage of MV-22 Ospreys Being Escorted to USS Iwo Jima in the Arabian Sea by KC-130J Tanker
B-Roll of a KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 escorting four MV-22 Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 from Helmand province, Afghanistan, to the USS Iwo Jima in the Arabian Sea.