Marines and their instructor brace against the blast of a door charge, January 10, at Engineer Training Area 3. For many of the junior Marines it was their first time doing a live fire urban breaching exercise, said Sgt. Richard Hill. And it was important for them to get the training since Charlie Company wouldn’t have time to go through Mojave Viper training in Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif., before their scheduled deployment.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin Long)