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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The squad of Mexican marines stepped deliberately through a narrow alley, their rifles scanning windows and roofs for any potential danger. The village seemed calm, with some local residents milling along the market street amid the occasional sounds of bleating goats.

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🇺🇸U.S. Marines, 🇨🇦 Canadian soldiers team up for amphib raid during RIMPAC

First they stormed the beach, then they cleared the town. Their opposing force? U.S. Marines with V 2/1.

Take a look at photos of Canadian soldiers storming Red Beach at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, July 13, during RIMPAC. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Robert G. Gavaldon)

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Inside the Infantry Immersion Trainer

U.S. Marines take on realistic scenario-driven training during RIMPAC exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

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U.S. Marines take on the Infantry Immersion Trainer during RIMPAC.

The training provided a dynamic environment, challenging leaders at the fire team and squad level by testing their tactical skills and decision making in an immersive, scenario-based training environment.

(U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Robert G. Gavaldon)

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When the going gets tough...🇲🇽🇺🇸💪

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and Mexican marines with the Amphibious Marine Infantry Brigade, work together in integrated squads to navigate the infantry immersion trainer (IIT) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

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Splash!

U.S. Marines and Canadian soldiers jump out of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during helocast training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 9, 2018.

Helocasting is an airborne technique used by small unit, reconnaissance forces to insert into a military area of operations or maritime insertion point.

#RIMPAC demonstrates the value of amphibious forces and provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Forces enhancing the critical crisis response capability of U.S. forces and partners globally. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Robert G. Gavaldon)

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U.S. and Mexican Marines jump into the fighting hole together as they navigate the Infantry Immersion Trainer together during Rim of the Pacific exercise, July 9, 2018.

The IIT provided the Marines with “hands on” practical application of tactical skills and decision making in an immersive, scenario-based training environment. RIMPAC demonstrates the value of amphibious forces and provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Forces enhancing the critical crisis response capability of U.S. forces and partners globally. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Capt. Maida K. Zheng)

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One team, one fight!

U.S. Marines and Canadian soldiers share tactics during an iteration of taking down combat town.

RIMPAC demonstrates the value of amphibious forces and provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Forces enhancing the critical crisis response capability of U.S. forces and partners globally.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert G. Gavaldon)

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I'm up! He sees me, I'm down!

Mexican Marines take down pop up targets as part of exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018.

RIMPAC demonstrates the value of amphibious forces and provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Forces enhancing the critical crisis response capability of U.S. forces and partners globally. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Jeremy Laboy)

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I'm up! He sees me, I'm down!

Mexican Marines take down pop up targets as part of exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018.

RIMPAC demonstrates the value of amphibious forces and provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Forces enhancing the critical crisis response capability of U.S. forces and partners globally.

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Canadian soldiers with the Royal 22e Régiment and U.S. Marines with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, conduct squad-level training at a combat town as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 3, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Gunnery Sgt. Jon Spencer) RIMPAC Pacific Marines @I I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF)

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Happy Independence Day 🇺🇸

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NEWS RELEASE: Navy Preventive Medicine Unit Hosts Mexican Navy In Support of RIMPAC Exercise

“The visit aboard the ARM USUMACINTA-412 fostered an open exchange of information and practices on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief with our partners in the Mexican Navy. By collaborating with our partners, we build trust and strengthen future coalition-force cohesion,” said Lt. Megan Hinton, 15th MEU medical planner.

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Faces of RIMPAC

"I play a vital role in supporting the command of the 15th MEU, I help to pass knowledge and relay simple and complex messages and ideas so that we can seamlessly operate with our partner forces." - Lance Cpl. Ricardo Ixta, Spanish Interperter for RIMPAC

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U.S. and Task Force Mexico Marines conduct AAV familiarization training during RIMPAC 2018.

Training with partner nations from around the world enhances prowess.

RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. (Mexico courtesy photos by Lt. Jg. Benjamin Tamayo)

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Our Task Force Mexico partners show off their HA/DR capabilities. Together, we train and exchange tactics, techniques, and procedures that make us more capable and adaptive partners.

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This is Evil, don't let his name fool you.

He saves lives as part of the Secretaría de Marina Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief team. In addition to saving lives, he gives the best hugs. Here's to training with him during #RIMPAC, the world's largest international maritime exercise. U.S. Marine Corps

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I've got your back!

Mexican sailors with the Corvette Licensed Naval Health Service, Secretaría de Marina, demonstrate the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities to Marines and Sailors at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, June 29, 2018.
(U.S. Marine Corps photoa by Cpl. Robert G. Gavaldon)

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Take to the skies!

Marines with Task Force Mexico and Canada train along side U.S. Marines for air-to-ground helicopter training during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, June 28, 2018. The training is a crucial part of ensuring the safety, proficiency and speed of the multilateral air-ground team. #MEULife

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Capable. Adaptable. Partners.

“Learning the capabilities and limitations of the AAV and understanding how the 15th MEU – who specialize in amphibious operations, operate in their environment and to have them share their practices and expertise with us is an awesome experience,” said Canadian Army Lt. Jacob Simard, pon commander for 2nd Battalion, 22e Régiment. “Working with the Marines has been and experience that will follow me and my guys throughout our careers.”

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NEWS RELEASE:

RIMPAC 2018 UNDERWAY ABOARD CAMP PENDLETON

Elements of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit began training with their counterparts from Mexican forces and Canadian Armed Forces for Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, California, June 27, 2018.

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Take the hill!

U.S. Marines with V 2/1, 1st Marine Division conduct AAV familiarization training with the Royal 22e Régiment during RIMPAC 2018.

Training with partner nations from around the world enhances prowess. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Jeremy Laboy)

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NEWS RELEASE:
Marines welcome partners in SOCAL for RIMPAC

"Working with partner forces and integrating with them while sharing knowledge and practices align with the MEU's ideology of being adaptive and flexible partners who can overcome any adversity," Maj. Chris Baker, lead 15th MEU planner for RIMPAC 2018.

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We wish fair winds and following seas to our outgoing leadership and welcome our incoming leaders Col. Jay Holtermann and Sgt. Maj. Daniel Mangrum to the 15th MEU family. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Desiree King)

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