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Marines integrated fires training in 29 Palms. Aviation heavy video.

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  1. FLYIN

    FLYIN Warheads on Foreheads Established Member

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    My current job in 29 Palms. I am currently a TACP evaluator/ instructor at the Tactical Training Exercise Control Group (TTECG). We put on multiple large scale Integrated Training Exercise's (ITX) each year for deploying Marine Corps units prior to their deployments. Focus is on integrating fire support (Artillery mortars other Indirect Fire assets and Aviation) with maneuvering units. Some of the older Marines knew it as CAX (Combined Arms Exercise) Mojave Viper or EMV (Enhanced Mojave Viper). My role in this is to instruct and evaluate the Battalion's Forward Air Controllers (FAC) and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC). Basically the guys on the ground coordinating and controlling the air strikes. This is just a compilation of some of the videos I have taken over the last year. Hours are very long on this job, but I do get to see all of the Marine Corps toys in action multiple times per year out here in the desert and try and make sure the younger Marines know all of the things I wished I would have known prior to going into Iraq/Afghanistan many years ago. We get some other joint assets to show up and play as well.
     
  2. 1 Alibi 2

    1 Alibi 2 If not today, when ?????? Established Member

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    Pretty neat stuff, thanks for sharing..
     
  3. svtfocus2cobra

    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    Good times! I really enjoyed rushing 3 clicks after the F18s, Cobras, artillery, mortars, and a Javelin all unleashed on our objective and they told us there was still enemy in the target area lol.
     
  4. FLYIN

    FLYIN Warheads on Foreheads Established Member

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    Hey you know we have to leave something for you guys to kill. Can't have aviation kill it all. Haha.
     
  5. Smooth

    Smooth Well Seasoned Established Member

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    Great video. Thanks for sharing, and serving.
     
  6. 1Kona_Venom

    1Kona_Venom A&P Mechanic Established Member

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    I was a 13F for 20 years; Army Forward Observer. Towards my later years, was CAS trained and worked side by side with JTACS and all that.

    When I was stationed at NTC those were good times cause Nellis AFB supported alot of our FTX's.

    Most of the world will never know the sound of freedom of an A-10 letting loose over head. Glad those guys are on our side
     
  7. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    As a ground and pounder range 400 or 401 is a pita. Although we were there in January (winter) it was still tough to go through. Can only imagine how insane that place is during the summer. I would’ve probably went UA if I was stationed in 29.
     
  8. Logan2003Cobra

    Logan2003Cobra Active Member Established Member

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    Why no shots of the TAOM and RADAR... you know, the stuff that makes your job possible?!
     
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  9. svtfocus2cobra

    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    Is range 400 the one I had the story about? Where you can see the highway that leads to Vegas I believe way off in the distance and there is just a mountain to the left? That was bad but worse than range 600 on Pendleton? I hated everything about range 600. Even got charged by the resident Buffalo there one night.

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  10. CobraBob

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    Great video. Got shivers at some points.....gotta love our military! The night ops were my fav!
     

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