Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ospreys over Wonder Valley

Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment were involved in a live fire and maneuver training exercise at the Marine Combat Center last Friday and Saturday.

An osprey flying over a cabin north of Amboy. Photo: T. Sitz
Master Sgt. Joshua T. Laverty, a Tactical Training Exercise Control Group instructor said, "This is their last real training assessment before they deploy and is sometimes the only real training they will get."

Though we have to put up with noise and dust and overhead traffic, understanding that these exercises prepare our young men and women to stay alive helps put things in perspective.