“We just got back from one of the culminating training evolutions for units deploying to Afghanistan. We had a lot of down-time between exercises. Forgive the over editing, had to compensate for a camera phone. I’ve attached a good bit of photos taken with my iPhone from the RIMPAC exercise we were involved with here in the Pacific. It was a hell of a time. A small collection of the training shenanigans that occur Aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The Marines you see in the rocket launcher photos are of my Assault section conducting volley fires on a static (non moving) range on the Big Island. Other photos include training with coalition forces (mostly New Zealand) and flight deck operations aboard the USS Essex. I am stationed on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, I’m an 0351 Assaultman with 1st Bn 3rd Marines Alpha Company Weapons Platoon. A small detachment of my Marines and I were tasked to go to Brunei Darussalam to help their soldiers train in urban combat. These photos tell the story.