Marines Participate in Mountain Exercise in Bridgeport, Calif.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A Marine waits to climb the first of many hills during a grueling hike with 90-pound packs at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Jan. 19, 2014. To gain an expeditionary mindset, Marines and sailors conducted a 10-day field exercise, which included walking through rugged terrain with extreme elevation changes.  u.S. Marine Corp photo by Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman
  • Marined Corps Capt. David Kucirka leads a group of Marines during a hike with 90-pound packs at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Jan. 19, 2014. Kucirka is an intelligence officer assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman
  • A Marine collects water from a mountain stream during a hike at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Jan. 19, 2014. The Marine is assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman
  • Marines filter water from a mountain stream during a hike at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Jan. 19, 2014.  U.S. Mairne Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman
  • Marines start back from a hike with 90-pound packs at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Jan. 19, 2014.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman