U.S. Marines Continue Live-Fire Training in Maafilaafushi, Maldives

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines give a safety briefing to Maldivian marines before live-fire training in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 25, 2014. The U.S. Marines are assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. This non-commissioned officer development program creates a setting for professional military and cultural exchanges, and provides both forces an opportunity to train in unfamiliar settings and gain experience with different tactics, techniques and procedures.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Marines give a safety briefing to Maldivian marines before live-fire training in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 25, 2014. The U.S. Marines are assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Marines assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and Maldivian marines conduct live-fire training in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 25, 2014.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A Maldivian marine analyzes his shot group during live-fire training with U.S. Marines assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 25, 2014.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A Maldivian marine loads his AK-47 service rifle during live-fire training with U.S. Marines assigned to U.S. Marines Corps Forces, Pacific in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 25, 2014.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A Maldivian Marine checks his shot group during live-fire training with U.S. Marines assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 25, 2014.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maxwell McCants gives shooting advice to a Maldivian marine during live-fire training in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 25, 2014. U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Marine Sgt. Michael Cox, right, and a Maldivian marine fist bump to acknowledge a good shot group during live-fire training on Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 25, 2014.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A Maldivian marine prepares his gear during live-fire training with U.S. Marines assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific on Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 25, 2014.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Richard Johnson, left, gives shooting advice to a Maldivian marine during live-fire training on Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 25, 2014.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau