Valiant Shield 16: Marines seize airfield on Tinian

by Sgt. Justin Fisher

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, wait to board an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit on North Ramp, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during Valiant Shield 16, Sept. 20, 2016.

The Kilo 3/3 Marines departed to perform a airfiled seizure on Tinian for Valiant Shield.

VS16 is a biennial U.S. only, field training exercise that focuses on joint training with U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps to increase interoperability and working relationships.

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