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11th Marine Regiment conducts live-fire training

By Public Affairs Office | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | August 16, 2013

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --

The 11th Marine Regiment is scheduled to conduct a live-fire training exercise here, Aug. 19 through 28. The regiment is an artillery unit comprised of four battalions.

Camp Pendleton and neighboring cities can expect to hear an increase of noise levels caused by howitzer fire, rocket fire, and mortars impacting the training area during the 10 specified days.

Local Marine and Navy units will also provide aviation and logistical support to the firing battalions. The units include squadrons from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, providing attack helicopters and troop carriers support; unmanned aerial surveillance support from Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3; beach-landing support from Assault Craft Unit 5, and logistical support from Combat Logistics Regiment 1.

The training allows the regiment to maintain the level of readiness expected of the Marine Corps by the American people, said Col. Stephen Liszewski, the commanding officer of 11th Marines.

Leadership from the regiment will stress safety during the course of the exercise, a theme Marines must also sustain while deployed to the battlefield.

For more information about the training visit the DVIDS site at http://www.dvidshub.net/news/111983/11th-marines-prepare-regimental-artillery-exercise