MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA --
Marines from 10th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division conducted Exercise Rolling Thunder 21-1 in Fort Bragg, N.C. from October 5-15, 2020. Exercise Rolling Thunder is a regiment-sized live-fire training event designed to enhance their ability to provide timely, accurate, and lethal fires in support of 2d Marine Division.
Rolling Thunder 21-1 is a 10th Marine Regiment-planned, and -led event that incorporates all available troops in the regiment, which is approximately 1,100 Marines who fired a total of about 5,200 155mm artillery shells during the exercise. The Marines maneuvered against a simulated enemy force that possessed the same capabilities expected of a peer-level adversary.
The regiment trained to conduct command-and-control of units on the ground, indirect fire support of maneuver units utilizing M777 Howitzer cannons, counter-fire operations (also using the M777) and sensor operations to help detect an enemy force. All of these skills are mission-essential tasks that artillery units have to be able to perform at an elite level in order to be successful in combat, especially against peer and near-peer threats.
Imagery is available for download at the 2d Marine Division DVIDS page, https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/2MARDIV, and at the 2d Marine Division Flickr page, https://www.flickr.com/photos/2dmarinedivision/.
For more information on Rolling Thunder 21-1, please contact 1st Lt. Dan Linfante at (910)451-2030, (910)545-9681, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For imagery and video of the event, please visit
Official Website: https://www.2ndmardiv.marines.mil/