U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kevin M. Blodgett, an infantry rifleman with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, engages a simulated target during Integrated Training Exercise 5-19 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 27, 2019. ITX 5-19 is a live-fire and maneuver combined arms exercise designed to train battalion and squadron-sized units in tactics, techniques, and procedures required to provide a sustainable and ready operational reserve for employment across the full spectrum of crisis and global engagement. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez)

In today’s Photo Of The Day we take a closer look at a group of U.S. Marine Corps infantry riflemen with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division as they participate in an Integrated Training Exercise called 5-19. Location: Twentynine Palms, California, in the year 2019.

ITX 5-19 was a live-fire and maneuver combined arms exercise designed to train battalion and squadron-sized units in tactics, techniques, and procedures required to provide a sustainable and ready operational reserve for employment across the full spectrum of crisis and global engagement.

Shouting out commands during Integrated Training Exercise 5-19 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

A U.S. Marine Corps infantry rifleman on the move with his M38.

U.S. Marine Corps infantry riflemen with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, prepare to move.

U.S. Marine Corps infantry riflemen with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, engage a simulated target.

U.S. Marine Corps infantry riflemen with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division.

U.S. Marine Corps infantry riflemen with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, prepare to move out.

U.S. Marine Corps infantry riflemen with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, engage a simulated target

U.S. Marine Corps infantry riflemen with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, prepare to move toward a simulated target

All photos by the U.S. Marine Corps, taken by Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez.

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