U.S. Forces Command CSM Michael Grinston on inadequate training.
Marine Tank Platoon Live Fire Training
Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Tank platoon, attached to Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, take part in live-fire training at Udairi Range in Kuwait City, July 26, 2012. The M1A1 Abrams tanks, an attachment from the Camp Lejeuene based 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, fired a total of 24 high explosive rounds at targets scattered throughout the barren desert training range. The 24th MEU is currently deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Produced by 2nd Lt. Joshua W. Larson.