U.S. Forces Command CSM Michael Grinston on inadequate training.
Geiger Fury 2012 - North Field
TINIAN (May 14,2012) -- Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 12 and Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 return to the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Tinian island, in support of Exercise Geiger Fury May 14, 2012. The purpose of Exercise Geiger Fury is to execute and assess combined expeditionary operations in the South Pacific. As soon as the Marines came ashore, they began setting up a Forward Operations Base. "We are setting up a FOB in order to better control and coordinate Exercise Geiger Fury," said Capt. Mark Schouten, MWSS-171 Officer in Charge. "As well as conduct repairs to the islands northern airfield built during World War Two." Marines worked into the late hours of the night to set up the FOB, clearing the land in order to set up tents and OE-254 communications gear.