U.S. Marines from Marine Air Group 29 based out of Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. recently completed Service Level Training Exercise 3-21, a series of exercises from March 28 to May 11 designed to integrate East coast and West coast Marines for realistic and difficult scenarios in a deployment-like environment. Within SLTE 3-21 were the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course, Integrated Training Exercise, Adversary Force Exercise, Mountain Training Exercise and the final force-on-force event, the Marine Air-Ground Task Force War Exercise. As the aviation combat element, MAG-29 led the 1,260 Marines, sailors and soldiers that made up the ACE and successfully completed over 2,600 flight hours in support of 1st Marine Division.
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Author: 2nd Lt. Hudson Sadler