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Have Radios, Will Comm

Orders not heard aren’t followed. Calls for fire incapable of being transmitted are never filled. Marines who can’t communicate effectively lose lives in combat. As the U.S. Marine Corps undergoes a force restructure to modernize for the next era, Marines in the radio transmissions occupational field aren’t without their own improvements. Marines from various units across 2nd Marine Division participated in the 2nd MARDIV High-Frequency Competition throughout the East Coast from July 12-16. The competition enhanced HF transmission proficiency and capabilities to prepare Marines for future expeditionary conflicts where areas fought in may either be contested or degraded…
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dustin Nguyen, a Richmond, Va., native and a transmissions systems operator with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, sets up an AN/PRC-160(V) radio as part of the 2nd MARDIV High-Frequency Competition on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., July 12, 2021. The competition enhanced HF transmission proficiency and capabilities to prepare Marines for future expeditionary conflicts where the area is either contested or degraded.

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Author: Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.

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