August 14, 2015 – MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina — Marines with 2nd Radio Battalion conducted amphibious operations at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 10, 2015.
Marines participating in the training are currently taking on a radio reconnaissance operator’s course, which takes radio operators out of their normal day to day tasks.
“During the amphibious exercise, we learn more about the Zodiac CRRC (Combat Rubber Raiding Craft) as well as how to operate in the open water,” said Lance Cpl. Jacob Nye, a field radio operator with the unit.
During the exercise, Marines were given classes over the Zodiacs and then given the opportunity to utilize the knowledge in a practical application portion.
“During this exercise, we would have classes for about one or two hours,” said Nye. “After the classes, we would go out and use practical application to conduct the training.”
While in the course the students were able to get out of the office as well as take on new obstacles.
“This course gives us the opportunity to come out to the field and get hands on with our job,” said Nye.
After the Marines conducted the operations, they received feedback from the instructors on how to evolve their skills.
“I’m looking forward to seeing more tie-ins from the classes,” said Nye. “We’ve been learning a lot of useful skills such as Combat Life Saver, communications as well as the amphibious skills.”
Once Marines complete the course, they will be more versatile and capable of completing real-world operations.
“ gives more capability to our signals intelligence aspect, and allows us to be more helpful throughout missions,” said Nye.