A TOW (Tube Launched Optically Guided Weopons Systems) gunner with 2nd
Battalion 6th Marine Regiment waits in position at the Delta cooridor
training area during during Combined Arms Exercise 6-97. CAX 5/6-97 is
a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) level exercise being conducted
at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, CA.
The command element for the exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around
the 6th Marine Regiment, 2D Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC.
Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent
units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the
Ground Combat Element, Air Combat Element, and the Combat Service
Support Element. Official U.S. Marine Corps photograph by LCpl R
L Kugler, 2D Marine Division Combat Camera Unit.