Marine Corps Training Exercises Thunder On Despite COVID-19

Marine Corps Training Exercises Thunder On Despite COVID-19
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Jack C. Howell

A Marine infantry battalion and elements of a Marine air wing are still slated to kick off an upcoming exercise aboard Twentynine Palms, California — and its parent command says the training is “mission-essential training” despite concerns over COVID-19.

The nearly month-long integrated training exercises known as an ITX helps Marines hone skills in integrating aviation assets while training combined-arms maneuver warfare aboard the sprawling training center at Twentynine Palms.

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