CAMP PENDLETON–Marines and sailors from throughout southern California will take part in the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force training exercise “Steel Knight – 2010” Oct. 1 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, Calif.
The exercise is scheduled through Oct. 15.
Steel Knight is an annual exercise designed to help Marines and sailors of the 1st Marine Division maintain their core competencies and proficiency in the use of combined arms in a live-fire exercise environment.
Live fire exercises, like Steel Knight, ensure the 1st Marine Division remains trained, ready, relevant and responsive to emergent requirements anywhere on the globe and is ready to rapidly respond to conventional and irregular warfare contingencies.
Participating units include: Marines and sailors from the 5th and 11th Marine Regiments, 1st Tank Battalion, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and Combat Logistics Regiment 1.
Steel Knight will conclude with a four-stage, division level, live-fire combined arms exercise beginning Oct. 11.