More Marines Training to Fight in Jungle

Posted August 29, 2016 at 5:20am

Marine Corps Times reports that “after years of fighting in deserts, more Marines are sharpening their jungle warfare skills — and the training is intensifying.”

“As more Marines are tapped for missions in tropical locales like the Philippines, Honduras and Australia, the Corps has boosted the number of leathernecks that move through jungle training.” 

“Over the last two years, more than 5,000 Marines have attended the Corps’ Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan, annually — an increase of about 30 percent, said 1st Lt. Martin Harris, a spokesman for III Marine Expeditionary Force.”