August 18, 2021 - U.S. Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion (LAAD Bn) fire FIM-92 Stinger Missiles at drones during a training exercise on Onslow Beach at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Marines prepare the FIM-92 Stinger missiles for fire; receive briefs from a range safety officer; and, target launched drones before firing the FIM-92 Stinger missiles.
The live-fire training increases their capabilities in providing task organized, ground security force in a defense of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force air sites, assets and installations when not engaged in air defense operations.
2nd LAAD Bn is a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, which is the aviation combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force.
U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Elias E. Pimentel III Lance Cpl. Adam C. Henke