Lance Cpl. Jeremy Coltharp, a machine gunner with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, holds links of ammunition for Lance Cpl. Andrew Ellis to fire during a company attack at Range 400 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Sept. 10, 2011. The attack was part of the 35-day Enhanced Mojave Viper training exercise here. During EMV, „America’s Battalion” is working from squad-level training evolutions to battalion-level counterinsurgency operations. They are training to deploy to Afghanistan’s Helmand province this fall in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Coltharp, 21, is from Fort Gibson, Okla. Ellis, 19, is from Dothan, Ala.