U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

 

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

Augment. Reinforce. Support.

2000 Opelousas Ave., New Orleans, LA 70114
ABOUT Winter Break 18

The mission of WINTER BREAK 18 is to validate cold weather readiness standards and cold weather resource requirements.

Winter Break VIDEOS
Winter Break ARTICLES
Hometown Heroes of Winter Break 2018 February 13, 2018
Hometown Heroes of Winter Break 2018 February 13, 2018
Hometown Heroes of Winter Break 2018 February 13, 2018
Hometown Heroes of Winter Break 2018 February 13, 2018
MARFORRES tankers take on ice, snow at Winter Break 18 February 12, 2018
Hometown Heroes of Winter Break 2018 February 8, 2018
Hometown Heroes of Winter Break 2018 February 8, 2018
WInter Break IMAGE GALLERY
Reserve Marines with Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, disassemble heating units from their arctic tents on training day five of exercise Winter Break 2018, aboard Camp Grayling, Michigan, Feb. 11, 2018. Fox Co., 4th Tank Bn., conducted exercise Winter Break 18 to take advantage of Camp Grayling's frozen, wintery climate and test their offensive, defensive and maneuver capabilities in any austere cold weather environment.
Reserve Marines with Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, stage their vehicles on training day five of exercise Winter Break 2018, aboard Camp Grayling, Michigan, Feb. 11, 2018. During Winter Break 18, Fox Co. took part in platoon and company operations that increased their operational capacity in single degree temperatures and snow covered terrain.
Capt. Andrew Bender (right), commanding officer of Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, speaks to Marines about the final training days of Winter Break 2018, aboard Camp Grayling, Michigan, Feb. 11, 2018. Fox Co., 4th Tank Bn., conducted exercise Winter Break 18 to take advantage of Camp Grayling's frozen, wintery climate and test their offensive, defensive and maneuver capabilities in any austere cold weather environment.
Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Collins is a Grimesland, North Carolina, native and an M88A2 Recovery Vehicle rigger with Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division.
Ruiz is a motor transport mechanic with Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, and is participating with his unit in Exercise Winter Break 2018 on Camp Grayling, Michigan, Feb. 4-17, 2018. When he's not conducting Marine Corps training, Ruiz works as a fencing contractor for a local fencing company in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Sgt. Michael Colbert, a Lansing, Michigan, native and Reserve Marine with Fox Company, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, had the opportunity to go to Michigan as a tank crewman when his unit participated in Exercise Winter Break 2018 on Camp Grayling, Michigan, Feb. 4-17, 2018. When he's not conducting Marine Corps training, Colbert is a fire-protection installer for a construction company outside of Highpoint, North Carolina.
Lance Cpl. William Vasquez is a Sanford, North Carolina, native and Reserve Marine with Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division. Vasquez, a tank crew member, participated in exercise Winter Break 2018 on Camp Grayling, Michigan, Feb. 4-17, 2018. When he's not conducting Marine Corps training, Vasquez is a construction worker for Parkers Stockstill Construction in North Carolina.
Fox Co., 4th Tank Bn. braves the cold during exercise Winter Break 2018
Fox Co., 4th Tank Bn. braves the cold during exercise Winter Break 2018
Fox Co., 4th Tank Bn. braves the cold during exercise Winter Break 2018
Fox Co., 4th Tank Bn. braves the cold during exercise Winter Break 2018
Fox Co., 4th Tank Bn. braves the cold during exercise Winter Break 2018
Fox Co., 4th Tank Bn. braves the cold during exercise Winter Break 2018
Fox Co., 4th Tank Bn. braves the cold during exercise Winter Break 2018
Fox Co., 4th Tank Bn. braves the cold during exercise Winter Break 2018
Marines with Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, pause before convoying to a training area during exercise Winter Break 2018 near Camp Grayling, Michigan, Feb. 8, 2018. During training day two of Winter Break 18, Fox Co. Marines rehearsed formations, conducted advanced land navigation and terrain identification and performed preventative maintenance checks and services on their armored vehicles and equipment while increasing their operational capacity in single degree temperatures and snow covered terrain.
Marines with Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, pause to check the scheme of maneuver before a platoon formation rehearsal during exercise Winter Break 2018 near Camp Grayling, Michigan, Feb. 8, 2018. Winter Break 18 challenges Marines of Fox Co., 4th Tank Bn. to contend with employment problems caused by extreme cold weather and snow and adapt to the operational challenges of a severe climate.
Marines with Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, pause to check the scheme of maneuver before a platoon formation rehearsal during exercise Winter Break 2018 near Camp Grayling, Michigan, Feb. 8, 2018. Winter Break 18 challenges Marines of Fox Co., 4th Tank Bn. to contend with employment problems caused by extreme cold weather and snow and adapt to the operational challenges of a severe climate.
A Marine with Fox Company, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, looks forward from the gun turret of an Abrams M1A1 Main Battle Tank during exercise Winter Break 2018, near Camp Grayling, Michigan, Feb. 8, 2018. During training day two of Winter Break 18, Fox Co. Marines rehearsed formations, conducted advanced land navigation and terrain identification and performed preventative maintenance checks and services on their armored vehicles and equipment while increasing their operational capacity in single degree temperatures and snow covered terrain.
Capt. Andrew Bender, commanding officer of Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, reviews checkpoints on a map overlay during exercise Winter Break 2018, near Camp Grayling, Michigan, Feb. 8, 2018. Reserve Marines spend two weeks each year building their capabilities at an Annual Training exercise. This year, the Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, based tank company is taking advantage of Camp Grayling’s rugged training areas to test their offensive, defensive and maneuver capabilities in an austere cold weather environment.