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TSOC field exercise: training curriculum in simulated real-life scenarios

U.S. Marine Corps Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course students from the Marine Corps Detachment, prepare intelligence equipment for a field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. This field training was designed to deliver technically proficient, combat capable Marines to operating forces and supporting establishments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course students from the Marine Corps Detachment, prepare intelligence equipment for a field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. This field training was designed to deliver technically proficient, combat capable Marines to operating forces and supporting establishments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

Batteries, transmitters, antennas and other intelligence equipment collect in the pavilion behind the Marine Corps Detachment, on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 23, 2021. Joint service students in the MDC unitize the intelligence equipment to intercept radio signals in training priorities set by the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

Batteries, transmitters, antennas and other intelligence equipment collect in the pavilion behind the Marine Corps Detachment, on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 23, 2021. Joint service students in the MDC unitize the intelligence equipment to intercept radio signals in training priorities set by the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Fulk, Marine Corps Detachment Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course instructor, sends his students off with words of encouragement to undertake an intelligence field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. The TSOC course trained universal intelligence skills to approximately 30 students, from 4 different job fields over a 12-training-day course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Fulk, Marine Corps Detachment Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course instructor, sends his students off with words of encouragement to undertake an intelligence field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. The TSOC course trained universal intelligence skills to approximately 30 students, from 4 different job fields over a 12-training-day course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course students from the Marine Corps Detachment, snake through brush and debris during an intelligence field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. The students operated in small teams, which were designed to optimize the training curriculum and simulated real-life scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course students from the Marine Corps Detachment, snake through brush and debris during an intelligence field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. The students operated in small teams, which were designed to optimize the training curriculum and simulated real-life scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Logan Swanson, Marine Corps Detachment Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course student, wears a versatile radio observation and direction finder in his backpack while navigating through an intelligence field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 23, 2021. When a signal is intercepted, the VROD’s antennas pinpointed which direction the pursued target was located. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Logan Swanson, Marine Corps Detachment Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course student, wears a versatile radio observation and direction finder in his backpack while navigating through an intelligence field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 23, 2021. When a signal is intercepted, the VROD’s antennas pinpointed which direction the pursued target was located. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course students from the Marine Corps Detachment, collaborate in teams to intercept a mock enemy intelligence signal with their THiEF, an intelligence signal collecting antenna, in a field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. The intelligence device was carried in a backpack by a student and was used to accelerate and fully integrate core training objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course students from the Marine Corps Detachment, collaborate in teams to intercept a mock enemy intelligence signal with their THiEF, an intelligence signal collecting antenna, in a field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. The intelligence device was carried in a backpack by a student and was used to accelerate and fully integrate core training objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Dante Rivera, Marine Corps Detachment Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course student, analyzes a visual display of intercepted enemy radio signals during an intelligence field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. The electronic display provided direction and coordinates of the intercepted radio waves for Rivera and his team to physically track through the field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Dante Rivera, Marine Corps Detachment Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course student, analyzes a visual display of intercepted enemy radio signals during an intelligence field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. The electronic display provided direction and coordinates of the intercepted radio waves for Rivera and his team to physically track through the field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan Benedict, Marine Corps Detachment Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course student, hides in brush during an intelligence field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 23, 2021. Benedict played the role of “bunny” by transmitting simulated adversary radio frequencies for fellow classmates to intercept with their intelligence equipment during the exercise.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan Benedict, Marine Corps Detachment Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course student, hides in brush during an intelligence field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 23, 2021. Benedict played the role of “bunny” by transmitting simulated adversary radio frequencies for fellow classmates to intercept with their intelligence equipment during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Fulk, Marine Corps Detachment Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course instructor, offers insight and recommends new techniques for the TSOC students, who are locating an enemy signal emitter with their versatile radio observation and direction finder during a field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. Fulk and other MCD instructors were trained to challenge their students in order to promote educational attainment and expand warfighting readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Fulk, Marine Corps Detachment Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course instructor, offers insight and recommends new techniques for the TSOC students, who are locating an enemy signal emitter with their versatile radio observation and direction finder during a field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. Fulk and other MCD instructors were trained to challenge their students in order to promote educational attainment and expand warfighting readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course students from the Marine Corps Detachment, successfully locate Lance Cpl. Dylan Benedict, MCD TSOC course student, during an intelligence field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 23, 2021.  Benedict was tracked by radio frequency, intelligence, and GPS coordinates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)
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U.S. Marine Corps Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course students from the Marine Corps Detachment, successfully locate Lance Cpl. Dylan Benedict, MCD TSOC course student, during an intelligence field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 23, 2021. Benedict was tracked by radio frequency, intelligence, and GPS coordinates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Dante Rivera, Marine Corps Detachment Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course student, unscrews the antennas to the versatile radio observation and direction finder after completing a field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. Goodfellow falls under Air Education and Training Command and offers exceptional training for all branches of the military and America’s Allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)
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U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Dante Rivera, Marine Corps Detachment Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course student, unscrews the antennas to the versatile radio observation and direction finder after completing a field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. Goodfellow falls under Air Education and Training Command and offers exceptional training for all branches of the military and America’s Allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kristopher Wilkes, Marine Corps Detachment Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course student stores away a component of the THiEF intelligence device after completing a field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. During the outdoor exercise, students were integrated into a simulated battlefield environment and used various intelligence devices to practice intercepting enemy radio signals.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)
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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kristopher Wilkes, Marine Corps Detachment Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course student stores away a component of the THiEF intelligence device after completing a field exercise outside of the MCD dormitories on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 22, 2021. During the outdoor exercise, students were integrated into a simulated battlefield environment and used various intelligence devices to practice intercepting enemy radio signals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Marine Corps Tactical Signals Intelligence Operator course students from the Marine Corps Detachment here, underwent an intelligence field exercise March 22-23. 

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