The only tried and true method I can conceive to keep young Marines out of trouble is a rigorous training schedule. With that in mind we strive to keep the men busy with training events which may actually resemble something they will end up doing on a mission. This would be things like talking to pilots about casualty evacs, landing zone briefs and embarking/debarking from the bird.
Marines ready a casualty as a CH-60 lands.
|Providing security for the LZ.|
|Circling above and keeping an eye out for evil doers.|
|“Dude, ‘extra cheese’ is not part of the LZ brief.”|
|Marines exit the aircraft to provide security in order to load a casualty.|
Second only to spending a day shooting guns on the range is spending a day flying around in helicopters.