The following is a release from Sgt. Paris Capers, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit:
Marines and sailors with Assault Amphibian Vehicle Platoon, Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, the ground combat element for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted an amphibious assault on San Clemente Island, Calif., during Composite Training Unit Exercise, Oct. 22, 2015.
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During COMPTUEX— and in all of the MEU’s pre-deployment packages since August— the units have been conducting operations in the fictional country of Black and the regions surrounding it, actively executing missions across the range of military operations.
Within the scenario, the fictional “Operation Bearclaw” was initiated after the government of Purple— an island nation near Black— requested coalition assistance in response to a violent extremist organization seizing a village to conduct weapons smuggling operations within Purple ports. As a coalition asset, the units were called forward as responsive force to oppose the VEO.
“The MEU is the go-to force for missions like these,” said 1st Lt. Eric Berman, AAV platoon commander for Co. E. “Our expeditionary nature combined with our unique capabilities makes it easy to get in …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life