Ospreys Operating from USS Oak Hill

11/30/17: COMPTUEX allows all elements of the Marine Air Ground Task Force to join and train in realistic scenarios so the MEU as a whole can meet its Predeployment Training Program objectives prior to an upcoming deployment at sea. [maxgallery id="102832"] 11/16/2017, ATLANTIC OCEAN 11.16.2017 Photo by Staff Sgt. Dengrier Baez …

26th MEU Flight Ops onboard USS Iwo Jima

11/22/17: U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) in the Atlantic Ocean as part of Combined Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), Nov. 6, 2017. The exercise allows all elements of the Marine Air…

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Prepares for Operations

09/06/2017: The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) completed composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), the final work-up phase and certification event prior to deployment scheduled later this year. Over the course of a month, the TRCSG sailed upwards of 7,500 nautical miles, launched over 1,700 fixed wing aircraft, conducted nine replenishments-at-sea,…

Saxon Warrior 2017 Exercise


Saxon Warrior is an exercise designed to develop theater-specific
combat skills, as well as enhance cooperation between U.S. and U.K. forces and governmental agencies. 

Led by the Royal Navy's Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST), Saxon Warrior '17 presents a myriad of challenges to the multinational and multi-platform force by creating…

SM-2 Intercepts

05/03/2016: A 1500 lb. Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) leaps from the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) at twice the speed of sound on its way to destroying an advanced high-speed target during a live fire test of the ship's Aegis weapons…

Long Range Raid Training

12/20/2015: U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shield a simulated casualty from the debris of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Plams, California, Oct. 30, 2015. COMPTUEX provides the MEU ARG…

Dropping in Unannounced: 15th MEU Marines Execute Vertical Raid

06/25/2015: U.S. Marines with Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, execute a vertical raid during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) March 29, 2015. These Marines departed the USS Essex (LHD 2), off the coast of San Diego, in MV-22B Ospreys and landed…

22nd MEU Prepares for Deployment via a Composite Training Unit Exercise

02/02/2014: Bataan sailors involved with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines are seen underway for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), designed to present the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group with scenarios seen on deployment. [slidepress gallery='22nd-meu-prepares-for-deployment-via-a-composite-training-unit-exercise']  Credit: USS Bataan (LHD 5):12/3/13 In the first photo, Commodore, Amphibious Squadron 6, Capt. Neil…