Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushion Landing Part of Exercise Dawn Blitz

06/27/2013
06/27/2013: Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) lands on San Clemente Island, West Cove, as a part of Exercise Dawn Blitz. Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational amphibious exercise off the Southern California coast that refocuses Navy, Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct complex amphibious…

3rd MAW Conducts Air Lift of Battalion

06/26/2013
06/26/2013: MV-22B Ospreys with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing wait to take off to take a battalion of Marines to 29 Palms during Dawn Blitz 2013, June 21. Exercises like Dawn Blitz 2013 provide realistic relevant training necessary for effective global crisis response expected of the Navy and Marine Corps. [slidepress…

Dawn Blitz Air Assault Exercise

06/26/2013
06/26/2013: Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment load into MV-22 Ospreys and CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters as a part of a large-scale air assault to 29 Palms involving over 30 helicopters during exercise Dawn Blitz, June 20.  Dawn Blitz 2013 is one of a series of amphibious training events…

Dawn Blitz 201: MPF Offloading

06/18/2013
06/17/2013: U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment-17, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and U.S. Navy sailors with Naval Beach Group-1, Expeditionary Strike Group-3, conduct Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) training and offload equipment from the USNS 1st Lt. Jack Lummus in support of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 in San Diego, Calif., June…

11th MEU and the Japanese Self Defense Force during Exercise Dawn Blitz

06/10/2013
06/10/2013: 11th MEU and the Japanese Self Defense Force during Exercise Dawn Blitz [slidepress gallery='11th-meu-and-the-japanese-self-defense-force-during-exercise-dawn-blitz'] Credit:11th Marine Expeditionary Unit:6/6/13 In the first two photos, members of the Japanese Self Defense force launch a boat from the back of a helicopter during helocast training here June 6. The purpose of the training…

31st MEU Arrives for Cobra Gold 2013

02/15/2013
02/15/2013: Approximately 1,000 Marines and Sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit offloaded from three ships of the Navy's Amphibious Squadron 11 to begin the multinational exercise Cobra Gold 2013 in the Kingdom of Thailand. The unit was brought ashore using the Navy's landing craft utility, landing craft air cushions,…

Keel Laying of LCS 6

10/19/2012
10/19/2012: Keel Laying of LCS 6 By Robbin Laird I am visiting the Gulf Coast and starting with the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) and Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) at Austal and will be travelling to the Ingalls Huntington shipyard for the christening of the USS America. Austal is a…

Osprerys Offloading Personnel

04/07/2012
Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron VMM-261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, offload from an MV-22 Osprey aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, March 27, 2012. The 24th MEU, partnered with the Navy’s Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, is deploying to the European and Central Command theaters of…