Jan 22, 2010

An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV), from Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines (BLT 2/7), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to land on the loading bay, Jan. 22. More than 170 vehicles and 450 tons of equipment from the 31st MEU were embarked aboard the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in support of the Spring Patrol. The MEU’s first scheduled exercise is Cobra Gold 2010 (CG’ 10). CG’ 10 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security.

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