Jan 22, 2010

Amphibious assault vehicles (AAV), from Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines (BLT 2/7), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), await for embarkation onto the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), 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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