Marines AAV Djibouti Shore Landing
September 20, 2018
U.S. Marines assigned to Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), drive an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) onto the Djibouti shore during Theater Amphibious Combat Rehearsal (TACR) on September 10, 2018. Led by Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Expedition Brigade, TACR integrates U.S. Navy and Marine Corps assets to practice and rehearse a range of critical combat-related capabilities available to U.S. Central Command, both afloat and ashore, to promote stability and security in the region. U.S. 5th Fleet and coalition assets are participating in numerous simultaneous exercises as part of the greater Theater of responsibility, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Danny Gonzalez
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