U.S. Marines attached to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), conduct a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) exercise ... providing security, interacting with civilians, and conducting a night urban patrol ... in support of Assault Support Tactics 3 (AST-3), Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-22, at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, in Twentynine Palms, California.
AST-3 is a multi-mission evolution consisting of a NEO as well as Foreign Humanitarian Assistance (FHA) operations. This evolution allows the prospective WTIs to plan, brief and execute both missions while shifting their focus towards an in-depth review and dissection of rules of engagement, military authorities and civil considerations.
U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Noah Braswell April 15, 2022