Sunday, August 7, 2011


An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is launched from the well deck of the Juneau and makes its way to the beach during Blue-Green Workups. This semi-annual joint exercise between the USS Essex (LHD 2) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 31st MEU helps blend the capabilities and techniques of the Navy/Marine Corps team into one cohesive force focusing on conducting amphibious operations in support of a wide range of contingencies, from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts, to full-scale combat operations. The Essex ARG is conducting the exercise in the vicinity of Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman J.J. Hewitt)

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