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Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit apprehend a role-player at a simulated evacuation site here June 18. The exercise prepared 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit members to protect and safely evacuate noncombatants in foreign countries, according to 1st Lt. Ryan D. Betters, Combat Logistics Battalion 11, which provides the unit with logistics and services. Betters, who oversaw the execution of the exercise, serves as the battalion's landing support officer. He hails from Batavia, N.Y.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Claudia M. Palacios

Marines, sailors simulate evacuation

19 Jun 2011 | Sgt. Elyssa Quesada

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted noncombatant-evacuation training during a field exercise here June 18-19.

The unit trained as a complete Marine air-ground task force, employing its ground-combat, aviation-combat and logistics-and-services elements to evacuate role-players in a safe and orderly manner.

Combat Logistics Battalion 11 used its noncombatant tracking system to process role-players, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) provided helicopters and Battalion Landing Team 3/1 provided security.

The exercise prepared unit members to protect and safely evacuate noncombatants in foreign countries, according to 1st Lt. Ryan D. Betters, Combat Logistics Battalion 11.

Betters, who oversaw the execution of the exercise, serves as the battalion's landing support officer. He hails from Batavia, N.Y.

“Today’s mission went amazing,” said Sgt. Christopher B. Gentz, 26, a squad leader serving with CLB-11's landing-support detachment. “We were able to get everyone involved.”


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