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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
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Jun 10, 2013

Cdr. Kiyoshi Asano, Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force Ops Staff CCF2, discusses staff planning with members of the Japanese Self Defense Force on board the Japanese ship Hyuga at Naval Base San Diego June 6. The planning exericse gave Marines and sailors a chance share how U.S. ground components and maritime components work together to conduct amphibious operations. This training is part of Exercise Dawn Blitz, which is scenario-driven exercise that refocuses Navy and Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct complex ambibious operations. (Photo by: U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jimmy H. Bention, Jr., Public Affairs Chief, 11TH Marine Expeditionary Unit)

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