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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Jun 10, 2013

Capt. Philipp Buckhahn, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit assistant air officer, assist with instructing members of the Japanese Self Defense Force about amphibious operations during a planning exercise 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.

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