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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Sep 29, 2011

An amphibious assault vehicle drives into the sea on its return to the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans Sept. 29 as the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit began its final sea-based exercise before deploying in November. The vehicle transported Marines and sailors of Company L, one of three rifle companies in Battalion Landing Team 3/1, the ground combat element for the unit. A platoon of tracked vehicles from 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion here reinforces the Pendleton-based 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines. The platoon provides the go-to means of maneuver for Company L.

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