26th MEU Group Sail Exercise

12/18/2012: Marines and sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 26, currently reinforcing the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), board a Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion bound for the USS San Antonio during exercise Group Sail, Onslow Beach, N.C., Dec. 13, 2012.

Group Sail consists of multiple training scenarios to include different variations of raids; visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training; and tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (TRAP) simulations.

The 26th MEU operates continuously across the globe, providing the president and unified combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, sea-based quick reaction force.

The MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response, and limited contingency operations.


Credit:26th Marine Expeditionary Unit:12/13/12

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