Riverines train with Dutch marines

08/16/2011: Riverines train with Dutch marines

Credit: Navy Expeditionary Combat Command:07/07/2011

  • In the first photo, Riverine Squadron 3 sailors lift a Dutch craft out of the water to perform basic maintenance, July 8. Sailors from RIVRON 3 are cross-training with elements of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps and Navy for a three-week training course designed to familiarize U.S. Navy Riverines with Dutch ship to shore amphibious operations.
  • In the second photo, Dutch marines from the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps and sailors from Riverine Squadron 3 transit through St. Anna Bay during a transit exercise, July 7. Sailors from RIVRON 3 are cross-training with elements of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps and Navy for a three-week training course designed to familiarize U.S. Navy Riverines with Dutch ship to shore amphibious operations.
  • In the third photo, Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Sanchez, a gunners mate from Riverine Squadron 3, practices high speed turns under the instruction of a Dutch marine from the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, during a transit exercise, July 7

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