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Dawn Blitz 2013

Dawn Blitz 2013, a historic multinational amphibious exercise, June 11-28, testing 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Expeditionary Strike Group ESG 3's ability to conduct amphibious operations to respond to a global crisis and project power ashore with today's Navy and Marine Corps forces. 

 "Camp Pendleton's 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade is a viable, responsive asset for I MEF in responding to crisis contingencies around the world."  - Brig. Gen. John Broadmeadow, commanding general, 1st MEB.
IN THE MEDIA
  Fox News Channel Dawn Blitz
Coverage of multinational exercise Dawn Blitz
Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational amphibious exercise off the Southern California coast that refocuses Navy and Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct...
  Dawn Blitz: U.S. and Japanese storm island
Courtesy of U~T San Diego
A joint force of U.S. and Japanese infantry secured the airfield on a
remote training range off the coast of San Diego Monday during the
Dawn Blitz military exercise.
  NBC coverage of Osprey landing
NBC San Diego reports the first landing of a MV-22B
Osprey tiltrotor helicopter aboard a Japanese ship, June 14, 2013.


  NBC coverage of Japanese participation
NBC reports Japanese participation in multinational training
exercise Dawn Blitz, June 11-28, 2013.


 

ABC coverage of campground closure and
historic Osprey landing

ABC San Diego reports the closure of Camp Pendleton's San Mateo 
campground to support Exercise Dawn Blitz and the first landing of a 
MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor helicopter aboard a Japanese Ship, June 14, 2013.

  Marines land Osprey on Japanese ship, a first
Courtesy of U~T San Diego
The U.S. and Japan buttressed their military alliance Friday during an
amphibious operations exercise in San Diego, when an MV-22 tiltrotor
aircraft landed for the first time on a Japanese ship.

  CBS - 3rd MAW Ospreys Make
Historic Landing Aboard Japanese Ship

On Friday, 3rd MAW Ospreys made their first landing on a
Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ship. The ship is part
of a large Japanese Self-Defense Force contingent participating
with the Marine Corps and several other nations in Exercise
Dawn Blitz on the coast of Camp Pendleton.


  Fox coverage of MPF Offload
Fox San Diego reports the ship-to-shore movement of Navy and
Marine Corps equipment during training to respond to crisis in
southern California, June 13.


 

ABC coverage of MPF Offload
ABC San Diego covers the ship-to-shore movement of Navy and Marine Corps equipment during training to respond to crisis in southern California, June 13.
This training is part of multinational amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz 2013.


COMBAT CORRESPONDENT COVERAGE
  1st Civil Affairs Group conducts civil military integration training at Dawn Blitz
1st Civil Affairs Group conducts civil military integration training with role-players as a part of Dawn Blitz, June 25.  Dawn Blitz 2013 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to test Navy and Marine Corps forces at the Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) and Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) level, while promoting military-to-military cooperation MORE

  US and coalition forces conduct amphibious landing on Red Beach
Marines and sailors from 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, and Naval Beach Group 1 conducted amphibious landings on Red Beach with Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV) and both U.S. and Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushions (LCACs) as a part of exercise Dawn Blitz, June 24. It was the culminating MORE
  Multilateral Amphibious Landing on Red Beach - Dawn Blitz, Part 1
To showcase the amphibious training capabilities of MCI-W Camp Pendleton and I MEF to key media and civilian audiences as part of Dawn Blitz 2013. This will be the largest landing conducted aboard Camp Pendleton since both combat operations began more than 10 years ago. Also available in high definition  MORE
  Multilateral Amphibious Landing on Red Beach - Dawn Blitz, Part 2
To showcase the amphibious training capabilities of MCI-W Camp Pendleton and I MEF to key media and civilian audiences as part of Dawn Blitz 2013. This will be the largest landing conducted aboard Camp Pendleton since both combat operations began more than 10 years ago. Also available in high definition  MORE
  Multilateral Amphibious Landing on Red Beach - Dawn Blitz, Part 3
To showcase the amphibious training capabilities of MCI-W Camp Pendleton and I MEF to key media and civilian audiences as part of Dawn Blitz 2013. This will be the largest landing conducted aboard Camp Pendleton since both combat operations began more than 10 years ago. Also available in high definition  MORE
  US Marines MV-22B Makes Historic Landing
Aboard Japanese Vessels

The U.S. Marines made their first landing with an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor
helicopter aboard a Japanese Ship, June 14, 2013.  MORE

  MPF offload kicks-off Dawn Blitz 2013
Marines from 1st Marine Expeditionary Force participated in a
Marine Prepositioning Force offload exercise at Coronado, Calif.,
June 13, 2013. MORE
  Infantry immersion trainer provides New Zealander’s
realistic training scenarios

As an explosion echoed throughout the town, shots rang out, and New Zealand
Army soldiers serving with 2nd, 1st Battalion, ran for cover.Receiving some of the
most realistic training the Marine Corps has to offer, the New Zealander soldiers
were given the chance to run through the Infantry Immersion Trainer here during
Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 MORE

  Marines give New Zealand Army house-to-house
combat training

New Zealand Army soldiers have left a good impression on Marines with their
discipline and marksmanship skills and have proven themselves a valuable
force to train alongside.Marines conducted a live-fire shoot house at range 216
during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 here, June 13. The range was designed to give
the New Zealand soldiers a chance to
MORE

  Brig. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow interview on
Dawn Blitz 2013

Brig. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow, commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary
Brigade, speaks about the importance of Dawn Blitz 2013 and the various types of
training involved in the exercise at Silver Strand Naval Base Coronado, June 13.  MORE
 

Marine scout snipers shoot alongside New Zealand,
Canadian snipers

Shooting from sunrise and through the night, scout snipers with 1st Battalion,
1st Marine Regiment, and 1st Reconnaissance Bn. shot alongside New Zealand
and Canadian Army snipers at Range 108 here during Dawn Blitz 2013, June 12.
Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven exercise designed to test Navy and Marine Corps
forces at the Marine Expeditionary
MORE

  11th MEU welcomes Japanese Forces to Camp Pendleton for
multi-national amphibious exercise

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit command element, Combat Logistics
Battalion 11, Camp Pendleton Supply Battalion, and Marine Aviation Logistics Support
Squadron 39 conducted an In-Stream Offload with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense
Force (JMSDF) on Camp Pendleton’s Red Beach May 31.The offload was an
administrative-amphibious MORE


11th MEU welcomes Japanese Forces to Camp Pendleton for multi-national amphibious exercise

By Staff Sgt. Jimmy H. Bention, Jr. | May 31, 2013

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit command element, Combat Logistics Battalion 11, Camp Pendleton Supply Battalion, and Marine Aviation Logistics Support Squadron 39 conducted an In-Stream Offload with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) on Camp Pendleton’s Red Beach May 31.The offload was an administrative-amphibious MORE
11th MEU welcomes Japanese Forces to Camp Pendleton for multi-national amphibious exercise

By Staff Sgt. Jimmy H. Bention, Jr. | May 31, 2013

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit command element, Combat Logistics Battalion 11, Camp Pendleton Supply Battalion, and Marine Aviation Logistics Support Squadron 39 conducted an In-Stream Offload with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) on Camp Pendleton’s Red Beach May 31.The offload was an administrative-amphibious MORE
11th MEU welcomes Japanese Forces to Camp Pendleton for multi-national amphibious exercise

By Staff Sgt. Jimmy H. Bention, Jr. | May 31, 2013

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit command element, Combat Logistics Battalion 11, Camp Pendleton Supply Battalion, and Marine Aviation Logistics Support Squadron 39 conducted an In-Stream Offload with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) on Camp Pendleton’s Red Beach May 31.The offload was an administrative-amphibious 
11th MEU welcomes Japanese Forces to Camp Pendleton for multi-national amphibious exercise

By Staff Sgt. Jimmy H. Bention, Jr. | May 31, 2013

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit command element, Combat Logistics Battalion 11, Camp Pendleton Supply Battalion, and Marine Aviation Logistics Support Squadron 39 conducted an In-Stream Offload with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) on Camp Pendleton’s Red Beach May 31.The offload was an administrative-amphibious 
Marines give New Zealand Army house-to-house combat training

By Lance Cpl. James Gulliver | June 17, 2013

New Zealand Army soldiers have left a good impression on Marines with their discipline and marksmanship skills and have proven themselves a valuable force to train alongside.Marines conducted a live-fire shoot house at range 216 during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 here, June 13. The range was designed to give the New Zealand soldiers a chance to 
Marines give New Zealand Army house-to-house combat training

By Lance Cpl. James Gulliver | June 17, 2013

New Zealand Army soldiers have left a good impression on Marines with their discipline and marksmanship skills and have proven themselves a valuable force to train alongside.Marines conducted a live-fire shoot house at range 216 during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 here, June 13. The range was designed to give the New Zealand soldiers a chance to 
Marines give New Zealand Army house-to-house combat training

By Lance Cpl. James Gulliver | June 17, 2013

New Zealand Army soldiers have left a good impression on Marines with their discipline and marksmanship skills and have proven themselves a valuable force to train alongside.Marines conducted a live-fire shoot house at range 216 during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 here, June 13. The range was designed to give the New Zealand soldiers a chance to 
Marines give New Zealand Army house-to-house combat training

By Lance Cpl. James Gulliver | June 17, 2013

New Zealand Army soldiers have left a good impression on Marines with their discipline and marksmanship skills and have proven themselves a valuable force to train alongside.Marines conducted a live-fire shoot house at range 216 during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 here, June 13. The range was designed to give the New Zealand soldiers a chance to 
Infantry immersion trainer provides New Zealander’s realistic training scenarios

By Lance Cpl. James Gulliver | June 17, 2013

As an explosion echoed throughout the town, shots rang out, and New Zealand Army soldiers serving with 2nd, 1st Battalion, ran for cover.Receiving some of the most realistic training the Marine Corps has to offer, the New Zealander soldiers were given the chance to run through the Infantry Immersion Trainer here during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013,
Infantry immersion trainer provides New Zealander’s realistic training scenarios

By Lance Cpl. James Gulliver | June 17, 2013

As an explosion echoed throughout the town, shots rang out, and New Zealand Army soldiers serving with 2nd, 1st Battalion, ran for cover.Receiving some of the most realistic training the Marine Corps has to offer, the New Zealander soldiers were given the chance to run through the Infantry Immersion Trainer here during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013,
Infantry immersion trainer provides New Zealander’s realistic training scenarios

By Lance Cpl. James Gulliver | June 17, 2013

As an explosion echoed throughout the town, shots rang out, and New Zealand Army soldiers serving with 2nd, 1st Battalion, ran for cover.Receiving some of the most realistic training the Marine Corps has to offer, the New Zealander soldiers were given the chance to run through the Infantry Immersion Trainer here during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013,
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