Dawn Blitz 2013

 

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.
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. Dawn Blitz 2013 is an amphibious exercise testing U.S. and coalition forces in skills expected of a Navy and Marine Corps amphibious task force.
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. Dawn Blitz 2013 is an amphibious exercise testing U.S. and coalition forces in skills expected of a Navy and Marine Corps amphibious task force.
A member of the  Japanese Self Defense Force directs a vehicle during an offload on Red beach here. U.S., Japanese and coalition forces performed a joint exercise with coordinated offloads and beach landing scenarios as part of 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 complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations. (Photo by: U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman, Combat Camera, 11TH Marine Expeditionary Unit)
Japanese Self Defense Forces train on Red Beach
A member of the Japanese Self Defense Force directs a vehicle during an offload on Red beach here. U.S., Japanese and coalition forces performed a joint exercise with coordinated offloads and beach landing scenarios as part of 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 complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations. (Photo by: U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman, Combat Camera, 11TH Marine Expeditionary Unit)
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. Dawn Blitz 2013 is an amphibious exercise testing U.S. and coalition forces in skills expected of a Navy and Marine Corps amphibious task force.
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. Dawn Blitz 2013 is an amphibious exercise testing U.S. and coalition forces in skills expected of a Navy and Marine Corps amphibious task force.
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. Dawn Blitz 2013 is an amphibious exercise testing U.S. and coalition forces in skills expected of a Navy and Marine Corps amphibious task force.
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. Dawn Blitz 2013 is an amphibious exercise testing U.S. and coalition forces in skills expected of a Navy and Marine Corps amphibious task force.
Canadian soldiers run out the back of an amphibious assault vehicle during exercise Dawn Blitz aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 21, 2013. 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 complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Skyler E. Treverrow, 1st Marine Division, Combat Camera/Released)
Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013
Canadian soldiers run out the back of an amphibious assault vehicle during exercise Dawn Blitz aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 21, 2013. 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 complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Skyler E. Treverrow, 1st Marine Division, Combat Camera/Released)
Marines, U.S. Navy sailors and sailors with the Japanese Maritime Defense Forces gather for a group photo after successfully landing an MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (VMM-161) onboard the JS Hyuga (DDG-181), during Dawn Blitz 2013 off the coast of Naval Base Coronado, June 14. Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational amphibious exercise off the Southern California coast that refocuses Navy, Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations.
US Marines MV-22B Makes Historic Landing Aboard Japanese Vessels
Marines, U.S. Navy sailors and sailors with the Japanese Maritime Defense Forces gather for a group photo after successfully landing an MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (VMM-161) onboard the JS Hyuga (DDG-181), during Dawn Blitz 2013 off the coast of Naval Base Coronado, June 14. Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational amphibious exercise off the Southern California coast that refocuses Navy, Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations.
An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (VMM-161) lands onboard the JS Hyuga (DDG-181), during Dawn Blitz 2013 for the first time in history off the coast of Naval Base Coronado, June 14. Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational amphibious exercise off the Southern California coast that refocuses Navy, Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations.
US Marines MV-22B Makes Historic Landing Aboard Japanese Vessels
An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (VMM-161) lands onboard the JS Hyuga (DDG-181), during Dawn Blitz 2013 for the first time in history off the coast of Naval Base Coronado, June 14. Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational amphibious exercise off the Southern California coast that refocuses Navy, Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations.
A Japanese Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) disembarks from JS Hyuga while conducting amphibious assault operations off the coast of San Clemente Island June 17, 2013.
Marines, Japanese Forces Conduct Amphibious Assault Operations
A Japanese Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) disembarks from JS Hyuga while conducting amphibious assault operations off the coast of San Clemente Island June 17, 2013.
A Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) conducts amphibious assault operations on the coast of San Clemente Island June 17, 2013.
Marines, Japanese Forces Conduct Amphibious Assault Operations
A Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) conducts amphibious assault operations on the coast of San Clemente Island June 17, 2013.
U.S. Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers go over maneuver tactics while conducting amphibious assault operations on San Clemente Island June 17, 2013.
Marines, Japanese Forces Conduct Amphibious Assault Operations
U.S. Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers go over maneuver tactics while conducting amphibious assault operations on San Clemente Island June 17, 2013.
A MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 sits aboard the JS Hyuga during exercise Dawn Blitz, June 14. Exercises like Dawn Blitz 2013 provide realistic relevant training necessary for effective global crisis response expected of the Navy and Marine Corps.
Osprey lands aboard Japanese ships during Dawn Blitz 2013
A MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 sits aboard the JS Hyuga during exercise Dawn Blitz, June 14. Exercises like Dawn Blitz 2013 provide realistic relevant training necessary for effective global crisis response expected of the Navy and Marine Corps.
An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 sits folded aboard the JS Hyuga, ready to be taken below deck during exercise Dawn Blitz, June 14. Dawn Blitz demonstrates the unique capabilities of the Marine Corps and Navy to rapidly respond to contingencies in coordination with our coalition partners.
Osprey lands aboard Japanese ships during Dawn Blitz 2013
An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 sits folded aboard the JS Hyuga, ready to be taken below deck during exercise Dawn Blitz, June 14. Dawn Blitz demonstrates the unique capabilities of the Marine Corps and Navy to rapidly respond to contingencies in coordination with our coalition partners.
Lance Corporal Tom Conchie, Zealand Army soldier serving with 2nd, 1st Battalion, provides security at the Infantry Immersion Trainer here during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013, June 13. The IIT gave the New Zealander's a taste of what they might encounter in future combat operations. 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 and interoperability with partnered nations.
Infantry immersion trainer provides New Zealander’s realistic training scenarios
Lance Corporal Tom Conchie, Zealand Army soldier serving with 2nd, 1st Battalion, provides security at the Infantry Immersion Trainer here during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013, June 13. The IIT gave the New Zealander's a taste of what they might encounter in future combat operations. 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 and interoperability with partnered nations.
Lance Corporal Conrad Wall, a New Zealand Army soldier serving with 2nd, 1st Battalion, gives an order to one of his soldiers at the Infantry Immersion Trainer here during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013, June 13. The IIT gave the New Zealander’s a taste of what they might encounter in future combat operations. 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 and interoperability with partnered nations.
Infantry immersion trainer provides New Zealander’s realistic training scenarios
Lance Corporal Conrad Wall, a New Zealand Army soldier serving with 2nd, 1st Battalion, gives an order to one of his soldiers at the Infantry Immersion Trainer here during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013, June 13. The IIT gave the New Zealander’s a taste of what they might encounter in future combat operations. 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 and interoperability with partnered nations.
Sailors with Beachmaster Unit 1 support a Maritime Prepositioning Force offloading exercise aboard Coronado, Calif., June 13, 2013. The exercise was conducted as part of Dawn Blitz 2013, a joint Marine and Navy amphibious training operation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez/Released)
Maritime Prepositioning Force ships prepare for Dawn Blitz 2013
Sailors with Beachmaster Unit 1 support a Maritime Prepositioning Force offloading exercise aboard Coronado, Calif., June 13, 2013. The exercise was conducted as part of Dawn Blitz 2013, a joint Marine and Navy amphibious training operation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez/Released)
An amphibious assault vehicle lands ashore after departing off a Maritime Prepositioning Force ship during an offloading exercise aboard Coronado, Calif., June 13, 2013. The exercise was conducted as part of Dawn Blitz 2013, a joint Marine and Navy amphibious training operation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez/Released)
Maritime Prepositioning Force ships prepare for Dawn Blitz 2013
An amphibious assault vehicle lands ashore after departing off a Maritime Prepositioning Force ship during an offloading exercise aboard Coronado, Calif., June 13, 2013. The exercise was conducted as part of Dawn Blitz 2013, a joint Marine and Navy amphibious training operation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez/Released)
New Zealand and Canadian Army snipers shoot side-by-side with scout snipers serving with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, at Range 108 during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 here, June 12. Throughout the day of shooting, the snipers shared different tips and techniques taught by their different units and schools. During the live-fire exercise, the snipers engaged known distance, unknown distance and one-shot-one-kill targets up to 1,200 meters away. 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 and interoperability with partnered nations.
Marine scout snipers shoot alongside New Zealand, Canadian snipers
New Zealand and Canadian Army snipers shoot side-by-side with scout snipers serving with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, at Range 108 during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 here, June 12. Throughout the day of shooting, the snipers shared different tips and techniques taught by their different units and schools. During the live-fire exercise, the snipers engaged known distance, unknown distance and one-shot-one-kill targets up to 1,200 meters away. 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 and interoperability with partnered nations.
Japanese Naval forces arrive at port aboard Naval Base San Diego to participate in Dawn Blitz 2013. Dawn Blitz is a multinational amphibious exercise that promotes interoperability between the Navy and Marine Corps coalition partners, June 11-28.
Japanese Naval forces arrive for Dawn Blitz
Japanese Naval forces arrive at port aboard Naval Base San Diego to participate in Dawn Blitz 2013. Dawn Blitz is a multinational amphibious exercise that promotes interoperability between the Navy and Marine Corps coalition partners, June 11-28.
Members of the Japanese Self Defense force prepare to leave the beach during Combat Rubber Rating Craft, better known as CRRC, training here June 4. The purpose of the training was to teach the Japanese forces how to execute amphibious operations from ship to shore.  This training is part of exercise Dawn Blitz, which is mulitnational amphibious exercise that refocuses Navy and Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations.
11th MEU works with Japanese Self Defense Force during Exercise Dawn Blitz
Members of the Japanese Self Defense force prepare to leave the beach during Combat Rubber Rating Craft, better known as CRRC, training here June 4. The purpose of the training was to teach the Japanese forces how to execute amphibious operations from ship to shore. This training is part of exercise Dawn Blitz, which is mulitnational amphibious exercise that refocuses Navy and Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations.
Members of the Japanese Self Defense force jump from the back of a helicopter during helocast training here June 6. The purpose of the training was to teach the Japanese forces how to execute amphibious operations from their air.  This training is part of exercise Dawn Blitz, which is mulitnational amphibious exercise that refocuses Navy and Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations. (Photo by: U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman, Combat Camera, 11TH Marine Expeditionary Unit)
11th MEU works with Japanese Self Defense Force during Exercise Dawn Blitz
Members of the Japanese Self Defense force jump from the back of a helicopter during helocast training here June 6. The purpose of the training was to teach the Japanese forces how to execute amphibious operations from their air. This training is part of exercise Dawn Blitz, which is mulitnational amphibious exercise that refocuses Navy and Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations. (Photo by: U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman, Combat Camera, 11TH Marine Expeditionary Unit)
Capt. William Youssef, an MV-22B pilot with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 and a New York City native, poses for a photo with a Japanese Sailor during a Japanese ship tour for Dawn Blitz 2013, occurring June 11-28 at Naval Base San Diego June 6. Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational amphibious exercise that promotes interoperability between the Navy and Marine Corps and coalition partners, June 11-28. Participating countries include Canada, Japan, New Zealand and military observers from seven countries.
Dawn Blitz 201
Capt. William Youssef, an MV-22B pilot with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 and a New York City native, poses for a photo with a Japanese Sailor during a Japanese ship tour for Dawn Blitz 2013, occurring June 11-28 at Naval Base San Diego June 6. Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational amphibious exercise that promotes interoperability between the Navy and Marine Corps and coalition partners, June 11-28. Participating countries include Canada, Japan, New Zealand and military observers from seven countries.
A Japanese landing craft air cushion (LCAC) lands on Red Beach as part of the initial offload for Exercise Dawn Blitz here, May 31, 2013. Dawn Blitz 2013 is an amphibious exercise testing U.S. and coalition forces in skills expected of a Navy and Marine Corps amphibious task force. Forces will conduct amphibious assaults, live-fire opportunities, mine operations, Maritime Prepositioning of Force (MPF) training and sea-basing operations. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman, 11TH MEU, Combat Camera/Released)
11th MEU welcomes Japanese Forces to Camp Pendleton for multi-national amphibious exercise
A Japanese landing craft air cushion (LCAC) lands on Red Beach as part of the initial offload for Exercise Dawn Blitz here, May 31, 2013. Dawn Blitz 2013 is an amphibious exercise testing U.S. and coalition forces in skills expected of a Navy and Marine Corps amphibious task force. Forces will conduct amphibious assaults, live-fire opportunities, mine operations, Maritime Prepositioning of Force (MPF) training and sea-basing operations. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman, 11TH MEU, Combat Camera/Released)
Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers unload weapons and vehicles from a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz, Camp Pendleton, CA, May 31, 2013. 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 complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Chance W. Haworth, 11TH MEU, Combat Camera/Released)
11th MEU welcomes Japanese Forces to Camp Pendleton for multi-national amphibious exercise
Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers unload weapons and vehicles from a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz, Camp Pendleton, CA, May 31, 2013. 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 complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Chance W. Haworth, 11TH MEU, Combat Camera/Released)
Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) soldiers unload weapons and vehicles from a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz here, May 31, 2013. 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 complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman, 11TH MEU, Combat Camera/Released)
11th MEU welcomes Japanese Forces to Camp Pendleton for multi-national amphibious exercise
Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) soldiers unload weapons and vehicles from a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz here, May 31, 2013. 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 complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman, 11TH MEU, Combat Camera/Released)
A Japanese landing craft air cushion (LCAC) lands on Red Beach as part of the initial offload for Exercise Dawn Blitz here, Camp Pendleton, CA, May 31, 2013. Dawn Blitz 2013 is an amphibious exercise testing U.S. and coalition forces in skills expected of a Navy and Marine Corps amphibious task force. Forces will conduct amphibious assaults, live-fire opportunities, mine operations, Maritime Prepositioning of Force (MPF) training and sea-basing operations. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Chance W. Haworth, 11TH MEU, Combat Camera/Released)
11th MEU welcomes Japanese Forces to Camp Pendleton for multi-national amphibious exercise
A Japanese landing craft air cushion (LCAC) lands on Red Beach as part of the initial offload for Exercise Dawn Blitz here, Camp Pendleton, CA, May 31, 2013. Dawn Blitz 2013 is an amphibious exercise testing U.S. and coalition forces in skills expected of a Navy and Marine Corps amphibious task force. Forces will conduct amphibious assaults, live-fire opportunities, mine operations, Maritime Prepositioning of Force (MPF) training and sea-basing operations. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Chance W. Haworth, 11TH MEU, Combat Camera/Released)
A Japanese landing craft air cushion (LCAC) lands on Red Beach as part of the initial offload for Exercise Dawn Blitz here, May 31, 2013. Dawn Blitz 2013 is an amphibious exercise testing U.S. and coalition forces in skills expected of a Navy and Marine Corps amphibious task force. Forces will conduct amphibious assaults, live-fire opportunities, mine operations, Maritime Prepositioning of Force (MPF) training and sea-basing operations. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman, 11TH MEU, Combat Camera/Released)
11th MEU welcomes Japanese Forces to Camp Pendleton for multi-national amphibious exercise
A Japanese landing craft air cushion (LCAC) lands on Red Beach as part of the initial offload for Exercise Dawn Blitz here, May 31, 2013. Dawn Blitz 2013 is an amphibious exercise testing U.S. and coalition forces in skills expected of a Navy and Marine Corps amphibious task force. Forces will conduct amphibious assaults, live-fire opportunities, mine operations, Maritime Prepositioning of Force (MPF) training and sea-basing operations. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman, 11TH MEU, Combat Camera/Released)
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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