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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kevan T. Steinman, a cannoneer with Battery B, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, bandages a simulated wound during a Combat Life Saver Course (CLS) aboard USS New Orleans, Oct. 28, 2015. Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) allows Marines and sailors to further sharpen their skills and become a cohesive unit. COMPTUEX provides the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th Marine Expeditionary Unit the opportunity to integrate planning while allowing focused, mission-specific training and evaluation for the Marines and their naval counterparts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alvin Pujols/Released) - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kevan T. Steinman, a cannoneer with Battery B, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, bandages a simulated wound during a Combat Life Saver Course (CLS) aboard USS New Orleans, Oct. 28, 2015. Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) allows Marines and sailors to further sharpen their skills and become a cohesive unit. COMPTUEX provides the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th Marine Expeditionary Unit the opportunity to integrate planning while allowing focused, mission-specific training and evaluation for the Marines and their naval counterparts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alvin Pujols/Released)

Cpl. Candice Lopez, a U.S. Marine with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, scans the identification bands of evacuees, preparing them to be flown to a safe haven during a simulated noncombatant evacuation as part of Certification Exercise, Dec. 8, 2015. Noncombatant evacuations are one of the MEU's mission essential tasks, which it is specially trained to complete anywhere in the world within hours of notification. CERTEX is the final evaluation of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Boxer ARG prior to deployment and is intended to certify their readiness to conduct integrated missions across the full spectrum of military operations. - Cpl. Candice Lopez, a U.S. Marine with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, scans the identification bands of evacuees, preparing them to be flown to a safe haven during a simulated noncombatant evacuation as part of Certification Exercise, Dec. 8, 2015. Noncombatant evacuations are one of the MEU's mission essential tasks, which it is specially trained to complete anywhere in the world within hours of notification. CERTEX is the final evaluation of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Boxer ARG prior to deployment and is intended to certify their readiness to conduct integrated missions across the full spectrum of military operations.

An infantryman with Assault Amphibian Vehicle Platoon, Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2/1, the ground combat element for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires from behind cover as an Assault Amphibian Vehicle moves into position to provide supporting fire during amphibious assault training as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise, Oct. 23, 2015. COMPTUEX provides the MEU ARG the opportunity to integrate naval training while also allowing focused, mission-specific training and evaluation for the Navy-Marine Corps team. - An infantryman with Assault Amphibian Vehicle Platoon, Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2/1, the ground combat element for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires from behind cover as an Assault Amphibian Vehicle moves into position to provide supporting fire during amphibious assault training as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise, Oct. 23, 2015. COMPTUEX provides the MEU ARG the opportunity to integrate naval training while also allowing focused, mission-specific training and evaluation for the Navy-Marine Corps team.

 
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