11th MEU Raids Mock Enemy

Set to deploy in the fall, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted an air-ground training raid at Camp Pendleton. Clouds of dust billowed from several sand-colored humvees as they advanced in tandem through a gated area known as Red Beach at the northern section of Camp Pendleton Tuesday. The day closely marked the beginning of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s second week of its current pre-deployment training. The unit is scheduled for another training event in two weeks, then will conduct three more exercises at sea aboard its ships. The 11th MEU, comprised of about 2,100 Marines and sailors aboard three ships, the Makin Island, Pearl Harbor and New Orleans, is set to deploy to the Western Pacific and Middle East regions in the fall, 11th MEU spokesperson Capt. Roger Hollenbeck said.

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