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Oct 29, 2015

Two U.S. Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles push towards a beachhead during the second amphibious assault of Blue Chromite 2016, at Kushii Crossing, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 29, 2015. The Marines onboard pushed through and assaulted into combat town. Blue Chromite is a large-scale amphibious exercise that draws primarily from III Marine Expeditionary Force’s training resources on Okinawa. The location of the training allows participating units to maintain a forward-deployed posture and eliminates the cost of traveling to train. The AAVs are with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, currently assigned to Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III MEF, under the unit deployment program.

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