LARGEST TRAINING EXERCISE THIS YEAR ABOARD COMBAT CENTER

LARGEST TRAINING EXERCISE THIS YEAR ABOARD COMBAT CENTER

More than 5,000 Marines are participating in the largest Marine Corps Reserve exercise of the year aboard the 29 Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center this week. Base Public Information officer, Captain Nick Mannweiler said Exercise Javelin Thrust 2012, features reserve Marines from 32 states training along with active duty Marines and Canadian service members. For the final five days of the exercise, now though Sunday, the assembled Marines will be organized as a Marine Air Ground Task Force. The exercise marks a change in service-level training away from the past decade of operations and towards a wider range of operational capabilities. The exercise will predominantly take place at Twentynine Palms and will have elements at Camp Pendleton as well as Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona. Stories and imagery from the training can be found in a link www.dvidshub.net/feature/JavelinThrust.

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