Valiant Shield 16: 31st MEU Executes Amphibious Assault
Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Correia shovels sand to place a flank marker for incoming landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vehicles, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, during Valiant Shield 2016.
Valiant Shield 16 is a biennial, U.S.-only, field training exercise (FTX) with a focus of integration of joint training among U.S. forces.
NBU 7, part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is participating in Valiant Shield in an effort to increase naval integration and joint capabilities in the event of conflict, contingency, or disaster relief.
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