June 2001

Marine Brigade Teams with Sailors for Kernel Blitz-01

Volume 84, Issue 6

Sailors of Amphibious Group Three (PHIBGRU) and leathernecks of the Ist Marine Expeditionary Brigade boarded ships at San Diego on March 26, then kicked off Kernel Blitz-01, the largest biennial amphibious exercise in the eastern Pacific.

The purpose of the full-scale amphibious landing exercise was to evaluate Ist MEB and PHIBGRU-3's ability to plan and conduct a brigade-size amphibious landing operation in a joint environment and to maintain readiness.

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