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Blue-Green Destructive Weather Rehearsal

U.S. Marines and sailors with the 2nd Marine Logistics Group and Expeditionary Strike Group 2 took part in a rehearsal for the upcoming hurricane season which fulfilled Defense Support of Civil Authorities requirements at Naval Base Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, from July 19 to 23, 2021. The exercise certified the rapid embarkation of Marines and sailors with the II MEF Maritime DSCA Task Force aboard the Norfolk-based USS Arlington, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, to validate deployment requirements in preparation for future destructive weather events along the East Coast.

A U.S. Navy landing craft, air cushion is marshaled into the USS Arlington carrying tactical vehicles during Defense Support of Civil Authorities mission rehearsals at Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia, July 21, 2021. Marines and Sailors with the II Marine Expeditionary Force Maritime DSCA Task Force, commanded by Combat Logistics Battalion 22, and Sailors aboard the USS Arlington conducted a destructive weather mission rehearsal loading exercise to prepare and rehearse for a future DSCA mission during the 2021 hurricane season.

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