Blue Chromite drills focus on combat, humanitarian scenarios

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Blue Chromite is a U.S.-only exercise unique to Okinawa which strengthens the Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary, amphibious rapid-response capabilities required to act swiftly and effectively throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps)
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Blue Chromite is a U.S.-only exercise unique to Okinawa which strengthens the Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary, amphibious rapid-response capabilities required to act swiftly and effectively throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps)

Blue Chromite drills focus on combat, humanitarian scenarios

by: Stars and Stripes | .
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published: October 29, 2016

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Marine Corps and Navy integration will be the focus as the annual joint field training exercise Blue Chromite kicks off.

The U.S.-only exercise runs Oct. 29-Nov. 4 in the central, northern and Ie Shima training areas on Okinawa. It features Marine infantry and logistics battalions, air groups, and Navy and Military Sealift Command ships, a Marines statement said. Army and Air Force units will augment strategic lift capabilities by sea and air.

The exercise features both combat and humanitarian simulations that are designed to strengthen Navy and Marine “expeditionary, amphibious rapid-response capabilities” for any contingency in the region.

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