II MEF conducts Regimental Air Assault during Exercise Deep Water

23 Jul 2020 | 1st Lt. Tyler King II Marine Expeditionary Force

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Marines with 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, and 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing are conducting Exercise Deep Water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, US. Army Fort A.P. Hill, VA, and Piney Island and Atlantic Field, N.C., 29 July 2020.

II MEF conducts these training events on an annual basis; this year, Exercise Deep Water will see two battalions from the 2nd Marine Regiment conduct an air assault in order to command and control many of the various capabilities organic to II MEF. Exercise Deep Water 20 is a great opportunity for 2nd Marine Regiment to work with multiple Marine Aircraft Groups, and Combat Logistics Battalion 8, as well. A third battalion will act as the opposing force that will resist and react to the air assault. This added realism provides a unique “force on force” training opportunity.

Due to the social distancing measures in place and the nature of a force on force exercise, media will not be able to attend the exercise, but footage will be provided online through DVIDS and social media. For further information, please reach out to Communication Strategy and Operations at 910-451-7200 to coordinate.