USS Germantown Joins Blue Chromite
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) took part in the Blue Chromite 15 exercise on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan.
Blue Chromite demonstrates the Navy and Marine Corps’ amphibious and expeditionary capabilities from the sea to shore. Rehearsing integration of arms in a tactical scenario prepares Marines and sailors for future deployments.
This iteration of Blue Chromite integrated amphibious operations with the USS Germantown (LSD 42) and units internal to III Marine Expeditionary Force in one consolidated exercise, according to Maj. Ryan Donahue, the lead planner for Blue Chromite with 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III MEF.
Marines left the USS Germantown in assault amphibious vehicles to assault the first objective at Oura Wan Beach. The simulated enemy resistance was provided by 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division.
Press release, Image: US Marine Corps