Images: Noncombatant evacuation operation [Image 1 of 6]
Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit apprehend a roleplayer at a simulated evacuation site here June 18. The exercise prepared 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit members to protect and safely evacuate noncombatants in foreign countries, according to 1st Lt. Ryan D. Betters, Combat Logistics Battalion 11, which provides the unit with logistics and services. Betters, who oversaw the execution of the exercise, serves as the battalion's landing support officer. He hails from Batavia, N.Y.