Images: Storm Amphibious Bilateral Exercise 11 [Image 5 of 6]
An amphibious assault vehicle attached to Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, races to its objective during an amphibious raid aboard Capu Midia, Romania, August 3, 2011. Romanian marines from 307th Marine Infantry Battalion and U.S. Marines from the 22nd MEU conducted an amphibious raid, the culminating event of Summer Storm Amphibious Bilateral Exercise 11, a five-day exercise meant to increase the inoperability between American and Romanian forces. The Marines and sailors of the 22nd MEU are currently deployed with Amphibious Squadron 6 aboard the USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group serving as a potent, formidable and deterrent force who continues to train and improve their capability to operate as a cohesive and effective Marine Air Ground Task Force. The 22nd MEU is a multi-mission, capable force comprised of an Aviation Combat Element, Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced); a Logistics Combat Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 22; a Ground Combat Element, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment; and its Combat Element.