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Up Close Look At Marine Corps Training For Deployment

WITN got an up close look Wednesday at what it's like for the Marine Corps to prepare for deployment of the unknown.

At Bogue Field In Carteret County, 100 Marines and Sailors filled the area that was surrounded by barbed wire just like it would be if they were in a real life quick response deployment.

Certain areas of the training were off limits to our cameras, however you could still get a glimpse inside the training called, "Atlantic Response 12," a scenario driven simulation for Marine Expeditionary Brigade Level Command where everyone from naval officers, medical officers and logistic teams worked together to fight a crisis like one they may have to face.

Second Marine Expeditionary Force Brigadier General John Love says the training is vital. "There is a fictitious scenario wherein this part of North Carolina is the country that we call Amberland and we are simulating to represent a frictional country that has a weakened government and terrorist activity and basically it replicates a situation that we may expect Marines to deploy."

The training last three days for ten hours a day and the Marines do not leave as if they were at a real scene. This is the second year for this kind of training.


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