The SITREP: Marines Hit the Water, Navy Honors an Astronaut & More

170119-M-SI789-579Sgt. Kevin M. Powers ground guides the operator of an assault amphibious vehicle to ensure safety during ship-to-shore operations at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 19, 2017. The training was meant to give the Marines experience operating the AAVs in the ocean. Powers is an assault amphibious vehicle crewman assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017.

    • For the first time, soldiers got to unleash the distinct “brrrt” gunfire of a 30 mm cannon mounted on top of a Stryker combat vehicle.
    • This week, the U.S. Navy rendered honors to former astronaut and naval aviator, Eugene Cernan, during a burial service in Austin, Texas.
    • The silent warfighters of the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and cyber communities are honing their operational skills and testing new capabilities during Red Flag 17-1 in Las Vegas, Nev.
    • Marines with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conducted ship-to-shore training with the sailors aboard the USS New York during a training evolution at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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