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CTG 56.1 EXMCM Squadex exercise
1 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 23, 2016) Mineman 2nd Class Bryan Dua, assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, performs routine maintenance on an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) aboard the Bay-class landing ship dock Cardigan Bay (L3009) of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary during a quarterly Squadron Exercise (Squadex). Squadex is a mine countermeasures exercise designed to assess the abilities of U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal units and reaffirm their proficiency with the units latest equipment. CTG 56.1 conducts mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, and force protection operations throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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