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CTG 56.1 EXMCM Squadex exercise
5 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 23, 2016) Boatswains Mate 1st Class Robert Brown, assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, performs a communications check on a ridged hull inflatable boat 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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