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Defense of the Amphibious Task Force (DATF)
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Se
ept. 27, 2018) - The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) performs maneuvers as Sailors and Marines, assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire weapons, including Light Armored Vehicles, at a target during a Defense of the Amphibious Task Force (DATF) drill. As part of the DATF, the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), 31st MEU team, assumed a security posture, to simulate traveling through potentially dangerous waters. Wasp, flagship of the Wasp ARG, with embarked 31st MEU, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker)

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