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MUBARAK MILITARY CITY , EGYPT ( Sept 13 , 2005 ) Marines From Expeditionary Stri ...

MUBARAK MILITARY CITY , EGYPT ( Sept 13 , 2005 ) Marines From Expeditionary Stri ...

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Description: MUBARAK MILITARY CITY , EGYPT ( Sept 13 , 2005 ) Marines from Expeditionary Strike Group One , 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit disembark a Landing Craft Utility 1646 ship from the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa ( LHA 1 ) in preparation for the upcoming amphibious assault landing demonstration for ÒBright StarÓ , a multinational exercise held every two years in Egypt Bright Star is the largest and most significant coalition military exercise conducted by U S Central Command The exercise is an important part of U S Central CommandÕs theater engagement strategy and is designed to improve readiness and interoperability and strengthen the military and professional relationships among U S , Egyptian and participating forces The USS Tarawa is the flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group One ( ESG 1 ) , currently operating off the coast of Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea in support of Exercise Bright Star 05

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