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22nd MEU completes PMINT

By Cpl. Aaron Henson, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit

A U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit lands on the deck of the USS Arlington during Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 15, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and U.S. Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
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A U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit lands on the deck of the USS Arlington during Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 15, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and U.S. Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
A U.S. Navy landing craft, air cushion with the Assault Craft Unit 4 board the USS Arlington via the well deck during the Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 13, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
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A U.S. Navy landing craft, air cushion with the Assault Craft Unit 4 board the USS Arlington via the well deck during the Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 13, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
U.S. Navy flight crew with USS Arlington refuel a AH-1W “Super Cobra” attack helicopter with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit as UH-1Y Huey “Venom” utility helicopter approaches the flight deck during Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 13, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
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U.S. Navy flight crew with USS Arlington refuel a AH-1W “Super Cobra” attack helicopter with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit as UH-1Y Huey “Venom” utility helicopter approaches the flight deck during Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 13, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
A U.S. Sailor fires an M4 carbine as part of a small arms qualification course on the USS Fort McHenry flight deck during the Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 17, 2018. Enhancing the integration of the Navy-Marine Corps team, PHIBRON-MEU is a two-week training evolution that allows U.S. Sailors and Marines to combine individual and unit skills in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
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A U.S. Sailor fires an M4 carbine as part of a small arms qualification course on the USS Fort McHenry flight deck during the Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 17, 2018. Enhancing the integration of the Navy-Marine Corps team, PHIBRON-MEU is a two-week training evolution that allows U.S. Sailors and Marines to combine individual and unit skills in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
U.S. Marine AAV-P7/A1 Assault Amphibian Vehicles with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit board the USS Arlington via the well deck during Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 15, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and U.S. Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
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U.S. Marine AAV-P7/A1 Assault Amphibian Vehicles with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit board the USS Arlington via the well deck during Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 15, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and U.S. Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
U.S. Sailors with the USS Arlington prepare to conduct a replenishment at sea from the USNS Supply during Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 15, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and U.S. Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
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U.S. Sailors with the USS Arlington prepare to conduct a replenishment at sea from the USNS Supply during Amphibious Squadron MEU Integration training in the Atlantic Ocean, June 15, 2018. PHIBRON-MEU Integration is a two-week training evolution that allows Sailors and U.S. Marines to train as a cohesive unit in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
The Amphibious Squadron Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training exercise or PMINT, concluded June 23.

U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, joined with the Sailors of Amphibious Squadron 6 aboard the USS Kearsarge, USS Arlington, and USS Fort McHenry to embark on the exercise.

This first training exercise at sea allows the Marines and Sailors to get used to ship life, and build relationships with the Sailors they will be working with during their seven-month deployment in late 2018. The Marines and Sailors are given scenarios and missions which enhanced the teams’ readiness and combat effectiveness.

"PHIBRON-MEU Integration Training is the first of three pre-deployment at sea periods for the ARG/MEU," said Col. Michael Perez, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit commanding officer. "PMINT aims to initiate a strong partnership, interoperability, and interdependence between the Navy's Amphibious Squadron 6, and the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit for the development and sustainment of combat capability for our upcoming deployment."

The function and design of these exercises ensure required mission essential tasks are accomplished and standards are achieved. PMINT allows the MEU to focus on critical skillsets such as flight deck qualifications for aircraft and surface operations to move personnel and cargo to and from the shore.

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