The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Lance Corporal Monjaral from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit's MSPF (Maritime Special Purpose Force) Unit bears down on a target during a ship boarding drill on the USS Comstock (LSD-45) off the Southern California coast during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. The weapon shown is the M203 40mm Grenade Launcher attached directly to the 5.56mm Colt M16A2 Assault Rifle. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations. Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Uss Comstock (LSD 45) State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: USS COMSTOCK Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Ricardo Gutierrez, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public.