The 1ST Marine Division, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battilion, "Fox Company", assault the air field on San Clemente Island in Amphibian Assault Vehicles model 7A1 (AAV 7A1) during support of Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations