Marines from 2d Squad, 3d Platoon, Charlie Company, 1/4, 1ST Marine Division, practice debarkation from an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) at White Beach during KERNEL BLITZ. Lance Corporal Jason R. Barnes is the squad leader (center - giving direction). 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
The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: C/01/4 1ST Mar Div Scene Camera Operator: GYSGT Daniel Mobley, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public.