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FORT PICKETT, VA. – Marine role players with Combat Logistics Battalion 22, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, wait to begin processing through the evacuation control center during a non-combatant evacuation operations training exercise aboard Fort Pickett, Va., Dec. 11, 2010. The Marines are training to be able to process 100 non-combatant evacuees an hour in case an occasion arises where they must evacuate civilians while on deployment with the MEU. The CLB is participating in a two-week training exercise at Ft. Pickett, Va., in preparation for their upcoming deployment with the 22nd MEU in 2011. The Marines and sailors of the 22nd MEU recently began an aggressive series of progressively, more complex pre-deployment exercises designed to train and test the MEU’s ability to operate as a cohesive and effective fighting force. The 22nd MEU is a multi-mission capable force of 2,200 Marines and sailors and comprised of Aviation Combat Element, Marine Tilt Rotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced); Logistics Combat Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 22; Ground Combat Element, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment; and its command element. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dwight A. Henderson)

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