Sailors aboard Amphibious Construction Battalion 1's Improved Navy Lighterage System causeway ferry prepare to land on a beach during an amphibious landing exercise, on Jan. 18. 2023. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lily Gebauer.

Naval Beach Group (NBG) 1 completed a four-day intensive integrated amphibious training exercise on Jan. 20, rehearsing its ability to respond to real-world ship-to-shore logistical transportation missions.

During the exercise, dubbed Operation Paper Route, a task-tailored force from NBG 1 subordinate units deployed to the Silver Strand Training Complex in Coronado, to simulate beach traffic control and distribution of ship-to-shore logistics including personnel, supplies, and equipment.

“This exercise afforded Beach Group One the opportunity to train the team for upcoming operations in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility by demonstrating over-the-shore capabilities,” said NBG-1 commander, Capt. Joel Stewart. “In so doing, we are employing legacy systems in new missions to meet requirements for supporting the Marine Corps who is our primary customer.”

Headquartered at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, NBG 1 provides personnel to support and operate the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS), landing craft, air cushion (LCAC), landing craft, utility (LCU), buoyant ship-to-shore bulk fuel systems, beach traffic control, and beach salvage equipment.

This story came from Ensign Valentine Mulango and the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service in partnership with the Navy.

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