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ADAK, Alaska - Navy Divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One continue work on the dismantlement of the F/V Heritage, an abandoned vessel that had been blocking access to a boat ramp on Adak Island in Alaska™s Aleutian island chain, in support of Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019. AECE 2019 is an INDOPACOM exercise focusing on the integration of naval forces to demonstrate feasibility of amphibious operations, wet logistics over the shore (WETLOTS), expeditionary mine countermeasures, mobile diving and salvage, and offshore petroleum discharge system (OPDS) operations while operating over extended distances in an austere operating environment. Navy and Marine Corps participants will conduct operational and tactical actions to validate the Littoral Operations in a Contested Environment (LOCE) and the Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) concepts.


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