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Boating School Knock-outs| Combat Engineers Earn Bridge Erection Boat Licenses
190129-M-IU921-0183.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Tiffany Edwards

Feb 1, 2019
NAHA, OKINAWA, OKINAWA, Japan - Combat engineers practice high speed maneuvers in bridge erection boats (BEBs) Jan. 29, 2019 at Naha Military Port. The Marines with Improved Ribbon Bridge Platoon, Bridge Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group are designated as BEB operators, who were tested on a series of maneuvers at the port in order to attain BEB licenses. BEBS are used to move and connect Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB) bays, which is a tactical bridging system that can span across bodies of water greater than 100 meters. Tactical bridging, specifically wet-gap crossing, is a unique function within logistics combat element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and ensures mobility across rivers and waterways throughout the Indo-Pacific area of operations.


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