VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 11, 2019) During a Defense Support Of Civil Authorities loading exercise (DSCA LOADEX), Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Bradley Shanks, from Newport, Tennessee, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4, guides a Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202 Humvee onto a Landing Craft Air Cushion. DSCA LOADEX is designed to train and familiarize Sailors and Marines with rapid response capabilities following man-made and natural disaster, such as industrial accidents, hurricanes and earthquakes that affect both local civilian and military populations. (U.S. Navy photo my Mass Communication 3rd Class Zack Thomas)

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