Marine Corps announces AAVs will no longer deploy or train in water

By Aidan Quigley / December 15, 2021 at 4:51 PM
The Marine Corps' Assault Amphibious Vehicle will no longer take part in regularly scheduled deployments or participate in water training exercises, the service announced Wednesday. Maj. Jim Stenger, a Marine Corps spokesman, said in a statement that Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger decided AAVs will only return to operating in water if needed for a crisis response. “This decision was made in the interest of the long-term health of the amphibious vehicle programs and future capabilities,” Stenger said. Last...

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