Oct 31, 2014

Maj. Gen. Richard L. Simcock, commanding general of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, talks with Lt. Col. Wayne Waltrip, Force Effects Coordinator, and his staff aboard the USS Iwo Jima, Oct. 29, 2014. Simcock and Thebaud took command aboard the USS Iwo Jima within 24 hours notice by executing the experimental Fly-In and Integrated Command Element concept aboard the USS Iwo Jima off the coast of North Carolina. The FICE, part of the Marine's Expeditionary Force 21 Concept, is one of many experiments being conducted during Exercise Bold Alligator 2014.

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