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Assault Amphibian School


Assault Amphibian School

"Docendo Discimus - By Teaching, We Learn"

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
AAVC Course Description
Upon completion of the Assault Amphibious Vehicle (IV) Crewman Course, a Marine will be awarded the military occupational specialty of 1833. The purpose of this course is to provide the training necessary to serve as a crewman of an Assault Amphibious Vehicle.  AAV crewmen perform various duties incident to the operation and maintenance of assault amphibious vehicles and the Upgun Weapons Station (UGWS) MK19 40 MM / .50 CAL M2 machine guns.  AAV crewmen prepare AAVs for the tactical employment of troops and equipment during ship to shore movement and subsequent operations ashore.