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    Global Warfighting Simulation Puts the Pressure on Navy, Marine Corps

    Global Warfighting Simulation Puts the Pressure on Navy, Marine Corps

    The Dwight D. Eisenhower was in a battle in the Mediterranean Sea without ever leaving the pier at Naval Station .

    The carrier had been teleported into the 6th Fleet area of responsibility as part of the Navy and Marine Corps' “Large Scale Exercise 2023.” The live, virtual, constructive exercise uses real-world intelligence as part of a simulated scenario, putting 25,000 sailors and Marines on a “road to war” in which they interact with each other and adversaries in a cyber battlespace — little different than a multiplayer video game.

    “We would execute this much akin to if we were underway in the 6th Fleet AOR today, and as a matter of fact, the Gerald R. Ford is underway right now in the 6th Fleet AOR and we can literally see their tracks as we are in the virtual environment next to them,” said Rear Adm. Marc Miguez, commander of Carrier Strike Group Two, while aboard the Eisenhower on Friday.

    The goal of the exercise, which began Aug. 9 and will run through the 18th, is to improve the services' cohesiveness, test technology, identify gaps in capabilities and put pressure on members from the deck plate to the highest level of leadership.

    “We have a responsibility to duty to be able to respond globally to threats and vulnerabilities, to peer adversaries and competitors,” Adm. Daryl Caudle, commander of Fleet Forces, said in a media roundtable Friday. “And the only way you get…

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