【10月5日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

The Marine Corps has identified eight Marines and one sailor who died after their amphibious assault vehicle sank during a July 30 training exercise in the Pacific.

The amphibious assault vehicle, which sank after taking on water while training with other assets belonging to the 15th MEU in the vicinity of San Clemente Island, had 16 troops aboard in total.

While seven other troops were rescued and two subsequently hospitalized, eight more remained missing. On August 2, 2020, following a massive search-and-rescue effort involving Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps vessels and aircraft, the Marine Corps announced that the troops were presumed dead.

中譯:

美國陸戰隊證實,所屬兩棲突擊車於7月30 日在太平洋訓練操演沉沒後,造成8名陸戰隊員及1名水兵殉職。

這輛載有16名官兵的兩棲突擊車,在聖克萊門特島附近,與另屬第15陸戰隊遠征支隊進行訓練時,因進水而沉沒。

當時,有7名官兵獲救,另有2員陸續送醫救治,8員尚未尋獲。在海軍、海岸防衛隊、陸戰隊以各型艦艇及飛機,展開大規模搜救行動後,美國陸戰隊於2020年8月2日宣布,失蹤官兵已被認定殉職。

─關鍵軍語─

※assets:

Military equipment, such as planes, ships, communications and radar installations, employed or targeted in military operations.

※MEU:

Marine Expeditionary Unit.

例句:

A Marine Expeditionary Unit is the smallest configuration of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force that is deployed from an amphibious assault ship.

美國陸戰隊遠征支隊,係由兩棲攻擊艦所部署,具最小兵力配置的陸戰隊空地作戰特遣隊。