Tuesday, January 31, 2012


120130-N-GZ228-055 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 30, 2012) Landing craft air cushions approach the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during Bold Alligator 2012. Bold Alligator is the largest naval amphibious exercise in the past 10 years and represents the Navy and Marine Corps' revitalization of the full range of amphibious operations. The exercise focuses on today's fight with today's forces, while showcasing the advantages of seabasing. #BA12 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse Monford/Released)

Friday, January 20, 2012

U.S.S. Pearl Harbor (LSD-52) and Landing Craft

120114-N-KS651-120 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 14, 2012) A landing craft air cushion prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). Pearl Harbor and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Behnke/Released)