Friday, February 10, 2012

Exercise Bold Alligator 2012

120207-N-RB579-149 PINEY ISLAND, N.C. (Feb. 7, 2012) Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) Advance Force Element (AFE) provide rear security as their element moves toward an extraction site with a recovered downed pilot in a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (TRAP) evolution during amphibious exercise Bold Alligator 2012. Bold Alligator, the largest naval amphibious exercise in the past 10 years, 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. This exercise will take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 12, 2012 afloat and ashore in and around Virginia and North Carolina. #BA12 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Davies/Released)

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