Monday, February 6, 2012

Landing Craft Air-Cushioned (LCAC) and Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV)

120206-N-KB666-034 CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Feb. 6, 2012) An amphibious assault vehicle is offloaded from a landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) during a Bold Alligator 2012 amphibious landing exercise. Bold Alligator 2012, 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gregory N. Juday/Released)

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