Thursday, February 2, 2012

U.S.S. New York (LPD-21) and Riverine Command Boat 803

120201-N-PC102-184 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 1, 2012) Electricians Mate 3rd Class Zach Duffey, assigned to Riverine Command Boat 803, attached to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2, mans a .50-caliber machine gun while conducting security escort operations for ships transiting out to sea through the inner coastal waterways of North Carolina, during exercise 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. 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 1st Class R. Jason Brunson/Released)

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