Bold Alligator 2012: Pictures from the US Side

02/16/2012: This slideshow highlights photos taken by USN and USMC photographers during the Bold Alligator exercise.

Credit: US Navy:February 6 and 7 2012

  • In the first photo, Aviation boatswain’s mates show flight information to the pilot of an AV-8B Harrier before take-off aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during Bold Alligator 2012. 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.
  • In the second photo, Canadian Marines board an MV-22 Osprey on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the third photo, amphibious assault vehicles hit the beach after departing the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the fourth photo, a Marine attached to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, mans the machine gun of an amphibious assault vehicle during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the fifth photo, a landing craft from the French amphibious assault ship FS Mistral (L9013) hits the beach during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the sixth photo, a landing craft air cushion enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to transport troops and equipment to the beach during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the seventh photo, Marines maneuver an amphibious assault vehicle on the beach during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the eighth photo Sailors and Marines work together to secure a catwalk for the use of amphibious assault vehicles during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the ninth photo, an MV-22 Osprey lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to receive and transport troops during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the tenth photo, Canadian Marines board an MV-22 Osprey on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the eleventh photo, a CH-53E Super Stallion takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the twelfth photo, an MV-22 Osprey lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to receive and transport troops during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the thirteenth photo, French sailors approach the beach to delivery vehicles using an amphibious craft from the French amphibious assault ship FS Mistral (L9013) during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the fourteenth photo, French soldiers lead a convoy during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the fifteenth photo, Marines drive an armored tank during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the sixteenth photo, landing craft air cushions prepare to hit the beach after departing the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.
  • In the seventeenth photo, amphibious assault vehicles hit the beach after departing the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during the amphibious assault phase of Bold Alligator 2012.














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