USS Whidbey Island

07/13/2011: The Whidbey Island is deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

Photo Credit :U.S. Naval Forces Europe, 6th Fleet Public Affairs: 6/10/11

  • In the first two photos, Staff Sgt. Randy Jaekel, right, monitors a Marine, both assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, during an M-16 Service rifle live fire training exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island.
  • In the third photo, Lance Cpl. Robert Bass, instructor, demonstrates proper repelling technique to fellow Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit during an assault repelling course aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island
  • In the final photo, Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit stand by while wearing their M50 gas masks during an M-16 service rifle live fire training exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island.

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