U.S. Marines with 4th Platoon, Company C, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marines Division, conduct an amphibious operation off the coast of Ancon, Peru, on July 8. The unit was embarked on transport dock ship USS New Orleans in support of operation Partnership of the Americas/Southern Exchange, a combined amphibious exercise designed to enhance cooperative partnerships with maritime forces from Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia. Photo by Cpl. Brian Slaght.
U.S. Marines return to amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans after repairing the transmission of an amphibious assault vehicle on a beach in Ancon, Peru, July 4, 2010. The Marines, assigned to the 1st Marine Division's Charlie Company, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, are embarked aboard the New Orleans to support Partnership of the Americas/Southern Exchange, an exercise with maritime forces from Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brian J. Slaght
ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 6, 2010) The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) performs maneuvers around a storm off the coast of Uruguay. Bunker Hill is participating in Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)
ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 3, 2010) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), center, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), center right, transit in formation off the coast of Rio de Janeiro with the Brazilian navy ships BNS Independencia (F44), BNS Constinuicao (F44) and BNS Niterai (F40). The ships are participating in Southern Seas 2010, a major component of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Partnership of the Americas maritime engagement strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael C. Barton/Released)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (July 27, 2009) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) prepare to lower a ridged hull inflatable boat (RHIB) into the water. Oak Hill is participating in Southern Partnership Station '09. Southern Partnership Station is a combined naval and amphibious operation with Oak Hill and maritime forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay. Oak Hill is also supporting U.S. Marine Corps Forces South multinational amphibious exercise Southern Exchange 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cory Rose/Released)