Laser Shoot Combat Simulator

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Nov. 7, 2012) Coastal Riverine Group (CORIVGRU) 2 Sailors participate in a training scenario utilizing the Laser Shoot Combat Simulator during an Embarked Security Combat Skills (ESCS) course. Embarked security teams provide force protection to noncombatant Military Sealift Command vessels and contracted ships around the world. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kay Savarese.

Gunston Hall Prepares To Deploy

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (March 27, 2012) Sailors heave the brow as the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) prepares to deploy from Joint Logistics Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. Gunston Hall deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and will support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman.

Enterprise Departs Norfolk On Its Final Deployment

NORFOLK (March 11, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) departs Naval Station Norfolk on its final deployment. Enterprise is deploying as part of Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Martie.

Riverine Squadron Live-Fire Exercise

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (March 13, 2012) A Sailor assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 fires a dual-mounted .50 caliber machine gun at a target aboard a Riverine Command Boat off the coast of Virginia during a live-fire exercise. RIVRON 2 is conducting unit level training in order to certify for upcoming deployments. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paul D. Williams.

Enterprise Departs Naval Station Norfolk On Its Final Deployment

The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) departs Naval Station Norfolk on its final deployment. Enterprise is deploying as part of Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Harry Andrew D. Gordon.

Amphibious Assault Phase Of Bold Alligator 2012

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Feb. 6, 2012) Landing craft air cushions prepare to come ashore after departing the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during the amphibious assault phase of 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. This exercise is taking 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 2nd Class Tom Gagnier.

NWDC Keeps Bold Alligator Under Control

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Feb. 8, 2012) Darrel Morbin, director of modeling and simulation for the Navy Warfare Development Command, briefs media outlets about exercise Bold Alligator 2012. Bold Alligator, 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. #BA12 U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua T. Rodriguez.

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Amphibious Assault Vehicles Come Ashore From Kearsarge

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Feb. 6, 2012) Amphibious assault vehicles come ashore after departing the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during the amphibious assault phase of 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. 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 2nd Class Tom Gagnier.

Watching The Sunrise

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Feb. 6, 2012) Sailors assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 2 watch the sunrise before the start of the amphibious assault phase of 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 takes 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 Seaman Jesse Monford.

Marines Prepare Amphibious Assault Vehicles Inside Well Deck

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 04, 2012) Marines prepare their amphibious assault vehicles inside the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) as part of 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. The 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 3rd Class Danian Douglas.

Assault Craft Unit Role In Bold Alligator 2012

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Jan. 31, 2012) A medium tactical replacement vehicle is embarked aboard a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 during Bold Alligator 2012. Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, the largest 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. The 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 3rd Class Corbin J. Shea.

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Navy Sea Fox Remote-Controlled Inflatable Boat

FORT EUSTIS, Va. (Jan. 31, 2012) A U.S. Navy Sea Fox remote-controlled five-meter rigid hull inflatable boat prepares to intrude on an area patrolled by a U.S. Navy unmanned surface vessel during Trident Warrior 2012 (TW12) Spiral 1. TW12 Spiral 1 is part of a U.S. Fleet Forces Command project to experiment with advanced maritime initiatives in an operational environment to improve capabilities available to the Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper.

Marine Inspects Harrier Before Flight Operations

A Marine assigned to Marine Fighter Squadron 231 inspects an AV-8B Harrier before flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during Bold Alligator 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean on Feb. 2, 2012. The exercise will take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 12, 2012, afloat and ashore in and around Virginia and North Carolina. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tommy Lamkin, U.S. Navy.

Amphibious Exercise Bold Alligator 2012

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 1, 2012) A landing craft air cushion prepares to enter the welldeck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during Bold Alligator 2012. Bold Alligator 2012 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 sea basing. 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 Seaman Jesse Monford.

Exercise Bold Alligator 2012

A landing craft, air cushion from Assault Craft Unit 4, enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp during exercise Bold Alligator. Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, the largest naval amphibious exercise in 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 sea-basing. The exercise takes place Jan. 30 – Feb. 12, 2012, afloat and ashore in and around Virginia and North Carolina. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew M. Rivard.

Memorial Fly-By

A UH-1N Iroquois from the 1st Helicopter Squadron flies between the U.S. Air Force Memorial and the Pentagon, Dec. 29, 2011 in Arlington, VA. The UH-1N is a light-lift utility helicopter used to support varied uses. Its primary mission includes airlift of emergency evacuation of key government officials, and airlift for distinguished visitors. U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Perry Aston.

Realistic Urban Training

Lance Cpl. Nicholas Verdisco, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron VMM-261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, directs an MV-22 Osprey to move right before takeoff, here, Jan. 14, 2012. The Marines refueled the aircraft to support a simulated airfield seizure at Farmville Municipal Airport, which is part of Realistic Urban Training exercise scheduled Jan. 5-20. RUT focuses on conducting off-base missions near the town of Farmville, Va., to prepare for the various operations they may conduct during their upcoming deployment. Photo by Sgt. Richard Blumenstein.

Riverine Sailors Man Their Positions

FORT EUSTIS, Va. (Dec. 7, 2011) Sailors aboard Riverine Command Boat 803, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1, man their positions as gunners while being observed by command training team members during patrol and interdiction operations. Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 4 and Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1 are participating in a Navy Expeditionary Combat Command integrated exercise as part of their pre-deployment certification process. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class R. Jason Brunson.

Bush Passes Over Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Returning To Norfolk

NORFOLK (Dec. 10, 2011) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) passes over the Hampton Roads Bridge tunnel while returning to Naval Station Norfolk after a scheduled seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. This was George H.W. Bush's first combat deployment in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist MC1 Lynn Friant.

Successful Completion Of Seven-Month Deployment

NORFOLK (Dec. 7, 2011) Lt. Daren McCulley, assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40, hugs his girlfriend Sara Schaumburg following the successful completion of a seven-month deployment embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter.

Caisson Welcomes New Horses

Sgt. Erik Weis, animal healthcare specialist, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), checks the teeth of Freedom, an eight- year-old Camarillo white horse from McAlester, Okla., for any issues during the horse's initial health exam at the Caisson Barn, Nov. 22, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.