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  • The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21), left, and the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) participate in a simulated straight transit during a pre-deployment exercise. Iwo Jima is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Shelby M. Tucker/Released)  141011-N-QM905-146
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Christopher Sewell, from Cincinnati, Ohio, stands by for the landing of an MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced) during flight operations aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York is underway conducting a composite training exercise with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in preparation for an upcoming deployment.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonathan B. Trejo (Released)  141021-N-XG464-125
  • MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced) refuel on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during flight operations. Iwo Jima is underway conducting a composite training Unit exercise with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Shelby M. Tucker/Released)  141026-N-QM905-123
  • Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Andrew Laney, from Wise, Va., performs maintenance on the propeller of a landing craft air cushion aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). Fort McHenry is underway as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group conducting composite training unit exercise with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, the final in a series of deployment readiness exercises.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam Austin/ Released)  141027-N-DQ840-279
  • An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced) takes off from the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is underway conducting Exercise Bold Alligator 2014, a multi-national exercise which showcases the advantages of sea basing and the Navy and Marine Corps' full range of amphibious operations and crisis response capabilities.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derek Paumen (Released)  141030-N-NK134-091
  • Amphibious assault vehicles launch from the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) as part of an amphibious landing exercise near Camp Lejeune, N.C. Fort McHenry is underway as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group conducting a composite training unit exercise with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), the final in a series of deployment readiness exercises.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam Austin (Released)  141026-N-DQ840-035
  • The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), right, undergoes an underway replenishment with the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189). New York is underway as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group conducting composite training unit exercise with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, the final in a series of deployment readiness exercises.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam Austin (Released)  141018-N-DQ840-101
  • Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) load onto Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1663, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2, inside the well deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during the exercise Bold Alligator 2014. The exercise is intended to improve Navy and Marine Corps amphibious core competencies. Working with coalition, NATO, allied and partner nations is a necessary investment in the current and future readiness of our forces. The exercise takes place Oct. 29-Nov. 10, 2014 afloat and ashore along the Eastern Seaboard. #BoldAlligator14  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derek Paumen (Released)  141103-N-NK134-054

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