Marines and sailors unload gear brought aboard the USS Wasp by two MV-22B Ospreys from Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 in order to support Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, Jan. 30. This exercise, 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-Feb. 12, 2012 afloat and ashore in and around Virginia and North Carolina.

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Marines and sailors unload gear brought aboard the USS Wasp by two MV-22B Ospreys from Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 in order to support Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, Jan. 30. This exercise, 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-Feb. 12, 2012 afloat and ashore in and around Virginia and North Carolina.

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