Images: Bold Alligator 2012 [Image 7 of 8]
Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lynn Friant
Engineman Fireman Chad Jolder, currently assigned to Riverine Squadron 2, mans the .50 caliber machine gun while on a reconnaissance mission during Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, the largest amphibious exercise in the past 10 years. Bold Alligator 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.