Images: Bold Alligator 12 [Image 18 of 18]
United States Coast Guardsman assigned to Port Security Unit 308 prepares to perform a High Value Asset escort drill during Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, the largest amphibious exercise in the past 10 years. The exercise 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.