Images: Bold Alligator 2012
Photo by Chief Petty Officer Scott Boyle
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Bryan Clarke, from Long Beach, Calif., and Builder 3rd Class Ryan Moore, from Dixie, Texas, attached to the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 Bridge Detachment, work with Marines from the 8th Engineer Support Battalion Bridge Company to secure an Improved Ribbon Bridge during Exercise Bold Alligator 2012. Bridging is just one of several core combat and construction engineering capabilities the Seabees execute around the world, from sea and shore. Bold Alligator 2012 is 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 focusing on today's fight with today's forces, while showcasing the advantages of seabasing. This exercise takes place, Jan. 30 - Feb. 12, 2012, afloat and ashore in and around Virginia and North Carolina.