Amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) off loads Marines
Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. White
Gulf of Thailand (Feb. 08, 2009) - An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) launches from the well-deck of the forward-deployed landing dock ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during exercise Cobra Gold 2009. Harpers Ferry and the 31st MEU are taking part in Cobra Gold, which is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint coalition multinational military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force.
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