Marines drop ordnance as part of a live-fire exercise.
Bold Alligator 2012
Bold Alligator 2012 is a live, scenario-driven simulation held off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida from Jan. 30th to Feb. 12th. Its purpose is to revitalize Navy and Marine Corps amphibious expeditionary capabilities and to test and strengthen the fundamental roles of amphibious operations by focusing on force readiness and proficiency. Eight countries will join U.S. forces in the exercise, allowing American service members and coalition partners the opportunity to exercise amphibious operations in a real-world environment.