Iwo Jima Osprey

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261 (Reinforced) lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) in the Atlantic Ocean Jan. 27, 2012. The VMM-261 is part of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and was conducting flight deck certification in support of Bold Alligator 2012. Bold Alligator is a joint and multinational amphibious assault exercise involving several foreign militaries and the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, designed to execute brigade-sized amphibious assaults against low-to-medium land and maritime threats to improve amphibious core competencies. (DoD photo by Cpl. Michael Petersheim, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261 (Reinforced) lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) in the Atlantic Ocean Jan. 27, 2012. The VMM-261 is part of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and was conducting flight deck certification in support of Bold Alligator 2012. Bold Alligator is a joint and multinational amphibious assault exercise involving several foreign militaries and the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, designed to execute brigade-sized amphibious assaults against low-to-medium land and maritime threats to improve amphibious core competencies. (DoD photo by Cpl. Michael Petersheim, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

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  1. I googled the exercise name- French, Dutch, and Brits are the foreign militaries. Not sure what our people learn from such an exchange.

    ALso interesting that the exercise is designed to go against low-to-medium threats. When was the last amphibious assault against a potent threat? Inchon…?

  2. Depends on if you count Al Fao in 2003.
    UK 3rd Marine Commando Bde reinforced with US 15th MEU.

    Also depends on your definition of a potent threat…

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