Operation Bold Step

The Royal Navy Invincible-class aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R 06), and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transit in formation during a multi-ship maneuvering exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. The three carriers are currently participating in Operation Bold Step where more than 15,000 service members from three countries partake in the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFX). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay C. Pugh

For more info on Bold Step, see U.S., U.K. warships to drill off U.S. coast. Pic from Navy NewsStand.


  1. MO, Did you read in the linked article that the exercise in question is a ‘forward-certifying event’? I don’t know what that means, but I can’t believe that was the best way to express the thought.