Monday, January 2, 2012


A Landing Craft utility (LCU) assigned to Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1) embarked aboard amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) offloads an Egyptian armored personnel carrier on the coast of Eygpt during multi-national Exercise Bright Star 2005. The exercise is an important part of U.S. Central Command’s theater engagement strategy and is designed to improve readiness, interoperability, strengthen the military and professional relationships among U.S., Egyptian and participating forces. The multinational exercise is held every two years. (U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class Kurt P. Wesseling)

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