FRIDAY FOTO Extra (April 18, 2014)

April 18, 2014 at 9:06 pm 2 comments

Hitting the Beach

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Manning)

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Manning)

Like a scene out of Saving Private Ryan or The Pacific, U.S. and South Korean Marines make for shore during Exercise Ssang Yong 2014 at Dokseok-ri Beach in Pohang, Republic of Korea  (ROK).

The cloudy brown bursts above the water are simulated artillery fire from the beach defenders while the white smoke is being generated as a screen by the marines’ amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs).  Ssang Yong, which stands for ‘Twin Dragons,” measures the amphibious capabilities of the South Korea-U.S. Navy-U.S. Marine Corps team.

For the exercise, both the ROK and U.S. AAVs were commanded by the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) III Marine Expeditionary Force.

Click on the photo above to see an enlarged and more detailed version of this image. To see more photos of this beach assault exercise, click here and here.

 

 

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  • 1. Brittius  |  April 19, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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  • 2. Matthew Manning  |  March 11, 2015 at 1:32 am

    The cloudy brown bursts above the water are NOT simulated artillery fire from the beach defenders, but smoke grenades launched from the AAVs before they hit the shore.

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