Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Elliot Shin, from Centerville, Va., assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM) 14, inspects the power plant of an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter during pre-flight checks during exercise Bold Alligator 2012. Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, the largest naval amphibious exercise in the past 10 years, represents the Navy and Marine Corps’ revitalization of the full range of amphibious operations. The exercise focuses on today’s fight with today’s forces, while showcasing the advantages of seabasing. This exercise will take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 12, 2012, afloat and ashore in and around Virginia and North Carolina.
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