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A landing craft air cushion from Assault Craft Unit


A landing craft air cushion from Assault Craft Unit



A landing craft air cushion from Assault Craft Unit 4, currently embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), prepares to come aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). The Whidbey Island is deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, participating in the Spanish Amphibious Landing Exercise off the coast of Spain. (Photo by: Petty Officer 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie)





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