Military Photo: Amphibious Assault Vehicles

Posted: 05/01/2005

Camp Lejeune, N.C. (May 18, 2005) - Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) storm the beaches of Camp Lejeune, N.C., during a capabilities exercise (CAPEX). The AAVs were from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The enclosed aluminum-hull of the AAV carries up to 21 fully equipped Marines from the sea over land. The turret is mounted with a 12.7mm machine gun. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Julianne F. Metzger

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