130709-N-SS492-018

130709-N-SS492-018
4th of july crafts
Image by U.S. Pacific Fleet
PACIFIC OCEAN (July 9, 2013) Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class James R. Dugger guides Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 63 from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) Five into the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is a scenario-driven exercise aimed at integrating the ships of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group through a series of live training events. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Brian P. Biller/Released)