USS Germantown (LSD 42) amphibious operations

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) lowers the stern gate during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)
PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) lowers the stern gate during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) lowers the stern gate during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Royal New Zealand Navy sailor Sub Lt. Jake Hunt rigs water barriers during amphibious operations in the well deck of Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)
PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Royal New Zealand Navy sailor Sub Lt. Jake Hunt rigs water barriers during amphibious operations in the well deck of Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Royal New Zealand Navy sailor Sub Lt. Jake Hunt prepares to rig water barriers during amphibious operations in the well deck of Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Sailors heave line during amphibious operations in the well deck of Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Sailors prepare to assist Landing Craft, Utility 1666 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 enter the well deck of Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Landing Craft, Utility 1666 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 prepares to enter the well deck of Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Landing Craft, Utility 1666 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 prepares to enter the well deck of Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Royal New Zealand Navy sailor Able Leading Electronic Warfare Specialist Jesse James Matekuare preforms maintenance checks on a float coat on Landing Craft, Utility 1633 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Royal New Zealand Navy sailor Able Leading Electronic Warfare Specialist Jesse James Matekuare
observes U.S. Navy Mark VI patrol boat from Landing Craft, Utility 1633 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Quartermaster 2nd Class Donald Mitchell, from Philadelphia, takes measurements on Landing Craft, Utility 1633 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Quartermaster 2nd Class Donald Mitchell, from Philadelphia, updates logs on Landing Craft, Utility 1633 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Landing Craft, Utility 1666 lands on the beach during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Landing Craft, Utility 1666 sails in the Philippine Sea during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) A simulated high-speed fast inshore attack craft tailgates Landing Craft, Utility 1633 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 in the Philippine Sea during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) U.S. Navy Mark VI patrol boat observes a simulated high-speed fast inshore attack craft in the Philippine Sea during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) U.S. Navy Mark VI patrol boat observes two simulated high-speed fast inshore attack craft in the Philippine Sea during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) U.S. Navy Mark VI patrol boat sails in the Philippine Sea during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) and Landing Craft, Utility 1666 sail in the Philippine Sea during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) sails in the Philippine Sea during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) lowers the stern gate during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Domantay Phillip, from General Santos City, Philippines, stands by to launch Landing Craft, Utility 1633 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 in the well deck of Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Sailors prepare to launch Landing Craft, Utility 1666 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 in the well deck of Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Royal New Zealand Navy sailor Able Electronic Technician Rainer Claussen observes amphibious operations aboard Landing Craft, Utility 1633 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 in the well deck of Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

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