Ship Photo of The Day – It’s a Hovercraft!

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May 30, 2013

Is this photo not every kids fantasy…?

U.S. Marine Corps photo
U.S. Marine Corps photo

This is a landing craft, air cushion vessel – let’s be real… it’s a hovercraft – assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transporting light armored vehicles and Humvees assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit,  forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

The unit is deployed aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group serving as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious operations across the full range of military operations.

Have you ever commanded one of these things?

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