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Teachings "Cheeky Alligator - 2012"

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The landing of amphibious amphibious assault vehicles from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD1) during the Bold Alligator - 2012 exercise.


Last month, President Obama, in his address to the strategic leadership of the Department of Defense, said that after ten years of active struggle against insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US armed forces - especially ground forces - will be reduced in size over the next five years.

Thus, the new policy provides for more compact, mobile, quickly responding to threats, combat forces, expeditionary in nature, capable of delivering troops and equipment to where they are most needed.


Amphibious air cushion (LCAC) comes ashore during the assault landing phase of the Daring Alligator - 2012 exercise.

Over the past couple of years, the United States Marine Corps has presented itself as a "medium-weight" rapid-response force, capable of going anywhere and engaging in combat from the sea or air.

A similar statement was made against the background of the “Daring Alligator - 2012” exercise on the coast of Virginia and North Carolina. These are the largest landing exercises in the past ten years, conducted by the US Navy, marines and the forces of several NATO member states and other countries.

The exercise, which began on January 30 and ended on February 12, was attended by more than two dozen naval ships, as well as around 20000 sailors and marines from NATO countries (Great Britain, Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain), as well as forces from Australia and New Zealand.


US and French marines launch a SMAAW (Squad Medium Anti Armor Weapon) rocket during the Cheeky Alligator - 2012 exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

The training that took place during the exercises included a landing assault conducted by River flotilla navy and dutch marines. Three large-scale operations have also been carried out, including amphibious landings at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and airborne and amphibious landings at Fort Pickett, Virginia.


The Royal Marines of the Netherlands and the sailors of the First River Flotilla of the United States (RIVRON) are carrying out a landing party during the Daring Alligator - 2012 exercise.

The units involved in the exercise included the strike group of the aircraft carrier Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, the Second Expeditionary Shock Group (ESG-2), the Second Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB), the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready (ARG) Group, the Twenty-fourth Expeditionary Force Marine Corps (MEU) and Naval Expeditionary Command (NECC).


The MV-22B Osprey Convertoplan from the Marine Medium Tiltrotor 266 Squadron Marine unloaded on the deck of the USS Wasp, on the background of the MH-60S Knighthawk during the exercises Daring Alligator


Senior Officer 1 of a US Navy article Jason Kelsaw during a patrol at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, February 7 2012, during the Daring Alligator - 2012 exercise. Kelsow is a machine gunner for the Mark 44 River Patrol Boat, Small Unit Riverine Craft.


Sailors patrol the waterways during a bold Xigm alligator exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, February 2012 7. Sailors belong to the First and Third Flotilla.


Sailors patrol the waterways during the Cheeky Alligator - 2012 exercise in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, February 7 2012.






The security team is preparing a beachhead on the beach during the teachings of the Daring Alligator 2012 Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, February 7 2012.


A helicopter flies over the beach in preparation for the implementation of the landing on the exercises Impudent Alligator 2012 in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, February 6 2012 of the year.


Fighting amphibians travel along the coast after disembarking from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge during the assault assault phase of the Cheeky Alligator - 2012 exercise in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 6 February 2012 of the year.




The marines are riding a coastal amphibious ship along the coast during the landing of the Bold Alligator - 2012 exercises in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, February 6 2012.


A Marine directs combat amphibians across a pontoon bridge during the assault landing phase of the Daring Alligator - 2012 exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, February 6 of the year.


Marine directs unloading tank A-1 Abrams from the US Navy hovercraft in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, February 6, 2012.


Terrence Claxton, a junior corporal of the Marine Corps, ensures the unloading of the A-1 Abrams tank from a US Navy airbag vehicle during the Cheeky Alligator 2012 exercise in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 6 February 2012.


Marine runs in front of a truck towing an artillery installation.


A sailor directs a hovercraft at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, February 6 2012.


Senior Officer 2 Article Navy USA Matthew Jordan (Matthew Jordan) for the machine gun M240G during reconnaissance in the Atlantic Ocean, January 30 2012 of the year.


Sailors aboard the 802 River Command Boat are conducting reconnaissance of the route in the Atlantic Ocean, 30 in January 2012.


Sailors aboard the USS Iwo Jima multipurpose amphibious assault ship are preparing the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter for deployment in a hangar in the Atlantic Ocean, 30 January 2012. The Iwo Jima Amphibious Rapid Response Team participates in the exercise.


Sailors board the US Navy Porter rigid inflatable boat in the Atlantic Ocean, January 31, 2012.




The assault hovercraft enters the dock of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge.


The MV-22 Osprey convertible is landing onboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge during exercises in the Atlantic Ocean.


Foreman 3-s article Jobey French (for Jobey French) for the mini machine gun MK 44 during the operation to ensure the safety of ships on inland waterways in North Carolina during exercises in the Atlantic Ocean, 1 February 2012 year.



Sailor watching the take-off of the AV-8B Harrier from the 542-th Marine Fighter Squadron, USS Kearsarge 1 landing ship February 2012.



Marines prepare to land a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a medical evacuation training onboard the USS Gunston Hall landing craft during the Bold Alligator - 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean, February 2 2012.


Foreman 1 of US FMF article Jacob Peterson observes USS Kearsarge landing craft in the Atlantic Ocean, February 2 2012 of the year.


A Marine checks the AV-8B Harrier aircraft aboard the USS Kearsarge landing craft in the Atlantic Ocean, February 2 2012. The photo shows the foreman of the 1 article by Tommy Lamkin of the US Navy.


The MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter flies from the USS Kearsarge amphibious assault ship during exercises in the Atlantic Ocean, February 2, 2012.
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  1. Ty3uk
    Ty3uk 3 March 2012 09: 26 New
    +2
    All this looks more like a photo shoot. laughing
    1. itr
      itr 3 March 2012 11: 45 New
      +5
      I propose to rename the teachings in "Vile Alligator 2012" laughing
    2. rumpeljschtizhen
      rumpeljschtizhen 3 March 2012 16: 04 New
      +6
      A beautiful high-quality photo ..... and it looks impressive. This is the purpose of propaganda, our learns and learns even in photo sessions.
  2. domokl
    domokl 3 March 2012 09: 28 New
    -1
    A scarecrow for countries-babies ... From the series -How I jump, how I jump out ... For a more or less defensive country, the zilch is full ... But the main thing is that the Americans are still going to be policemen ... to destroy other countries, practically not defending their own ... The expeditionary force is good, they will only crush these crocodiles, some of them ordinary ordinary motocoop units ... The armament is too weak for a serious war ...
    1. Sergh
      Sergh 3 March 2012 11: 34 New
      +2
      Well done professor, even in a natural, unbiased course of affairs showed. It turns out all in the same spirit as everywhere else.
  3. Kyrgyz
    Kyrgyz 3 March 2012 09: 50 New
    +1
    Cool, they turn out to be just like us laughing
    1. domokl
      domokl 3 March 2012 10: 05 New
      +1
      wink I also noticed ... Two hands and two feet .... laughing
      1. goga5
        goga5 3 March 2012 22: 00 New
        +2
        And also the head is two ears ... wink
  4. raptor_fallout
    raptor_fallout 3 March 2012 09: 59 New
    -1
    Beauty is like in a theater! Everything is visible both in profile and in full face! And I have never seen so many rambo at a time! So I was afraid that I couldn’t sleep at night now, I’ll look all through the window — and doesn’t the enemy walk past a large hut! And the models from them seem to be normal!
    1. domokl
      domokl 3 March 2012 10: 07 New
      -4
      Do not be afraid .... The sea has not yet been let down to your hut ... laughing And then ... I'm sorry, but you probably have landscapes for filming there not so much ... men are a misfortune ... they can also be stupid along the ridge foolishly .. Not photogenic it will turn out ... repeat
  5. raptor_fallout
    raptor_fallout 3 March 2012 10: 11 New
    -2
    We have a sea. It is glad that it dries, but it means that these rambo models do not get me! wink And if they go on foot, it’s through you, but here I think they may stumble. laughing And there we will come to everyone as they say aul!
  6. Chuck-norris
    Chuck-norris 3 March 2012 10: 33 New
    +2
    Train before landing in Iran.
    1. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 3 March 2012 11: 20 New
      -1
      Let them practice. A flag in their hands ...
      And Iran (according to the most conservative estimates) has up to 170 units. small-tonnage high-speed vessels armed with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). They are based on the entire length of the Iranian coast in the Persian Gulf ... And somehow I do not think that they will sit with their hands clasped in case of someone else's invasion ...
      So let them train ...
    2. Maroder
      Maroder 4 March 2012 01: 26 New
      +1
      Quote: Chuck-Norris
      Train before landing in Iran

      and suddenly the Iranians will start shooting. belay
      Do they have such a thing written in the contract?

      But in general, how many different nitstyaks they have hung, the dream of a looter fellow
  7. LiRoy
    LiRoy 3 March 2012 10: 34 New
    +3
    Technological equipment is amazing. True, the photos look more like some kind of advertising posters.
    I am not a fan of the Americans, but their USMC is, in my opinion, the only unit in the world with a population of 200 thousand people, which has the ability and experience to carry out combat missions anywhere in the world.
    1. domokl
      domokl 3 March 2012 11: 50 New
      -3
      Quote: LiRoy
      Technological equipment striking
      Let me ask you, what did you see striking in these handouts? Everything is so ordinary that it’s not even interesting ... Instead of Russian armored personnel carriers, American amphibians (inferior in all respects), light weapons, boat boats ... Ordinary helicopters ... What really hit me? The ordinary motorized division of the full staff will smash this landing in chips and dumped into the sea without any problems ... The Americans are again counting on a war with Sudan .. Where all the air defense is a machine gun Maxim on a cart ... Normal means of suppressing aviation and an aircraft carrier to drive off and zilch and not landing ...
      1. VIKING
        VIKING 4 March 2012 00: 04 New
        -2
        Quote: domokl
        The usual motorized division of the full staff will smash this landing into chips and drop it into the sea without any problems ..

        Oh really? laughing What? Again, "throw caps"? Well, come on, give it a try. wink
        Your vaunted ordinary motorized division with a Chechen rabble of criminals and Arab mercenaries can do nothing ... am
        1. Mr. Truth
          Mr. Truth 4 March 2012 10: 19 New
          +3
          Quote: VIKING
          but really? What? Again, "throw caps"? Well, come on, give it a try.
          Your vaunted ordinary motorized division with a Chechen rabble of criminals and Arab mercenaries can do nothing ...

          Firstly, if you are an adult, there would be no such comment. They themselves must know what the situation was in Chechnya.
          Secondly, the Marine Corps division is something that we will never see, for one simple reason, these thick-handed monsters unfold for weeks. And the second US Marine Corps is the infantry, only 1 tank battalion for the entire division. infantry rides on a Humvee, or even walks, armored personnel carriers only with 1-2 light reconnaissance (LAV-25 60 vehicles) and 1-2 amphibious assault (45 amphibians) artillery 3 divisions, their own air defense. Here is the mighty marine division.
          Here is the technique of their reinforced battalion (there are a total of 7 such battalions in the USMC)
          4 tanks, platoon or company LAV-25, platoon or company AAAV-7, 8 howitzers, 63 humvees.
          That's all ... Fear and horror ... Tremble anti-democratic regimes! your days are numbered! These guys will come by truck and kill you.
    2. Professor
      3 March 2012 12: 11 New
      +15
      Technological equipment is amazing.

      I laid out the article and came across this photo. Russia would have such a boat to the poachers of the Caspian ...
    3. goga5
      goga5 3 March 2012 22: 50 New
      +4
      And I am always surprised by the ability of Americans to find allies. In any war they enter not alone, but together with allies. This indicates the effectiveness of US foreign policy. Whether it is bad or good is another matter. But they know how to - at the right time in the right direction to have a sufficient number of allies. And there are many countries ready to support the Americans with their participation in military operations. Moreover, it is not only about Anglo-Saxon countries.
    4. Mr. Truth
      Mr. Truth 4 March 2012 10: 22 New
      +1
      Quote: LiRoy
      technological equipment is amazing. True, the photos look more like some kind of advertising posters.
      I am not a fan of the Americans, but their USMC is, in my opinion, the only unit in the world with a population of 200 thousand people, which has the ability and experience to carry out combat missions anywhere in the world.

      They have 3 divisions in total, 200 thousand, along with janitors and staff clerks. Moreover, only 2 teams can understand their transports. And so on the constant readiness of 7 battalions in total. 3 to the Atlantic, 3 to the Pacific, 1 to Okinawa.
  8. bereg
    bereg 3 March 2012 10: 43 New
    -5
    the guys arrived for a picnic, on a skewered picnic, women. And if they are going to go to Iran like that, they can also scribble.
  9. raptor_fallout
    raptor_fallout 3 March 2012 10: 50 New
    -7
    Quote: bereg
    the guys arrived for a picnic, on a skewered picnic, women. And if they are going to go to Iran like that, they can also scribble.

    Say, women? Shish kebab? Oh, I would join the army to such masters, but I think they will be raking away soon laughing , but such a variant does not suit me laughing .Better I’m somehow without shish kebabs! But there are women in Russian villages too!
  10. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 3 March 2012 11: 10 New
    +4
    The name is cool - "Cheeky Alligator-2012" laughing !!! ...
    And they’ll probably call the following exercises somehow “Greyhound Anaconda-2013” ​​or “Insolent monitor lizard-2014” ... Well, or there’s “Boorish Geek-2015” for the worst ... There are a lot of reptiles, Americans for this century enough for the names ... laughing YYY
    1. Professor
      3 March 2012 12: 06 New
      +11
      The name is cool - "Cheeky Alligator-2012"

      In fact, the teachings were called "Bold Alligator", which also translates as "Fat crocodile." laughing
      1. Chicot 1
        Chicot 1 3 March 2012 13: 25 New
        +1
        "Fat Alligator" is also good good laughing yy ...
        1. Chicot 1
          Chicot 1 3 March 2012 14: 11 New
          +4
          Oh! belay I soldered -1 ... crying Apparently for the politically incorrect in relation to the US Marine Corps ... lol
          Well, I will correct and write correctly and tolerantly ... fellow Not the "Fat crocodile", but the "Predatory aquatic reptile overweight" ... yes It's all right??? wassat
          1. Chicot 1
            Chicot 1 3 March 2012 21: 50 New
            +2
            And the quiet people here are thriving in all however ... Well, yes to health ...
            Any minus I perceive as confirmation that I spoke correctly and correctly ... laughing YYY
  11. bereg
    bereg 3 March 2012 11: 11 New
    -5
    raptor_fallout, something I don’t understand, you’re what’s what, you like to walk under the owner
  12. raptor_fallout
    raptor_fallout 3 March 2012 11: 17 New
    -4
    To the fact that soon kirdyk may come to America, or they will run into it or someone will help. This is seriously. But jokes are okay: then they say the zhrachka in their army is too painful!
    1. domokl
      domokl 3 March 2012 11: 52 New
      -4
      laughing Well, if you're kidding on beans, then yeah .. crap ...
    2. VIKING
      VIKING 4 March 2012 00: 07 New
      +4
      Quote: raptor_fallout
      To what America may come soon

      America is promised kirdyk as soon as 100 years, and she, so not good, still doesn’t laughing
  13. savelij
    savelij 3 March 2012 13: 44 New
    +6
    The soldiers were hoppy, the tear was rolling,
    Played a trophy saxophone.
    And on his chest shone
    Medal for the city of Washington!
    1. Hedgehog
      Hedgehog 3 March 2012 14: 53 New
      0
      Beautiful words good drinks
    2. Eugene
      Eugene 4 March 2012 21: 43 New
      +2
      There, people died, innocent. But shkolota can not understand.
      1. jamert
        jamert 6 March 2012 10: 12 New
        +1
        There, people died, innocent. But shkolota can not understand.


        Not "shkolota", but cannibals-cheers-patriots.
        Immediately, an asteroid on America was proposed to be dumped.
    3. jamert
      jamert 6 March 2012 10: 10 New
      0
      Accordion burst loudly
      Stink of cheap moonshine
      The boastful stupid Russian
      Dreamed about the city of Washington
  14. maxbrov74
    maxbrov74 3 March 2012 13: 52 New
    -2
    Probable partners as always rattling humanitarian intentions.
    That's just all this misunderstanding in fashionable outfits when faced with a more serious opponent than the army of Gaddafi very quickly lose a fair amount of self-confidence and external gloss.
    1. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 3 March 2012 14: 04 New
      +1
      Almost lost. They have been hustling in Afghanistan for nine years, and all to no avail. And they will leave from there not saltyly slurping. Just as at one time they pulled from Somalia from Aidid ...
  15. sanych your division
    sanych your division 3 March 2012 14: 59 New
    -5
    there was a dining room rehearsal of paradise on earth near
    1. VIKING
      VIKING 4 March 2012 00: 10 New
      +4
      Quote: Sanych your division
      there was a dining room rehearsal of paradise on earth near

      Translate THIS into understandable Russian, ... you can, as options, into Ukrainian or English. what
  16. 755962
    755962 3 March 2012 15: 49 New
    -2
    Is this a planned exercise or demonstration of strength? Three large-scale operations have also been carried out, including a landing at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, a landing on air and sea at Fort Pickett, Virginia. They are frightened or spend money .... crisis however. How much do these exercises cost taxpayers?
    1. rumpeljschtizhen
      rumpeljschtizhen 3 March 2012 18: 40 New
      -1
      respected 755962 what is the phrase
      How much do these exercises cost taxpayers?
      ..
      when our teachings do you don’t ask such questions ?????
      in all the armies of the world conduct exercises and yes they cost taxpayers not cheap.
      Or is it a policy of double standards .... like ... do we have scouts who have spies?
      1. 755962
        755962 3 March 2012 21: 14 New
        0
        This is just a question. Nothing more. HOW MUCH DOES THIS PLEASURE COST?
    2. VIKING
      VIKING 4 March 2012 00: 12 New
      +3
      Quote: 755962
      Is this a planned exercise or demonstration of strength? Three large-scale operations have also been carried out, including a landing at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, a landing on air and sea at Fort Pickett, Virginia. They are frightened or spend money .... crisis however. How much do these exercises cost taxpayers?

      Interestingly, but when the exercises in the Russian army take place, do you have exactly the same questions? what
      1. 755962
        755962 4 March 2012 11: 21 New
        +2
        There are no questions, because it is all about money. And America has nowhere higher debts. How much debt we all know. You can forget about the teachings.
  17. Gromila78
    Gromila78 3 March 2012 20: 27 New
    +7
    Not appropriate is not appropriate irony. Judging by the scale of the landing, the exercises are really impressive. At West 2009, landing ships had to be driven from the Northern Fleet and the Black Sea Fleet. In the event of war, this maneuver is very difficult. There is no support for landing from the air (only during operations on its territory), but the landing should be landed in the depths of the enemy’s defense, so the time spent by the aircraft in place will be insufficient. Of the small landing craft at 775, only a working boat. Landing on the DKVP is possible only from 1174 projects. Therefore, here amers surpassed us in all respects. The enemy must be respected, the Japanese also thought that they would kick their ass - and what happened. And about the fact that
    Quote: domokl
    The usual motorized division of the full staff will smash this landing into pieces and drop it into the sea without any problems ...
    she will do this with any landing, both sea and air, and for this we need air support, which we do not have (((
    1. goga5
      goga5 3 March 2012 21: 54 New
      +3
      I agree, the enemy should not be underestimated. Moreover, they have enormous experience in the landing of landing ammunition and ensuring landings. And they can provide such a scale that the rest of the Navy and Navy never dreamed of.
  18. spirit
    spirit 3 March 2012 21: 02 New
    -3
    Yes, at first sight it’s impressive !!! ! Ammunition, technology. But all these brave soldiers will only go forward if their support system works 100%. Aviation and artillery cover, food and water supply regularly, batteries in the radio are always charged. All this worked properly in Iraq and Afghanistan,. But what happens if this system fails? What will happen if the floor of their fleet, for whatever reason, goes down, and the airfields are bombed? What happens if they are completely cut off from the supply nipple? They are so used to fighting in comfort that they simply can’t do it any other way. And something tells me that between these soldiers and the guys who were cut off during the battles in the Solomon Islands there is little in common !!
    1. Gromila78
      Gromila78 3 March 2012 21: 27 New
      +1
      And what will happen if any army is torn off the supply nipple - the Stalingrad boiler?
  19. Professor
    3 March 2012 21: 28 New
    +9
    What will happen if they are completely cut off from the supply nipples? ... They are so used to fighting in comfort that they simply can’t do it any other way ....

    Damn not grab them.


    In dogonku:



    1. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 3 March 2012 22: 08 New
      +7
      Really, I would not want to spoil your mood as the author of this publication, but ...
      Under one of the pictures (23 above), the signature does not correspond to the content. The photo shows the CH-53E Super Stallion, however, the signature claims that it is the "Sea Knight" - Sea Knight ...
      1. Professor
        3 March 2012 22: 21 New
        0
        You are right, the error is in the original. I will fix it.
        http://www.defense.gov/PhotoEssays/PhotoEssaySS.aspx?ID=2655
  20. His
    His 3 March 2012 23: 18 New
    +2
    Offensive operations from the sea is a canoe of the United States, you can’t say anything. Their entire military doctrine is sharpened on this.
  21. Mr. Truth
    Mr. Truth 4 March 2012 10: 01 New
    -1
    Guys, I watched in the Yu-tube video fragments about this teaching. Probably I did not see such thick infantry chains with PMV)
  22. Mr. Truth
    Mr. Truth 4 March 2012 10: 27 New
    +1
    A storm from the sea by a division - 5 thousand losses.
    Source-Deputy Chief of Staff of the 879th Separate Airborne Assault Battalion of the Baltic Fleet.
  23. patrianostra
    patrianostra 4 March 2012 13: 55 New
    0
    Professor at 3 photos soldiers from 2REP 4 compni shoot from MILAN and this is in Afghanistan
    1. Professor
      4 March 2012 15: 09 New
      -1
  24. patrianostra
    patrianostra 4 March 2012 17: 54 New
    +2
    300 legionnaires from 1REG. And from other regiments of the legion took part in the exercises. With with all the technology http://1reg.legion-etrangere.com/modules/actualite_seule.php?id=266&block=1&titr

    e = le-1er-reg-al-exercice-franco-americain-bold-alligator
    1. Professor
      4 March 2012 18: 29 New
      0






      Queue in the toilet wassat




      Do not have time to go to the toilet wassat
      1. patrianostra
        patrianostra 4 March 2012 19: 06 New
        0
        Well, very scratched however
  25. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 4 March 2012 19: 42 New
    +2
    But damn I liked this photo ...
  26. SenyaYa
    SenyaYa 7 March 2012 19: 06 New
    -1
    Best guys called "DANGEROUS HAMSTER"
  27. Stasi.
    Stasi. 24 March 2012 14: 35 New
    0
    Our marines and troops are cooler than the western ones. And it is proved by deed. And Westerners are mostly showtakers. Our weapons and equipment that are in the arsenal of our marines and airborne forces are better than the western ones. One of our paratroopers or marines costs ten American or any Western marines. It is a fact.