Bright Star Exercise 2005 - USS Tarawa (LHA 1)


Bright Star Exercise 2005 - USS Tarawa (LHA 1)

The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) trails the dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as they transit the Suez Canal. Tarawa and Pearl Harbor are in route to the Mediterranean Sea to participate in exercise “Bright Star”, a multinational exercise held every two years in Egypt. Bright Star is the largest and most significant coalition military exercise conducted by U.S. Central Command. The exercise is an important part of U.S. Central Command’s theater engagement strategy and is designed to improve readiness and interoperability and strengthen the military and professional relationships among U.S., Egyptian and participating forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Shannon Garcia
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