US Marines, Omani Soldiers begin Exercise Sea Soldier 17
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit offload from a Landing Craft Air Cushion at Senoor Beach, Oman, before the beginning of Exercise Sea Soldier, Feb. 15. Sea Soldier 2017 is an annual, bilateral exercise conducted with the Royal Army of Oman designed to demonstrate the cooperative skill and will of U.S. and partner nations to work together in maintaining regional stability and security. USS Somerset, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners, preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce and enhance regional stability.

Photo by: Gunnery Sgt. Robert B. Brown |  VIRIN: 170215-M-WQ703-049.JPG