French, U.S. military prepares for Alligator Dagger
171214-M-QL632-081 DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (Dec. 14, 2017) – French Mistral-class amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnerre (L9014), prepares for a bilateral amphibious combat rehearsal as part of Alligator Dagger. Alligator Dagger, led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Expedition Brigade, is a dedicated, bilateral combat rehearsal that combines U.S. and French forces to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities available to U.S. Central Command both afloat and ashore. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy/Released)