POTD: U.S. Marine Corps on the USS Somerset

    Topic: Photo Of The Day

    Location: PACIFIC OCEAN – USS Somerset (LPD 25)

    Date & Time: Oct. 6, 2020

    We’re onboard the USS Somerset (LPD 25), on top of the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship looking at a U.S. Marine Corps as they practice weapon handling techniques with their rifles.

    The USS Somerset (LPD-25) is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport ship of the United States Navy. It was launched in 2012, and has an overall length of 208.5 meters or 684 ft. Apart from the U.S. Marines, the armament consists of two 30 mm Bushmaster II cannons for surface threat defense and two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers for air defense. (Source)

    U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Anthony Segarra, a rifleman with the Surveillance, Targeting and Acquisition team, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, practices a tactical reload on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU are currently conducting routine operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin)

    All photos by the U.S. Marine Corps, photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin.