boarding team from USS Thomas S. Gates
rides a rigid inflatable boat as it prepares
to board a foreign amphibious ship during
Pacific Phase exercises of UNITAS 45-04,
July 20, 2004. A Chilean helicopter flies
nearby to observe the operations. The exercise
is conducted under the direction of U.S.
Naval Forces Southern Command hosted this
year by the Peruvian Navy. U.S.
Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Dave