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At sea aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Jan. 19, 2003 -- LAVs (Light Armored Vehicles) are among the vehicles transportable from ship to shore aboard an LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion) well deck such as this one carried aboard USS Bonhomme Richard. The LAVsÕ primary function is to reach and engage any threat and the effective use of firepower to defeat soft and armored targets on any battlefield.  Bonhomme Richard and Amphibious Task Force West (ATF-W) are deployed in support Operation Enduring Freedom.  U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Christian Hansen.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
January 19, 2003
Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Christian Hansen
Caption Writer
JOC Musser, NVNS Staff
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
Other Visible Equipment
Plane Number
Not available
Not available
Tail Code
Not available
Not available
Inside the well deck, night vision camera