↑ARABIAN GULF (April 28, 2014) - A coastal command boat and a Riverine
Command Boat (RCB), from Coastal Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3, assigned
to the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15), participate
in an exercise with the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19).
Mesa Verde is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked
22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), is deployed in support of maritime
security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S.
5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication
Specialist 2nd Class Shannon M. Smith. (Released)