Image of the Day: LCAC Approaches USS Essex

A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 begins its final approach into the well deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).

Essex is underway conducting a training exercise with Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3 and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) in the Pacific Ocean in preparation for an upcoming deployment.

Image: US Navy