US Navy LCAC (Hovercraft) Landing at Ocean Beach, San Francisco
tl;dr: skip to 4:45 for the landing. This is a long cut of the video I took of the San Francisco Fleet Week Medical Exchange Exercises that were performed on Ocean Beach. The main of attraction of which was the Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) landing on the beach (at 4:10 on the video) and the subsequent 180 degree turn and departing (10:00), however there were many other vessels, watercraft, vehicles, helicopters and other activity. Even a visit by the Mayor at (7:15). Here's how the event was described: Since 2010 San Francisco Fleet Week has been the venue for Bay Area First Responders and the U.S. Military to meet, train together and discuss the latest lessons learned from recent Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response operations and to develop processes and relationships between Federal, State and Local agencies. As part of 2012 Fleet Week activities, the San Francisco Fleet Week Association and the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management along with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team in action as a Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) operating from the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and Marines from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade deliver emergency supplies to Ocean Beach on October 3. This event is part of a multi-agency medical exercise. The Navy LCAC is an amphibious military vehicle that provides a high speed, over-the-horizon transport of cargo, vehicles, and personnel from Navy ships at sea to beaches and other landing sites. The Navy and Marine Corps used the LCAC to deliver equipment and supplies to Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina, to deliver fire suppression apparatus to Catalina Island, and to support disaster relief missions around the world. Following a major disaster in San Francisco that makes roads and bridges impassible, Navy LCACs and other amphibious vehicles and aircraft could deliver critical personnel, supplies, and equipment from Navy ships at sea. This exercise will demonstrate the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities of the Navy and Marine Corps team to deploy the LCAC to deliver emergency supplies, in this case to a Marine Corps Shock Trauma Platoon (STP). The STP, which will also be demonstrated at Ocean Beach, has the unique capability to establish a mobile surgery center within hours of a major disaster to provide medical attention to those in need.
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Marines assigned to Weapons Co., Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), are transported, via landing craft, air cushion (LCAC), from the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to a simulated raid mission and back, near Onslow Beach, N.C. The 26th MEU is conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise, the final phase of a six-month pre-deployment training program. The 26th MEU operates continuously across the globe, providing the president and unified combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, sea-based quick reaction force. The MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations. Produced by U.S. Marine Corps motion media. Video by Cpl. Chris Stone | 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit -- AiirSource - A video and news hub for aviation/military enthusiasts. Favorite this video and subscribe to AiirSource for future updates. Subscribe to AiirSource: http://youtube.com/AiirSource Add AiirSource to your circles on Google+: http://google.com/+AiirSource Join the conversation on Facebook: http://facebook.com/AiirSource Follow AiirSource on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AiirSource Check out our photostream on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/AiirSource Find us on the web: http://www.AiirSource.com