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GULF OF ADEN (May 30, 2013) A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) approaches the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th 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 Corbin J. Shea/Released)
GULF OF ADEN (May 30, 2013) A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) approaches the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th 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 Corbin J. Shea/Released)

#ArmyNavy Game: Our Navy’s Amphibious Assault Ships and USNA’s Linemen

When our midshipmen take on West Point’s cadets in the 116th Army-Navy Game, the mids will be wearing uniforms that pay homage to seven types of our ships – detailed on seven hand-painted helmets that each player will wear, assigned by position.

As we countdown towards our 14th consecutive victory against Army, we’re sharing how these ships and their Sailors protect and defend America.

So far, we’ve highlighted our submarines (wide receivers) and littoral combat ships (running backs). Today, we continue with the linemen’s amphibious assault ships helmets.

Navy Football Amphibs Helmet

Just as a lineman’s job is to create a hole for a running back or linebacker, these ships are utilized to establish the “beachhead” that enables the invading force to gain access and ultimately accomplish their objective.

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps amphibious team represents the most powerful amphibious force of all time, with the world’s most effective ships, aircraft, vehicles, weapons, and personnel to get the job done.

Watch this video to see how the Navy and Marine Corps combine their unique assets to create this winning team.

Join the conversation on social media using #ArmyNavy.

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